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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...

Expats returning to China are made to feel genuinely welcome

Expats returning to China are made to feel genuinely welcome
As expats return to China from overseas, going straight into a 14-day quarantine lockdown, local support is there for all needs. In Jing’An, both authorities and volunteers are supporting every expat who’s returning to take up his or her life in China again. Whilst it’s the law that a 14-day quarantine must be observed, expat...

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...

Expat choices between Hong Kong, Singapore and Edinburgh

Expat choices between Hong Kong, Singapore and Edinburgh
If you’re still planning to take a chance on Asia after securing a top job, Hong Kong is still the place for upscale living. High-income expatriates with Hong Kong jobs to die for are the reason why the exclusive island is still the world’s most expensive location for property. For the third year running, the city topped the latest...

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...

Expats in Africa urged to repatriate if at all possible

Expats in Africa urged to repatriate if at all possible
Advice for expats in South Africa is now straightforward – leave if and when you can. South Africa is a popular destination for Western expats, but the rapid worldwide spread of the coronavirus pandemic has wrecked the plans of many established expat incomers as well as those planning to relocate to the country. A state of emergency...

Expats in Thailand fear for their rights during state of emergency

Expats in Thailand fear for their rights during state of emergency
With Thailand now under a state of emergency decree, how will expats cope? Wednesday’s governmental emergency decree effectively closes off Thailand from the rest of the world until after April 30, supposedly to reduce the numbers of coronavirus infections now spreading upwards and downwards from Bangkok. Senior citizens are being told...

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...