South Africans Are Actively Showing Interest In Emigration

South Africa's interest in emigration has grown 48% in the past six months, according to a new report from the investment firm. However, interest in relocation is growing all over the world.

“The massive volatility driven by Covid-19 has pushed the steady growth in investment migration into overdrive, with a nearly 50% increase in enquiries overall as the pandemic coursed around the globe in the six months to June 2020 compared to the same period last year," explained the report.

Most of the requests in the last six months were from Indian citizens, followed by citizens from Nigeria, Pakistan, and the United States respectively.

“While the surge in interest shown by citizens of emerging economies such as India and Nigeria is somewhat predictable, a fascinating turn of events is the growing attention from nationals of leading developed nations. Most notable is America, with a dramatic 100% increase in enquiries from US citizens in the first six months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019, along with significantly greater interest shown by Canadians and UK citizens."

Such interest is associated with the revision of their lifestyle and circumstances in 2020, which has affected almost every person worldwide. Therefore, people are trying to protect themselves, their families, and assets, and prepare for the next global changes and shocks, including the pandemic itself.

The most popular countries for emigration are Austria, Montenegro, Saint Lucia, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.