Expat Focus International Healthcare Update June 2022

Covid-19 seems, finally, to be on its way out – but as recent events in China have proved, it’s not over yet. In this article, we take a look at the post-pandemic world and other health related news. Spain removes all Covid-19 entry restrictions In early June, Spain removed all Covid-19 entry restrictions for travellers … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update May 2022

Shanghai lockdown continues China Daily estimates that 164,000 of Shanghai’s 25 million residents are from overseas, and these expats are being badly affected by the recent strict lockdown. Expats report feeling isolated and blocked off from Chinese measures to assist residents (for example, via chat lines that organise bulk purchases for their communities) because they … Read more

Expat Focus Mental Healthcare Update May 2022

In this month’s roundup, we’re going to concentrate on how to maintain good mental health while travelling solo. Recent surveys by travel experts suggest that an increasing number of people are planning solo voyages in 2022, as part of a developing trend. But travelling alone can be stressful, and you may experience various challenges. We’ll … Read more

Expat Health And Well-Being – Results From The 2021 Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey

Cigna is adding the Health & Wellbeing module to all health insurance policies purchased up until the end of May completely free of charge and for the lifetime of the policy. CLICK HERE to request a quote. The expat world has seen some significant changes as a result of COVID-19. Countrywide lockdowns, travel restrictions and … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update April 2022

Indonesia drops Covid-19 test for foreign travellers Like many other countries, Indonesia has recently dropped mandatory Covid-19 testing for incoming travellers. Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan says that air travel is still significantly disrupted by the pandemic and that dropping the test requirement will result in an increase in the number of … Read more

Expat Focus Mental Health Update April 2022

Moving to Spain can improve your mental health, study claims In late March, the Daily Express reported that the Mental State of the World report, which looks at the state of mental health across 34 countries, suggested that moving to Spain could benefit your mental health. The report, compiled by non-profit research organisation Sapiens Lab, … Read more

Expat Focus Mental Health Update March 2022

The past few years have been extremely challenging for people across the globe. Since the pandemic began, we have reported on its devastating impact on expats’ physical, financial and mental wellbeing. We now face yet another crisis: war. In late February, Russia invaded Ukraine, and even those not directly impacted have felt its repercussions. In … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update March 2022

Covid-19 remains the dominant issue in healthcare news for expats; however, the pandemic – though still ongoing – is now having less of an impact than it has had over the past two years, and the world is gradually starting to open up again. Returning to the UK If you are coming back into the … Read more

Expat Focus Mental Health Update February 2022

AI, apps and mental health As technology continues to develop, how far can we employ it to safeguard our mental health? This is the question being asked in South Korea at the moment, where elderly and possibly isolated people are using Naver’s new ClovaCall. The South Korean tech giant has produced Clova as an AI … Read more

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update February 2022

The international healthcare news for expats is still dominated by Covid-19, but the better news is that Omicron – while not completely unproblematic – seems to be proving to be comparatively mild among the vaccinated. More and more countries are starting to open up, with a few holdouts such as Hong Kong and New Zealand, … Read more

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