Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

13 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Surviving the deadly Andalusian heatwave

As the scorching temperatures continue across Spain, what can expats and tourists do to survive the experience? It may well be the hottest ever summer along Andalusia’s Costa del Sol coastline, but travelling to its interior isn’t recommended as an escape. The little town of Ecija is famous for just one thing – it’s called the ‘frying pan of Spain’ as it gets so hot residents can fry eggs on the pavements. The quirky little town is just an hour by car from Seville and is famous for its geographic location which regularly...
11 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Swedish mother arrested with her daughter on arrival in Dubai

A Swedish national mother of three travelling with her four-year old daughter was jailed in Dubai for drinking one glass of wine during her flight. Dentist Ellie Holman had arrived in Dubai from London, along with her four-year old daughter Bibi, and was pulled up at immigration as her visa from a previous visit had only been issued for a single entry although it wasn’t yet out of date. She was told by an immigration official she’s have to return to the UK on the next available flight, but pleaded for a new visa application as her...
9 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Expat guide to car purchase in Spain

Once you’ve moved into your new home in Spain and discovered the disadvantages of the local transportation options, it’s time to consider buying a car. Purchasing a vehicle in Spain is procedurally similar to the British model as regards bureaucracy, but with several layers of Spanish law tacked on for good measure. For new arrivals as yet far from fluent in the local language, the process is daunting, with finding a bilingual friend the best idea. If you’re a registered resident, you’re allowed to buy a car as long as...
6 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Expats to be subject to airport health screening on returning to Kuwait

A proposal to subject all expats returning to Kuwait after time overseas to airport health screening has been put forward by lawmakers. MP Mohammed al-Dalal has presented a proposal that all returning expatriates should be subject to health screening by medical examiners before they’re allowed back into the emirate. The MP is suggesting allocating a building close by the international airport to be updated and refitted to serve as a medical examination centre. Al Dalal is also in favour of all expatriate workers undergoing further...
3 Aug at 6 PM 2018

Holiday options for expat professionals working overseas

Expat life has a habit of overturning the norms of everyday existence, especially if there’s a family to consider. For non-expats, life overseas is often seen as either one long holiday or an exotic and glamorous experience to be envied by those stuck in the home country. For expat professionals, the reality is far less enviable, consisting of the same or very similar routines as in the home country and with holidays as much about relief from the daily grind as they ever were. The only difference may be that expats actually have...
11 Jul at 6 PM 2018

UK police still attempting to trace missing expat in Tenerife

British police are again asking for information about a UK expat who went missing more than 14 years ago in Tenerife. Kevin Ainley, a British expat living and working on the Spanish island of Tenerife, went missing in June 2004 and hasn’t been heard of since. Aged 24 at the time he disappeared, he had many friends both back in the UK and on the island, and his family are still hoping for new information which might at least put their minds at rest. Lancashire Police review officer Garry Fishwick told local media he knows the mystery...
4 Jul at 6 PM 2018

Is living in Northern France and working in London an expat dream

Is London about to be just a commute from your home in northern France? Boris Johnson’s idea about a 22-mile bridge between the UK and France wasn’t as crazy as it sounded, although Brexit wasn’t then considered to be a problem. However, it didn’t go down well with the rest of his chums as existing transport links between the two countries were considered adequate enough to include towns in Pas de Calais as part of the British capital’s commuter belt. In fact, a good few expats are living in France and commuting to work in...
28 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Linking your expat work experience with an ongoing career back home

At least a third of Australian expats returning to the home country are having difficulty finding suitable employment. Recently released research indicates some 33 per cent of expatriate Australians who’ve headed back home can’t find suitable jobs, with many forced to take work at a lower level than their qualifications suggest. Given that many expats leave the home country to further their careers, coming back and downsizing job-wise as a necessity is depressing at best and an unsubtle invitation to get straight back on the next...
15 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Bringing your dog to France from the USA

France’s appeal is now even more international, as an increasing number of US citizens are giving up on the home country and moving to France along with their pets. Emigrating across continents with your beloved pet dog or cat is a stressful experience at best as well as being an expensive undertaking. Although things rarely go wrong, it’s just the thought that they might which causes sleepless nights prior to departure day. At present, bringing a dog to France from the UK is straightforward due to the EU’s Pet Passport scheme,...
13 Jun at 6 PM 2018

Thailand hospital business expects boom in medical tourism

According to research by the Kasikorn Bank’s research centre, the profitable private hospital business in Thailand is expected to grow further during 2018. Literally millions of foreign patients, including expat residents as well as medical tourists are expected to visit Thai private hospitals by the end of 2018. The split is expected to be some 2.5 million medical tourists and just under a million expatriates living in the Kingdom. Last year, medical tourists accounted for 2.4 million visits, with expat numbers at 900,000....