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Do you travel or live abroad? You came to the right place! The Soliswiss Forum offers free and independent evaluations and expert opinions for various countries. At the same time, the Soliswiss Forum is a platform. Here, you can share your personal experiences with the community or ask locals for tips.

 

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Expertise

Emigrating with Children – What You Need to Know

Worldwide, 07/03/2019

Emigration – an adventure for the entire family: a major project, which can bring along many uncertainties and worries amid the anticipation. And if children are involved there are all sorts of extra questions. Is my child too young? Will they fit into the new school? How should I prepare my child for the move? This article provides you with assistance for challenges that frequently arise when emigrating with the family.

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Advice

Take Your Time Booking Hotels Online

Worldwide, 25/02/2019

Simple, clear and uncomplicated - in recent years ever more Swiss travellers are booking hotel rooms online using platforms such as booking.com or expedia.com. However, there are risks involved. While a room may look good in the pictures and the (currently) low price my be irresistible, serious deficiencies may surface once you arrive... Beyond cleanliness, service or adequate facilities, the hotel neighbourhood might hold unpleasant surprises: high crime rates, large numbers of homeless people or aggressive drug addicts are hardly the ideal conditions for a relaxing and safe stay abroad.

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Beware of Scams

5 Frequent Scams Abroad – and How You Can Protect Yourself

Worldwide, 12/02/2019

Whether travelling or emigrating, a stay in a foreign country is exciting and broadens your horizons. But the adventure can end badly: wherever you find visitors, scammers aren’t far away. Don’t let your stay be spoiled, be prepared. We present you 5 common scams found worldwide and how you can protect yourself.

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Hotspots

Hotspots are places, where a significant percentage of Soliswiss members is living or which are frequently visited by travellers. At the same time, Hotspots show a high risk due to political factors. Emigrants, travelers and interested people receive here an assessment of the situation and its further development. Hotspots analysis are based on scientific reviews, reports and data.

South Africa: South Africa at the Crossroads: How Expropriations of White Farmers Could Threaten Political StabilityNicaragua: Nicaragua: A Country Plunged into ChaosWorldwide: On the War Front: Up Close and Personal

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Hotspot report

South Africa at the Crossroads: How Expropriations of White Farmers Could Threaten Political Stability

South Africa, 12/12/2018

Stunning scenery, breath-taking wildlife, vibrant cities – South Africa is one of the most popular destinations for Swiss tourists and emigrants. However, we increasingly receive alarming reports of violence, unemployment and a threatening wave of expropriations. What is happening in South Africa? How safe is it?

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Country Ranking 2018

The Soliswiss riskindex reports an assessment of the current risks in a certain Country. The index is based on five data records. The calculation results in a point value for each country of maximum 50 points in total. the higher the points, the higher the political risk.

Syria48Somalia47Yemen47Sudan46

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Political Risk Analysis

Civil war, strikes or simmering conflicts – numerous factors might pose a threat to your personal security. The political risk analysis investigates the current situation and provides an assessment thereof. Here you’ll find what a political risk is, who gets affected and how you can benefit from the risk analysis.

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Do you already know all the Swiss Clubs?

Swiss clubs offer you an ideal opportunity to meet other expats in a new country. Find your Swiss club abroad now and get in touch with your compatriots living in your destination country.

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