Having lived in Thailand for over 23 years, but now marooned in the US due to COVID, I'd be extra cautious about any moves for a new expat. There are new things to think about.....things we didn't have to worry about pre-covid. Like, the idea of doing border runs for visas, or returning to your home country for a wedding/funeral/emergency and then returning back, or even, pre-covid days, the concerns about fluctuating exchange rates, changes in immigration rules, etc. If an when the covid concerns go away, you're still left with a lot to think about. Any way you go about it, be sure to have a plan B in your hip pocket.