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Shock EU memo prevents expat reciprocal healthcare after no-deal Brexit

Shock EU memo prevents expat reciprocal healthcare after no-deal Brexit
An official Brussels memo has sparked fury in expat hubs across Europe as it prohibits EU member states from agreeing to reciprocal healthcare for UK expats in the case of a no-deal Brexit. The EU government memo leaked to the Daily Telegraph gives the worst news possible for British expats in the EU’s 27 member states. The document...

Costa Rica now a major destination for eco-expats and international retirees

Costa Rica now a major destination for eco-expats and international retirees
Formerly a haven only appreciated by expats from the USA, Costa Rica is now one of the world’s most coveted destinations for international retirees. Expats have been arriving on Costa Rica for at least 30 years, but until recently the vast majority were retirees form the USA wanting a warm, friendly and welcoming place in which to live...

Anger and dismay ramps up amongst retired expats in Thailand

Anger and dismay ramps up amongst retired expats in Thailand
A report of a 90-year old expat being forced to leave Thailand due to the visa changes is causing anger and dismay in the expat community. A new report by a 90-year old expatriate retiree in Thailand stating he will be forced to return to his country of origin due to last week’s retirement visa changes has ramped up expat sentiment...

Inexpensive retirement hubs for expats escaping from the West

Inexpensive retirement hubs for expats escaping from the West
Retiring overseas is the dream of many who’ve grown disenchanted with their countries of origin, but many would-be expats are afraid they wouldn’t be able to afford a comfortable life. It’s true that life in many of the fashionable expat hotspots can cost far more than the average older person on a pension could possibly afford, but...

Survey shows positive results for Malta as an expat professional destination

Survey shows positive results for Malta as an expat professional destination
Expats looking for a new career opportunity plus an island lifestyle with great weather, a fascinating history, culture and friendly locals should head for Malta. Whether you’re looking to find the overseas job of your dreams, a chance to start your own business or the perfect retirement destination, the sun and sea island of Malta is...

Droves of returning Brit expats may be barred from NHS services

Droves of returning Brit expats may be barred from NHS services
British expats repatriating to the UK are likely to be refused access to the NHS until they’ve lived in the home country for a full six months. For elderly Brit expats with potentially life-threatening conditions or those who are on cancer or heart medications, the delay could prove fatal. According to Jean McHale, a professor of...

Newbie expats in Leiden given soft landing by local Expat Centre

Newbie expats in Leiden given soft landing by local Expat Centre
Leiden’s international expat community is being supported by the innovative Leiden Expat Centre. The Leiden Expat Centre project is a public/private partnership funded by local industry including the city’s Science Park and University as well as by the local authority in order to give newly arrived expat professionals a soft landing...

British expats in France grieving over loss of freedom of movement

British expats in France grieving over loss of freedom of movement
Has Brexit redefined the stereotypical view of Brit expats in France? According to the popular view supported by many media outlets and online websites, British expats in France come in three flavours – retirees living in idyllic French villages , small business owners working in the hospitality sector and Eastenders living it up in...

Non-vaccinated expat children banned from Czech Republic kindergartens

Non-vaccinated expat children banned from Czech Republic kindergartens
The Czech Republic bans non-vaccinated kids from kindergarten and pre-school groups. If you’re relocating to the Czech Republic along with your young family, you should note that non-vaccinated children are classed as outcasts due to a rise in preventable diseases including measles. Years of controversy about the incidence of serious...

A breakdown of Dubai?s healthcare system for newly-arrived expats

A breakdown of Dubai?s healthcare system for newly-arrived expats
It’s a well-known fact that healthcare provision is one of the most crucial aspects of relocation to a new country. The UAE in general and Dubai in particular act as magnets for talented expatriates wishing to grow their careers whilst making unbelievably high salaries. Fortunately as regards healthcare provision, the state-of-the-art...