What Impact Has Covid-19 Had On Moving Abroad? 

The spring and early summer of 2020 have been a time of limbo for many people, during which the social and working world has literally ground to a halt. With the imposed lockdowns in a number of nations, even travel within local neighbourhoods has proved impossible for many. So, what impact has Covid-19 had on […]

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Expat Focus International News Update September 2020

We have previously reported on the increasing tendency of countries to localise their workforces. In Oman, the number of expats has reached its lowest level since 2015. Those leaving have mainly been nationals from various Asian countries. The number of expats in Kuwait has also fallen, with over 1000 public sector job contracts with foreign […]

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Communication Technologies And How To Use Them

If you are an expat living abroad, then keeping in touch with your loved ones back home is likely to be high on your list of priorities. 21st century technology has made this both easier and, paradoxically, more difficult. Expats in places like the former Soviet Union in the 1990s will recall having to visit […]

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update September 2020

The Brexit plot has definitely thickened over the last month, with the Daily Express claiming, in late September, that war has erupted between the UK and the EU. The UK’s negotiating team says that the EU has “politicised” the negotiations and “overreached” itself in the banning of food exports to Europe. In addition, there have […]

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How To Live As A Digital Nomad In A Post-Lockdown World

Those of us who have already been working remotely for the past several years have recently started to notice a shift. Various spanners have been thrown in the works for digital nomads of late, from ever-changing visa and tax laws to the political instability of events such as Brexit, which threatened the way of life […]

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What Impact Is Brexit Having On Living Abroad?

At the time of writing (August 2020) the exact nature of Brexit has yet to be decided, but clearly, given the disruption of this year thus far, this cannot be allowed to delay your plans when it comes to living abroad. Many Britons have already made the commitment to do so: a collaboration between the […]

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Expat Focus International News Update August 2020

Covid continues to cause ripples in all sorts of places and in all manner of ways and if you were part of the ‘Dunkirk return’ recently – trying to get back from France before the new quarantine regulations in the UK kicked in – then you’ll already be painfully aware of this. The British press […]

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How To Tackle Driving Abroad

If you are planning to travel abroad, whether for the purposes of life, work or simply tourism, you may be wondering how easy it will be to travel by car in your chosen destination. Is it better to buy a car in your destination country, or take one with you? Are there any countries with […]

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How To Find Your Favourite Brands In A New Country

If you are planning on living and working abroad, you might be wondering whether some of the little things that make up all the comforts of home will still be available to you, and this might include your favourite brands. Brits abroad say they often pine for things like Marmite and Walkers crisps, but it […]

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Expat Focus Brexit News Update August 2020

The astute observer will have noticed that, now we are well into the summer, Brexit is once more creeping up to rival Covid in the headlines, at least in the UK. Downing Street announced, at the time of writing, that it was confident of a deal manifesting next month (September) as talks in Brussels enter […]

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