After nearly two years, Australia finally opened its borders in February 2022 for citizens, eligible visa holders, and tourists. Unsurprisingly, bookings have soared. Visiting family and friends, booking holidays, there are many reasons to travel to and from the land down under.
“If you’re double vaccinated, we look forwards to welcoming you back,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said. Despite the fact there are entry requirements, many people rush to seize the opportunity to travel after the world has opened, while others have decided to take a leap of faith and move to another country to work, study or live. What to consider moving overseas in 2022?

Although these are good news and welcomed by many, global supply chain disruptions, port congestion, capacity shortages, lack of containers, increasing ocean freight rates and an ongoing pandemic have challenged shippers, ports, carriers and logistics providers to maintain pre-pandemic service levels. It includes international removalists and the services they provide. Even though there is high demand for international relocations of household goods, vehicles and pet relocations to and from Australia, rising shipping costs and ongoing delivery delays come with challenges.

The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s commercial director, Emile Hoogsteden, expects congestion to last until 2022 in Europe’s largest seaport. “This is due to the fact that the international container ship fleet and terminal capacity are not expanding at a rate commensurate with demand.” The post-pandemic situation is gradually reducing congestion in ports around the world, but there are still significant delays expected in 2022 that must not be overlooked.

If you intend to relocate across borders, it is best to begin working with a moving company as soon as possible. To avoid unpleasant surprises, make sure to arm yourself with the necessary information. And, while the global situation is constantly changing, planning ahead of time can help mitigate the potential impact on your relocation.
As the world adapts to global changes, so do Palmers Relocations movers. Collaborating closely with partners in ports and overseas, allows us to adjust and communicate with our clients about changes as they come to continue providing excellent relocation services. Our international move managers advise taking the global situation into account and allowing more time for goods to arrive at the destination country, and clear customs before being delivered to your new home.

Planning ahead of time will help to avoid unpleasant surprises and give you more time to enjoy the move and the country, whether you are returning home or moving somewhere new.

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