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Moving Abroad With Pets: How Have The Rules Changed Due To Covid?

Posted on Friday July 24, 2020 (17:52:26)


The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every aspect of life, and travelling with your pet is no longer as straightforward as it once was. If you are intending to move abroad, and are keen to get on with it now that an increasing number of countries are coming out of lockdown, you might need to consider the pandemic’s impact on taking pets abroad. This article will take you through your options.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update July 2020

Posted on Friday July 24, 2020 (13:39:11)


Although the coronavirus continues to feature heavily in the news, we are starting to see other stories being reported. For example, Hong Kong has been dominating the headlines, as a result of the increasing crackdown by China and the escalation of political tensions between China and the US. A spokesman for TS Lombard has said:   more ...

Health

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update July 2020

Posted on Friday July 24, 2020 (11:51:53)


COVID-19 continues to dominate healthcare news across the globe. Although many countries are now beginning to emerge from lockdown, there is widespread concern around the impacts of a second wave. As a result, some countries are already taking precautions. For example, the Spanish authorities have suggested a voluntary (for now) lockdown in Barcelona.   more ...

Financial

Expat Focus Financial Update July 2020

Posted on Friday July 24, 2020 (09:28:34)


In our update last month, we mentioned that there has been a growing trend for some countries, particularly in the Gulf, to limit jobs for expats. The COVID-19 pandemic has lent fuel to this fire, with most nations facing significant economic downturns.   more ...

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update July 2020

Posted on Friday July 24, 2020 (08:33:16)


As Britain slowly begins to emerge from lockdown, its focus starts to shift once again towards the issue of Brexit. This article will take you through the most recent developments, as well as their implications for expats.   more ...

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update June 2020

Posted on Monday June 29, 2020 (12:09:08)


As the summer progresses and Covid finally starts to recede (or so we may cautiously hope), Brexit is once more coming to the forefront of some people’s minds. The pandemic has slowed negotiations – some commentators say that this has been more like ‘stalled negotiations’ - and there is a growing view that new political intervention will be needed to get the process going again. Something will have to restart negotiations as the timeline remains the same, in spite of the pandemic.   more ...

Financial

Expat Focus Financial Update June 2020

Posted on Monday June 29, 2020 (12:04:08)


Hong Kong’s expats are asking whether they should stay in the city state or go, after problems caused by Covid, political unrest and the continued high cost of living. The latest survey from global consultancy firm Mercer, which analyses the cost of living in around 400 cities, reports that Hong Kong is still the most expensive city in the world for expats, beating Singapore, which came fifth. (Ashgabat in Turkmenistan is second and Tokyo is third, followed by Zurich). Global relocation service Asian Tigers Group says that there has been renewed interest among expats planning to leave the city, now that Covid 19 itself is starting to fade.   more ...

Health

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update June 2020

Posted on Monday June 29, 2020 (12:00:27)


Money International reports this month that it has compiled some statistics on the likelihood of male expats to return home, if possible, in the event of a health crisis such as Covid. The pandemic has caused a number of expats to rethink their choice of location, given not only the sudden difficulties of travel, but also the economic impact of the pandemic on local monetary and employment systems. With health insurance being squeezed out of a number of employment packages, and possible unrest in traditional retirement locales, expats are reaching the conclusion that it might be better to seek medical care at home.   more ...

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Expat Focus International News Update June 2020

Posted on Monday June 29, 2020 (11:56:32)


It will be with a sense of déjà vu that you read that the main news item for expats continues to be Covid-19 and the pandemic’s various ramifications, mainly to do with travel. Our main suggestion is to do what most of you are doing already: keeping an eye on government regulations and recommendations, and making arrangements accordingly.   more ...

Health

How To Look After Your Mental Health During Covid-19

Posted on Monday May 25, 2020 (17:05:47)


2020’s pandemic has swept into all of our lives, impacting homes and economies alike. While we are all focused on keeping physically healthy, a silent mental health crisis is developing.

Events like this have the function of a reset button. They put everything on pause, slow life down and force systems to rebuild from scratch. That’s true of companies, workplaces and civic life, but also of our own internal worlds.   more ...





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