10 Tips for Moving Abroad During Covid-19

June 30, 2021

COVID-19 has slowed or completely stopped a number of things. But in other ways, the world has to keep turning and so when it comes to moving abroad, you can still fulfil your plans – even if it’s a bit trickier. If you’re planning to move abroad in these ‘unprecedented times’ (don’t worry, it’s the last time we’ll say it), then you’ve come to the right place.

Here are our top 10 tips for moving abroad during COVID-19.

1) Keep up to date

Rules and laws around performing the basic duties of daily life are changing all the time. This makes it tricky to move abroad, so it’s important you keep up to date with the rules in your current region as well as the region you’re moving to.

2) Get support

If you’re moving for work, it becomes a lot easier to move abroad during COVID-19. Your employer should be able to provide official documents for moving which will support you and make the process as smooth as possible.

3) Are there any other important reasons?

Your move may not be for work, but it could be for something else on the basis of compassionate grounds. A terminally ill loved one or the fact that your current home is unsafe – these are two reasons for which moving is absolutely imperative.

4) Know the rules

Different regions have different rules about what you can and can’t do. Make sure you’re aware of the rules before you move abroad.

5) Don’t move if you’re sick

If you have cold and flu symptoms, make sure you get tested and stay at home. Chances are, you’ll need to get a COVID test before moving anyway.

6) Sort out insurance

It’s important to sort out insurance too because things could change at any moment. Hire a moving company with a great insurance policy, even during COVID-19.

7) Be safe

It’s something we hear all the time, but make sure you be safe and practise good hygiene wherever you go!

8) Carry a mask

You never know when you’re going to need one. Masks can be ‘encouraged’ one day, and then mandatory the next! It’s always handy to carry a mask wherever you go.

9) Make it easy for yourself

The best way to make it easier for yourself when moving abroad during COVID-19 is to hire a moving company that can take care of everything. This means insurance, car shipping, storage, pet moving – even foreign currency exchange. The less you have to think about, the better.

10) Talk to Ausmove

And last, but certainly not least – chat with the team at Ausmove. They’re still moving Kiwis abroad every day and have done even since the start of the pandemic. If you’re moving abroad during COVID-19, the team at Ausmove are there to support you. Get in touch with Ausmove today.

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