Meet the British expats stuck abroad: 'I may as well live on Mars'

For many British expats, the expectation that relatives can be easily reached by plane has long been a common assumption.

Freedom to travel was assumed when globetrotting emigrants pursued new lives overseas, enticed by improved career prospects and living standards. But COVID-19 has upturned this preconception for good.

Here, three seasoned expatriates* located worldwide share the stories of their pandemic experiences.

A Brit in Belgium: ‘I may as well live on Mars’

Jo, a data analyst in the banking sector, has lived in Brussels, Belgium for 16 years. Though it’s usually little more than an hour to fly from between the Belgian capital and London – and less than three hours by

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