Worldwide Expat News - Expatriate Healthcare Sign up to our mailing list
best live chat
Quick Quote
  • (inc. country & area code)
  • Please note this service is only available during London office hours. If your call is urgent we will endeavour to get back to you at the earliest possible opportunity.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Worldwide Expat News

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

5 Things to Think About Following an Expat Salary Offer

Working abroad is the dream for many. After countless Skype interviews, it can be incredibly exciting when you are offered an opportunity overseas. Whilst the salary your potential employer is offering might seem ample on paper, there are five things you should consider before taking the plunge and accepting the job offer. Comparable Salary Before you go any further, take the net salary you have been offered and convert it into the currency of your country of residence. Compare the two salaries and ... Read more

The World’s 10 Best Cities to Live In 2018

Each year Mercer, the world’s largest human resources consulting firm, release their Quality of Living index. Their ongoing research into the lives of expatriate employees and their families forms the basis of their annual city ranking. Factors taken into consideration to produce the rankings of the most liveable cities include the economic, political and environmental state of play, public transport, health, housing and infrastructure. Basel, Switzerland Despite its size, Basel made it into the top 10 most liveable cities in the world. Due ... Read more

Saudi Arabia’s Expat Levy Problem

If you have kept up with all of our coverage of Saudi Arabia’s expat news, you will be aware that the Gulf state introduced an expat family tax as part of a series of financial reforms set to wean the Kingdom off of its financial reliance on oil. However, some financial experts are warning Saudi Arabia that its expat measures may cause the opposite effect of what they intended. Once famed for its lack of levies, Saudi Arabia demolished tax-free living back ... Read more

An Expat Student Guide to UK Visas

Following on from our Australia visa options for students, we decided to bring things closer to home and discuss visa options for overseas students visiting the UK to study. In 2016, the UK government tightened up rules on UK student visas, making a few changes to the Tier 4 General student visa. Discussions have also set out plans to diminish the number of UK student visas granted to reduce overall net migration into the UK. With Brexit also under a year away, ... Read more

27% of Young Brits Set for Expat Life Due to Brexit

UK-based foreign exchange and payments company Moneycorp surveyed 2,000 Brits in regards to their post Brexit-plans. The company commissioned the survey to discover what was influencing individual’s decisions to move abroad since the result of the EU referendum was announced. The research revealed that Brits of all ages are considering a move abroad the closer we get to leaving the EU, with 15% stating this is a likely plan. Just over a quarter of young Brits aged 16-24 have emigration in the ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: What to Do During a Tsunami

Before the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, many were not aware that gigantic tidal waves were a natural phenomenon, let alone a force of nature that could kill. On the 26th December, a tsunami occurred in the Indian Ocean. It was the result of a magnitude nine earthquake by two plates on the seafloor, displacing the ocean above. At its start, the tsunami measured no more than one metre high. However, the force of the earthquake resulted in the tsunami travelling to ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Hong Kong?

The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the financial standing of a country and, while this is included, the Legatum Institute considers more factors in its ranking. Ranking in 24th place in 2017 (out of 149 countries) was Hong Kong. This puts Hong Kong in the top 20%, with its rankings for Business Environment (3rd), Safety and Security ... Read more

An Expat Student Guide to Australian Visas

In 2017 the number of international student enrolments was up 15% on the previous year’s figure, coming in at just over 800,000 students.  Australia is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations for overseas studies and the number of teens and twenty-somethings flocking to the land Down Under for educational purposes increases annually. Once you have decided what you wish to study, where you wish to study, and the course you would like to enrol on it is best to make sure ... Read more

Expat Safety Tips: What To Do When a Hurricane Hits

Hurricanes often start life as tropical cyclones. These low-pressure weather phenomena usually have surface winds of around 39 mph and are accompanied by pouring rain. It is when this downpour stops, and winds reach over 74 mph, that they are classed as hurricanes. Not all hurricanes are deadly, however, recent years have seen some of the most catastrophic to hit the globe. Hurricane Katrina tore New Orleans and Haiti apart in 2005 and caused devastation down the Louisiana and Mississippi coastlines. In ... Read more

Kuwait is Banning Expats with Certain Diseases

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health has released a statement banning expats with certain diseases from becoming permanent residents in the country. Despite all of the diseases targeted being non-contagious, the government in Kuwait will deny residency to those living with the conditions. The ban lists 22 diseases and includes a plethora of health issues. So far, the only declared diseases include diabetes, cancer, kidney disease, renal failure, herpes, AIDS, malaria, TB, hepatitis B and hepatitis G. Expats with vision problems, a squint, ... Read more
Page 1 of 29212345...102030...Last »
South America North America Africa Australia & New Zealand Asia Europe