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Moving to France during a pandemic

Moving to France during a pandemicFor almost 40 years, Burke Bros have undertaken removals to France, helping many British people to start a new life across the Channel. This year is of course like no other, with the current pandemic and major changes to the UK’s relationship with the EU.

However, despite these challenges, Burke Bros have been extremely busy during the summer and autumn, with a 40% increase in website visitors and 24 bookings for French removals within 3 days of reopening. The company is a partner of CA Britline and are specialists in moving home contents, with a head office in the Midlands and 50,000 sq. ft of secure storage facilities.

It’s important to note that Burke Bros drivers and crew are exempt from the quarantine restrictions, so enabling them to continue providing services to clients. Nevertheless, the safety and wellbeing of staff and clients is a top priority for the company and has required changes to operations. For example, surveyors can now use virtual surveys to provide a quotation, viewing household contents via a video. Burke Bros are members of the British Association of Removers and have also adapted working practices in line with the guidelines, including advice to clients in advance of moving day.

France is a large country, with a distance of 1,200 km between Calais and Cannes. Burke Bros can transport you and your family to any part of France, whether you are moving to a cottage in Brittany, an apartment on the French Riviera or a château in the Dordogne. The most popular destinations for people moving to France this year are in the South West, including the two Charente departments and the Lot region.

The company does have its fair share of large or interesting items to move from time-to-time.

One recent example was the transportation of a 1958 Massey Ferguson tractor from the UK to the Aquitaine region, a vehicle which no doubt will come in very handy for its proud owners. With the changing Covid-19 guidelines and the potential for more paperwork for transporting goods following Brexit, using a professional removal company like Burke Bros is a key consideration, and enables you to focus on preparing for your new life in France.

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