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Working abroad After Brexit: Visas and Taxes Explained

Reading Time: 7 minsWorking abroad after Brexit will change now that the UK has left the European Union. There are currently three quarters of a million British expats living in the EU.
You may still be interested in joining the near one million Brits in the EU despite Brexit. But before you jet off to seek another lifestyle, you’ll need to understand all the new visa and tax requirements. If you’ve already read the rules and found them confusing, then you’re in luck. Here at Money Magpie, we’ve put together an seven-step guide to give you all the information you need.
Who Needs a Visa?
Where to Find Visa Information
Entertainment Visas
Countries That Have Digital Nomad Visas
Where Do You Pay Tax
Your Benefit Entitlement
Your State Pension
Who needs a visa?

Those who’ve planned a holiday to the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway or Switzerland in 2021 will be relieved to know that you won’t need a visa. Although, coronavirus restrictions may scupper holiday plans. Keep an eye on the Foreign Office official advice. And, if you’re taking a risk to book ahead – make sure you get travel insurance the same time you book in case the pandemic ruins your plans!
From the 1st January 2022, UK holidaymakers seeking sun and sites in the EU will need to apply for an ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorisation System). An ETIAS is a three-year visa waiver that will cost £6.35 for those three years. Travellers will be encouraged to apply online. You’ll be required to provide information such as your age, past criminal convictions, and your accommodation address when applying.
UK residents will only be able to spend 90 out of 180 days on holiday in Europe. You may want to stay in the EU for longer, which means you’ll need a visa.
You’ll also need a visa if you’re working abroad after Brexit. In some cases, you may need a work permit by your host country too. Visa’s will be required by UK residents who are attending a conference, providing services for a charity, touring as a musician or relocating to a European branch of your company’s business.
Where to find Visa Information
Currently, an EU-wide visa does not exist. Instead, you’ll have to apply for an individual visa with your host country if you want to work abroad after Brexit.
Those who were working in the EU before 1st January 2021 will be relieved to know that their right to work is protected. However, if you’re working or living in the EU who will have to register as a resident of that country by June.
If you’re a UK resident and you’re still interested in working abroad after Brexit, then you’ll need a job offer from the employer of your desired host country. You’ll need this offer to start on your visa journey. Once you’ve acquired your offer, you should contact the nearest UK-based embassy of your desired host country.
The London Diplomatic List contains all the contact details of every embassy. We recommend contacting the embassy via phone or email given the UK’s current coronavirus restrictions.
The embassy will be able to provide information about what you need to do in order to work in your desired host country.
You can also read the individual country’s requirements via the UK Government’s Living in Guide. Simply search your desired country, here.
VISA example: Italy
Miss X currently lives in Bristol and holds a UK passport. She has been offered a job by an Italian firm who are based in Rome. Miss X decides to accept the company’s job offer.
She simply can’t hop on a plane and start work as the freedom of movement between the UK and the EU has ended.
Instead, Miss X has to check Italy’s visa requirements via the Where Do You Live tool, which can be accessed, here.
Miss X’s Italian employer will need to apply for her work permit.
Once her employer receives the work permit, then Miss X will be able to apply for an Italian visa at a UK-based Italian embassy.
When Miss X has received the visa, she’ll be able to apply for a residence permit, which will mean Miss X  can live and work in Italy legally.
The visa application process for every country is different, so be sure to check the individual guidance.
EU Blue Card
You might be classified as a highly-qualified worker and able to apply for an EU Blue Card.
This card gives non-EU workers the right to live and work in Europe after Brexit. To apply for an EU Blue Card, you’ll need to hold a higher education degree (e.g. a university degree), work as a paid employee and have a salary that’s one and a half times the average national salary. You’ll also need to present a binding work contract as well as full travel and legal requirements.
Your European employer must submit an application form on your behalf. And, you may be charged an application fee.
Warning! You can’t apply if you’re an entrepreneur or self-employed. It’s also not applicable in Denmark and Ireland.
Entertainment visas

Working abroad after Brexit is now different for UK musicians, artists, bands, actors, and crews who are transporting equipment. Those who work in the above industries will need to seek additional work permits if they want to work in Europe.
British musicians, bands and artists will only be able to tour for 90 days out of an 180 day period. This is very similar to tourist requirements that UK residents have to follow. Entertainers who decide to perform in France and the Netherlands won’t need to obtain additional work permits.
However, if you’d like to perform or work in Germany or Spain, then you’ll need additional work permits. The Incorporated Society of Musicians have complied a full list of work permits that you may need to apply for as a touring musician. This list can be accessed, here.
A number of high profile celebrities have condemned the end of visa-free touring. Government guidance could change in the coming weeks and months in response to the backlash, so always keep abreast of the latest guidance.
Digital Nomad visas
Throughout 2020, the entire world adapted to work from home. If you’re working from home, you might be fantasising about working by the sea and sun in Europe.
The majority of remote workers won’t be able to apply for a traditional visa. Your employer may still be based in the UK or, like may other digital nomads, you may not even have an employer. These two factors stop many remote workers from applying for a visa.
Instead, digital nomad visas legalise the status of travelling professionals
Each country that issues a digital nomad visa, has its own policies and regulations. The countries who have digital nomad visas in the EU include: Germany, the Czech Republic, Portugal, Croatia, Norway and Estonia. There are also a number of other non-EU countries who also have digital-nomad visas. This means you may still be able to work abroad with your laptop after Brexit.
To apply for a digital nomad visa, you’ll need to hold a valid passport and be able to prove that you have a steady income. You’ll also be asked to provide your nationality, any visa history as well as a criminal record. You may also need to pay an application fee as well as additional documents.
Like with other visas, you’ll have to check individual guidance with your desired host country.
Digital Nomad visa example: Germany
Miss X is a self-employed writer who has decided to spend some time writing in Munich, Germany.
She has several clients in Germany, from a variety of publishers. This means that Miss X has a steady-income and a strong client base.
She also holds a valid UK passport and doesn’t have a criminal record.
As Miss X is a freelancer, she’ll be able to apply for a digital nomad visa.
To apply, Miss X will need to register with the German tax office. She’ll also need to submit a portfolio, bank statements and provide evidence of her expertise.
Warning! For years, remote workers have also found themselves in legal grey areas. Always check the requirements of your desired host country before you attempt to work in that country.
Where do you pay tax?

Now you’ve wrapped your head around the visa requirements, you’ll need to understand how tax works if you’re considering working abroad after Brexit.
If you’re not a UK resident, then you won’t need to pay tax on your foreign income. You’re automatically considered a non-UK resident, if you work abroad full time and have spent fewer than 16 days working in the UK.
However, if you are a UK resident, then you’ll need to pay tax in the UK. To work out your resident status, you’ll need to tot up where you spend most of your working days in any tax year. If you’ve spent 183 days in the UK and your only home is in the UK, then you’ll have to pay tax on your foreign income.
To pay taxes on your foreign income, you’ll need to submit a self-assessment tax return. Check out our handy guide on filing a return, here.
Remember! You may be able to claim tax relief if you’re taxed in more than one country. If you think this could be you, check out the UK Government’s guidance.
Your benefit entitlement
After the 1st January 2021, the rules for paying some UK benefits in the EU, EEA and Switzerland have changed.
For those who’ve already received benefits while living in the EU, EEA or Switzerland, you’ll be relieved to hear that you’ll continue to receive these benefits. This is as long as you still meet the other eligibility criteria.
If you’re moving to the UK after this date, you’ll still be able to claim for the following benefits: bereavement Support Payment and other bereavement benefits, industrial injuries benefits, maternity allowance, maternity pay, paternity pay and sick pay. Like before, you will have to prove that you’re eligible for these benefits.
Further, if you’ve made relevant social security contributions in an EU country, you may qualify for UK benefits This includes the New Style Jobseekers Allowance and the New Style Employment and Support Allowance. If you’re working abroad after Brexit, check where you pay social security contributions, here.
The guidance for British expats living in Norway, Iceland, Litchensutein and Switzerland is currently being updated.
Your state pension
You’ll still be able to receive your state pension if you live in the EU, EEA or Switzerland. Your pension will also increase in line with the rate that is paid in the UK.
While this guidance is for UK nationals, you’ll be relived to hear that the rules for state pension apply to everyone. So, if you decide to retire in the EU in the future, you should be able to claim a state pension.
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5 recommendations to strengthen the relationship with your buyers

January 25, 2021 7 min read

This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused radical changes in consumer habits. Confinement measures, restrictions imposed on the commercial sector and people’s concern for their health, accelerated the adoption of online shopping and triggered new processes in decision-making by consumers.
Facebook IQ, the area of the company dedicated to market knowledge, prepared the study The future of purchases was anticipated , on the prospects for retail, with the purpose of understanding the changes and building a bridge between the current uncertainty with the future opportunities.
From this document, Adriana Peón, commercial director of eCommerce, Retail and Financial Services at Facebook , shares five recommendations for businesses that can help them successfully meet the needs of consumers in 2021.
1. Adapt shopping experiences to meet new consumer expectations

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While price is still the most important factor when deciding where to buy, it is also true that throughout 2020 people have reassessed their expectations and taken additional factors into consideration when buying. For example, security is essential to physically go to a store; 71% of consumers worldwide say that a safe environment in the store is very important. For online shopping, reliability has become essential, with 70% of consumers saying that it is important that the products they want are available.
In this context, the recommendation is that businesses adapt the shopping experiences, both in physical stores and online, to comply with security measures and inventory reliability to increase the probability of completing the purchase process.
2. Reduce the friction of in-store and online purchases

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People expect a quick and easy shopping experience. When they must take unnecessary steps or experience delays or barriers, the likelihood that they will abandon the process increases. The pandemic increased the possibility of additional friction by having increased both the risks and the intolerance of consumers towards them.
These barriers extend both for physical stores and online. For example, 38% of global consumers say they have experienced time risks (for example, long lines to pay and difficulty finding products) while shopping in the store and 54% say they have experienced functional risks (items out of stock or lack of information about products) while shopping online.
Reducing friction both in store and online should become a central objective for business. Minimizing waiting times and guaranteeing information and product availability, as well as a smooth payment experience , will build trust in consumers and help convert them into frequent customers.
3. Focus on both the transactional and the experimental

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Traditionally, face-to-face shopping has been considered an experience, that is, if you want to see and feel a product, you go to the store. While electronic commerce has been classified as a mere transaction. The pandemic has blurred these distinctions and even reversed the roles of both channels. More and more people want in-person shopping to be efficient and e-commerce to be immersive. In fact, 63% of online consumers globally agreed with the statement: “I would like to virtually try the products on from the comfort of my home.”
Technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and live commerce can serve as substitutes for in-store experiences to build trust. The first two reduce the gap between the online and offline worlds by allowing products to be represented digitally in physical spaces, while live commerce allows people to make purchases during live broadcasts of tutorials and product demonstrations, which motivates consumers to complete the purchase.
4. Seek to reach both local buyers and the rest of the world

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Many consumers have tried to help businesses in their communities: two out of three people say they have taken some action to support a local business, either by making purchases or promoting it on social media. At the same time, global online sales increased 21% during the first half of 2020, compared to the same period of 2019, as buyers searched for product availability and better prices.
It is clear that consumers do not limit their purchases to one geographic area and are increasingly looking for the products they need both locally and globally. Companies can follow suit and seek to meet the needs of buyers in their own communities and in potential new markets.
Thanks to technology today it is much easier to connect with people who are in a different location. However, it is important to recognize the relevance of localized marketing, for example tailoring the language of advertising and information based on location or customer preferences. In addition, it is also key to try to create a seamless shopping experience throughout the journey, showing details of the purchase, as well as offering reliable payment platforms and various options for shipping.
5. Build loyalty with a multifaceted strategy

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More than 60% of consumers globally say they have tried a new brand since the start of the pandemic, while 58% say they have tried a new online shopping platform.1 This diversification has contributed to eroding loyalty and customers. Consumers themselves report feeling less loyal to both physical stores and online shopping platforms.
In addition to the importance of price, additional factors now intervene such as availability (for example, inventory), accessibility (for example, communication channels), attributes (for example, environmental practices), actions (for example , omnichannel experiences), altruism (for example, the response to COVID-19) and safeguards (for example, security measures).
Earning loyalty in 2021 will not be an easy task. However, it is possible to achieve this consistently by developing a multifaceted strategy that responds to the factors that have traditionally influenced decision-making, as well as those that have become more relevant since the pandemic.
“Certainly, businesses cannot afford to stop and wait for things to be as they were before, but must look to transform shopping experiences to make them even more convenient and easy. The great advantage is that today there are technologies available to any person or company that make it easier to evolve and create new business opportunities ”, said Adriana Peón.

Take A Break Before You Need One

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I believe in creating a life you don’t need to take a holiday from. The goal isn’t to work through constant rollercoasters of thrilling highs and crushing lows or strive for boom and bust. The goal isn’t to run yourself into the ground and need two weeks of doing nothing.
The goal isn’t to be a completely different person depending on whether it’s 16:55 or 17:05. To need two separate Instagram accounts or seek arbitrary boundaries as a coping mechanism for an unsound work philosophy.
Needing a holiday should not be seen as a badge of honour. If that happens, it’s gone too far.

Take a break before you need one
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What’s going wrong?
If you’re craving a holiday, work out what you’re craving a holiday from. If your business is a pain to run or your customers are always unhappy; you probably will feel like you need a break. But turning your emails off ignores the crux of the matter and it will only keep happening. Two weeks away will mean a mountain of problems to return to, resulting in more angst and a realisation that you should have tackled the root of the problem instead.

Instead of focusing your intention on those breaks you really need, create a life you don’t need to escape from. Create a daily routine that’s fun to live, that you enjoy. Work with people you love working with, that inspire you. Do excellent work that makes a difference. If you know something is subpar, fix it. If you know a team member isn’t up to scratch, train them.
Set boundaries and create processes that mean progress happens without you. Don’t be available all the time. Coach your team members to think up solutions and have the confidence to implement them. There’s a big difference between needing a break and wanting a break. Don’t let your work be your prison.

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Book your trips, go for those meals out, explore that city, climb those mountains, but do it within the realms of setting up a default lifestyle that works for you. Spread them out throughout the year and make every week remarkable.
Changes of scenery can work wonders. New ideas pop into my head when I visit new places, meet new people and change my routine. Writing from a new balcony, mind-mapping ideas from the beach and discussing plans whilst on a run are all enjoyable ventures. But it’s the same as meditating from my desk, going to the gym in the afternoon or booking an impromptu spa day. Either you run the day, or the day runs you.  
Founder of Think Productive, Graham Allcott, is a big fan of working breaks. For a few months of each year he relocates, works four solid hours per day, and loves it. He likes changing his view and has created the working situation that allows for this.
Your work can likely be done from anywhere, providing you have a laptop and an internet connection. If you love what you do; the people, the projects, the creativity, there will be a way of organising it so that you steer far away from the unhealthy boom and bust “I need a holiday” culture that’s permeated our working lives.

Take a break before you need one
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Take a break before you need to
Don’t leave it to a two-week period of the year to relax, recover, and lower your heart rate. Clear your head and revisit your goals weekly, not annually. Rest when you don’t need to. Don’t neglect your health and wellbeing so much during the working year that by the time your holiday arrives you can’t wait to shut off your laptop. Work is important. Downtime is important too.
Mark Leruste, founder of the Unconventionalists, plans all of the year’s trips with his family in advance, including travelling the world every August. Whilst he won’t book speaking gigs during that time, he’s not afraid of staying abreast of his company’s endeavours, and he readily admits that the year is organised in this way because he could quite happily work 24/7. It’s a proactive lifestyle choice, not a fix for burning out.
Don’t set an out of office email responder. It implies that emails should command an immediate response. It implies an obligation. The more that is expected of you, the more you are obliged to do, the more you will seek refuge. The more your work is on your terms the more freedom you will find. The more choice you will have and the more you will enjoy each and every day, no matter what you do with it.
Take inspiration from Valentino Rossi, who said, “My normal life is like being on holiday.” Find the healthy and sustainable balance that comes with better working practices, a self-sufficient and supportive team, and work that deep down you know is excellent.

When Gatekeepers Become Allies, Everybody Wins

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Having migrated much of our lives online this past year, it can be hard to remember that roughly half of the world isn’t online or digitally savvy enough to access 21st century jobs. These numbers increase drastically as we zoom in on women and other excluded groups. As part of our series on the future of Gender justice, social entrepreneur Regina Honu walks us through how to create opportunities for thousands of women to thrive in the tech work force.

Regina Honu is bringing thousands of women into dignified, fulfilling tech jobs across Africa and … [+] enlisting gatekeepers as allies to make that happen.
Soronko Academy
Zeynep Meydanoglu: Soronko Academy, your organization, offers tech trainings for women, but it’s about so much more than that, right?
Regina Honu: Yes. It’s not enough to train women in digital skills, we want them to use these skills to solve a problem, better their lives, or contribute to society. It’s about connecting women to dignified and fulfilling work. To that end, we’ve set up a business that is run by the women trained at the Soronko Academy. It’s one thing to learn something in a classroom setting and another to be able to meet customer deadlines, to speak up, to be confident, to be able to negotiate. So we simulate those experiences. And the profits from this business are used to train more women through our foundation. Over the years, we have become the go-to place for any organization looking to recruit women into their tech companies. At the policy level, we are also bringing our expertise to a national campaign called “TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training Role Models.” We are shaping the creation of an Information Communication Technology (ICT) body in the country and working with Mastercard Foundation as part of consortium of partners in the Young Africa works project to ensure that 2.1 million Ghanaian women connect to dignified and fulfilling work.
Meydanoglu: What does dignified, fulfilling work look like?
Honu: It includes economic empowerment, self-development, and community contribution. It starts with being paid fairly for our work. A woman can be an economic force, just like a man. In Ghana, as a young girl or woman in some communities you are socialized to take what you are given. It is disrespectful to ask for more. Teaching women and girls how to negotiate is critical in that sense. For work to be dignified, you also have to be able to express yourself at work. Are your voice and contributions valued? Do you see that you can affect change? Are you allowed to grow as an individual?

Meydanoglu: How has Covid affected the Soronko Academy?
Honu: We have seen a huge jump in demand for our work. We typically have 200 women apply for our programs, and in our last national campaign we received 2,500 application. Covid got more people to understand that digital is now. For those who weren’t sure they were ready to jump in, especially women and girls, Covid really showed them they can’t survive if they don’t have essential digital skills.
Meydanoglu: How do you bridge the digital divide?
Honu: We are very intentional about connecting the unconnected. Making sure the internet is affordable for everyone is part of that. The way we are scaling is an important component as well. There are several hubs across the country that need support in terms of programming and resources. Instead of going into a particular place and setting up shop ourselves, we find an existing organization that works there, and we partner with them. We bring in our expertise with digital content, programming and train the trainers.  Our partners on the ground build the trust and networks with women and girls. We make sure to find partners even in those hard-to-reach areas. Our alumni network of women who want to give back in their own communities also allows us to spread our work without a very heavy capital investment. We become the body that splits into smaller groups and goes to places that we cannot reach alone.

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Meydanoglu: How did you become the go-to place for recruiting women in tech in Ghana? What’s the secret sauce?
Honu: We take time to understand women where they are now. We constantly ask ourselves: How do we shape our programs to be convenient for them and remove the obstacles that get in the way? How do we sustain engagement over long periods of time?
For example, we offer counselling because we understood that women go through all sorts of trauma, but there are no outlets to have a conversation. Many women arrive to us broken, and it’s hard to help a woman if you don’t help her heal.
Meydanoglu: You warn that sometimes “women’s empowerment programs” can do more harm than good.
Honu: We always say to large companies who want to get involved, don’t go for the grandiose gesture with no follow up. A bootcamp or hackathon or a training program for a week will not create empowered, technologically savvy women. When a community doesn’t understand what an empowered woman is, and she doesn’t have a support structure, she often ends up in a worse off position than when she started. A woman might leave a short training and decide “I want to assert myself,” and then get the beating of her life or the yelling of her life. This just makes her think she shouldn’t try again. Our work requires long-term commitment.
Meydanoglu: So how do you prevent such setbacks?
Honu: As we empower women, we have to understand and inform the communities that they are going back to. When we worked in a Muslim community, for example, we had to figure out how to reach and connect with the men. That meant going on the radio to do a program targeted at men or having discussion groups with just the men. We have to always understand the ecosystem we are in and bring in community leaders. Whether it’s a pastor, an imam or a chief, when community leaders say something, everybody listens. Recognizing that women and teachers can be the gatekeepers of patriarchy, it’s very important to bring them along as well.
The other piece is to sell the value to the community. When it comes to women and girls, many parents simply want to find a rich husband for their daughters. It is what they know and understand. When we started training children, we would tell parents: “If you allow your daughter to come to this training she will help you create a website for your business or help you with an app that will drive sales.”
Everyone must be part of the success.
Meydanoglu: What keeps you optimistic?
Honu: Across the world, we are seeing more women take positions of power, and it is a good time to keep the momentum going. The U.S. just elected their first female Vice President. In Ghana’s elections there were three Women on the ballot box. It’s never happened in our history! We’re breaking all those glass ceilings. Let us take advantage of this change. Let’s celebrate the progress. We have to intentionally share these stories to keep that positive energy and let more women and girls know what is really possible.
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Regina Honu is a social Entrepreneur, software developer and founder of Soronko Solutions, a software development company in Ghana. She opened Soronko Academy, the first coding and Human-centered design school for children and young adults in West Africa. Regina became an Ashoka Fellow in 2014 and was featured on CNN as one the 12 inspirational women who rock STEM, among many other accolades.
Zeynep Meydanoglu is the Country Co-Director of Ashoka Turkey, and the field leader of Next Now/Gender. Prior to Ashoka, Zeynep led civil society strengthening initiatives and contributed to Turkey’s women’s movement in organizations like TUSEV, KAMER and Purple Roof Foundation. 
Next Now: Ashoka’s Next Now highlights innovations in areas ripe for transformation, including Tech & Humanity, Aging and Longevity, Gender, and Planet & Climate. This series sheds light on the wisdom and ideas of leaders creating an equal world for people of all genders. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 of the series.

López Obrador confirmed that he tested positive for COVID-19 with this message

The president of Mexico announced that his symptoms are mild and that Dr. Olga Sánchez Cordero will replace him at morning conferences.
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January 25, 2021 3 min read

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The president of Mexico , Andrés Manuel López Obrador , reported that he has COVID-19 with mild symptoms and that he is already receiving medical treatment.
“As always, I am optimistic. We will all move forward. Dr. Olga Sánchez Cordero will represent me in the morning to report how we do it every day, ” the president reported on his social networks . The president added that he will continue to monitor government affairs from the National Palace.

I will be aware of public affairs from the National Palace. For example, tomorrow I will take a call with President Vladimir Putin because, regardless of friendly relations, there is a possibility that they will send us the Sputnik V vaccine.
– Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) January 25, 2021
Earlier, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said that López Obrador will hold a call with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday.
“Regardless of the friendly relations, there is a possibility that they will send us the Sputnik V vaccine ,” said the foreign secretary .
President López Obrador went on a working tour this weekend in the states of Nuevo León and San Luis Potosí , and on Friday he had a phone call with the president of the United States , Joe Biden .

We spoke with President Biden, he was kind and respectful. We deal with issues related to migration, # COVID19 and cooperation for development and well-being. Everything indicates that relations will be good for the good of our peoples and nations. pic.twitter.com/QEVK4UgFuo
– Andrés Manuel (@lopezobrador_) January 23, 2021
During 2020, members of the cabinet and close associates of the chief executive tested positive for the disease, without the president having been infected.
López Obrador has said on several occasions that he will not be vaccinated against COVID-19 until it is his turn according to the national vaccination campaign, with which health workers are first inoculated and then the general population is vaccinated, starting with those over 75 years old.
Mexico reported on Saturday for the fourth consecutive day more than 20,000 new confirmed cases of coronavirus , amid a resurgence of infections and the saturation of hospitals that hit several areas of the country, including the capital.
Local health authorities reported 20,057 new known cases of COVID-19 , the disease caused by the coronavirus that emerged in China in late 2019, bringing the total number to 1,752,347 .
The number of deaths related to COVID-19 rose to 149,084, after adding 1,470 new deaths in the last hours, according to data released by health officials.