April 2020 Emigrate News Archive

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Expats in Portugal celebrate the end of the state of emergency

Expats in Portugal celebrate the end of the state of emergency
Expats in Portugal are relieved and happy about the government’s ending of the state of emergency. Midnight on Saturday will be the time for expats in Portugal to celebrate the ending of the popular country’s state of emergency. An announcement by the republic’s president had been eagerly awaited by nationals and expats alike, as the...

Will Brexit and the pandemic change Brit expat location choices?

Will Brexit and the pandemic change Brit expat location choices?
It’s still not clear how the coronavirus plus the Brexit effect will change British would-be expats’ post-pandemic location choices. It’s true that Brexit was the cause of many older Britons’ decisions to settle in EU member states before it was too late, but even more are now looking to emigrate due to the economic slowdown and...

How to deal with Japan’s cultural differences during the pandemic

How to deal with Japan’s cultural differences during the pandemic
Dealing with Japan’s unique cultural differences during the coronavirus crisis. As in every other first world country, Japan’s multinationals are now struggling to respond to the worldwide shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with cultural clashes and misunderstandings the norm in this traditionally structured society. Team...

Brits getting out of London are heading for New Zealand

Brits getting out of London are heading for New Zealand
If you’re desperate to get out of London in the general direction of New Zealand, now’s the time to bag a post-lockdown property in these stunning islands. As New Zealand reduces its stringent covid-19 restrictions on viewing property, real estate agents are already listing two viewings per day for a wide choice of available property....

Brit expats worried over higher food and insurance costs due to covid-19

Brit expats worried over higher food and insurance costs due to covid-19
With the economic effect of the coronavirus pandemic looming, would-be expats calculating their monthly needs should watch out for sudden price hikes. No-one’s certain how badly the pandemic will affect investments, savings, pensions, exchange rates and world economic health, but for would-be expat retirees calculating their financial...

What’s it really like for expats in lockdown Italy

What’s it really like for expats in lockdown Italy
Those looking to expatriate from the home country can find online accounts of the lifestyle in their chosen destination which can help with decision- making, but what happens nowadays with almost every norm unrecognisable due to the pandemic? For several decades, Europe has been a favourite location for British expats due to freedom of...

Archaic Spanish law forces expats and locals to re-register their cars

Archaic Spanish law forces expats and locals to re-register their cars
If you’re an expat planning to arrive by car in Gibraltar via Spain and your vehicle has Gibraltar registration, it’s time to change plans! As part of the continuing conflict between Spain and the Rock, Spain’s anti-coronavirus battle is now making life difficult and expensive for expat residents in Gibraltar who’ve used their...

Expats in China feel far safer than in their home countries

Expats in China feel far safer than in their home countries
Expats in China are determined to stay put as they feel safer there than in their home countries. Expats living and working in China are refusing to consider repatriation as they believe they’re far safer where they are. One issue is the flight itself, as it simply needs one person unaware that they’re infected to spread the virus to...

Expats in China running charity events for local dog shelters

Expats in China running charity events for local dog shelters
If you thought dogs in China are still regarded as lunch rather than life-long loves, you’d be very wrong. Many would-be expats fascinated by Chinese history and culture are discouraged from considering the vast country as an expat opportunity due to the sad fact that dogs are still on the menu in certain provinces. It’s a totally...

Expats learning to love lockdowns via endless online offerings

Expats learning to love lockdowns via endless online offerings
Wherever expats are located during these difficult times, lockdown doesn’t have to be so devastating due to the many essential, free online services. Expats living and working overseas are on the front line as regards the effects of the huge number of lockdowns now taking place in the majority of world countries. Not having the freedom...

How to stay relevant as an expat SME during these tricky times

How to stay relevant as an expat SME during these tricky times
If you’ve only just got your expat business up and going – what can you do to ensure it doesn’t become just another victim of the virus? If you’ve recently arrived overseas and started your expat business, you’ll have realised this situation is unprecedented and crammed full of challenges you didn’t include in your original...

Where in South America is the best refuge for non-USA expats?

Where in South America is the best refuge for non-USA expats?
Brits and Europeans are now catching on to formerly USA expat-centric locations. For many would-be British expatriates, South America in general and its offshore islands were the private provinces of expats from the USA making them off-limits for all but the bravest Britons. Sources such as International Living and its imitators didn’t...

Expats based in Malaysia are being refused entry due to new rulings

Expats based in Malaysia are being refused entry due to new rulings
Coronavirus confusion in Malaysia is separating expat spouses from their loved ones. Malaysia is the latest affected country which is causing grief and chaos in the lives of citizens married to expats. Many couples are now separated and have no idea when they’ll be allowed to live together again after the state’s coronavirus chaos had...

Reciprocity for expats is on the Brexit back burner as the pandemic rages

Reciprocity for expats is on the Brexit back burner as the pandemic rages
Britons still determined to relocate to Europe may find it all depends on reciprocity. The plight of British expats and those still in the UK wanting to emigrate is now on the Brexit back burner as the pandemic continues to rage across Europe. Brits attempting to continue with their plans for a new future in a European member state are...

Expats in the Gulf States urged to sympathise with rich list losses

Expats in the Gulf States urged to sympathise with rich list losses
Whilst you’re confined to your high-rise expat apartment in Dubai wondering how to celebrate Easter, remember to spare a caring thought for the 13 UAE billionaires whose holdings have dropped like the proverbial stone due to the virus’s effect on the economy and property values as well as the NMC Healthcare financial scandal. The...

Saudi Arabia scores high in expat care during the pandemic

Saudi Arabia scores high in expat care during the pandemic
Recent expat arrivals in Saudi Arabia are now very glad they came. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the Gulf States as a whole had a mixed reputation as regards attitudes towards the almost overwhelming numbers of expat professionals living and working in the region. Nowadays, the emirates and Saudi Arabia itself seem to be looking...

City or country is the choice for Brit expats heading to France

City or country is the choice for Brit expats heading to France
If you’ve had enough of Brexit, the pandemic and the prospect of hard economic times ahead, starting a new life in France might be the answer. For those would-be British expats who’re in a hurry to start their new lives, France has always been an attractive option as it’s literally on the doorstep and offers a certain familiarity as...

Spain’s stunningly ancient hill towns perfect for post-lockdown trips

Spain’s stunningly ancient hill towns perfect for post-lockdown trips
At this point in time, it seems the coronavirus may be finally loosening its hold on at least a small number of affected countries. Although it’s far too early to predict that its days are now numbered as a result, hope springs eternal in the minds of expats who've been confined to home for what seems like a very long time. With most of...

Lifestyle diversification for expats after the pandemic ends

Lifestyle diversification for expats after the pandemic ends
Where to go as an expat after the pandemic burns itself out? Believe it or not, the coronavirus pandemic will, eventually, slow down and stop, although whether it will return in a milder form on an annual basis is anyone’s guess. However, life for both expats and residents alike may well not be the same, at least for a while, as the...

DIY expat relocation made easier via a new TripAdvisor style website

DIY expat relocation made easier via a new TripAdvisor style website
Relocating without the help of a company can be scary at best and terrifying at worst. Nowadays, many expats on reassignment as well as those looking for jobs or starting a new business overseas are forced to relocate themselves. Most don’t realise just how tricky a move to a totally unfamiliar country can be, even if it’s been the...

Will the coronavirus panic change the expat world for ever?

Will the coronavirus panic change the expat world for ever?
Border closures are leaving millions of expats worldwide with no way to stay and no way to leave. Expats who’ve taken their qualifications, knowledge and aspirations to countries all over the world could be forgiven for feeling resentful that all their efforts may count for nothing now that the pandemic is controlling their lives one...

Prague University of Economics is favourite with expat students

Prague University of Economics is favourite with expat students
For British students keen on the expat experience as part of their studies, the Czech Republic’s Prague University of Economics is the perfect choice. In this rapidly-changing world, the total cost of a UK university degree is forcing talented students to search overseas degree-level universities with courses in the English language. For...

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