Moving Abroad In 2021: 4 Key Factors To Consider

Friday 27th August 2021

Covid 19 has had a huge impact on our ability to travel abroad. It’s therefore not surprising that there’s a lot of confusion regarding how to move abroad in 2021, and indeed, if this is possible. If you’re thinking about moving abroad this year then you’re likely to be concerned about what restrictions are in place and the measures that you’ll need to take. In order to help provide some clarity on the situation, we’ve put together the following short guide looking at the key factors you need to consider when thinking about moving abroad in 2021. 

Do your research

Before you travel anywhere, be sure to check the current Covid 19 situation in the country you’re hoping to move to. Check that the country has been able to reduce the spread of Covid 19 to manageable levels and is not on the UK government’s ‘red list’. It’s also important to be aware that not all countries are allowing UK nationals to enter the border at the minute, due to Covid 19. New Zealand and Australia for example, currently have very strict entry requirements in place. 

Be wary of changing restrictions

When doing your research, be aware that restrictions are changing all the time. That’s why, when you’re planning on moving abroad in 2021, it’s important to keep checking travel guidelines, up to and immediately before you intend to start travelling. The last thing you want is for your plans to fall through at the last minute  without any warning. 

Check Covid 19 requirements

It goes without saying that moving abroad during Covid requires a lot more planning than moving abroad under normal circumstances. That being said, with the right information and preparation, it’s perfectly possible. Check the government guidelines for travelling to different countries to ensure that you’ve met all requirements. For example, you may need to show proof of your vaccinations to travel to some countries. Check testing requirements, and if there are any quarantine rules in place for when you arrive. 

Prioritise sorting insurance early

Sorting out travel, health and removals insurance should always be a priority, however it’s particularly important in light of the pandemic. Changes in the spread of Covid can happen quickly and so you want to make sure that you’re prepared for all eventualities, and have everything in place to protect your health and your finances. Getting this sorted early on and as a priority will take the pressure off as it gets closer to your moving day. 

Whilst moving abroad in 2021 may require a little more planning than usual, this doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. Keeping yourself informed and planning your move accordingly will allow you to finally make the move that you’ve been thinking about for so long. 

For more tips on moving abroad, take a look at our moving abroad checklist. And, when you do decide on a move, let Hackworthy & Sons make the process as stress free as possible. Get in touch today to hear more about our overseas removal services.