March 2020 Emigrate News Archive

Archived Daily Emigrate UK News...

Saudi king to pay expats’ covid-19 hospital costs

Saudi king to pay expats’ covid-19 hospital costs
Expats living and working in Saudi Arabia who’ve caught the coronavirus will have all costs involved paid by the kingdom’s monarch. The popular expat professional destination is fighting hard to control the pandemic’s outbreak within its borders, with its Health Minister urging all those who believe they may be infected to get...

Tips on settling in for expats heading for Prague

Tips on settling in for expats heading for Prague
If you’re still planning a move to Prague after the coronavirus crisis cools down, these tips will help you settle in and get on with your new life. Before the worldwide crisis broke, Prague was fast gaining a great reputation as an expat hub for its unique culture, fascinating history and business opportunities. All these attractions...

Big ticket expat hirings in India put on hold due to COVID-19

Big ticket expat hirings in India put on hold due to COVID-19
Big ticket hirings of expats in India are being pushed back due to international travel restrictions and fears of virus transmission. For top-talent expat professionals expecting to join their new Indian companies in the very near future, the coronavirus pandemic and its travel restrictions are causing long delays. In addition,even more...

Expats looking to move to Cambodia now viewing homes online

Expats looking to move to Cambodia now viewing homes online
Expats seeking to move to Cambodia are now seeking rentals and homes for sale online. As the coronavirus pandemic closes countries worldwide, would-be expats looking for overseas properties are moving their searches online. Finding a home on the other side of the planet during a global pandemic would have been impossible a decade or more...

Favourite tech-friendly destinations for expat entrepreneurs

Favourite tech-friendly destinations for expat entrepreneurs
Talented tech expats now have a choice of world countries able to fulfil their dreams of entrepreneurship. For the past decade, the buzzword for the younger worldwide expat community has been ‘tech’ – as hundreds of thousands of would-be leaders in the field take their ideas to new countries in the hope of finding the crock of gold...

Western expats in Thailand facing governmental blame for the pandemic

Western expats in Thailand facing governmental blame for the pandemic
Western expats living, working or retiring in Thailand are increasingly being blamed for the country’s coronavirus crisis. The message comes from the top via a government minister who earlier publicly blamed Western tourists, claiming they were dirty and never showered. Online comments on Thai social media suggest his xenophobia is...

Expats planning to relocate to Vietnam now locked out

Expats planning to relocate to Vietnam now locked out
Vietnam’s surprise closing off of the country to foreigners is only temporary, but may well upset expat relocation plans. Concerns over its rising total of coronavirus patients caused yesterday’s surprise closure and follow on from a previous ruling on March 18 quarantining all foreign and Vietnamese arrivals for 14 days. It seems the...

New Chiang Mai Search and Rescue group aims to help vulnerable expats

New Chiang Mai Search and Rescue group aims to help vulnerable expats
As the level of coronavirus infections in Thailand increases, expats living in the northern city of Chiang Mai are coming together to organise support systems for the most vulnerable. According to British Consul Ben Svasti, the new and appropriately named Chiang Mai Search and Rescue effort is now working with long-established Lanna Care...

Is positive COVID 19 news the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?

Is positive COVID 19 news the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?
It’s decision time for would-be expats as well as those already settled overseas. For expats already working or retiring in their chosen location, the COVID 19 pandemic may seem like the world’s worst nightmare, and would-be expats still in the planning stages are stuck until there’s a relaxation of the rules governing freedom of...

Study reveals Singapore wins out for economic freedom

Study reveals Singapore wins out for economic freedom
Expats looking for the best relocation deal could do far worse than head for Singapore. Everything that’s important to would-be expats, including the size of salaries, a free regulatory environment, ultra-modern business frameworks and the lifestyle itself depends on the economic freedom of the chosen destination. A recent survey by the...

Expat residents love Turkey’s unique way of coping with the pandemic

Expat residents love Turkey’s unique way of coping with the pandemic
Expats living in Turkey are having a far easier time than their counterparts elsewhere in Europe. Turkey was a favourite for Western expats right up until the violence of the Arab Spring, but seems now to be regaining its popularity due to its sensitive approach to the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s recently reformed healthcare...

Philippines locks down Metro Manila due to coronavirus fears

Philippines locks down Metro Manila due to coronavirus fears
Just as the Philippines was recovering its popularity with expats looking to settle in Southeast Asia, Metro Manila’s mega city has been closed down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past several decades, would-be expats looking for the perfect tropical location mostly headed for Thailand’s southern shores, ignoring Vietnam...

Is Gronigen an alternative to Amsterdam for expat professionals?

Is Gronigen an alternative to Amsterdam for expat professionals?
As major cities in countries popular with expat professionals become more crowded and expensive, seeking out alternatives in the chosen country seems the only way forward. The Netherlands has long been an all-time favourite for expat entrepreneurs, especially those in the tech sector. As a result, accommodation is now in short supply and...

As Asia gets less welcoming, the Philippines is opening up to expats

As Asia gets less welcoming, the Philippines is opening up to expats
As more and more would-be expats choose the lesser-known Southeast Asian countries rather than the usual European destinations, the Philippines is coming into its own as a destination for digital nomads, entrepreneurs and retirees. One of the archipelago’s major attractions for those to whom learning an Asian language is a nightmare is...

Untapped business potential in Portugal attracts entrepreneurial expat professionals

Untapped business potential in Portugal attracts entrepreneurial expat professionals
Entrepreneurial expats heading for Portugal urged to collaborate with the country’s universities to take advantage of untapped business potential. For those hoping to start their own companies as part of their expatriation strategy, merging soon-to-be qualified university students who meet their requirements with existing expat...

Debenhams Cyprus closure rated as the end of an expat era

Debenhams Cyprus closure rated as the end of an expat era
British expats needing a taste of home could be disappointed once the Nicosia Debenhams closes its doors. For many British expats, a taste of home is almost essential for their health and well-being and is taken into account when deciding on a suitable country for work or retirement. Over the years, businesses in many UK expat hubs have...

Virus spread making expats think twice about destinations

Virus spread making expats think twice about destinations
For those planning to leave the home country for a stress-free retirement, is the coronavirus epidemic a wake-up call? One key aspect of retiring or working overseas is the new country’s level of healthcare expertise combined with its cost, as coping with a medical emergency is one of the scariest aspects of relocation. Obviously,...

Expats on a budget are giving Thailand a miss

Expats on a budget are giving Thailand a miss
Thailand’s soaring baht and harsh new rules for Westerners are forcing budget-minded expats to choose another destination. First popular with American servicemen during the Vietnam War, Thailand became a hub for tourists as well as Western retirees several decades ago. Its ‘something for everyone’ allure took in everything from the...

Expats again warned about investment scams as mis-selling rates soar

Expats again warned about investment scams as mis-selling rates soar
Over the past decade, complaints over the mis-selling of pension products have reached an all-time high, with headlines on the subject a regular read in on- and offline media. Due to the lack of legal protection from the mis-selling of financial products in a high number of popular expat destinations, the factors of these scams are...

Is Malaysia a favourite destination for older expats?

Is Malaysia a favourite destination for older expats?
Living and working or even retiring in Asia is now more popular than ever before, but the issues of developing countries as regards infrastructure, services and clean air can be problematic. As other Southeast Asian destinations are losing their appeal for many would-be expats, Malaysia seems to tick all the boxes as regards cost of...

Hints and tips on expat insurance needs

Hints and tips on expat insurance needs
Moving overseas is invariably a stressful experience, with the majority of would-be expats forced to navigate a few hurdles before arriving at their personal winning post. Uncertainty is often the name of the expat game, with venturing into the unknown routinely throwing up a few problematic issues before, during and just after the move...

UK expat retirement strategies being wrecked by low pension payments

UK expat retirement strategies being wrecked by low pension payments
A successful expat retirement strategy often depends on a satisfactory pension income topped up by capital released via the sale of the home country property. Even although capital appreciation on property purchase is almost inevitable nowadays, monthly income from a state and/or private pension is crucial in the provision of funds...

NEWS CATEGORIES