With COVID 19 practically having been spread to every corner of the world, relocating internationally has not gone unaffected. Legally and medically there are far more precautions to consider. Not to mention that almost every country has its set of individuals rules and regulation amidst this global pandemic. Trust Dubai international movers to assist you during these unsure times. It is probably the absolute best time to hire the services of international movers. They are up to date with the latest rules and regulations and definitely your best option if you are planning a relocation during a worldwide health crisis. There are going to be far more considerations if you are relocating during COVID 19 and the following advice and tips will help you better understand the Coronavirus and relocating internationally.
Is It Safe to Relocate?
This should be your number one concern. Is it safe for you and your family to move to the country you are relocating to? If not, you should postpone your relocation until it is safe to relocate. COVID 19 poses serious health concerns and it is not advisable to move anywhere if there are any reasons for concern. Ensure you do thorough research on the current state of safety of the country you are relocating to. However, there are far more considerations before you could even attempt relocating.
Are You Currently Permitted to Relocate?
Almost every country in the world has its own protocol in place to mitigate the issues of COVID 19. You will need to be sure that you are firstly, permitted to leave your current country. Two, whether you will gain entry in your country of relocation. Many countries have closed their borders, which means you will have to wait it out before relocating. Contact the necessary agencies to verify the status of travel and plan your relocation accordingly.
Don’t Neglect the Guidelines…
As mentioned, every country at this point has a set of guidelines that they expect relocators or travelers to adhere to. It is crucial that you adhere to each and every guideline as stipulated to you. Failing to do so will probably suspend your relocation indefinitely. Contact an agency that is best suited to give you the most current set of regulations and guidelines. More so, an agency with the necessary legal expertise considering the topic. Keep in mind that the rules, regulations and guidelines are constantly changing as the pandemic evolves.
Stick to the Rules When Travelling
There are a set of rules when in public places specifically to mitigate the spread of COVID 19. The responsible thing is to stick to those rules to the very letter. Failure to do so will carry its own set of consequences. These rules include but are not limited to a safe social distance, proper sanitizing practice, wearing a mask, temperature control measures and having in your possession your COVID 19 clearance documentation. All these measures are put in place for functional reasons – neglecting to adhere to the rules is a criminal offence in many countries.
Follow the Procedure Where You Arrive…
As many countries still insist on isolation periods and further testing, you should be prepared for this. Some isolation periods can run up to 2 weeks. You need to make the necessary arrangements to facilitate this time. Familiarize yourself with the arrival protocol of the country you are relocating to. For example, Dubai moving regulations will differ from that of the UK. Needless to say, that not adhering to these procedures will have many negative consequences.