Expat Jobs News

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27 Mar at 6 PM 2020

UK offers easy visa extensions to Aussie expats and travellers

At the same time as thousands of British expats and tourists are trapped in lockdowns overseas, the UK government is offering visa extensions to stranded Aussies. The numbers of Australian visitors and expatriates stranded in the UK due to the pandemic are to be offered easy visa extensions by the British government. Flight cancellations, border closures and the UK’s recently announced lockdown have resulted in many thousands of Australian citizens being unable to return to their home country. Many are expats and the remainder are...
25 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Germany advised to not become their own worst enemies

Expats in Germany are being warned over anxiety and stress. As news about the present status of the COVID -19 pandemic overwhelms international media outlets, expat professionals living and working in Germany are being urged not to let stress and anxiety take over their lives. For expats, tough times lie ahead as the news worsens and individual countries’ measures to control the outbreak become ever more drastic as regards their effects on everyday life. Isolation as well as concern for family and friends is hitting on...
23 Mar at 6 PM 2020

British expats as well as Thai citizens disallowed entry to Thailand

British expats living, working or retiring in Thailand are being warned time is running out for those wishing to repatriate. A message from the British Ambassador to Thailand has stated Britons wishing to return to the home country are running out of time due to the closing down of almost all flights to the West. By the end of last week, passengers using Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport were at their lowest level since the facility opened its doors to worldwide travellers. Internal flights via Don Mueang airport showed...
19 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Expat workers in the Caymans now stranded due to COVID 19 crisis

The Cayman Islands are now in a humanitarian crisis due to the coronavirus. Expats and locals alike on the ever-popular Cayman Islands archipelago are now submerged in a humanitarian crisis due to the rapid spread of the pandemic. Thousands of expats working in the tourism sector are now unemployed due to restrictions on restaurants and bars as well as the closing of all international air and sea borders. As with the vast majority of other popular visitor and expat destinations, the COVID 19 crisis has the potential to wreck...
17 Mar at 6 PM 2020

British expats still trapped by lockdowns and airline chaos

British expats desperate to get back to their businesses or retirement havens in the sun are being stymied by cancelled flights and entire country shutdowns. Along with Europe’s tourism industry, the aviation sector is facing its worst challenge since the 2008 financial crisis, with many believing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic will eventually cause financial ruin for other expat SME sectors as well as unprepared larger companies. Governments are now being urged to provide financial relief as well as other urgent measures...
10 Mar at 6 PM 2020

New Kuwaiti ban on expat arrivals causes airport chaos and confusion

Expats expecting to be transferred to Kuwait or who’ve accepted new jobs in the emirate are now unable to get visas due to the coronavirus outbreak, although those related to diplomatic missions will still be granted. As another attempt to slow down infection rates, all Kuwaitis as well as expat residents arriving in Kuwait will be forced to undergo compulsory quarantine, either at their home address, in hospital or at recently set up quarantine centres. In addition, all cinemas, theatres and private or public halls used for...
10 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Harsh new UK rules for incomers may spell problems for Brit expats overseas

Brits desperate to depart their home country for friendlier, cheaper climes overseas might well spare a thought for their foreign counterparts attempting to enter the UK under its new rules. Britons who’re now rearranging their lives in order to emigrate before the Brexit debacle hits home are being urged to stand up for their European counterparts living and working in the UK. Even before Brexit, would-be expats flocked to the UK to take advantage of better jobs, better university education and the experience of making their way in...
4 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Vacancies in Beijing and Hong Kong now the norm due to virus spread

Hong Kong and Beijing are running short of expat bankers as the coronavirus threat grows. As attempts to regulate the spread of the virus become even more restrictive, thousands of international bankers are fleeing Hong Kong and mainland China for offices outside the immediate danger zone. International schools are closing for the time being and the luxurious lives of the mega-wealthy expatriate professionals are being seriously disrupted as their trusted domestic staff are unable to follow them to safer locations. For those...
3 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Expats and locals stocking up on necessities as virus victim numbers increase

Locals and expats in Europe are stocking up due to fears of forced lockdowns or voluntary quarantines. As coronavirus cases continue to increase across Europe and the risk of contracting the disease is officially raised to ‘high’, expats and locals are raiding local malls and stores. Panic shopping is increasing across the continent, with stockpiling of necessities causing empty supermarket shelves. In Italy and France, governments have announced strict rules against public events, with get-togethers of over 5,000 in enclosed...
23 Feb at 9 AM 2020

Expats to be banned from Omani private health sector tech jobs

The Omani parliament is debating a proposal to block expat access to private health sector technical jobs. The latest proposal as part of the total Omanisation of the emirate’s workforce is aimed at banning all expat professionals from technical positions in the private health sector. After parliamentary debate and agreement, positions including laboratory technician, nursing, X-ray technician up to supervisor level, physiotherapist, pharmacist and medical profession auxiliary will only be open to Omani nationals. According to...