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Worldwide Expat News - Page 5 of 290

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

Hurricane Irma: Record Atlantic Storm Destroying Caribbean

On the 27th  August, just off of the coast of Guinea-Bissau (Africa) winds picked up to 29 mph. This minor tropical disturbance was commonplace, especially when the gusts swept over Cape Verde; an island accustomed to late-summer hurricanes, albeit ones which cause little issue.However, just like the Cape Verde storms of times gone past – such as Andrew, Huge and Ike – what began as strong gusts were soon to reach the Caribbean as Hurricane Irma. On the 5th September, Hurricane ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Brazil?

An attack on all the senses, Brazil is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The 2016 Olympics thrust the South American country into the limelight further and many have since moved to the party capital of the world to benefit from the incredible climate, good high-ranking salaries and welcoming locals.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 ... Read more

Brexit Catch-Up: Negotiations So Far

Since the Brexit negotiations began on the 19th June, we have reported on the Brexit expat offer and what will become of the EHIC card post-Brexit. However, given that the process of the UK leaving the EU is well into its third month, we thought it best to give an overview of all the happenings so far surrounding Brexit and its development.The negotiations between the EU and the UK continue. Major discussions were held in July and August, both followed my ... Read more

International Investment Features Expatriate Group

International Investment released an article detailing how market demand has seen a growth of short term international healthcare cover. The piece went on to detail our new Short Term Healthcare Insurance, with comments from director Lee Gerry. Click here to view the article in full.Global Health Insider also featured Expatriate Group's new short term medical cover. Read more

How Can Expats Send Money Home From Overseas?

According to figures from the World Bank, £19.1 billion was transferred out of the UK in 2015. India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Poland and Germany all received over £1 billion in remittances from the UK. Spain also received this figure which is understandable as it has a large British expat population. The majority of money being transferred to the UK came from Australia, South Africa, Canada, the United States, Spain and Germany.Other countries sending large sums abroad also included the United States, the ... Read more

The Best Places to Holiday in England

For Brits, ditching the passport and opting for a holiday closer to home is often not even an option. Unless you get on an aeroplane, it isn’t a true holiday. However, this isn’t the case. Whether a citizen yourself, or considering flying over to England for a holiday, there are many locations spanning from the Pennines to Penzance that many return to year upon year for their annual holiday. Let us show you exactly what you are missing out on.South Devon ... Read more

8 Things Every Traveller Must Have for Keeping Safe

Whether you plan on being away for a month or one year, investing in your personal safety is right up there next to choosing the destinations and booking the flights. Things can feel particularly overwhelming in a foreign country so it is best to take some time to browse the abundance of safety tech, apps and gadgets available on the market to make your globe-trotting safer.Best for Areas With Zero Signal For the adventurous traveller, it is likely you will end up ... Read more

National and International Magazines Report on New Short Term Insurance

Cover Magazine featured an article about our new Short Term Healthcare Insurance offering. To read the article in full, click here.Other articles featuring the new Short Term Health Insurance also appeared in Global Health Insider, Health Insurance Daily, Life Insurance International, International Travel and Health Insurance Journal, International Investment Magazine, and IPMI Magazine. Read more

Everything Doctors Need to Know About Working Abroad

Many doctors refer see working abroad as a marmite experience; some love it, some hate it. Being able to immerse yourself in a new culture and embrace adventure are two traits doctors will definitely need to have in their kit bag before embarking on the life change.There are countless reasons as to why many head abroad to practice medicine. Some want a break from the health care system of their own country, whereas some head to underdeveloped countries to help those ... Read more

Saudi Expat ‘Violators’ Face High Fines and Prison Sentences

After only reporting on cancelled visas and family tax chaos back in July, this month is set for more expat disruption in Saudi Arabia. However, this time, it appears the penalties could be warranted. It is reported that those working illegally or violating the Kingdom’s labour laws will be punished. So far, the list of reprimands includes deportation, large fines and up to six months in jail.Saudi Arabia’ General Directorate of Passports has expressed that expats would face the penalties come the ... Read more
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