Vaccinations and Other Requirements
A vital consideration when going through an international move is the subject of vaccinations and customs requirements, and precisely how they will affect you and your family, including your precious pets. You need to thoroughly research this well in advance, and you can find the information in a number of different ways:
The internet. Visit the relevant government health website of the country you are moving to. Here you will find detailed information regarding health topics such as mandatory requirements for vaccinations.
Government updates. Since governments regularly revise requirements that must be met, you need to make sure that you are right up to date and well informed on all important issues.
Your mover. The international movers that you will work with should provide you with your moving day paperwork such as insurance information, customs requirements (passport, birth certificate, dental records, visas, marriage license, etc).
Moving pets. If you are moving pets carefully check with specialist pet service providers to find out the precise requirements that will have to be met and likely well before your move date. These could include quarantine for your pets, which might in turn require that you ship your furry friends well ahead of your actual move.
Vaccinations. Health requirements in the form of vaccinations are put in place for your own protection, and are designed to minimize the risk to you and your family too (and also to safeguard the people of the country to which you are proceeding). Aim to comply as fully as you can or you may find yourself and your family refused entry for a seemingly harmless omission. Other important considerations before leaving are for you to obtain detailed medical records for each family member. This should include a letter of introduction from your current doctor, and something similar from any other health providers that you have visited regularly, for example your dentist, and your physiotherapist, etc.
The prospect of any move is challenging in itself, but adding in moving to a new country and there is a different type of organization you have to attend to. Detailed preparation is the very essence of your international moving experience. Plan every detail with military precision, and avoid cost and corner cutting for the sheer risks you would be surely putting yourself and your family to.