Expat Focus International Healthcare Update December 2020

Covid-19 vaccine comes to the UK The big healthcare news in early December is that the UK has been the first to greenlight the Covid-19 vaccine. The Pfizer vaccination programme has already begun across the UK, with NHS workers and the elderly being first in line for the new jab. If you are a British […]

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update November 2020

Developments in the Covid-19 vaccine As you may be aware, there have been significant developments with regard to Covid-19 vaccines this month. Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and Oxford University all seem confident that their vaccines will help against the virus, which for almost a year has plagued countries around the world. How these vaccines are rolled out […]

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update October 2020

The pandemic continues to be the big story in expat healthcare, with reports in the press that the UK is back to where it was in the spring, and as Britain enters the new tiered lockdown system. Do keep an eye on the UK government website if you’re travelling to and from Britain, and be […]

Expat Focus International Healthcare Update September 2020

The pandemic and its impacts are continuing to rumble on into the autumn, and various countries are still taking preventative measures. For example, the UK is currently trying to avoid another lockdown, following a second wave of the virus. It has implemented the ‘rule of six’, which means that gatherings of more than six people […]

Expat Health Insurance: An Overview

If you are intending to live abroad, then one of your top priorities will be to make sure that you can access adequate healthcare, especially if you are of retirement age. The majority of countries, although not all, have a two-tier healthcare system, consisting of national health insurance (which comes in various forms) and a […]

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Lithuania

As an expat living and working in Lithuania, you will want to make sure that your healthcare costs are taken care of during your stay in the country. If you are employed, it is likely that you will be covered by the public health insurance scheme, known as the CHIF. However, most expats choose to […]

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low in Slovenia

The Republic of Slovenia’s healthcare system ranked 21st in 2018’s European Health Consumer Index (EHCI), behind Switzerland, France and the UK, but ahead of the Republic of Ireland, Greece and Croatia. Although its position has slipped in recent years (in 2015, the country placed 15th), life expectancy has risen to higher than the EU average. […]

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Lithuania

If you are planning to live and work in Lithuania, or simply to visit the country, then you will find many opportunities to stay fit and well there. For example, you could partake in watersports or join your local gym. Alternatively, you may prefer to cycle or hike, while taking in the country’s beautiful scenery. […]

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Turkey?

Healthcare in Turkey consists of a mix of public and private health services. Turkey has universal healthcare under its Universal Health Insurance (Genel Sağlık Sigortası) system. Under this system, all residents registered with the Social Security Institution (SGK) can receive medical treatment free of charge in hospitals contracted to the SGK. Turkey’s universal healthcare falls […]

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