Expat England News

Latest 10 news items tagged England

2 Jul at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats on Corfu divided over opening up

British expats on Corfu are not overjoyed by the government’s air bridge tourism start-up. In all of Greece, the island of Corfu is the most popular with foreign tourists and has suffered economically from the coronavirus pandemic. However, expats and citizens alike aren’t best thrilled at the prospect of hordes of Europeans arriving and bringing a second wave with them. The holiday island has been open for some seven days to date and is struggling to recapture its norm, but the thought of flights bringing in hordes of Brits is...
1 Jul at 6 PM 2020

Will UK expats in the Czech Republic be left without free healthcare?

British expatriates living and working in the Czech Republic may be at risk of losing their free healthcare, and it’s got little to do with Brexit. An agreement which was signed between the UK and the Czech Republic as long ago as 1976 is likely to be dumped due to the fact that its financial burden has fallen unfairly on the republic ever since it became a member of the EU. The original agreement involved co-operation between the two countries on matters of medicine and health as well as guaranteeing free healthcare for UK citizens...
30 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Expats trapped outside Thailand can now return home

Expats trapped outside Thailand by the anti-coronavirus measures have been exchanging information via their own Facebook page. Now that the long wait is almost over, Western expats with jobs as well those with Thai wives and families will be permitted to return to their homes. Some have been trapped outside the country since the first measures to control the pandemic were introduced almost six months ago, guilty of simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Facebook ‘Farangs Stranded Abroad Due to Lockdown in Thailand’...
29 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Expat dogs get good news but expat Brits not so much

Brexit’s potential is still confusing UK expats in EU member states, but it’s good news for dogs. A recently published article is attempting to clear the fog around British expats' post-Brexit rights. Posted by Europe Street, it attempts to clarify the real deal for British pensioners via an analysis of statements made by both the British government and the EU authorities. Worryingly, it suggests British pensioners living in EU member states will not be entitled to much in the way of benefits one the deal is done. At the...
29 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Longterm British expats still angry over losing their rights to vote

How are long-term British expats feeling now they’re still not allowed the vote? British expats scattered across the modern world have been fighting long-term for their rights to vote after they’ve lived overseas for more than 15 years, but in spite of occasional governmental comments nothing has been done. One of the scandals of the Brexit poll was that those likely to be worst affected by the result were those unable to vote, with many long-stayers convinced the result would have been different should the government have allowed...
26 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Expat residents in Estepona terrified of drug smugglers

Following a raid by local police, British expats living in the Costa del Sol city of Estepona were shocked to find a popular beach littered with drugs and jet skis after a police raid. It’s no news nowadays that Spain’s famous Costas are reverting to their former reputation as homes-from-home for a good many of the UK’s most-wanted Mafia-style gang bosses but, somehow, foreign drug dealers and smugglers don’t have the same ‘East Enders’ appeal. Long-stay Brits are now fully aware the entire region is being used for...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Redundant British expat professionals forced out of Dubai

Is this the end of the Dubai dream for expat professionals? Prior to the pandemic, Dubai was the dream destination for expat professionals looking to earn big money and enjoy the glittering city’s luxury lifestyle without financial worries. Nowadays, it’s a totally different story as the same expats, now unemployed, are holding fire sales of their possessions and planning a fast repatriation to the home country. Due to the lockdown, everything’s for sale including cars, subscriptions to gyms, furniture, electrical goods and...
25 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats in Spain furious about free entry for British tourists

Brit expats on Spain’s Costa del Sol are scared sick over huge numbers of UK visitors bringing the virus with them. Britain’s poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic has made headlines across the world, with the formerly well-respected country now being seen as little better than the USA in its bumbling efforts to stop the spread of covid-19. Spain’s reputation as regards safety from infection has been slightly better, but British expats living and working in the favourite destination are now scared sick of infection from...
24 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Spanish quarantine requirements to wreck Andalusian tourism revival

British business owners all across Andalusia are hoping against hope for a revival of the region’s tourism sector this summer. As a result, Andalusia’s tourism authority is warning the national government against introducing quarantine periods for UK visitors arriving on the Costa del Sol. The warning came following Tuesday’s statement by the country’s foreign minister that the 14-day quarantine period might be imposed for Brits unless the UK government backtracks on its quarantine for Spanish tourists visiting the UK. For...
24 Jun at 6 PM 2020

Expat tips for Brits in Spain looking for a trustworthy IFA

As almost every Brit looking to retire outside the home country knows, Spain is an all-time favourite. The Andalusian region of the Costa del Sol is the preferred option for those looking to enjoy sun-baked days, great food, a friendly welcome and a far less expensive cost of living than in the UK. Overall, Spain is now home to over 195,000 refugees from the UK who’re over the age of 50 and are living their retirement dream. It’s not just Andalusia which is a popular choice for Brit expats, as those looking to experience Spanish...