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Country Profiles are changing - see what’s new

ECA International

ECA's Country Profiles help assignees familiarise themselves with their destination and avoid the challenges and pitfalls associated with living and working overseas. We’ve been busy making some improvements. Here’s what you need to know:

Travel requirements: Our new interactive Visa Tool takes the uncertainty out of travel planning. Simply enter a few basic details to receive personalised visa, passport and health requirements for your trip.

Exchange rates: This new feature brings the latest OANDA currency exchange rates to your device at the click of a button.

Maps: Our dynamic maps feature allows you to quickly and easily identify the residential areas suitable for expats, as well as points of interest, such as international schools, healthcare providers and sports and social clubs.

Flight times: This handy feature allows you to enter your origin and destination to find the quickest route with the fewest flight connections.

Getting around: We provide you with the local knowledge you need to navigate your way around your new location. Want to know the best way to get from the airport to the city centre? The cost of a taxi around town? How to hire a car?  Our comprehensive travel information will have the answers you need.

Health: There’s essential information on the quality of local healthcare providers, on importing prescription medications, the importance of medical insurance, and much more. There’s also information on what precautions you should take before, during and after your trip, covering topics such as vaccinations, environmental hazards and food safety.

Stay safe: Our WorldAware Security Reports give you the lowdown on potential dangers and places to avoid, so you can stay safe when travelling in unfamiliar places.

Expanded coverage: We’ve been expanding our geographical coverage based directly on your feedback. We’ve recently added reports for Belarus, Nepal, Rwanda and Sierra Leone, with Burkina Faso and Madagascar coming soon. So, if there’s a location you want to see covered that isn’t, get in touch and let us know.

Tailored content: Don’t forget we are able to create fully-customisable reports for your organisation. You can choose what sections to include or exclude, and even add your own text and company branding.

Be in the know: Sign up to get alerts to your inbox when your reports are updated. We’ll notify you of any significant changes that might impact your business or assignees.

First-hand knowledge: Our dedicated team of data researchers regularly visit the locations covered in our reports, feeding back on their experiences of flights and airports, hotels and restaurants, taxis and public transport, and shopping and leisure opportunities. Our reports also incorporate feedback from expat respondents to ECA’s surveys, helping to keep them as current as possible.

We’re all over the web: We are now able to offer you recommendations for online shopping sites, ride-hailing apps, ticket agencies, local restaurants, cinemas and theatres, and more, to help you make the most of your trip.

Planning ahead? Be sure to visit our public holidays page before you finalise any arrangements. We also cover social customs, business etiquette and tipping so that you don’t get caught out.

Travelling sooner? You can now check out the five-day forecast with our local weather app.


ECA’s Country Profiles - updated twice a year - cover 132 countries and 268 cities. They are available to purchase on demand or as part of a subscription. If you have any questions or want to know more, please contact your Client Services representative. 

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