Among the many unexpected consequences of COVID-19, expect to see an increase in international moves as soon as they again become possible. That’s according to Parag Khanna, author of “The Future is Asian”.
The idea is that as people who have been living in the United States for professional reasons have now experienced the hardship and stress of not being able to get home to their families whenever they want to, they’ll return to their home countries.
Another reason that could contribute to an increase in international moves is the fact that health care is better in other countries. People who are concerned about their well-being may want access to the more robust health care systems available in countries with socialized medicine. Other people may choose locations based on the fact overall COVID infection rates were lower there.
Whatever your reason, if you’re planning an international move, tip one is that it’s never too soon to begin doing your research. Every country has unique regulations regarding who can and cannot move there. There’s always paperwork involved. Be aware that it may take longer for international authorities to respond to requests for information and to process documentation. Start early as possible to avoid disappointments.
It’s also never too soon to connect with your international movers. If it’s too soon to get the move on the books, they can provide you with valuable assistance regarding the most cost-effective way to move your household so you can plan your budget accordingly. Your Boston international moving company can also help you establish realistic expectations about how long things take, so you can plan your international move timetable properly.
The best Boston international movers also provide secure storage, so if you need a place to stow your stuff until international moves become possible once again, let them know.