Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

12 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Expats trapped in Kuwait for not paying hospital bills

Kuwait is now issuing travel bans to expats who’ve not yet paid their hospital bills. The above headline will be all too familiar with expats in Thailand who’re also being accused by the junta government of leaving without paying medical charges, an accusation roundly rejected by the expat community. Kuwait’s reaction to unpaid hospital invoices appears to sound very similar, in that the emirate’s State Audit Bureau is reporting it’s non-Kuwaiti nationals who’re heading for the airport without paying for treatment...
9 Dec at 6 PM 2019

What to avoid when heading for Thailand as an expat or visitor

If you’re a determined digital nomad planning on a stopover in Thailand or are visiting for the first time, there are a few things best avoided as part of staying safe. The so-called Land of Smiles has a lot to offer those wishing to stay for a relatively short visit whilst travelling and earning, but there are a number of activities best avoided if you want to enjoy your time in this exotic destination. Heading down south to the country’s Andaman beaches and islands is a favourite, but it should be remembered that Phuket during...
3 Dec at 6 PM 2019

New studies show Switzerland as world’s safest expat destination

As the political world becomes more and more unstable, expats considering relocation are concentrating on countries regarded as safe, secure and likely to stay that way. It’s not just political instability which threatens expat prospects and even their lives, as worldwide crime rates are on the upswing, terrorism is affecting countries worldwide and infectious diseases are running rampant in many areas of the planet. The risks of travel, both in the home country and overseas, are higher now than ever before, and are affecting expat...
21 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Expats in Mexico threatened with deportation over incomplete documents

American expats are now facing deportations similar to those being experienced in Thailand. It seems the world is now regressing as regards its overall treatments of expats, many of whom in various popular worldwide destinations are now facing deportation for simple and easily remedied mistakes in documentation. For some while, Western expats in Thailand have been the targets of official harassment over minor bureaucratic errors and the re-hashing of old laws, with US expats in Mexico now posting similar shock-horror stories. The...
13 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats can now banish toxic energy in the home with Feng Shui

Brit expats in Spain’s Costa del Sol can now have their homes Feng Shui’d by an expert. Originally from China, Feng Shui is an incredibly ancient and still ongoing method of ensuring your home is happy and full of positive energy by identifying the aspects of the house’s placing, design and contents which are contributing to the destructive force of bad energy. Granted that it’s considered weird at best and a con at worst by Westerners in general, belief in its power has still helped many Westerners cut back on worry and...
6 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Expat parents in the Czech Republic will need to get new official ID cards for their kids

Expat parents in the Czech Republic will need to get official ID cards for their kids from the age of six. Once the relevant law is passed, the cards will be mandatory, and are expected to be useful for proving age on public transport or when children are travelling with a parent with a different surname. At some time in the future, the personal ID number on the cards is to be replaced by electronically readable data, as the government feels the present system can be seen as an invasion of personal privacy. The current ID cards...
28 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Western tourists and expats in Thailand to be replaced by Indians

Western visitors and expats are now shunning Thailand in favour of other nearby destinations. The previous effect of Western tourism in Thailand wasn’t just to bring short-term revenue into the country as many visitors decided to make the popular Southeast Asian destination their permanent home, either by retiring, starting a business, finding a job or even marrying a Thai girl and starting a family. Nowadays, fewer and fewer Westerners are travelling that road, due to a perception they’re no longer welcome, difficulties with...
28 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Bad Brexit news for British expats in Eindhoven

Whilst Europe watches the Brexit fiasco tottering towards some kind of conclusion benefiting no-one ,British expats in Eindhoven attended yet another British embassy meet-up. Held at Eindhoven’s Hub expat centre, both representatives from the British Embassy and the Netherlands Immigration and Naturalisation Service were present, ready and willing to interpret the bad news for around 50 UK citizens ranging from retirees to students. A number of retirees had been denied the referendum vote as they’d been living overseas for more...
18 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Expat volunteers can see the world whilst protecting its species and peoples

For the majority of would-be expats heading overseas to start a new life, it’s all about the money and prestige a successful relocation can bring. However, not every purchaser if an airline ticket to a foreign land has this motivation, as increasing numbers of talented volunteers are taking time off to use their skills to benefit humanity and the planet itself. Materialistic rewards don’t come into the decision, and volunteers often save for several years to realise their dreams of being useful and supportive to the causes...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Brexit set to wreck jobbing musicians’ chances of career advancement

Brexit is due to make musicians’ lives far harder by restricting freedom of movement. One profession which requires frequent travelling between countries is about to find its members’ lives and their chances of advancement seriously curtailed by Brexit. Musicians travel the continent of Europe and even the world on a regular basis, no matter what style of music is their thing, with the open borders of the EU a blessing for those determined to gather a following in this tricky profession. It’s not just boy bands and the like...