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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...