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  • Restricted entry and transit: Holders of Israeli passports will be refused admission; so will any passenger holding a passport containing a visa (valid or expired) for Israel and those holding a stamp indicating an Israel-Jordan border crossing.

    PASSPORTS: Passport valid for at least six months required by all except nationals of Lebanon holding…[Read more]

  • There won’t be much non-essential international travel for the rest of 2020. One glimmer of hope for world travelers is Mexico. One might be able to travel to Mexico as early as July for tourism.

    Travel Ban To Mexico

    The current non-essential travel ban for land-travel to Mexico for “tourism and recreational in nature” currently expires on June…[Read more]

  • As the novel coronavirus cyclones through Latin America, it has staggered almost every nation. So how to explain Uruguay? Its infection rate of 2.1 cases per million inhabitants is the second lowest in South America and already falling, with just 22 fatalities by May 27. Ahead of many of its neighbors, Uruguay is already glimpsing a safe return to…[Read more]

  • Soaring numbers of COVID-19 deaths in Ecuador’s second-largest city Guayaquil have led to a shortage of coffins, forcing locals to resort to using cardboard boxes, city authorities said Sunday.

    Authorities in the Pacific port city said they had received a donation of 1,000 pressed cardboard caskets from local producers and delivered them for use…[Read more]

  • Expats in Hong Kong are now deeply insecure due to the new Chinese ruling.

    Hong Kong citizens and expats as well as the world were stunned when China announced its new national security law to be imposed on the island. Fears its introduction would finally kill off the unique freedoms enjoyed as a result of the handing over of Hong Kong to China…[Read more]

  • An interesting look at why Dubai’s man made islands are still mostly undeveloped and largely empty.

  • Essentials

    In the UAE, vehicles are driven on the right side – the same as in the United States and Canada for example.

    You must have a Residence Visa before you can apply for a driver’s license. Therefore you will not be able to drive for up to one month. Only those entering the UAE on a Visit Visa can rent a car or those holding a driv…[Read more]

  • I’m wondering if anybody out there know of any affordable gynaecologist in town. I’ve asked a few people and two out of ten had asked me to check out the Gleneagles Hospital, the most expensive doctor and the best gynecologist in town. Some had adviced me to check out at Tung Shin Hospital and also the University Hospital. I would like to know…[Read more]

  • Expat News started the topic Egypt Country Profile in the forum Egypt 6 months ago

    The Arab Republic of Egypt, commonly known as Egypt, (in Arabic: مصر, romanized Misr, in Egyptian Arabic Másr), is a republic in North Africa. While most of it is geographically located in Africa, the Sinai Peninsula east of the Suez Canal is in Asia and Egypt is often associated with the Middle East.

    Covering an area of about 1,020,000 km², Egyp…[Read more]

  • Expat News started the topic Dubai Nightlife in the forum Dubai 6 months ago

    Directory of the best nightclubs in town :

    Al Abaya
    Local Favorite with Live Entertainment
    The Palm Hotel Dubai
    T: +971 439 922 22

    Al Pasha Restaurant & Keyclub
    Life in Arabia
    Airport Road Dubai
    T: +971 4 282 3464 / F: +971 4 282 3781

    American Dream
    Wild West Bar & Restaurant
    Sea Shell Inn Dubai
    T: +971 4 393 4777

    Cactus Jacks
    Tex-Mex and…[Read more]

  • A senior Hindi teacher at Sunrise School in Abu Dhabi has died of coronavirus, it has been confirmed.

    Anil Kumar, 50, passed away on Sunday morning, May 24.

    A statement Gulf News was sent read, “The sad and shocking demise of Mr Anil Kumar, a senior Hindi teacher of Sunrise School on May 24, has left the entire Sunrise family in a pall of g…[Read more]

  • Hundreds of thousands expatriate workers from Gulf states are bearing the brunt of job losses and millions fear being stuck in a virus limbo as host countries lock down, employers withhold wages or mull redundancies and strict coronavirus containment measures are enforced.

    Experts say Gulf countries will see a large outflow of expatriate workers…[Read more]

  • Malaysia My Second Home (MM2H) participants will have to be undergo compulsory quarantine when they return to Malaysia, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

    “The government is aware that many are eager to return but this has not been decided and for now, they are not allowed to come back to Malaysia.

    “I believe they will be…[Read more]

  • New Era
    WINDHOEK – Study Skills specialist Paul Tosio, director of the Juno Study Course, is heading to Namibia. WINDHOEK – More than 200 qualifications were …

  • Due to the pandemic spread of COVID-19, countries worldwide, including China, have implemented travel restriction policies that have prevented the return of foreign nationals to the workforce. China announced the Temporary Suspension of Entry to Foreign Nationals policy on March 27, which took effect the following day, from March 28, 2020.

    This…[Read more]

  • Tech experts have warned overseas students and backpackers could be deterred from downloading the government’s COVIDSafe app as the country is starting to reopen because Australian accounts and phone numbers are needed to sign up.

    The concerns have prompted the health department to promise it is working on making the app more accessible to users…[Read more]

  • Expat News started the topic Healthcare in Malta in the forum Malta 6 months ago


    Malta has a comprehensive health service which is funded from taxation and is free to patients. All EU nationals resident in Malta are eligible to receive free medical treatment from government-funded hospitals and clinics. The main general hospital is St Luke’s in Guardamangia, where all major operations are performed. T…[Read more]

  • Singapore authorities ordered several restaurants in a neighborhood popular with expatriates to immediately stop selling takeaway alcohol, after several foreigners didn’t adhere to social distancing measures outside of the premises.

    Enforcement action will be taken against business operators and individuals for non-compliance, Minister for the E…[Read more]

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