Expat Travel Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Travel Abroad

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...
17 Oct at 6 PM 2019

More EU member states guarantee Brit expats grace periods after Brexit

Brexit hasn’t only been a UK nightmare – many of the 27 remaining EU member states are still attempting to decide what’s best for them. A major concern for British citizens living as expats in EU member states has been the attempt to comply with time-dependent rules as regards legal residency post-Brexit. All 27 countries have been scrambling to present a solution for the half a million Brit expats caught in this disaster zone, with some managing better than others and Switzerland as well as Scandinavia still figuring out how to...
15 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Retired British cocaine smuggling couple beg Johnson for transfer to better jail

The British expat couple arrested last year for smuggling cocaine in suitcases with false bottoms are now appealing to the British PM to get them out of a rat-infested Lisbon jail. Roger Clarke and his wife Susan had been running their suitcase scam from their retirement home in Spain for several years when their modus operadum was cracked and they were arrested when the cruise liner on which they were travelling docked at Lisbon. Both were convicted and sent to a notorious Lisbon jail, but are now attempting to get transferred to a...
14 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Hong Kong female expat entrepreneurs discriminated against by investors

Although Hong Kong gives the best gender balance on investment panels, for female entrepreneurs it’s still a man’s world. Entreprenuers need funding more than anything else, but the females of the species tend to have a hard time in Hong Kong. According to a recent survey, too many female talents aren’t getting the financial help they need due to a preponderance of men on investment boards. However, one sympathetic backer is attempting to rebalance the issue by helping female entrepenuers get the start-up cash they need. CEO...
14 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Spain unhappy over new NIE requirements

British expats’ confusion over the new requirement for getting an NIE number is now turning to outrage. The recent modification of the rules for obtaining the essential NIE identification number is causing confusion and anger across UK expat communities in Spain. The NIE is a foreigner identification number issued to all expats wishing to stay in Spain for over three months, but the new requirements include a revamp of the original application procedure. Due to come into force on the first day after the UK leaves the EU, the rules...
14 Oct at 6 PM 2019

Gibraltar gets the worst news about its post-Brexit future

The nightmare Brexit scenario for expats and locals in Gibraltar has now been revealed. The horrendous details of Brexit’s effect on the Rock and its inhabitants have been revealed as part of the Government’s Brexit Advice Booklet. The release coincided with Gibraltar’s new Brexit Information Office and is being received with anger and fear by expats as well as local people on both sides of the Spanish border. It’s no surprise that its first prediction involves the daily movement of goods and people, stating both will be...