Be Prepared: Are negative Covid-19 Tests Required on Arrival in Your Destination Country?

Relocating overseas is often a situation of necessity. Maybe your visa has expired and you’re moving back home, maybe you’ve got a job waiting for you in a foreign country. The world has kept turning, and hundreds of thousands of people have continued to move abroad throughout this pandemic.


The most important thing you can do right now, is to be prepared. There’s a lot of uncertainty in the travel and aviation industry, but keeping on top of the local news in your destination country, and understanding the risks you’re taking now, more than ever, are key to getting through this.


One thing you should be seriously considering, is whether you need a negative Covid-19 to enter the country you’re moving to. For most countries, a negative test will not impact whether or not you need to quarantine. It is simply an extra precaution to stop those who have not been tested from entering a particular country.


In January, both Canada and the UK have followed a pattern set by much of Europe, by requesting all those entering the country provide a negative test taken no more than 72-hours before departure.


It’s also important to bear in mind that many countries will not have the same rules as the one you’re coming from – and often, bigger countries have different rules for different areas.


Rather than relying on the media, use the approved Government and Embassy advice for travelers and those relocating to understand what the situation is.


Moving abroad right now doesn’t need to be stressful. We’ve added loads of tips, tricks and advice to our blog for moving in 2020/1 , and we’re always on the other end of the phone for our customers in need of extra support. Find out how much your international move will cost with UPakWeShip’s all-inclusive rates calculator.

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