Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

16 Feb at 6 PM 2018

US expat volunteers provide worldwide warden services to Americans in trouble

In these days of international travel all over the world, there’s a considerable risk of being unable to cope alone should disaster strike. The freedom to travel is one of the most noticeable developments of the past 50 years or so, spurred by cheap flights and an increasing curiosity about unfamiliar lands. Travellers on business or pleasure whose parents had considered a trip to the nearest big city an adventure now jet away to places said parents might never have heard of. Most love their journeys, a few just keep travelling, but...
16 Feb at 6 PM 2018

Brit expats on short trips back home warned over Ryanair and Swissport

UK expats in Spain travelling via Ryanair for short visits to family in southern England are being warned over the airline and airport's appalling treatment of a British grandmother. British expat and artist Pamela Lipman, now resident in Granada, had been paying a pre-Christmas visit to her family in the UK, flying with Ryanair between Malaga and Bournemouth’s international airport. On her outbound trip, everything went as expected, with her luggage checked in and her cabin baggage confirmed at Malaga as being within the permitted...
14 Feb at 6 PM 2018

Expats and tourists take note of hefty US Mexico travel warning

Tourists heading for Mexico as well as expats already resident might be alarmed by the inclusion in the latest US travel warning of what seems to be most of the country! Mexico is an all-time favourite for US expats due to its climate, inexpensive cost of living and ease of travel to and from America. In addition, it’s now being discovered by retirees from Europe fleeing political confusion and ever-rising prices. Traditionally, several states have been infamous for drug wars and related violence, but the latest US travel warning...
12 Feb at 6 PM 2018

Gibraltarian former soldier attacked, robbed, drugged and detained in Thailand

The family of a British expat former soldier are begging for assistance after he was arrested whilst in hospital in Thailand. Former Royal Gibraltar Regiment lance-corporal Adam Williams had been holidaying in Thailand with a group of friends when he was robbed, hospitalised and later arrested by Royal Thai police. He’s been living in Spain for some 12 years, with his family in Cadiz now saying he’s suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of his experiences and needs to come home as soon as possible. He’d saved for year in...
8 Feb at 6 PM 2018

Unusually severe winter weather hits French nationals and expats alike

Expats in France are experiencing record levels of snowfall causing chaos on roads around the entire country as well as paralysing other means of transportation. Since Tuesday, record levels of snowfall not seen since 1987 have caused major disruption to road, rail and air transport, and motorists are being urged not to use their cars. According to transport officials, the situation is complicated and exceptional due to very low temperatures and snow piling up in both rural areas and cities. On Tuesday night, some 2,000 drivers...
5 Feb at 6 PM 2018

Life gets tougher for expat motorists in France

New French laws against mobile phone usage as well as increased motorway tolls are making motoring expats' life harder. Following a Court of Appeal ruling this week, it’s now illegal to use your smartphone in your car at any time, even if your vehicle is stationary, pulled over at the side of the road with the engine switched off and its hazard lights on. Motorists with professionally-fitted hands-free set are exempt from the ruling, as are drivers who’re parked in a designated area, an official car park or their own driveway....
31 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Ireland to allow UAE citizens visa-free entry

The decision by Irish lawmakers to allow UAE citizens visa-free entry is clearly linked with an expected increase in business between the two countries. From next Wednesday, UAE visitors to Ireland will no longer be forced to apply for a visa but can enter the republic without any restrictions. The move is believed to be a key to creating more business connections with the Emirates and its estimated 10,000 Irish expats. Already, 230 Irish companies are doing business in the region, and the new move will also put Ireland on the same...
30 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Portuguese Golden Visa attracts long stay Chinese and their families

Although Portugal saw fewer Golden Visa applicants during 2017, more of those already holding the visa are bringing in their families. Portugal’s Golden Visa is an investment tool for the comparatively wealthy, with the majority of successful applicants arriving from China. Amongst other requirements, an investment of over €500,000 is mandatory, and is usually used to purchase an upscale property. According to president of the League of Chinese in Portugal Y Ping Chow, visa holders arrive first, stay alone for a while and make...
23 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Major expat survey slates Kuwait as worst world country for expats

Taking into account recent news reports, it’s not surprising a recent survey placed Kuwait as the worst expat destination on the planet. The latest of InterNations’ annual ExpatInsider survey rated Kuwait as 64th in its list of 64 nations, with the result coming as no surprise to many expats living and working in the emirate. Whilst it’s still relatively popular with expat professionals for its high salaries, everything else which makes expat life bearable was found lurking at the bottom of the results sheet. Recent news...
19 Jan at 6 PM 2018

Explaining the legal reasoning behind the anti Brexit Amsterdam court case

When news of the anti-Brexit court case taking place in Amsterdam broke, details were sketchy and may have seemed somewhat confusing. The profound consequences of a positive judgement following a referral of the case to the European Court of Justice need to be fully understood, according to Jolyon Maugham QC, the British barrister who is funding the legal action. According to Maugham, the legal argument rests on a gap between perception and reality as regards European law as it applies to EU citizenship. Maugham opens his explanation...