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Coronavirus Information For Expats

Posted on Thursday April 02, 2020 (11:45:51)

If you are looking for up-to-date, factual advice and statistics about the covid-19 outbreak, the best sources are:

The World Health Organization's dedicated coronavirus page
Johns Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Center
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   more ...


Expat Focus International News Update March 2020

Posted on Monday March 23, 2020 (16:31:37)

British visitors to Spain advised to ‘get out while you still can’

Spain has been badly affected by the Covid-19 outbreak and Britons who have been visiting the country have been advised by the FCO to return home while they are still able to do so. Hotels will be closing along with short-stay accommodation such as campsites and caravan parks.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update March 2020

Posted on Monday March 23, 2020 (16:26:49)

Health around the world has been dominated this month by the outbreak of Covid-19, which is taking up most of the healthcare bandwidth in the news at the moment. It is advisable to check out your host nation’s government website with regard to Covid-19, as protocols vary on a country-by-country basis and are changing day by day as the pandemic advances.   more ...


Expat Focus Financial Update March 2020

Posted on Monday March 23, 2020 (16:22:17)

UAE expats hope for financial security

Global consultancy Mercer has released a report in the last month which shows that 45% of expats in the UAE either have no plans which will secure them a reasonable standard of living after they retire, or are planning on continuing to work. 61% reported having no long term savings, and 45% believed that their end of service benefits would be sufficient.   more ...


Expat Focus Brexit News Update March 2020

Posted on Monday March 23, 2020 (16:16:13)

So the big news story this month is, just for a change…not Brexit. With regard to the latter, we are still in a holding pattern: Britain’s departure from the EU has gone ahead at the end of January but has been well and truly eclipsed by the dramatic events surrounding Covid-19.   more ...


What Expats Need To Know About The Coronavirus

Posted on Monday March 23, 2020 (15:02:14)

The news in recent weeks has been dominated by Covid 19, a strain of coronavirus first noticed in Wuhan, China. At the time of writing, according to Johns Hopkins University, there are over 219,000 confirmed cases of the illness across the world, with nearly 9,000 deaths and over 84,000 recoveries.   more ...


Expat Focus International Healthcare Update February 2020

Posted on Monday February 24, 2020 (11:00:53)

A primary concern for Britons living in the EU with regard to healthcare is, of course, Brexit. The UK has now officially left the EU, at the end of January 2020, and the country is now in a transition period until the end of the year. British citizens in Europe are rightly concerned about their continued entitlement to public healthcare in the EU nations.   more ...


Expat Focus International News Update February 2020

Posted on Monday February 24, 2020 (10:56:55)

Thailand scraps TM28 form's address reporting requirement

The controversial and widely unpopular TM28 address reporting requirement has been scrapped by the Thai government. Previously, anyone who stayed outside of their province for more than 24 hours was required to fill in a form to detail their activities, address and contact details.   more ...


Expat Focus Financial Update February 2020

Posted on Monday February 24, 2020 (10:36:16)

South African expats concerned about tax

The upcoming changes to South Africa's tax laws continue to cause consternation among South African expats. The new regulations will see South Africans abroad needing to pay tax on their global income, including benefits such as housing and education.   more ...


How To Plan Your Move Effectively: A Step-By-Step Guide

Posted on Monday January 27, 2020 (14:04:20)

Did you know that 40% of people cite moving house as one of the most stressful experiences of their lives?

At Sirelo, we often get asked the same question by our customers: what exactly do I need to plan for my move? Planning your move effectively is the first and most important step in having a stress-free experience. But how do you pack up and move your whole life to somewhere new abroad? Luckily, that’s where we step in. In this article, our international moving experts tell you how you can plan your move effectively so that you avoid the stress and panic of moving.   more ...

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