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Emergency repatriation when things go wrong in your expat country
Emergency repatriation when things go wrong ...
If COVID-19 has taught us one thing it is that one cannot take anything for granted. A lot of expats have had to be repatriated home. So, how do you prepare for needed to move back urgently when moving abroad?
Relocating during 2021: what you need to know
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Relocating during 2021: what you need to know
Thinking about moving and not sure where to start? We've put together our list of frequently asked moving questions to help you plan ahead for your next big move. You'll find details regarding everything you need to know from deadlines and packing tips to navigating a post-pandemic world and documentation advice. Answers from our move experts have got you covered.
Has Thailand lost its appeal for expatriates?
Has Thailand lost its appeal for expatriates?
Thailand, in particular popular beach resorts like Phuket, is looking to welcome international travellers again by October 2021. Thai authorities recently revealed their new plans that do not require quarantine for travellers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
How to know you’re an expat
How to know you’re an expat
Do you consider yourself an expat or an immigrant? Don't really see the difference? Here's what Jerry Nelson, a long term expat, who currently lives in Argentina, has to say about this.
Ten types of expats you will come across on your flight in 2021
Ten types of expats you will come across on ...
Border closures during the past year have had a significant impact on the travel industry. But as they reopen gradually, flights are resuming, and people have started travelling again, even though the purpose of their trips have somewhat changed. So here are ten expat profile you could come across on your next flight overseas.
How expats priorities have changed with the crisis
How expats priorities have changed with the ...
The current global crisis has profoundly transformed the travel industry in recent months. With border closures and travel restrictions, many expats-to-be had no other choice than postponing their travel plans. Still, some of them are reviewing their plans, defining their new priorities.
Four tips for expats gleaned from long term travelers
Four tips for expats gleaned from long term ...
The Internet and specialised expat guides definitely help in planning an international relocation. Still, having personalised tips can go a long way. Our guest blogger, Jerry Nelson, asked a couple of long term travellers.
Which countries currently have their borders open?
Which countries currently have their borders ...
Many countries around the world seem to have come to a standstill with a new surge of COVID-19 during the past few weeks, and a new variant. While some of them prefer to keep their borders closed, others have reopened under certain conditions. Here's an update for those who are looking to relocate overseas during this period.
How to prepare your move back home
How to prepare your move back home
Whether it's the pandemic, homesickness or something else, there are as many reasons to abandon the expat lifestyle as there are expats. If a return to your “home country” is unexpected, a little pre-preparation can help make the transition easier.
Where should you move in 2021 amidst the crisis?
Where should you move in 2021 amidst the ...
You're perhaps waiting for the pandemic to come to an end before moving abroad, but no one can tell how long it's going to take. Moreover, with current travel restrictions and border closures, and some countries being locked down once again following a new surge, especially in Europe and Asia, choosing your next destination can be a difficult task. Still, this hard turned out to be a blessing for some countries that are trying to boost their economy by attracting foreign nationals.
Key things to consider before moving abroad in 2021
Key things to consider before moving abroad ...
Many of you are perhaps waiting for borders to reopen and for activities to resume so that you can finally move abroad, regardless of your motivations. Whether you dream of working, studying or retiring overseas amidst the crisis, there are many points to consider. So here's your 2021 moving abroad checklist to help you get started.
Expats talk about their return home during the pandemic
Expats talk about their return home during ...
It's been nearly a year since the COVID-19 crisis tore thousands of families apart. While many expats chose to stay in their host country, and others were stranded abroad due to travel restrictions, some chose to reunite with their family in their home country. They talk to Expat.com about how hard it was in the beginning and where they stand today.
Island destinations that are luring expats with new visas
Island destinations that are luring expats ...
Haven't you ever thought of leaving everything behind to relocate to a remote island? With the global health crisis and current travel restrictions in many countries, it might now be the time to make your dream come true. A couple of exotic destinations, such as Mauritius, are launching new visas to attract expats, thus trying to boost their economy.
What do expats bring to their host country?
What do expats bring to their host country?
According to a recent study by the Environics Institute, an Ottawa-based research centre, one in five Canadians believe that the presence of expats makes Canada a better country. For them, expats are not a threat to the local economy and labour market. What makes them feel so? Also, how do countries worldwide benefit from the presence of expats?
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.
Repatriation flights: How do they work and how much do they cost?
Repatriation flights: How do they work and ...
Australians abroad are having a hard time being able to find repatriation flights to get back to their home country during the COVID-19 crisis. The government has capped the number of passengers to arrive at the operating airports and airlines are using this to significantly increase their flights. How are repatriation flights being arranged around the world? And what are they costing?
Heading back home after the COVID-19 crisis
Heading back home after the COVID-19 crisis
Moving back home is as a complex step as that of moving abroad, particularly in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, according to a survey by Expat.com and April International, 38% of expats intend to return to their home country once the global health crisis comes to an end. What's their motivation for doing so, and how are they planning to do so? Here are some tips for a smooth repatriation.
Expat Blues: Being ‘the other half’ in an expat couple
Expat Blues: Being ‘the other half’ in an ...
When a couple moves abroad for career reasons, this can sometimes mean that one person is quickly immersed in a demanding new job, and the other suddenly finds themselves in the role of a 'support act'. How come some people can adapt to this transition to 'the other half' with ease, while for others, regrets and resentments begin to surface? And how can we deal with this? London-based psychotherapist Paul Carslake offers some ideas.