March 28, 2020
Ireland announced strict limits for travel within Ireland starting 12 midnight, Friday, March 27th. These will be in place for at least two weeks, until Easter Sunday.
Northern Ireland also is adopting stricter regulations than the rest of the UK as of March 28th. They include:
"Gatherings of more than two people are banned."
"Leaving home is only allowed:"
• "to obtain basic necessities, including food and medical supplies"
• "to take exercise either alone or with other members of their household"
• "to seek medical assistance"
• "to provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person"
Removal or moving and storage companies are not on the current updated list of businesses exempted from closure that may continue to operate if social distancing measures are used.
Bekins Worldwide will continue to work with government requests, regulations and the needs of those transporting current shipments. We all want to respect the need to bring this situation to as safe and quick conclusion as possible.
In the mean time we will work to arrange needed and as cost effective in transit storage as possible, for shipments that have not been delayed for other reasons.
Please contact your assigned dedicated Bekins move concierge for updates on your specific move. While we all try to be kind to one another, Bekins will be monitoring changes and post them here for international moves to Ireland.
Canadian multiculturalism and regional differences, reinforced by the large distances between regions, are very different from Ireland's reality. The Irish are proud of their more harmonious uniqueness its closeness allows. They are proud of their differences from the other UK and EU cultures.
The rich history and beautiful countryside offer residents of Ireland a great opportunity. Experience this established culture, enjoy its life style and make great new friends.
• Do It Yourself International Moving to Ireland You pack your possessions and bring them to the Bekins Storage facilities. We'll arrange for them to be placed in the next consolidated shipment to Ireland.
• Store N Go: Sometimes a holiday experience can be different from actually moving there to retire. With luck your new neighbours are everything you could desire. None the less, folks do end up returning when their expectations are not able to be achieved. The Store N Go service allows possessions to be packed and ready for internationals shipment but stored until confirmation to ship is received. It lets enough time for government registration and getting to know your new neighbours. If things are not as expected the shipment costs and all the importation work is saved.