Vietnamese laborers banned from providing massage services overseas

Tuesday 05/05/2020 15:50

VGP – Vietnamese workers are banned from providing massage services abroad, according to the recently-issued Decree No. 38/2020/NĐ-CP guiding the implementation of some articles of the Law on Sending Vietnamese Laborers to Work Overseas. 

The Decree will take effect since May 20, 2020. 

Accordingly, the list of jobs that Vietnamese workers are not allowed to do overseas including providing massage services at hotels, restaurants or entertainment facilities. 

They will be forbidden to work in jobs that come in frequent contact with explosives and toxic substances such as nitric acid, sodium sulfate, pesticides, herbicides, mice, antisepsis, and termites with strong toxicity, as well as jobs that involve exposure to open radioactive sources and exploitation of radioactive ores of all kinds.

In addition, Vietnamese will also banned from working in pressure-sensitive conditions, such as underground or the diving industry.

Vietnamese workers are also banned from the jobs that are involved in shrouding, burying of the dead, cremation of corpses and exhuming graves offered abroad.

More than 560,000 Vietnamese are working under definite-term labor contracts in 36 countries and territories, according to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Of the total, 48,000 laborers are working in the Republic of Korea and 230,000 students and laborers in Japan, the ministry added.

Up to 132,802 Vietnamese workers were sent to work abroad over the first 11 months of 2019, reaching 110.67% of the target set for the whole year (120,000 ones). 

By Thuy Dung 

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