Expat Working Abroad News

Latest 10 news items tagged Working Abroad

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...
12 May at 6 PM 2020

Pandemic causes huge surge in US expats renouncing their citizenship

The US government’s ineffective response to the coronavirus pandemic seems to have been the last straw for huge numbers of American expats overseas. Whilst those representing the USA’s so-called official stance on the pandemic continue to sow confusion and despair across the nation, increasing numbers of its expats living and working overseas are finally and reluctantly deciding to renounce their citizenship. Whilst a good number have already taken this irrevocable step due to the hated FATCA reporting law, those who’ve hoped for...
23 Mar at 6 PM 2020

British expats as well as Thai citizens disallowed entry to Thailand

British expats living, working or retiring in Thailand are being warned time is running out for those wishing to repatriate. A message from the British Ambassador to Thailand has stated Britons wishing to return to the home country are running out of time due to the closing down of almost all flights to the West. By the end of last week, passengers using Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport were at their lowest level since the facility opened its doors to worldwide travellers. Internal flights via Don Mueang airport showed...
12 Feb at 6 PM 2020

UK expats get positive news over free healthcare cover

The boost in private medical insurance cover is due to needless expat concerns over post-Brexit coverage. In spite of positive messages about medical coverage for expats wishing to stay in the UK post-Brexit, the private medical insurance sector is reporting a boost in demand. British expats themselves, it seems, are still worried and confused about their rights to medical coverage in their chosen EU member states, whether they’re working or retiring. According to professionals in the sector, much of the confusion arose at the...
10 Jan at 6 PM 2020

Welsh expats can now reconnect with their land of song

If you’re Welsh, lonely, a fan of rugby and an expat anywhere on the planet, Global Welsh is the answer. For Welsh expatriates, it’s crucial to be able to keep their connection to the western corner of the UK that is Wales, a land of song, rugby and unique history with even its own, much-loved Welsh language – at least in the region’s north. Those who’ve become expats in a strange land inevitably feel a longing to keep in touch with their origins, with one devoted expatriate Welshman now supporting a way which makes this...
10 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Brit expats in Shanghai hold debate over election and Brexit

A debate held by a group of British expatriates living and working in Shanghai reinforced the strength of feeling held by UK citizens overseas. Brexit is still of critical importance to British expats in China, even although they’re many thousands of miles away from home. Last Sunday’s debate in Shanghai was dominated by this week’s election and its possible effect should Johnson remain as Prime Minister and Brexit become a reality. The debate took place at one of British expats’ favourite bars, with five speakers...
9 Dec at 6 PM 2019

Why VPNs are essential for expat digital nomads

For those who never leave their home country, using a VPN may not be a priority, but for expats it’s a necessity, no matter where they’re located. Nowadays, living and working overseas is a fairly straightforward procedure once the correct visa is obtained, but internet access can be less than straightforward, dependent on your location. Even if you’re not dependent on personal internet access to stay in touch with those at home or use social media, unhindered surfing can be tricky – even more so if you’re enjoying online...
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...
22 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Boris plans double stamp duty for all UK expat property purchases

Expats planning to grab an inexpensive buy-to-let bargain will need to do so quickly in case the Boris party wins the UK election. Property investors with an eye to the UK’s buy-to-let market are in for a shock should the Tory party win the UK’s upcoming election. In yesterday’s announcement, the UK’s answer to Trump promised a new surcharge on investors from overseas who, he believes, are fuelling the country’s housing crisis. Should he get his way and stay in No.10, increased stamp duty rates will apply to all residential...
21 Nov at 6 PM 2019

Expat property investors scouring the UK for buy to let bargains

Expats on basic UK state pensions and living the simple life have been badly hurt by the slump in sterling, but their wealthier counterparts couldn’t be more pleased. Put simply, wealthy expats living and working overseas are cashing in on lower-priced buy-to-let properties in the UK. For British estate agents, the fall in the pound is a dream come true as the numbers of non-resident landlords increases month by month. At this point in time, overseas landlords make up just over one in ten of property investors, a four per cent rise...