While the situation remains fluid, goods and cargo are not currently subject to restrictions within the E.U., or between the E.U., U.K. and U.S., and are explicitly excluded from some COVID-19 related restrictions. However, delays are likely, particularly where shipping methods are likely to utilize airfreight due to a reduction in international flights.
Artsy’s guidelines for art shipping during the COVID-19 crisis:
- Expect delays on the part of shippers, and communicate these delays to relevant parties
- Communicate often and clearly with buyers, Artsy, and shipping companies
- Check for updates on restrictions
We encourage you to check press updates and guidelines from authorities and shipping companies: