Sweden’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that the Nordic countries were ready to ease a new visa regime designed to help companies bring foreign workers to the country.
Sweden will open up its labour market for skilled foreigners this year, but it will be a one-way ticket.
And the visa regime is not a new one, the country’s foreign ministry said, and that it will only apply to foreign workers.
The minister, Margot Wallstrom, said that the change would be a welcome change.
Swedes already can enter the country with a job offer, she said, but the current rules for hiring and training are a barrier to hiring.
Wallstrom said that she expected the new regime to help to fill a large gap.
In the US, the government announced that it would ease the visa requirements for people with certain experience in science and technology, and for people who have a certain amount of knowledge in a particular field.
Those changes could affect a total of some 15 million people.
The government of Germany also said Wednesday that it was ready to lift a visa requirement for people of Chinese descent, a change that could impact a total number of some 20 million people in the country, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The changes would affect a large number of the countrys people.
Germany and France are the only two European countries to have relaxed visa requirements.
They have allowed hundreds of thousands of people into the country since November.