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Can pets travel during the COVID-crisis?
Can pets travel during the COVID-crisis?
As many countries are gradually lifting their border restrictions, people are resuming their travel and expatriation plans. But what about those who have a four-legged furry best friend that they definitely wouldn't like to abandon? And what about expats who are stranded abroad with their pets and are desperately waiting for a repatriation flight? Regardless of your situation, your pet will have to comply with certain regulations, but overall, it is possible to travel with your pet. Here's how to.
Travelling from Portugal to Italy in times of the COVID-19
Portugal
Travelling from Portugal to Italy in times ...
Umberto is an Italian expatriate who has lived in Algarve for a few years. He returned from Portugal to Italy last week. Here is how he organized his travels and the formalities at borders.
Five cities where you won't find it hard to adapt
Five cities where you won't find it hard to ...
Regardless of the reason why you're choosing to move abroad – whether it's for work, study or merely travelling – such a decision requires appropriate planning. Some cities stand out both in terms of opportunities and social life. Have a look at some of the best cosmopolitan cities for integration around the world.
Where you should move for a better life and career in 2019
Where you should move for a better life and ...
As a year has just begun, it's high time for you to unwind your plans and get started in fulfilling each of them. Choosing the best destination has never been an easy task, whether you're seeking a better life or new career prospects abroad. Expat.com gives you an insight into the best cities to live, work or start a business in according to a recent global study by the Mori Memorial Foundation.
Sustainable cities around the world
Sustainable cities around the world
Choosing your new city is a crucial step if you're looking to move abroad, whether alone or with your family. Regardless of your motivation – for work, studies or setting up your business – the society, environment and economic opportunities will have an impact on your stay. The Sustainable Cities Index 2018 by Arcadis assesses cities around the world according to the quality of life, job and business opportunities and the environment they provide to their inhabitants. Let's have a look at these sustainable cities.
The world's most competitive countries at a glance
The world's most competitive countries at a ...
Competitiveness is a crucial factor to take into account if you're looking for new career or business prospects abroad. The latest Global Competitiveness Report highlights the strengths and weaknesses of every country around the world. As expected, the USA, Singapore, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Denmark make it in the top ten. Have a look at the world's most competitive countries in 2018.
The world's most expensive cities in 2018
The world's most expensive cities in 2018
Analysing the cost of living is an excellent way of assessing the pros and cons of moving to your chosen destination. It's important to ensure that your salary will allow you to enjoy better living standards including shopping, getting around, and eating out after paying your rent. Expat.com gives you an insight into eight of the world's most expensive cities according to a survey by EuroCost International.
The most internationally connected airports at a glance
The most internationally connected airports ...
Today, air connectivity plays a prominent role in global mobility as thousands of people transit by airports. Reasons for moving are many: work, business, adventure travel, etc., and prospective destinations are as many. If you're planning to travel soon, Expat.com gives you an insight into the world's most internationally connected airports.
The best wildlife destinations around the world
The best wildlife destinations around the ...
If you're passionate about adventure travel, staying in your host country can be a unique opportunity to explore its land and marine biodiversity as well as that of neighbouring countries. During your free time or in the weekend, why not take a few days to hike in the forests or mountains, take a stroll in a national park, or plan a safari? For wildlife lovers, Expat.com has compiled a short list of best destinations around the world to observe fauna.
Awesome expat cities that aren't capitals
Awesome expat cities that aren't capitals
If you are a seasoned urbanite, most likely your eyes and personality are trained to find the beauty and unique characteristics in every city you live in. Of course, each place has its positive and negative aspects, but some destinations are closer to our heart. Here, we present five charming and contemporary cities around the world, which are not the capital cities.
The world's smartest cities
The world's smartest cities
The world's biggest cities are in perpetual motion to meet the needs of their growing populations and those of the global economy, taking into account immigration and other factors. Today, the largest and wealthiest cities are those who can still offer new opportunities to students, professionals, entrepreneurs and investors. To help you choose the best destination according to your project, Expat.com gives you an insight into the Cities in Motion Index 2018 by the Business School of the University of Navarra.
The most attractive cities to Millennials
The most attractive cities to Millennials
Millennials demand flexibility at work, push off marriage until they have established their career and have become financially stable, and are more interested in experiences than homeownership. These digital, entrepreneurial, and well-travelled young people cherish change and are keen to take up the challenge of relocation. But where do Millennials flock to, and what are their criteria for liking a place? Nestpick, a global accommodation website, has ranked 110 cities based on professional opportunities, good quality of life, tolerance, and recreation. Here are the five most popular urban centres among Millennials for this year.
Top tips for enjoying a long-haul flight
Top tips for enjoying a long-haul flight
With the development of the commercial aviation industry, non-stop flights have become longer — no one could have imagined back in the 1950s that the journey from the UK to Australia which was made of nine layovers would become a 17-hour direct flight. As an expat, you are probably travelling more often than the average person; it's therefore important for your mental and physical well being to know how to manage discomfort during eight, ten, or seventeen hours of flying.
An insight into the international travel and tourism industry
An insight into the international travel and ...
The international travel and tourism industry largely contributes to the global economy, making for 10.2% (or about USD 7,6 trillion) of the annual global GDP. In 2016, the sector accounted for one in ten jobs on the planet, creating 292 million positions — a number which corresponds with the 1.2 billion international arrivals during the same year. While we have been used to North to North travel, outbound travel from Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific is overgrowing. Here's an overview of a sector that generates high-quality employment opportunities, bridges people and cultures, and has the potential to promote the protection and restoration of our planet's ecosystem.
Five things to consider before purchasing a car abroad
Five things to consider before purchasing a ...
If you have arrived at your expat destination without your vehicle, and your employer isn't providing a company car, you should research your options regarding your mode of transport. Owning a car may be the most convenient way of moving from A to B, especially if you have children, or you don't live in the city, but before you decide to buy a car abroad, keep in mind the following.
The top 10 most expensive cities in the USA
The top 10 most expensive cities in the USA
A hefty salary doesn't necessarily mean that you can save a ton of money at the end of the month, or that you can afford big expenditure on leisure activities and luxury items. Cost of living has a direct impact on all of the above. Starting with the least expensive, we present to you America's ten most expensive metropolitan areas, where a six-figure annual salary for a family of three isn't enough for a comfortable lifestyle. After paying their taxes, debts, housing, and transportation, a family earning $100,000 a year is still struggling to get by in certain US cities.
From the sunshiny mediterranean to the icy northern Europe
Finland
From the sunshiny mediterranean to the icy ...
Marietta from Greece started her expat journey seven years ago when she went to Denmark for her Master's degree and then to the Netherlands as a research assistant. Today, she is based in Kuopio, a densely populated city in Finland, famous for its beautiful forested area and Lake Kallavesi, which surrounds the town. After two and a half years in Finland, Marietta may still struggle with the cold weather, but she has found joy in outdoor activities and of course, her PhD. 
These are the cleanest cities in the world
These are the cleanest cities in the world
Making the best choice regarding your expat destination will be based on several pivotal factors such as career opportunities, cost, and quality of living. However, living in a clean environment should also concern you, as it means living in a healthy environment. Check the cleanest cities in the world as ranked by Mercer to find out where you can breath fresh air, drink good quality water, stay away from infectious diseases.