Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

20 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Leaked report quantifies major post-Brexit hassles for UK expats

The leaked Yellowhammer report is warning UK citizens and expats attempting to travel to or in the EU will face maximum stays of just 90 days and stricter passport checks on arrival. The British Embassy in Spain is expected to be overrun with consular enquiries from devastated and angry Brits as well as having to deal with consular assistance for vulnerable UK citizens. One of the major elements in Theresa May’s rejected Brexit deal was aimed at protecting the rights of both the one million Brits in the EU and their 3.5 million EU...
16 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Is expat sexism alive and kicking in the Czech Republic?

Expats are taking sides over controversy concerning female-only parking spaces in Prague. Whilst parking spaces reserved for women drivers are commonplace in German and Austrian restaurants, outside motorway restrooms and in shopping mall basements, it’s not usual to find the facility in the Czech Republic’s capital of Prague. However, it seems that, should one be discovered, expat females take the provision as an insult as men don’t have the same designated facilities. The few that do exist at the present time include a...
16 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Hong Kong expats now heading home in a hurry after travel warnings

As the protests continue and the risk of Chinese military action increases, expats in Hong Kong are looking for an exit strategy. Political turmoil resulting in safety concerns is spurring expatriate professionals to consider finding safer havens for their talent. Earlier this week the Canadian government issued a travel warning for those thinking about visiting the beleaguered city, with Canadian nationals already living and working on its main island seriously considering moving on before the seemingly-inevitable arrival of the...
14 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Expats and holidaymakers in Greece warned over increasing wildfires in tourist areas

As the heatwaves continue drying up the land, expats and summer season visitors to Greece are being warned about the dangers of fast-spreading wildfires. The UK Foreign Office has issued warnings to expats and travellers about the increasing risk of wildfires and their spread across affected regions. The warnings are rated at the extreme level 5 and the country’s alert system remains on red. Last weekend, both expats and holidaymakers were evacuated from Elafonisos Island due to a powerful wildfire which spread after starting in a...
1 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Greek island expats and visitors caught in 5.3 earthquake

A 5.3 strength earthquake hit close to the port city of Heraklion early yesterday morning, alarming resident expats and tourists. The strong tremor struck Crete as expatriate residents and summer visitors were having breakfast and follows on a similar quake felt last month in Athens. Centred close by Crete’s capital city and major port, the quake was recorded at an 80 km depth and caused violent shaking across the region. One local expat told reporters his entire house was shaking, with mirrors on the walls swinging from side to...
1 Aug at 6 PM 2019

Czeck Republic now popular as a medical tourism hub

Over the past several years, the medical tourism industry in the Republic has received a boost due to less than flattering reports of mishaps and overcharging in Southeast Asian countries. As well as becoming famous as a hub for tech entrepreneurs, the Czech Republic is now attracting medical tourists due to its hospitals’ and specialists’ quality and affordability. During the past year, just under 20,000 foreigners arrived for medical treatment, thus making the republic’s doctors Europe’s most sought-after professionals. The...
23 Jul at 6 PM 2019

New Europeans supporter’s bike pilgrimage boosts EU Green Card

A ‘New Europeans’ supporter is undertaking a 2,000 kilometre bike ride to boost the group’s EU Green Card proposal. Rafal Skarbek is cycling from his home in Somerset to the Spanish pilgrimage site at Santiago de Compostela in order to publicise New Europeans’ award-winning European Green Card proposal aimed at protecting expats’ post-Brexit rights to free movement across the EU. He’ll join the historic Camino pilgrimage route in northern Spain after cycling through France, and is seeing the route as a traditional symbol...
19 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Holidaying expats refused flights home after new Kuwaiti ID system gets it wrong

Expats living and working in Kuwait who’ve taken their annual holidays in Europe are facing problems due to the emirate’s new-style ID residency system. It’s normal for expats working in the UAE to holiday either back in the home country or in other resort areas, but many have been refused permission to depart and return to Kuwait. The issue seems to be the wording on the newly-introduced civil ID residency scheme which resulted in the ‘residency’ sticker being removed from their passports. Customs offices at home airports...
17 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Bali enjoy the challenge of finding a job

For many adventurous holidaymakers, a first visit to Bali leads fairly swiftly to a life-changing decision – becoming an expat in that exotic destination. Packing a bag, booking a flight, upping the credit card limit and arriving as an expat searching for a job can all be the result of a holiday in this beautiful location. However, whilst it’s true that Bali is a dream destination, it’s also a tough place to actually land a job as an expat. Whether you’re prepared to do anything just to get settled or even if you’re an...
11 Jul at 6 PM 2019

Expats now sueing their Dubai employers citing verbal abuse

After suffering verbal abuse from their employers, expatriates in Dubai are now suing bosses and winning. Although verbal abuse in the workplace isn’t a new thing in Dubai, taking the offenders to court and being awarded substantial sums for psychological damage is now the way to counter the syndrome. Although many cases brought simply included the words ‘stupid’ and ‘silly’, a criminal offence in Dubai, one employee has been awarded a total of Dh200,000 for psychological damage, an accusation which must be substantiated by...