Tips for Moving Internationally During Covid-19
A worldwide pandemic cannot stop life from happening. Many families and individuals are relocating around the globe for professional and personal reasons.
The key thing to remember is PLANNING. An international relocation normally requires a normal amount of planning. An international relocation now requires a pandemic level of planning.
Every little detail needs to be planned out so you can focus on personal safety and enjoy the journey as much as you can.
Make sure that the country you are traveling to does not have a ban on your current country of residence because of the number of cases you have.
Keep up to date with the latest in border control news. The last thing you want to do is to get to the airport and be told that you cannot fly because the borders were closed last night.
Sort out your insurance now! Traveler’s insurance, home insurance, renter’s insurance, health insurance, and removal’s insurance all need to be organized as early as possible in case borders are closed unexpectedly or deals fall through because of new policies.
Research Covid-19 in your new country. Many countries have their own legal obligations every citizen or traveler needs to follow such as social distancing and wearing a mask. You can be fined or your visa can be withdrawn if you do not follow the rules.
Get tested for Covid-19 before you travel to make sure you are not asymptomatic. Many airlines will require a test within the last 48hrs in order to travel. Countries need to do all they can to prevent more cases from coming in.
Be safe. Obviously. Minimize contact with other people who are traveling. Research when are the least busy times to travel and book your flights for then. Use online check-in options. Reduce the amount of carry-on luggage you have with you.