If you are a member of the LGBTQ community living abroad can feel daunting. It can be easy to worry about feeling safe or being accepted in a new environment. Many LGBTQ people want to make new friends, meet life partners or find their chosen family while living abroad and while some places are notoriously unsuitable for LGBTQ expats (Iran or Qatar are probably off limits) it can be hard to gauge how welcoming other countries can be.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the level of acceptance and tolerance for the LGBTQ community varies greatly from country to country and even within cities. However, some cities that are generally considered LGBTQ-friendly include:

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Toronto, Canada
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • San Francisco, United States
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • London, United Kingdom

It is important to note that even in these cities, there may still be pockets of discrimination and prejudice, so it is always a good idea to research and stay informed about the specific location you are visiting.

Our Emergency Plus policy is designed for expats, digital nomads and other people living outside their home country. We offer the reassurance of private, in-patient care to our customers in the case of an accident or unexpected illness.

Our Short Term Plan provides three months of in-patient cover for people living abroad short term, travelling or taking an extended vacation.