Date Updated

03/18/2022

  • COVID-19 Testing Requirements There are no current testing requirements for vaccinated or recovered travelers. Quarantine Requirements There are currently no quarantine requirements for travelers.
  • 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 There are no current travel restrictions. No countries are 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 From 21 February: - staff and students in most education and childcare settings no longer have to test twice weekly

    • 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

    • For Wales - Secondary school pupils are asked to test for Covid three times a week - compulsory face coverings in schools

    • For Northern Ireland - post-primary pupils 'guidance' is to 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


  • • The prime minister has announced an end to all remaining Covid restrictions in England, including the legal requirement to self-isolate. Instead, the government has put forward a 'Living with Covid' plan

    • What are the current rules in England? From 21 February: - staff and students in most education and childcare settings no longer have to test twice weekly From 24 February: - people with Covid will no longer be legally required to self-isolate - guidance will remain in place for those who test positive to stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days - self-isolation support payments of £500 for those on low incomes will no longer be available - routine contact tracing will end - people in contact with someone with Covid will no longer be advised to self-isolate or take daily tests - workers will no longer be required to tell their employer if they need to self-isolate - From 1 April: - Covid tests will no longer be free for most people, the use of Covid passports will no longer be recommend, except for international travel, employers will no longer have to explicitly consider Covid in their health and safety risk assessments

    • The plan Boris Johnson has announced to end all legal restrictions is for England only. Restrictions remain in place in other parts of the UK Scotland - What are the rules in Scotland? - Remaining restrictions include: - shops and businesses need to take measures to limit the spread of Covid - face coverings are compulsory on public transport and most indoor spaces, including shops and secondary schools - a Covid certification scheme is in place for venues including nightclubs, meaning people must provide proof of their vaccination status or a recent negative test - A 2m distancing rule remains in healthcare settings such as hospitals, doctors' surgeries and dentists - Anyone who had their second dose more than four months ago must also have received a booster to be considered fully vaccinated. - Work from home advice has ended, although the government wants some staff to continue working remotely Wales - What are the rules in Wales? - A gradual easing of Covid restrictions is under way but some measures remain in place: - 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

    • Whatrules have been lifted in Northern Ireland? - Covid certificates in nightclubs, mandatory face coverings, track and trace requirements and the cap on 30 people in private homes are no longer legal requirements. - Legal measures have been replaced by guidance, such as recommending face masks are still worn in certain public settings


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

    • Fully vaccinated - If you qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England, you: - will not need to take a COVID-19 test before you travel to England or after you arrive, will not need to quarantine when you arrive - you will need to complete a passenger locator form before you travel to England

    • Not fully vaccinated - If you do not qualify as fully vaccinated for travel to England, you will need to: - Show proof of a negative COVID-19 test – test to be taken in the 2 days before you travel to England, book and pay for a COVID-19 PCR test – to be taken after you arrive in England, complete a passenger locator form before you travel to England, You will need to book the PCR test before you travel - You will not need to quarantine, unless the result of the PCR test is positive
  • 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

Normal

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