Expat Germany News

Latest 10 news items tagged Germany

13 May at 6 PM 2020

Expat repatriation flights to UAE now available

For expats working overseas, one of the worst aspects of the pandemic is being unable to return to your present country of residence due to lockdowns. It’ll never be known exactly how many expat professionals on business trips became the modern equivalent of stateless persons, simply due to the fact they were in the wrong place when lockdowns were declared. For those stranded overseas, adhering to requirements such as two-week quarantines, compulsory health insurance covering covid19 treatment when no such insurance is available and...
27 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Expats in Thailand join to help Thais in need due to the pandemic

In spite of a representative of the Thai government’s verbal attacks on expats, foreigners all over the popular destination are pulling out all the stops to help Thai nationals in need. The pandemic’s devastating effect on Thailand’s tourist industry has seen small and medium sized businesses, hotels, guest houses and other hospitality sector owners left without any income and with little hope of the situation returning to anything resembling normal over the next few months. As a result, huge numbers of workers in the sector as...
14 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Brit expats in Spain refusing to obey anti virus rulings

Favourite expat locations in Spain are the worst for the numbers breaking State of Alarm rulings. According to spokespersons from a number of Spanish municipal authorities as well as local police forces, it seems many expat residents are following lockdown rulings made by Germany and the UK as seen on UK and German TV channels, rather than those deemed necessary in their adopted country of residence. Frequently seen breaches of the rules causing police to question expats are the non-observance of distancing and the isolation...
9 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Costa del Sol pubs and bars planning free beer parties after lockdown ends

As Spain’s devastating numbers of covid-19 infections and deaths seems to be slowing, expat bar and pub owners in the Costa del Sol are planning free beer celebrations to mark the end of the lockdown. Bar owners are planning huge celebrations to be held as soon as the country’s lockdown ends. Featured will be free beer, and the parties will be open to all expats as well as to holidaymakers and visitors who’ve been trapped in the region since the lockdown began. Organisers are even inviting holidaymakers who’ve booked short...
1 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Expats in lockdowns can use spare time to learn local languages

Making the most of your unwelcome lockdowns by learning the local language. For expats going stir-crazy as lockdowns drag on, turning an essential imposition into an advantage by learning the local language is the best idea. New arrivals in the vast majority of favourite expat locations worldwide usually place learning the local language high on their priority lists, but a good number give up after a few months of lessons. For some, it’s because there are so many other fun things to do, and for others it’s simply too much like...
1 Apr at 6 PM 2020

Brit Foreign Office shamed again over Peru repatriation chaos

As pressure on the government to repatriate all stranded Britons grows, UK citizens formerly in Peru tell of their experiences. Following the UK government’s recent announcement of its intent to bring home all stranded Brits, the chaos and confusion surrounding repatriation flights from Peru isn’t something to be proud of. Three chartered flights had been organised, with the first arriving on schedule at Heathrow Airport, but its passengers were far less than impressed by the performance of the Foreign Office. All those who landed...
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...