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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...

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...

Thailand updates antivirus measures for two weeks at least

Thailand updates antivirus measures for two weeks at least
As Thailand’s numbers of coronavirus infections soar, the government is closing down universities and schools countrywide for a period of two weeks. Expats in Thailand are fearing the numbers will increase still further, as measures taken to date don’t seem to have had much of an effect. As major expat and visitor destinations go into...

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 retiring overseas on a budget becoming almost impossible?

Is retiring overseas on a budget becoming almost impossible?
Is a low-cost retirement now an impossible dream for many would-be expats? Whilst the cost of living varies hugely from country to country, it’s always been possible for would-be expats to choose an overseas location which promises not only a better quality of life but also a more affordable existence without compromising on...