Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

25 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Determining your preferred expat lifestyle before emigrating

For those looking to become expats, one of the first and most important issues is the cost of living in the chosen country. Nowadays, social media and the internet in general is crammed with articles aimed at would-be expatriates, with most if not all extolling the virtues of this, that or another country based on its cost of living. Few mention the fact that costs of living depend on just one thing – the desired lifestyle of those emigrating. The decision on how to live, not on how much will be needed to live like you’ve just won...
17 Jun at 6 PM 2019

British expats warned over Johnson PM effect on sterling and investments

UK financiers are warning a victory for Boris Johnson will result in plunging sterling exchange rates and a massive loss in investor confidence. Should the controversial candidate win his battle for leadership of the Conservative party and the PM job, a general election would follow no later than May 2002, with bookies predicting a landside triumph likely to wipe out the Labour party as well as its leader Jeremy Corbyn. Worse still, even before a general election could be called, Johnson’s promise to yank the UK out of the EU on 31...
12 Jun at 6 PM 2019

Aussie mining professionals in Africa warned over increased risk of kidnapping

Australian expats working in Africa’s Sahel region are being warned over a new terror frontline. A good number of Australian mining companies are operating in the Sahel region and West Africa, thus attracting a good number of expat professionals from the home country. Sahel is a vast stretch of land south of the Sahara and stretching from west to east across the continent. It’s been known for some time that this mainly ungoverned space makes the perfect breeding ground for terrorist groups including Islamic State, Al Qaeda and...
31 May at 6 PM 2019

Family of stroke-hit Brit ex-serviceman retirees on Paphos appeal for air ambulance funding

A desperate British family has launched an appeal for funds to get their seriously ill expat father home from Paphos. Crowdfunding is now the last resort of many families of expats who’ve fallen seriously ill whilst on retirement in overseas locations with less than sympathetic, competent medical services. This latest appeal is on behalf of Taunton- born retiree Paul Elleray, who suffered a stroke on May 16 and is now in a Paphos hospital unable to communicate or move his right side. His daughter Jodie, along with her sister,...
22 May at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in France losing chance to vote again

Expats living in France are afraid their EU election postal votes won’t be counted. Due to the political instability all too common nowadays, interest in the EU MEP election amongst expats living overseas has received a boost, but many now fear their postal votes won’t count. The problem seems to have been due to a bad choice of postal service by councils looking to save money on the UK Royal Mail’s costs. BBC coverage of the issue uncovered that voting papers were being sent by the Adare postal service to British expats in...
20 May at 6 PM 2019

EU expats in UK fighting for Remain in EU polls

European citizens living and working in the UK as expats are fighting for an end to Brexit via voting in the upcoming EU elections. Several European expats are standing for election as European Union MEPs in order to fight against Brexit. One such candidate is a French legal advisor living in Wilmslow and working in London. Once the immediate threat of a no-deal Brexit had receded, Sophie Larroque and several of her British friends founded the UK EU Party, even although none of them had any experience in politics. Once they’d raised...
20 May at 6 PM 2019

US Embassy advises expats to spend every last cent on health insurance

The US Embassy has issued a warning to its expats in Thailand urging them to get adequate private health insurance. Embassies in general seem to only address the problems their expat citizens face until issues have been done to death in local media and online by disgruntled citizens with genuine grievances. This latest intervention may well win the 2019 ‘too little, too late and uninformed’ prize as, for starters, it was the US diplomatic machine which suddenly refused to guarantee its expats’ monthly incomes as required by Thai...
16 May at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Vietnam hit out at begpackers

Angry expats in Vietnam and across Southeast Asia are calling for action against the begpacking trend. The subject of begpackers is one which brings genuine expats across Southeast Asia together in anger, as it’s considered morally wrong that Western travellers should expect locals to pay for what seem to be no more than sightseeing trips taking in popular expat destinations. Asian cultures in general have a tradition of giving to those in need, but the sight of Westerners taking advantage of local generosity is offending...
15 May at 6 PM 2019

Reasons why VPNs are must-haves for expats

One important aspect of becoming an expat is to ensure your online security is in place. Moving overseas can be a chore, as there are so many aspects to consider in order to live a stress-free life in the new country of residence. Ensuring online security is often not considered an immediate priority but, for homesick new arrivals, a break in your service for whatever reason can prevent contact with friends and family back home. Logging on unprotected can also result in viruses, the hacking of bank details and passwords or...
3 May at 6 PM 2019

Expats and business travellers warned over possible SA general election street protests

Expats and business travellers to South Africa are being warned to avoid the streets on the 8th May 2019 general election day. Employers are being advised to be aware of possible risks to their expat employees from street demonstrations and protests, as these have a chance of becoming violent. A good number of UK companies have their regional headquarters in the country’s major cities, with political demonstrations known to occasionally end in street fighting or worse. Although South Africa is regarded as a popular expat...