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Worldwide Expat News - Page 5 of 303

Keep up to date with the latest expat news from around the world.

Singapore Ranked Best Place for Expats for Fourth Year in a Row

HSBC’s annual Expat Explorer study analyses the views of over 22,000 expats around the world, based on economics, experience and family life. Released at the end of 2018, the results found Singapore to be the expat destination of choice for the fourth year running. The global report looks at how expats feel about living overseas by examining various aspects of expat life, including family dynamics, their experiences and the economy. The findings from countries all over the world are then ranked against ... Read more

Discovering Africa’s Smallest Country: Seychelles

When you think of Africa, you might not immediately think to include the small islands surrounding the content. The Seychelles itself is made up of a cluster of 115 tiny islands, just off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Not all the islands are inhabited, but they all share similar features – soft white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and lush tropical rainforests. Although many visitors flock to the islands of the Seychelles for the beaches, there is so ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: Sinkholes

Although possible almost anywhere you go in the world, little awareness is raised with regards to sinkholes and the dangerous risks they pose. Whilst sinkholes vary in terms of size and severity, they can appear with little to no warning and in many cases can cause severe damage, injury and even death. Therefore, expats and travellers alike can only benefit from being aware of high-risk areas and how to keep yourself safe. How do sinkholes occur? A sinkhole refers to a depression or cavity in ... Read more

How to Cope with Expat Homesickness

Living in another country can be an incredible experience, with many new opportunities to keep you busy and certainly some challenges to overcome along the way. One of the most common challenges for expats to experience is feeling homesick. Although you may have thought you were unlikely to be affected, it’s natural for most expats to experience at least some level of homesickness, regardless of how settled they are or how much fun they’re having.  Ultimately, expats are bound to miss some ... Read more

No-Deal Brexit Could See Expats Lose Free Healthcare

With such uncertainty still surrounding Brexit, it remains difficult for British expats living in the EU to know for sure what the situation will be on Friday 29th March 2019.  Will there be a deal or won’t there? That’s really all any of us want to know. The situation is extremely concerning for UK citizens who have made EU countries such as Spain and France their home for many years. A number of British expats are pensioners that rely on NHS reimbursements ... Read more

Should You Fly When You Are Unwell?

Working and travelling overseas can often involve frequent air travel. Whilst sickness and injury can strike at any time, when you are due to fly it can be somewhat inconvenient. From a common cold to more serious health conditions, the question often arises as to whether you can in fact travel on board an aircraft when you are unwell.  Moreover, if you can, are there any increased risks in doing so. In short, it greatly depends on the specific circumstances, illness and ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: Drought

Many people associate crippling droughts with desert landscapes or particularly hot countries that lack rainfall. However, there are locations around the world where rainfall is below average but, the majority of the time, everything is seemingly normal. Some of the most drought prone countries in the world include China, Morocco, Ethiopia and Afghanistan. Land only makes up 29% of the earth, so many find it surprising that drought is ever an issue. However, a third of land mass is considered desert. Global ... Read more

A Guide to Extending your Australian Working Holiday Visa

A year can fly by quickly when you’re having fun and it will likely never feel long enough in such an incredible country as Australia. It’s almost impossible to work and explore everything you’d like in such a short space of time. If you’re already feeling the urge to stick around for a bit longer and you have some months left on your current visa, or perhaps you fancy returning at a later date - all of this is possible! Thankfully for ... Read more

What Are the Best Industries for Expats in 2019?

Brits intending to work abroad this year may feel concerned about how easy it will be to secure a job in their desired country. Rest assured, there are a whole host of job opportunities abroad and more than anything, you’ll be spoilt for choice. One of the best ways to start the process of looking for work overseas is to focus on a particular industry. What’s more, if you’re looking to move to a country where you don’t yet know the language, ... Read more

Will Saudi Arabia Review Expat Fees?

Since the recent introduction of expat worker fees in Saudi Arabia, the country has seen a steep rise in foreigner workers leaving the country. The two types of fees introduced included charges for each familial dependents of expat workers which were implemented in July 2017 and has continued to increase in price since this time. More recently, in January 2018 another fee was introduced which requires businesses to pay out for employing foreign workers. Why Expat Charges were Introduced? The primary driver for these ... Read more
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