Expat Germany News

Latest 10 news items tagged Germany

25 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Germany advised to not become their own worst enemies

Expats in Germany are being warned over anxiety and stress. As news about the present status of the COVID -19 pandemic overwhelms international media outlets, expat professionals living and working in Germany are being urged not to let stress and anxiety take over their lives. For expats, tough times lie ahead as the news worsens and individual countries’ measures to control the outbreak become ever more drastic as regards their effects on everyday life. Isolation as well as concern for family and friends is hitting on...
20 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Mijas multilingual hotline aims to inform British expats

As Spain shocks the world with its latest coronavirus statistics, an expat-aimed multi-lingual hotline has been launched in Mijas. Spain’s latest information on its coronavirus statistics is truly terrifying, as its confirmed COVID 19 cases have risen to 17,147 over the past 24 hours – a jump of 3,500 infections. Deaths from the virus now stand at 767, a 30 per cent increase on yesterday’s figures, and the shocking statistics cover almost all Spanish regions. The only good news coming out of the favourite European country...
13 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats in Spain angry over suspension of UK/EU negotiations

The temporary closure of UK/EU post Brexit negotiations due to the pandemic has caused concern for British expats in southern Spain. Post-Brexit talks between Britain and the EU have just been suspended until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic, leaving UK expats living in Spain bitterly disappointed. All across the popular retirement destination, older British expats have been awaiting desperately needed clarification of their ultimate positions as Spanish residents, with yet another delay causing a combination of anger,...
5 Mar at 6 PM 2020

N26 digital bank decision causing chaos for British expats in Spain

British expats in Spain with N26 digital bank accounts are rushing to change their registered addresses. The Germany-based relatively new expat banking service became popular amongst British expats in Spain due to its straightforward fund transfers, but the digital bank is now pulling out of the UK market. Brexit is the reason, and the change is due to close down some 200,000 UK-registered accounts. Many UK expats living, working or retiring in Spain still have registered UK addresses and are now rushing to change to their Spanish...
3 Mar at 6 PM 2020

The UAE annual Camel Trek will become a marathon next year

Following the success of last month’s annual UAE Camel Trek, the emirate’s Heritage Centre has announced an annual Camel Trek Marathon, open to both expats and tourists. The announcement by Dubai’s Crown Prince followed on after the successful staging of a camel race between the 13 expats who’d taken part in the annual Camel Trek. After a deal of training and the trek itself, expatriates from the UK, Japan, China, Romania, Armenia, the USA, Finland and Germany displayed their camel-riding skills in an exciting race. March...
3 Mar at 6 PM 2020

Expats and locals stocking up on necessities as virus victim numbers increase

Locals and expats in Europe are stocking up due to fears of forced lockdowns or voluntary quarantines. As coronavirus cases continue to increase across Europe and the risk of contracting the disease is officially raised to ‘high’, expats and locals are raiding local malls and stores. Panic shopping is increasing across the continent, with stockpiling of necessities causing empty supermarket shelves. In Italy and France, governments have announced strict rules against public events, with get-togethers of over 5,000 in enclosed...
17 Feb at 6 PM 2020

N26 online bank dumps 200,000 British expat clients due to Brexit

Expats in Spain face the closure of their digital N26 UK bank accounts due to Brexit. Several hundred thousand British expats living in Spain but banking in the UK with the digital N26 bank are being forced to close their UK accounts and are struggling to find suitable alternatives. Based in Germany and operating as an online banking service for expatriates, N26 has only operated within the British expat community for 18 months. The service became very popular within the UK expat community as its money transfers were easy and...
13 Feb at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Germany advised to get personal liability insurance

Expats in Germany are being advised to consider private liability insurance. For most expats, living like a local is the preferred option, whether expatriation was the result of personal preference or career progression. Germany is a perennially popular expat professional destination, with new arrivals doing their best to adjust and fit in by doing as the Germans do, even in matters they’ve never considered essential. One example is private liability insurance, considered a must by the German nation as a whole and ignored by the...
11 Feb at 6 PM 2020

Mallorca identifies coronavirus infection in expat resident

Expats on Mallorca urged not to panic as the Spanish island archipelago’s first coronavirus victim is identified. At a press conference held yesterday, the Spanish island’s general director of public health urged expats and citizens to remain calm as staff are currently identifying and contacting passengers on the same Barcelona/Palma flight as the infected patient. The official promised a full investigation will take place, with all those identified being given precise instructions on how to proceed. Along with his wife and...
4 Feb at 6 PM 2020

New Year new rules for expats in Germany

For British expats already settled in Germany and those about to arrive in their new country, each New Year invariably brings in new rules. Most European countries seem to start the new year with a raft of new or amended laws, but expats whose German is rudimentary at best might find the German versions difficult at best and indecipherable at worst. Some are simply minor changes, but a few could cause issues if ignored. For example, Germany’s Bahncard 100 already saves expats' money on travel, and has been 10 per cent cheaper...