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Offline thaiga

Where British people die abroad requiring consular assistance As you can see the chart below from statista.com. Thailand in second place.



In 2014/2015, 3,670 British people died abroad. When it comes to deaths abroad, British consular assistance is most often required in Spain.

Remember a lot of people who retire to a warmer climate already have an existing illness, also more brits might choose Spain/Thailand as there choice to be rather than other countries, so that would account for the reason why. But on saying that theguardian reports (below)

Top 10 destinations for UK expats*

Australia 1,062,000 (251,000)

USA 829,000 (140,000)

Spain 808,000 (104,000)

Canada 608,000 (157,000)

Ireland 289,000 (126,000

France 253,000 (57,000)

New Zealand 248,000 (54,000)

South Africa 219,000 (38,000)

Germany 97,000 (39,000)

UAE 65,000 (680)

*Table shows numbers of expats in each country, and in brackets the number of pensioners
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Offline takeitor

Re: Brits abroad - Thailand the 2nd most likely country to die
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2015, 04:05:07 PM »
Mr T, I don't want to be too picky but....

The graph detailing deaths abroad is only for those requiring consular assistance.  I'm pretty sure that most deaths in almost all of the countries in the bottom list can be dealt with by family or friends without consular assistance as there is good administration and English language skills in all those countries.  To demonstrate the point; the USA has 140,000 UK pensioners and only 139 die each year?...or only 139 require consular assistance?

On the other hand, at least some contributors do try to put interesting facts on the forum, despite others just picking it apart...I must endeavor to become the former rather than continue to be the latter! :salute
 
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Offline thaiga

Re: Thailand 2nd - most Brits deaths abroad requiring consular assistance
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2015, 04:45:29 PM »
Hi TAKITOR, well spotted, Could of been a plant to see who was awake.
Well that was a WHOPPA! my nose is getting longer :salute   Original post edited

17,000 British nationals abroad supported by Foreign Office last year

www.gov.uk
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Offline thaiga

Re: Thailand 2nd - most Brits deaths abroad requiring consular assistance
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2015, 11:53:03 AM »
I see all the media went with  the same heading (ie.below) & the same chart - even a blogger we know

Wonder if they all copied my post

These are the 15 countries where the most Britons die abroad

i100.independent.co.uk

PS: Being a member of the R.P.A. section 5 clause 6. gives you the right to be picky
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