A new overseas assignment is something to look forward to in a perfect world. Unfortunately, we live in an uncertain world, and last-minute changes are not uncommon – even a hurried move overseas, especially during the pandemic. With the big moving day looming, you’ll need to compromise and be more practical when deciding what to take and leave behind. International relocation company Asian Tigers Group provides some guidance.
#1 Check COVID-19 inbound requirements
Different countries and cities will have various COVID-related inbound requirements; places like Hong Kong or Japan require you to go through quarantine, for example. Governments update these logistics frequently, too, so remember to check the requirements for your destination before you pack. Asian Tigers has prepared comprehensive a list of COVID-19 inbound requirements so you can check out the latest details from around the globe: asiantigersgroup.com/file/ATG_COVID-19_Update.pdf.
#2 Make a checklist
You’ll need a to-do list, but keep it manageable! Start with arranging the cut-off date for utilities and create a packing schedule. To minimise disruption, plan to sort items room by room, perhaps one room per day if time allows. Even if you’re using an international mover and packer, invest in some packing supplies to spend time consolidating all your items together in advance. It can save time for the packing day.
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Asian Tigers Group provides international relocation solutions for more than 16,000 families each year, with offices in 14 different territories.
This article first appeared in the Summer 2022 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.