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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 ...

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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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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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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update May 2020

Posted on Monday May 25, 2020 (16:47:25)


Covid 19 continues to have a dubious pride of place in the international news when it comes to healthcare, but has anything else been happening on this front that expats should know about?   more ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update April 2020

Posted on Monday April 27, 2020 (11:07:26)


There’s only really one topic of conversation about health matters at the moment and we all know what it is: Covid 19. We will take a look below at some of the concerns that might be affecting you this month.   more ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Expat Focus International Healthcare Update January 2020

Posted on Monday January 27, 2020 (12:41:43)


Healthcare and Brexit

The big question on many expats’ minds if they are currently resident in the EU is, of course, Brexit. The UK is due to leave the EU on January 31st, but up to now there has been worrying speculation regarding the rights of expat Britons in Europe.   more ...





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