Moving and COVID-19, information

“As the number of coronavirus cases grows, we are watching our friends and neighbors around the world practice social distancing, self-monitoring, and quarantining themselves, in an effort to contain the virus.

In various countries and cities, residents are sheltering in place and under mandatory lockdown. With the closure of many non-essential public places and businesses and shutdowns across many industries, we are receiving lots of questions about moving – is it essential or not? Should I still move?

This practical guide is designed to help you ask the right questions about your upcoming move and will be updated regularly with new information.

It is important to recognize that Updater is not a health care company and we are not health care professionals. While we are moving experts, the CDC and other qualified health officials should be your primary source of current information and guidance.

Here are a few things to consider as you plan to move during an emergency situation:

Is moving considered “essential”?

Essential reasons to leave your home during a lockdown, as defined by many local and state officials, include: getting health care, shopping for groceries or supplies, caring for family members, and exercising outside.

Since moving inevitably cuts against social distancing best practices, we encourage you not to move at this time unless local officials deem your specific move as essential, or your business is deemed essential and you must move for work. Stay where you are, if you can.

If you have not signed the home contract yet, but plan to, request an addendum for additional flexibility should the parties be quarantined or unable to complete the transaction (here’s an example from the Texas Association of REALTORS).

If you are not required to leave your current home, you should stay right where you are. Staying home can help prevent the spread of COVID-19, sick or not.

If possible, try to reschedule your move for a later time when we have more information on the spread of the virus and all parties involved in the move (you, the new home-owner or management company, the moving company, etc.) can implement best practices and comply with the instructions of local authorities.

Due to the need to safely “shelter in place” in compliance with the current COVID-19 directives, moving is considered essential in many cities. However, we still recommend checking with your local authorities beforehand, as local law enforcement is the determining voice in this discussion. Be sure to comply with the direct orders of your local officials and continue to monitor their communications. Feel free to call your officials to ask if no guidance has been provided.

If you do have to move, your moving company should put health and safety first

Your health and safety and the moving company’s employees’ health and safety will be the moving company’s highest priority.

We suggest you call your moving company to discuss your options.

If your move is necessary, and your moving company plans to move you, they should help you plan as safe (and seamless) a move as possible. This may include:

  • A virtual survey instead of an in-home survey to provide a price estimate

  • Screening their crew for symptoms to ensure health and safety

  • Adding hand sanitizer to all trucks

  • Movers wearing gloves and masks

  • Heightened daily cleaning procedures for shared, high-touch surfaces in your homes, on the trucks, on the equipment, and their dispatch/office areas

  • Free storage from your moving company. Some companies will offer to hold your belongings for free if you need to leave your old home, but your new home is not ready yet

Bonus tip: do not pack the soap! Give your moving crew access to wash their hands with hot water frequently.

If you choose to postpone your move with a professional moving company

If you have made the decision to postpone your move and need to cancel your moving company: do not fret. In most cases, booking a moving company is non-binding, allowing you the freedom to cancel at any point prior to your move, without penalty.

However, if your moving company collected a deposit prior to your move, it may be non-refundable. Contact your moving company about your deposit, as many reputable moving companies will make an exception considering the pandemic and either refund the deposit or provide credit for a future move.

If your professional moving company cancels on you

Do not worry, you have options:

  • You can move yourself, in your own vehicle: this is the safest option

  • You can rent a truck: you can contact Evolve Mobility for some tips, but please be aware of the law in Vietnam to drive by yourself

  • You can move in with friends or family members and put your belongings in temporary storage: Evolve Mobility can provide you a storage for the time you may need

  • You can move into temporary, furnished housing and put your belongings in storage: please check with Evolve Mobility and its relocation partner

If you are concerned about paying rent or being evicted

Also, if you are a tenant, be sure to check with your property management company and local officials on rent payment flexibility, eviction proceedings and eviction orders.

Evolve Mobility’s comment: please, contact your consulate and information from your own contry about renting a house or an apartment in your country for further details. You can also contact us for more information.

If you have an extra minute, here are some additional things to consider

  • Prioritize your internet setup. Scheduling an internet installation date at your new home is critical for staying connected to friends and family. There are 1-2 hour call wait times at cable and internet providers right now, as more and more people call to increase speeds and bandwidth. You can not bank on getting an appointment as easily as you have in the past. Additionally, consider a high bandwidth plan to account for changes in working from home, video calls, multi-device streaming, etc.

  • Stocking your kitchen full of groceries will feel a bit different this time around. Grab in Vietnam is still deliverying food, no worries, as well as Mega Market and other supermarkets!

 

We understand your concerns: this is a scary time and certainly takes moving stress to the next level. We encourage you to visit the CDC website and your local authority’s website for updated information and safety precaution tips.

Remember: this is a rare time where your actions are about something bigger than you. Your actions protect people you may never meet. We are all part of a much larger community and together we can make a huge impact on the lives of others.”

 

Credit and all information on Everything you need to know about moving during COVID-19. Thanks for their precious advice! If you need any further information about Vietnam and moves in this country, please feel free to nous contacter!

How to choose the right cage for your pet

To make your pet feel comfortable during your move, the  cage must have enough space for your pet to stand up, lie down and turn around. It must be constructed of fiberglass, metal, rigid plastics, weld metal mesh, solid wood or polywood. One cage side must be openable and must be locked carefully.

To find the perfect cage, simply follow the instructions below.

A = Length from the tip of the nose to the root of the tail

B = Height of legs from the ground to the elbow joint

C = Width of the past at the widest point

D = Height from the ground to the tip of the ears or to the top of the head, whichever is higher (ears must not touch the top of the kennels in animal’s natural standing position)

Then, you have to do the calculations below to find the good dimensions for your pet’s cage.

Length = A + 1/2 B

Width = C x 2

Height = D

Now, you are ready to move with your pet!

Moving during coronavirus from Vietnam to France, how to do?

Moving during coronavirus is possible, but it’s going to take a lot of planning.

CORONAVIRUS – You can go shopping, go for a pretend jog, go to the pharmacy… but first of all you have to stay at home to avoid the coronavirus, at least until the end of March.

But what to do when you have planned to change accommodation a few days or weeks after the introduction of the containment measures against Covid-19? Is a change of residence part of the essential journeys?

According to the French government, in principle, moving is not forbidden on the condition that it is motivated by an imperative. “Removals are allowed, but must be limited to strict needs. For example, the end of your lease,” says the French Ministry of Transport. “It is advisable to postpone your move if possible. Otherwise, you must have the certificate of derogatory move”, the authorities detail.

If there is no fallback solution, you can proceed with your correctly completed proof. However, you will have to organise yourself into a small committee, as groups of more than five people are not allowed.

Moving during coronavirus from Vietnam to France – Logistical difficulties

This means that you are officially allowed to move, but in practice it can be much more complicated if you use a moving company. The professional organisations in the sector have called for an “urgent” ban on moving involving direct contact between movers and clients.

“The moving industry unanimously notes that the working conditions of the employees do not make it possible to permanently guarantee the respect of barrier gestures”, affirmed the president of the “Chambre Syndicale du Déménagement” (Moving Union Chamber).

If several organisations have already called on “companies to suspend the part of their activity that puts their staff in direct contact with customers”, they fear that this will not be enough and want “to avoid any unnecessary competition from companies that would seize the opportunity to reclaim outstanding contracts in disregard of the health safety of their own employees”.

Faced with the situation, the Federation of Transport and Logistics – the third largest among road hauliers – called on Friday 20 March on employees in the sector who work in non-essential transport to declare their right of withdrawal from Monday. “Transport and logistics employees are asking themselves a lot of questions, but most of them are completely confused,” wrote its secretary general, Patrice Clos.

Moving during coronavirus from Vietnam to France – Staying in your rental

As Le Parisien, a French newspaper, explains: if you are tenants and you think you are stuck because you have filed your notice, nothing forces you to leave. You will obviously have to continue paying the rent, but it is possible to stay in your accommodation.

A real estate lawyer outlines that the government’s containment measures predominate the private law, and therefore take precedence over the rules governing a lease.

Leaving a dwelling can be even more complicated when real estate agencies have been forced to close. It has become almost impossible to make an inventory of fixtures and fittings.

 

Pour plus d'information, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter!

Immigration in Vietnam in the face of the epidemic COVID-19

No country in the world has escaped the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, since the beginning of the year. Vietnam is trying to manage the spread of the virus as best it can.

COVID-19, information and rules in Vietnam

The rules of entry into the country are changing. We are doing our best to follow the government’s requests and will publish any changes in migration policy on this article.

On March 17, 2020:

For individuals wishing to travel to Vietnam:

  • From March 15, Nationals of the 26 Schengen countries and the United Kingdom are banned from entering Vietnam for 30 days. Also, foreigners who have stayed and/or transited in one of these countries during the 14 days prior to their arrival are not allowed to come to Vietnam. The access to Vietnamese territory has also been denied, since 5 February, to non-Vietnamese nationals coming from China (outside the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao) or having stayed in China (outside Hong Kong and Macao) in the 14 days preceding their arrival in Vietnam.

  • Visas issued on arrival are suspended.

  • Please note that these measures are not applied to holders of diplomatic or service passports on mission.

For individuals already in Vietnam and holding a Visa or Temporary Resident Card: 

  • From March 16, wearing a mask covering the nose and mouth is compulsory in public places and/or places exposing people at risk: bus stations, airports, supermarkets…

  • Any foreigner present on the Vietnamese territory can at any time be subject to medical check and/or compulsory isolation for fourteen days at its place of residence or any place chosen by the government. Failure to comply with local health prevention measures and, in particular, a medical declaration that is incomplete or false may lead to prosecution on the spot.

  • It is possible to extend a Visa (business or tourism), Temporary Resident Card or Work Permit without leaving the territory. The visa will be extended month by month as Vietnam considers COVID-19 as a natural disaster. We strongly suggest people who need it to call an agency and we remind them that the extension is not accepted automatically. The steps are relatively easy: deposit the passport at the immigration office or at a trusted agency. The new visa will be issued within 3 to 5 working days and the price will depend on the visa, the length needed and the nationality of the passport holder.

COVID-19, behaviors

These new immigration restrictions are essential to deal with the complex evolution of COVID-19 and the pandemic that has already caused the deaths of 6,400 people worldwide. To avoid more and more contamination, we kindly ask you first and foremost to take care of yourself and protect others. We also demand you to follow measures outlined by the World Health Organization

  • Wash your hands frequently and properly

  • Maintain social distancing

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth especially with unwashed hands

  • Practice respiratory hygiene: cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue immediately

  • If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

  • Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider or reliable sources

  • Travel as less as possible

  • Stay home if you are unwell; avoid close contact with people who are sick

 

For your information, people are called:

  • F0 if they are a positive case

  • F1 if they have been in contact with F0

  • F2 if they have been in contact with F1

  • F3 if they have been in contact with F2, and so on

In case they are one of the FX introduced above, here at the actions to take: 

  • F0 have to be hospitalized

  • F1 have to be in quarantine at the hospital

  • F2 have to be in quarantine at home

  • F3 and others have to isolate themselves at home

If F1 becomes positive at the second test, F2 becomes F1 and F3 becomes F2…

 

Information by My Relocation Asia.

For further information, you can nous contacter.

No more plastic lanterns this Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival has become the second largest celebration after the Lunar New Year. On the first day of the eighth lunar month the country turns into a festive mood celebrating the clearest and fullest moon of year.

As well as joyful street parties, many would release lotus lanterns on streams and rivers both to make individual wishes and add to the celebratory atmosphere at night.

However, this year, the practice of using plastic lanterns will come to an end.

Joining the rest of the country in the fight against plastic waste, the Việt Nam Buddhist Sangha sent a circular to its chapters nationwide asking Buddhist followers to help in reducing plastic waste. The letter asked each and every Buddhist community to persuade followers and citizens to avoid using plastic lanterns if they wish to release them during the Full Moon festival.

“If we don’t put forward solutions, the effects of plastic waste will become severe,” reads the letter signed by Most Venerable Thích Đức Thiện.

This is the first time the Buddhist Sangha has sent a letter calling on its congregation to act on reducing plastic waste, in accordance with earlier efforts by the public, then led by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

When Buddhists set lanterns alight, it is a philosophical yet religious act to remind oneself that he or she exists for the time being. You are enlightened, meaning your existence matters – it’s not buried in darkness.

“I set a light, meaning my mind lives in the moment,” said a Buddhist monk who declined to provide his name because he said it means the same for everyone, citing him would not make a difference.

He said he had been to several Vesaks, or World Buddhist Conference, where releasing the lanterns in the sky had taken place. But this year at the Vesak in Tam Chúc, in Hà Nam Province, the organisers decided not to do so. The participating Buddhists decided to light candles and release some lanterns into the lake.

“Enlighten the existence,” is both a form and a means for a person to be aware of his or her existence.

“Enlighten one’s existence is a prerequisite starting point for a path to ultimate relief.”

He further cited other writers and philosophers saying if you are not aware of your existence, it means you’re dead.

Lighting the lanterns is just a means. But if that means polluting the environment, then you can change to do something else that can send the same message.

First of all, you need to enlighten yourself from overthinking and forgetfulness.

Earlier this month, a student wrote to the President asking not to use balloons during the school opening day nationwide on September 5.

So no balloons were set free, and some schools even went farther by declaring this academic year to be the School Year for the Environment, with the school canteen stopping the use of plastic straws, bowls, cups, spoons and forks.

In the letter sent by the Việt Nam Buddhist Sangha, it states clearly that you are advised not to release plastic lanterns to pollute the water resources.

So the Full Moon celebrations will be less sparkling by the lakes or the rivers, but our water resources day by day, little by little get less polluted, therefore, people get to “exist” in a cleaner environment, which is the direct result from their self-awareness.

“Act now, it depends on you, nobody else but you!” reads the lyrics from a popular song children sing during the Opening Day of this school year.

 

Source: Nguyễn Mỹ Hà, on Vietnam News

Evolve Mobility – HCMC vs Hanoi

Saviez-vous qu'il y a un demi-siècle, les deux villes les plus grandes et les plus connues du Vietnam, Saïgon aujourd'hui connue sous les noms de Ho Chi Minh Ville et Hanoi, sont deux pays différents ? On pourrait penser que ces villes sont assez similaires, car elles sont toutes deux situées dans un petit pays. Mais étonnamment, ce n'est pas le cas.

Le Vietnam n'est pas un grand pays, mais il est étirés. Imaginez que le voyage d'un bout à l'autre est fastidieux et prend de nombreux jours. La plupart des touristes font cette expédition avec des arrêts dans plusieurs villes et, ce faisant, sont en mesure de voir les changements constants en cours de route. Lorsqu'ils atteignent l'autre bout, ils ont l'impression d'être dans un autre pays.

La capitale du Vietnam est Hanoi, c'est la plus grande ville de la moitié nord du pays. Même avec une petite population, c'est une ville frénétique avec une couche de saleté étonnamment attrayante, avec une abondance de musées et une présence politique plus qu'adéquate. Hanoi a un climat légèrement saisonnier, souvent chaud avec des mois rares qui peuvent apporter un refroidissement surprenant pour le touriste non préparé. Sachez que la capitale du Vietnam est le berceau de l'une des meilleures cuisines du monde.

Hô Chi Minh-Ville n'est peut-être pas l'épicentre de la politique, mais c'est le centre financier. Avec une population non autorisée, la ville s'élève plus haut et s'enrichit, comme en témoignent les nouveaux gratte-ciel scintillants et les grues gigantesques qui s'ajoutent chaque jour à la silhouette. Même si la ville est chaude comme l'enfer toute l'année, Ho Chi Minh Ville est la maison des gens souriants et avec de la nourriture pour tout appétit.

Si vous voulez déménager dans l'une des deux plus grandes villes du Vietnam, rendez-vous sur https://www.evolvemobilityintl.com/ pour plus de détails et de conseils pour un déménagement.

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Voyager avec des animaux

Lors de la planification d'un voyage, il y a des tonnes de faits à prendre en compte. Que vous voyagiez pour le plaisir ou que vous déménagiez, cela ne veut pas dire que vous devez laisser vos adorables animaux domestiques derrière vous.

Voici quelques conseils que vous pouvez utiliser pour rester calme et détendu avec votre animal, peu importe la distance ou la méthode que vous parcourez. Ces conseils sont utiles de la préparation et de l'emballage à l'embarquement et à l'alimentation. Vous pouvez vous épargner, ainsi qu'à votre animal de compagnie, beaucoup de détresse ou même d'anxiété en planifiant soigneusement. Voici quelques choses essentielles que vous devriez faire avant de partir :

  • Avec votre animal de compagnie: Si vous emmenez votre animal en voiture, il s'habituera à voyager. Assurez-vous de les mettre dans leur caisse à chaque fois. Emmenez-les se promener là où il y a des véhicules pour qu'ils se familiarisent avec les sons et le bruit. N'oubliez pas de récompenser votre animal pour son bon comportement et de lui parler avec réconfort.
  • Organiser sa cage pour faciliter la vie: Mettez de la literie absorbante, comme des morceaux de papier ou de tissu déchirés. Avant de partir, congelez un petit bol d'eau, lentement il fondra pour votre animal quand il aura soif et ne se renversera pas. Fermez bien la caisse mais ne la verrouillez pas pour l'alimentation ou en cas d'urgence. Assurez-vous qu'il y a un sac de nourriture sèche pour faciliter l'alimentation de votre animal. Enfin, joignez les pièces d'identité de votre animal.
  • Pas de cage, pas de problème: Si vous n'avez pas l'intention d'utiliser une cage dans la voiture, assurez-vous que votre animal voyage en toute sécurité avec sa tête à l'intérieur de la fenêtre en tout temps. Gardez vos animaux de compagnie sur le siège arrière à l'aide d'un harnais que vous pouvez attacher directement à la boucle de la ceinture de sécurité.

Toujours inquiet, vous pouvez toujours contacter un spécialiste. Essayez une compagnie de relocation d'animal de compagnie et ils pourront vous aider avec tous les détails et conditions. Allez voir https://www.evolvemobilityintl.com/

Alors, tu es prêt à déménager avec nous ?

Evolve Mobility – Not just local but International

Devoir se déplacer d'un endroit à un autre est vraiment une chose sérieuse. Que vous envisagiez de déménager localement ou à l'étranger, tout doit être fait correctement. Vous devez vous préparer à l'avance et vous devez être très enthousiaste sur tous les préparatifs. Déménager au niveau local ou international, ce n'est pas seulement emballer vos affaires et déménager. Elle nécessite une planification et des dispositions minutieuses. Vous avez besoin d'aide et d'assistance pour faire toutes ces choses fastidieuses.

Evolve Mobility peut vous aider non seulement dans votre déménagement local, mais aussi dans vos projets de déménagement international. Ils se spécialisent non seulement dans l'emballage de vos effets personnels et l'entretien de vos biens précieux, mais aussi dans l'aide qu'ils peuvent vous apporter pour les formalités administratives qui doivent être effectuées avant votre déménagement.

Evolve Mobility s'assurera que votre transfert se fera sans stress, autant que possible. Ils vous guideront et prendront soin de vous jusqu'au bout. Ils ne se soucient pas seulement que vos meubles, vos couvertures ou vos vêtements soient bien emballés. Ils s'assurent également que vous aurez un déménagement sans tracas de votre lieu local vers un autre pays en s'assurant que vous avez tous les documents nécessaires et les papiers légaux pour être en mesure de déménager.

Pour en savoir plus sur leurs services, allez voir https://www.evolvemobilityintl.com/

Alors êtes-vous prêt à déménager avec nous?

 

Le temps au Vietnam

Le Vietnam est situé dans une zone à la fois tropicale et modérée. Elle se caractérise par une forte influence de la mousson, un ensoleillement important, un taux élevé de précipitations et un taux d'humidité élevé. Les zones situées près des tropiques et dans les provinces montagneuses bénéficient d'un climat confortable.

Le temps au Vietnam varie beaucoup entre le nord et le sud, mais les deux régions connaissent des moussons. De novembre à avril, le nord est frais et sec, tandis que mai à octobre est chaud et pluvieux. La côte centrale a un type de temps similaire avec un temps frais et humide entre décembre et février pendant la mousson d'hiver. Les saisons ont tendance à commencer un peu plus tard dans le sud, qui est chaud et humide toute l'année, principalement de février à mai, tandis que la saison des pluies persiste de mai à novembre. Les hautes terres du centre ont un climat comparable au sud, mais il est légèrement plus frais et les températures peuvent varier jusqu'au gel en hiver.

Le climat du Vietnam est aussi varié que son paysage. Bien que le pays se trouve entièrement sous les tropiques, ses différentes gammes de latitude, d'altitude et de régimes climatiques produisent des variations climatiques massives. Le Nord Vietnam, comme d'autres pays asiatiques comme les Philippines, a deux saisons de base : un hiver froid et humide de novembre à avril, et un été chaud et humide pour le reste de l'année.

Donc, si vous n'êtes pas vraiment un fan de la neige et que vous préférez profiter d'un temps chaud et relaxant pour vous rendre sur place, le Vietnam est un endroit où vous pouvez vous installer. Si vous avez besoin d'aide pour déménager, consultez Evolve Mobility pour obtenir des conseils de voyage et de déménagement. Vous n'avez qu'à les consulter à l'adresse suivante https://www.evolvemobilityintl.com/

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Voyage au Vietnam

Si vous voulez voyager à travers le Vietnam, il y a beaucoup de façons de vous rendre d'un endroit à un autre. Vous pouvez faire une balade en moto taxi ou essayer un cyclo à pédales ou tout simplement un jet autour du Vietnam à partir de plus de 20 aéroports disponibles. Il y a un grand choix de transport du Vietnam que vous pouvez choisir de. La façon dont vous vouliez voyager dépend maintenant de vous.

Avec un temps limité, il est judicieux d'aller du nord au sud par voie aérienne. Pour certaines destinations éloignées, louer une voiture ou prendre le train est le meilleur choix. Si vous avez le temps, mais que votre budget est serré, prendre l'autobus est la façon la plus pratique de le faire. Pour un aventurier sauvage, sauter à bord d'une moto sera un choix passionnant.

Indépendamment de la façon dont vous voulez errer dans les beaux endroits du Vietnam, vous devez vous assurer que vous devez toujours tenir compte de votre sécurité d'abord et essayer d'être intelligent lors des négociations. Vous devez également rester vigilant tout le temps pour éviter les cas où l'on en profite. Il serait également bon que vous planifiiez votre voyage judicieusement. Sachez où vous allez et combien vous allez payer pour votre transport, de cette façon vous aurez une idée sur la façon de budgétiser votre temps et votre argent.

Essayez de consulter Evolve Mobility pour obtenir des conseils de voyage et de déménagement. Vous n'avez qu'à les consulter à l'adresse suivante https://www.evolvemobilityintl.com/

Alors êtes-vous prêt à déménager avec nous?