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As you gear up for your international assignment, we want to ensure that you have all the necessary information and support to make your experience successful and enjoyable. Below are some key points to keep in mind as you embark on this exciting journey:

  1. Travel documents: Ensure that your passport is valid for the entire duration of your assignment. Check visa requirements for your destination country and make sure to obtain any necessary visas well in advance.
  2. Health and safety: Research the healthcare facilities available in your destination and consider obtaining any required vaccinations. Familiarize yourself with emergency contact information and local emergency procedures. {@companyname} offers the following international insurance [enter company insurance information].
  3. Cultural awareness: Take some time to learn about the local culture, customs, and etiquette. This will help you adapt more easily to your new environment and build positive relationships with local colleagues.
  4. Communication: Confirm your access to communication tools and ensure you have a reliable internet connection. Keep in mind any time zone differences when scheduling meetings or communicating with colleagues back home.
  5. Financial matters: Inform your bank about your international travel plans to avoid any issues with accessing funds. Familiarize yourself with the local currency and banking systems.
  6. Accommodation: Double-check your accommodation arrangements and make sure you have all the necessary details, such as address, contact information, and check-in procedures.
  7. Work-related logistics: Coordinate with your local and remote teams regarding your work schedule, expectations, and communication channels. Confirm the availability of any tools or equipment you may need for your tasks.
  8. Emergency contacts: Provide your family, friends, and the HR department with your updated contact information while abroad. Keep a list of local emergency contacts readily available.
  9. Insurance: Confirm that you have comprehensive international health and travel insurance coverage. Familiarize yourself with the coverage details and procedures for making claims.
  10. Personal well-being: Take care of your physical and mental well-being. Consider ways to stay connected with loved ones back home and explore opportunities for socializing in your new location.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to HR or contact your leader. We wish you a successful and enriching international assignment and look forward to hearing about your experiences upon your return.

Safe travels!

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