Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

6 Dec at 6 PM 2018

Multiple Golden Visas now essential for the ultra-wealthy

Is global citizenship now a must-have for wealthy expatriates? Paying anything from a reasonable amount to a small fortune for a second passport, residency and citizenship in a country you’ve never even visited now seems to be the must-have accessory for expats as well as wealthy nationals of slightly politically unstable world countries. So much so that multiple Golden Visa passports are more desirable than just one as they brand the owner as worldly, interconnected and a contact to be cherished by those less fortunate. Practically...
22 Nov at 6 PM 2018

No-deal Brexit threatens UK expat pet owners planning to travel

UK expat pet owners living in Europe are being urged to check with their vets as to compliance with animal movement regulations post-Brexit. British expats living in Europe who’re hoping to travel to the UK with their pets after a no-deal Brexit are being advised to make sure they comply with European regulations. In addition, dog, cat and ferret owners in the UK intending to travel overseas are being told they must visit their local vet before the end on this month in order to ensure their animals are microchipped and have been...
22 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Dog ownership for lonely expats in the Netherlands

If you’ve arrived in the Netherlands and are feeling lonely and isolated, getting a dog is the perfect answer. It’s normal for expats in the Netherlands to decide to share their new lives with a furry friend, and most landlords don’t have a problem with allowing a dog in their rentals. Points to consider include the cost of keeping a canine companion, especially during the first year should you fall head in heels in love with a puppy. Vets aren’t cheap anywhere, with the Netherlands no exception, and initial check-ups,...
21 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Brexit anxiety for Brits in France hits a new high

British expats living, retiring or working in France are now suffering even more anxiety over their fates in the event of a hard or no-deal Brexit. The general feeling of stress amongst the British expat community in France, Spain, Gibraltar, Portugal and other EU member states is now focusing on anger at being used, abused and yet again treated as bargaining chips rather than human beings. As a result, after more than two years of uncertainty and rumours as well as being ignored and discounted, Britons in the EU are still in limbo...
19 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Cuenca offers UK expat retirees everything at great prices

As popular European destinations become more expensive and less accessible due to Brexit, UK retirees are being urged to consider crossing the Atlantic and heading south! Whether it’s Brexit, diminished savings due to the financial crash or poorly-advised investments, an increasing number of British retirees are fearful their monthly pensions won’t cover their expenses in the UK or in Europe, especially should private healthcare insurance become mandatory. Dream retirements after a lifetime of work definitely shouldn’t include...
15 Nov at 6 PM 2018

EU promises Brits visa-free travel after no-deal

The European Commission has now promised visa-free entry to Britons wishing to take short trips to the EU after a no-deal Brexit. The offer, which must still gain agreement from the EU parliament and the EU Council, would allow British citizens to visit France, Spain or any other countries in the Schengen zone and stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without needing a visa. Several stages are involved in allowing a new EU law, but it’s expected the offer will pass. Should Brexit end with a no-deal exit, the new law would...
9 Nov at 6 PM 2018

Spanish tourism minister in Brexit talks with Thomas Cook and Jet2

UK tour operators and the Spanish tourism chief met in London earlier this week to ensure Spain’s future as a UK expat and tourism hub. Spanish minister for industry, trade and tourism Reyes Maroto met up with CEOs from Jet2 and Thomas Cook to shore up Spain’s future as a tourism hub should a no-deal Brexit scenario become reality. Tourism contributes 11 per cent of Spain’s one trillion euro economy, with British visitors making up 25 per cent of total tourist numbers. Also threatened are UK expats resident in Spain who...
31 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Spaniards join UK expats in concern over Brexit

As controversy over the prospect of a no-deal Brexit soars, Spanish businesses join with British expats in concern about its effects. Fears are mounting in the British expat community, the Spanish expat community in the UK and the Spanish business community about the likelihood of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal. Spain hosts around 19 million British tourists every year, and bilateral trade is also a major earner for Spanish businesses. Add to these factors the spends of a quarter of a million UK expats...
30 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Is the Rock still at risk from Brexit?

Is the Gibraltar dilemma really sorted? Most expat residents on Gibraltar and the Spanish workers who travel across the border daily may be feeling more secure since the news broke about a Brexit deal, but are they celebrating too soon? It’s good that the move is in the positive direction, thus easing fears of a Spanish takeover, but the Rock is a still a small piece of the complicated jigsaw of the Brexit negotiations. The entire two years of talks have been conducted on the basis of ‘nothing is agreed until everything is...
26 Oct at 6 PM 2018

Flood-hit Spanish animal shelter makes desperate plea for funds

An Estepona-based cat sanctuary is desperate for funds to rebuild their shelter, destroyed by torrential floods caused by huge storms. The non-profit Gatos y Amigos cat rescue shelter was flooded and almost completely wrecked during the massive thunderstorms which hit Estepona last weekend. Nine cats were drowned and many others managed to escape and have not yet been found, but the rest are in desperate need of a safe haven. The shelter’s volunteer organisers are appealing to locals and expats alike for funds to rebuild the...