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Covid-19 reset: How the pandemic has transformed the psychology of ambition

With coronavirus risks, restrictions and quarantines, living abroad isn't so easy anymore. Many global nomads are heading home - or at least, thinking about it

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Families dividing up in different locations is becoming more common.

Anjani Trivedi | Bloomberg
A British banker and mother of two who has lived in Hong Kong since 2008 recently told me that “push factors are adding up” and she’s “close to the point” of taking the risk of relocating to Europe for the sake of her eight-year-old daughter’s well-being after a year of schooling disruptions. Welcome to the Covid-19 reset.

This year has thrown into question, on a personal level, the long-term expatriate lifestyle made possible by being able to hop on and off a plane. With coronavirus risks, restrictions and quarantines, living abroad isn’t so easy anymore. Many global nomads are heading home

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First Published: Dec 29 2020 | 7:52 AM IST

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