Date Updated

01/19/2022

  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements Vaccinated or Recovered Travelers

    • Vaccinated travelers remain required to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test, taken upon arrival.

    • Vaccinated travelers additionally carry proof of full vaccination with an approved proof of vaccination or travel to the UK.

    • No specific concessions apply to recovered travelers. Recovered travelers follow instructions for non-vaccinated travelers as detailed on the right-hand side. Non-vaccinated Travelers

    • Negative COVID-19 test, conducted no more than 2 days before departure.
    - Children resident in the United Kingdom, or a country with an approved vaccination program, are test-exempt (onarrival testing applies based on their age, see below).
    - Children resident in other countries are test-exempt if aged under 11.
    - Travelers from the Channel Islands, Ireland or the Isle of Man (the Common Travel Area (CTA)); and travelers from Ascension Island, the Falklands and St Helena; are exempt. Other exemptions.
    - The test result must either be in English, French or Spanish. Translations are not accepted and the traveler must provide the original test certificate.

    • Additional COVID-19 tests on or before day 2 and day 8 after arrival.
    - Children resident in the United Kingdom, or a country with an approved vaccination program, are test-exempt if aged 4 and under; or complete a day 2 test if aged 5-17.
    - Children resident in other countries are test-exempt if aged 4 and under; or complete day 2 and 8 tests if aged 5-17. Quarantine Requirements

    • 10-day government hotel quarantine for all travelers on the red list (or for the duration of stay if under 10 days).
    - Travelers can reduce the quarantine duration via additional paid testing under the Test to Release scheme.
    - Exceptions based on medical treatment; occupation-based exceptions.
    - Children resident in the United Kingdom, or a country with an approved vaccination program, do not have to quarantine.
    - Children resident in other countries are required to quarantine.
    - Travelers entering the United Kingdom who were fully vaccinated in the United Kingdom under the UK vaccination program in the 10 days before their arrival are exempt from quarantine. They must have had their final dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before arrival.


  • • The United Kingdom is resuming certain immigration services:
    - Visa Application Centres (VACs) are reopening in many locations both in the United Kingdom and abroad, subject to local pandemic-related restrictions. A limited number of VACs are initially opening for passport return only before resuming other services. For updates on the status of VACs, including opening times in your country, check Sopra Steria for the United Kingdom; TLS contact for Europe, Africa and parts of the Middle East; or VFS global for all other countries.
    - Priority and Super Priority services have now been introduced for most visa categories where the application is filed from within the UK;

    • For EU Settlement applications, identity documents can be submitted by post. European Economic Area (EEA) nationals with a biometric passport or national ID card or non-EEA nationals with a biometric residence card can continue to submit their identity check using the 'EU Exit: ID Document Check’ app. The identity check is required to proceed with the remainder of the online application.

    • Visits to the Overseas Visitors Records Office ('OVRO') resumed in May 2021.

    • The Home Office is resuming compliance audits, both announced and unannounced. Travel Restrictions No countries are currently on the red list.


  • • Virtual, with limited face-to-face interaction.

    • Lease checks

    • Check in/out: prior to move-in, the unit has been pre-inspected; latest health or medical certification of all incoming occupants which will state that occupant/s was never a suspected or probable case individual/s and has never been identified as positive COVID-19 case individual/s, if identified, submit result of negative RT-PCR as per DOH standard; mandatory wearing of facemask, body temperature screening and use of foot bath.

    • Negotiations

    • Timelines (normal)

    • Market availability; mobility is limited to verify available properties.

    • Additional services available include:
    - Needs assessment calls
    - Share housing market information.
    - Share sample properties online.
    - Conduct lease contract reviews and negotiations.
    - Coordinate and assist in utilities set-up such as internet and cable.
    - Provide school information
    - Coordinate temporary housing bookings.
    - Provide information on bank accounts opening requirements,
    - Provide information on local registration requirements.


  • • Yes, bookings are being made virtually.

    • No face-to-face support is available.

    • Apartments are available.


  • • Schools across the UK are open

    • In England all school staff and secondary school pupils should take two lateral flow tests (LFTs) a week, and secondary school pupils have to wear face coverings in class until 26 January at the earliest

    • For Scotland - Pupils and teachers in secondary schools must continue to wear face coverings and the one-metre social distancing rule is still in place - All secondary school children are also being asked to take a lateral flow test twice a week - Whole classes no longer need to self-isolate when a pupil tests positive, with only the closest contacts of positive cases required to test and isolate - Carbon dioxide monitors - which assess how well-ventilated a space is - are also required in schools and childcare settings - University and college students are being asked to test before travelling to term-time accommodation and thereafter twice a week and before socialising with other households

    • For Wales - Secondary school pupils are asked to test for Covid three times a week

    • For Northern Ireland - post-primary pupils must wear a face covering inside school buildings, as well as on school transport. Staff are encouraged to wear masks in school areas where they can't socially distance


  • • What are the current rules in England? "Plan B" measures include: - Compulsory face coverings in most indoor public venues, including theatres and cinemas - as well as on public transport and in shops and hairdressers - but not in pubs or restaurants, or venues such as gyms where it's "not practical" - People should work from home "if they can", and are advised to take lateral flow tests (LFTs) before entering any "high-risk setting", including busy areas and some workplaces, people must show that they're vaccinated, have recently tested negative (or are exempt) to gain entry to nightclubs and large-scale events - All school staff and secondary school pupils should take two lateral flow tests (LFTs) a week, and secondary school pupils have to wear face coverings in class until 26 January at the earliest Scotland - What's changed in Scotland? - Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that the attendance limit on outdoor events will lifted from Monday 17 January, since Christmas, only 500 people have been allowed to attend such events, meaning that spectators have been stopped from attending most football and rugby fixtures - The Covid certification scheme will remain in place, meaning people must provide proof of their vaccination status or a recent negative test - From Monday 17 January, anyone who had their second dose more than four months ago must also have received a booster to be considered fully vaccinated - Organisers of large scale events must also check the Covid status of at least 50% of attendees, or 1,000 people, which ever is the larger number.

    • What other rules remain in place in Scotland? - Limits on the size of indoor events - 100 standing or 200 seated - stay in place for now. Ms Sturgeon said she hopes to remove these, along with the need for 1m (3ft) social distancing indoors and table service in hospitality venues, from 24 January. This will be subject to confirmation on Tuesday 18 January

    • In the meantime, these and other current restrictions remain in place, including: - People are asked not to have indoor gatherings with more than three households - and to test before meeting, shops and businesses to take measures to limit the spread of Covid, care home visits limited to two households (who must test first), employers have a legal duty to let staff work from home - Face coverings are compulsory on public transport and most indoor spaces, life events like weddings are not affected Wales - What's changing in Wales?

    • There will be a gradual easing of Covid restrictions, as long as cases do not increase: - From Saturday, the number of people allowed at outdoor events will rise from 50 to 500, and on Friday 21 January limits will be lifted altogether - allowing crowds to return to sporting events, including Six Nations games in Cardiff - On 28 January, nightclubs will open, and gatherings in pubs and restaurants will no longer be limited to six people. Covid passes will still be required for large events, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres

    • Current rules include: - Social distancing of 2m (6ft) in all premises open to the public and workplaces, where reasonable, gatherings limited to six people in premises such as hospitality venues, cinemas and theatres, additional measures at licensed premises, including table service and collecting contact details - maximum number of 30 allowed at indoor events, nightclubs are closed, large sporting events to be played behind closed doors

    • Other measures include: - NHS Covid Pass needed for entry to cinemas, theatres and concert halls, and many other events, working from home wherever possible, compulsory face coverings in schools, on public transport, and in shops and hospitals, secondary school pupils are asked to test for Covid three times a week - Advice to wear masks in pubs and restaurants, when not eating or drinking

    • What are the Covid rules in Northern Ireland?

    • First Minister Paul Givan has said no further Covid restrictions are currently necessary, and a plan to tighten controls around the wearing of face coverings has been scrapped

    • New rules introduced after Christmas include: - Nightclubs are closed, dancing in all hospitality venues not allowed. All indoor standing events not allowed, hospitality venues including pubs, cafes and restaurants can offer table service only, in hospitality venues a maximum of six people (or 10 from a single household) allowed at a table (excluding children aged 12 and under) - Businesses must take measures to achieve 2m social distancing and limit the spread of Covid in office spaces, businesses to promote use of face coverings - These measures do not apply to weddings or civil partnership celebrations - Household mixing should also be limited to a maximum of three households, the government says

    • Other measures include: - Face coverings compulsory in shops, indoor-seated venues and visitor attractions, public transport and some other settings, post-primary pupils must wear a face covering inside school buildings, as well as on school transport. Staff are encouraged to wear masks in school areas where they can't socially distance - Covid passport scheme for venues including bars and cinemas


  • • Public transport is operational, though there may be fewer services than normal due to Covid generally, and staff shortages due to the Omicron virus

    • Travel restrictions: check the testing and quarantine rules when you travel abroad from England: - Check foreign travel advice for the countries you want to go to - Arrange any COVID-19 tests you will need to enter the countries that you will travel to - Find out how you can use the NHS COVID Pass to prove your vaccination status abroad - Check what you will need to do when you return to England

    • Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19): - Check what COVID-19 tests you need to take and the quarantine rules for travel to England

    • If you are fully vaccinated, this is what you need to do if you qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England - Before you travel to England you must: - Book and pay for a COVID-19 test – to be taken after you arrive in England, complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England - If you’re in England for less than 2 days, you still need to book and pay for a day 2 COVID-19 test

    • Red list countries - There are different rules if you have been in a red list country in the 10 days before you arrive in England

    • If you are not fully vaccinated - This is what you need to do if you do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England, check this section of this guidance to see if you qualify as fully vaccinated - Before you travel to England – not fully vaccinated you must: - Take a COVID-19 test – to be taken in the 2 days before you travel to England - Book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests – to be taken after arrival in England, complete a passenger locator form – to be completed in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
  • Household Goods

    Survey (Video/In-person)
    • Video only

    Packing/Delivery Services (After Customs Clearance) Available?
    • Yes

    Freight Availability/Cost
    • Air: Open but slow
    • Sea: Open but slow.They are able to collect containers from the port and unload into store (to avoid unnecessary demurrage/detention); however, these shipments will not be delivered.

    Road Availability
    • Open but slow


    Can packing/delivery take place without customer, or nominated representative?
    • No, customer must sign waiver if nominating a representative.

Entry Restrictions

Partially Restricted

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