We’ve been serving as a long-distance moving company here in Boston for decades. We are proud to say that we have moved families and professionals to just about every part of the world. We are able to do this because of our immense network around the globe and because of the experienced international moving experts we have here at Humboldt.
International moving companies have had to adjust in several areas to be able to serve the needs of people moving abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because we have one of the best international moving teams in the business, we have been able to serve our customers well and advise them about moving during these times.
Here are some tips from our experts on international moving in 2022.
Long-distance moving requires patience
Let’s face it, just when we think where rounding the corner with COVID-19, something else seems to come up such as a variant or a surge in cases due to large gatherings. Because we anticipate COVID-19 being a part of our lives in 2022, one of our best pieces of advice, if you’re moving to another country, is to be patient. And understand there are many parts of a move that can be out of anyone’s control. If you are moving with Humboldt, our international team will provide you with detailed information and stay in constant communication with you to update you about any changes in moving internationally. But above all else, you must relax and be patient.
Supply chain issues for International moving
We get it, you’re probably tired of hearing the words supply chain. And you have no doubt gotten a little bit of an education about this sector of our economy. However, it continues to be a challenge for all types of shipping including the moving industry. Especially if you’re moving internationally, as we mentioned patience is going to be absolutely necessary when you’re waiting for your goods to arrive. Because international moving companies rely on other vendors to transport your items to another country, considerations need to be taken into how quickly your goods can make it through port.
Compile all necessary documentation for your international move
COVID-19 vaccine cards as well as proof of a negative COVID-19 test are becoming standard to enter a different country. Not only moving but even if you want to take a vacation. These documents are now required by multiple countries. You not only need to make sure you have these documents, but you need to leave time in many cases to get a COVID-19 test and have documentation of that. We always talk about having a moving checklist and it’s a good idea to add your COVID-19 test to that list. If you’re working with an experienced international moving company, they will detail all other documentation you need to enter that country and take up residence.
Consider temporary housing
Because there is a possibility of delays in the shipment of your goods such as furniture and other larger items, you may need to consider temporary housing while you wait for your goods to arrive in your new country. Part of your consideration also needs to be placed in your moving budget. You may need to allocate certain funds for temporary housing so stay in touch with your moving company for updates on delivery.
It is always best to use an experienced international moving company and that has never been more important than during these times. If you are considering relocating to a new country, please contact our international team today!