Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

20 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Fake news causes expat panic in Nanjing

Expats in Nanjing and along the East Coast are in a state of panic due to fake news on an internet chat room. An article on Expatlife’s WeChat page has caused expats living in Nanjing to panic in case the restrictions described were true. Rumourmongering targeting China’s expat communities is a fairly new phenomenon, but it’s always hard to define what’s true and what’s false in China. The WeChat page quickly went viral with its extreme claims of action against foreign residents in the region, with expats in various, sectors...
20 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Kuwaiti MP urges exit visas for expats

As Kuwait’s government and lawmakers continue proposing and introducing measures hostile to foreigners working in the emirate, a law is being introduced requiring exit visas for all expats. Kuwaiti MP Waleed al Tabtabaei has proposed a measure imposing exit visas for all foreign workers intending to leave the emirate. The law, if adopted, would forbid expats working in the private sector from leaving unless they are granted approval by their sponsors and have received a special permit from the public manpower authority. It’s...
12 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Survey shows Oman is an expat favourite for its peace and security

The GCC nations in general may be best for high salaries and luxury living, but expats have voted Oman as the most peaceful of them all. The 2017 Expat Insider survey, complied by expat networking website InterNations, rated the small country as the most peaceful of all the GCC nations as well as one of the most stable. It’s also the second most popular as a work destination, in the region, and the 17th in the world. Expats living and working in the kingdom agree with the ratings, adding it’s great to be able to go out at night...
11 Oct at 6 PM 2017

Expats and tourists astonished by Thai beaches smoking ban

Expats and tourists alike were stunned by today’s announcement that smoking will be banned on 20 of Thailand’s main tourist beaches. It seems the ban was introduced after a report from the country’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources that employees had picked up tens of thousands of butts from one beach. The report claimed the vast number of discarded cigarette butts represented a third of all the waste commonly found on Thai beaches. Those breaking the new law are to be fined up to 100,000 baht (£2,280) and...
9 Oct at 6 PM 2017

UK expat dreams of France can turn into nightmares

France is a favourite destination for UK citizens mesmerised by the dream of great food, cheap wine and a romantic rural haven, but the Gallic lifestyle can cause problems. The majority of British expats who leave the UK for a new life in France settle in without much in the way of problems, but for a few the initial experience is much more than they bargained for. At that point, the French dream becomes a nightmare, with disillusion and regret the order of the day. SOSHelp, an organisation set up to help newbie expats struggling with...
30 Sep at 9 AM 2017

Expat flight plans wrecked by Ryanair pilots dispute

The continuing dispute between Ryanair and its pilots is resulting in chaos for expats’ flight plans within Europe. Expatriates needing to travel within Europe over the coming weeks are desperately searching for alternatives as Ryanair’s dispute with its pilots drags on. Literally thousands of flights have been cancelled by the airline, which has been accused of and admits its failing to manage pilots’ holiday leave. Even more cancellations are expected as pilots realise they hold all the cards and are now are now demanding new,...
29 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Expats on Bali urge tourists to heed volcano warnings

As Mount Agung continues to spew smoke and ash, expats living on Bali are concerned tourists are not taking notice of international travel warnings. Even although some 144,000 residents have been evacuated from locations close to Mount Agung, tourists are still arriving in droves, causing real concern amongst expats that they’re simply not aware of the increasing danger. The Bali government’s tourism office as well as the Australian authorities have been issuing warnings since last week with, it seems, little effect on tourists...
26 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Expats and tourists flee Bali volcano as alert raised

Tourists and expats on the popular Indonesian island of Bali are growing ever more anxious as the likelihood of a volcanic eruption increases. Increasing seismic activity around the Mount Agung volcano has caused Indonesian officials to close off the surrounding area, with warnings of the likelihood of an imminent eruption given to around 200,000 residents of the island. Located on the Pacific Ring of Fire some 72kms from the resort of Kuta, the volcano produced 500 earth tremors in just one day, an indication that pressure from below...
25 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Republicans Overseas representatives go to Washington in support of Territorial Taxation

Since the introduction of FATCA, Republicans Overseas has been fighting for the repeal of Citizenship Based Taxation. Representatives of Republicans Overseas are about to visit the White House in an attempt to have the government repeal FATCA and Citizen Based Taxation, replacing them with Territory Based Taxation. The USA is the only civilised country in the world which uses the present taxation system, treating US expats living and working overseas in the same manner as if they were still resident in the home country. The...
16 Sep at 6 PM 2017

Expat rights campaign groups hold huge rally in London

Campaign groups representing both UK expats in Europe and EU expats in the UK have staged a massive lobbying rally in London. The rally came as news broke that Theresa May is to travel to Florence next Friday to give a speech about Brexit prior to the start of the next round of negotiations. The rally encompassed several venues as well as the famous London landmark of Trafalgar Square and was organised by two major Brexit protest groups, British in Europe and the 3 Million. Some 50,000 people came out in force to give their views on...