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Infographic: Things to know before you go

Customs and etiquette vary widely from country to country, and your assignees may be unaware of the important differences.

Whether working abroad for one day or several years, ECA's Country Profiles can help to prepare employees for the cultural differences they’ll encounter, along with other helpful information about travel, setting up home, local facilities and more.

Our infographic highlights a few cultural quirks that you might find surprising, from tipping practices and hand gestures to avoid, to import restrictions and how to dress. 


ECA's Country Profiles are in-depth briefing documents for individuals preparing to live and work in another country.  They provide essential information for both IHR managers planning international assignments and for people going abroad to work, whether for one day or permanently.  

They can be bought individually or as part of a subscription, and customised versions can be provided to your assignees directly through our Expatriate Services website.

  Please contact us to speak to a member of our team directly.

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