Guide to Moving Interstate during COVID

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While the pandemic is starting to ease in Australia, there are still many significant considerations to take into account for interstate moves.

Sometimes moving can’t wait, especially if you’re trying to return home, have a new job or relocate for a unique opportunity. There will be travel restrictions between states for the immediate future in Australia, so it’s a good idea to have the information about moving so you can be prepared.

What are the restrictions for moving interstate?

Each state and country have its own set of specific rules you must follow to relocate safely and legally. The laws can change and are likely to change at any time, so it’s essential to regularly do your research and check updates.

Here are the first steps to take for your preparation:

Border Restrictions

Border restriction laws are currently changing, and it’s up to you to keep track of what is happening to the states you are moving to.  No one wants to be in a situation where you get stuck due to not following the correct procedures.  It’s crucial to know what the restrictions are on the border on both sides.

Paperwork

Check to see if the state you move to will require additional entry passes or exemption paperwork and have the documents completed well before moving.

It’s a good idea to store all your important moving documents as electronic copies, so they are safe and not damaged or misplaced while moving.

Ensure your moving company is COVID safe

At Campbelltown Removals, our team members have all been trained in the importance of COVID-secure service and operate in a safe way that keeps themselves and our customers safe.

What should I consider when moving interstate?

Flights

Flying domestically has changed a lot since the pandemic. Different flights are being opened daily, and some are being shut down depending on demand. If you need to fly to get to your destination, start your search early to avoid increases in fares. You may also have to be prepared that your flight may be moved or a time change may occur, so allow for a good amount of timing on either side of your flights. You may have to also consider a backup plan of hiring a car if a snap lockdown occurs.

Insurance

Most travel insurance won’t protect you from any risks with COVID. It’s a good idea to buy additional coverage on your flight if the flight is cancelled so you can rebook another time.

Timing

When planning your interstate move, you need to be aware of any possible delays or cancellations that might impact the timing of your move. From cancelled flights to snap lockdowns, many things can pop up unexpectedly in the current climate. It’s a good idea always to have a backup plan ready and aim to be as flexible as possible with your moving plans.

Your health

Moving can be a stressful time, and it is easy to be run down with all the things you need to think about to get ready for an interstate move. Monitor your health for any symptoms and avoid high-risk areas with lots of people and sanitise your hands regularly leading up to your move.

Legal Issues

Once you’ve ensured your travel plans are locked in, and you’re not putting the community at risk, make sure you’ve got everything in place legally. Violation of travel restrictions and border closures can result in heavy fines and mandatory quarantine. If you need to postpone your move, we will help you with your change of plans.

At Campbelltown removals, we can provide a wide range of removal services for residential and commercial clients. From furniture removals to interstate moves, storage and packing. We can service areas from the East Coast from New South Wales to Queensland and Victoria. Get in touch with us today so we can book your move!