try your best to ensure that your trip goes well. You spend time comparing the
flights and hotel rooms. You read reviews and considered referrals. Despite all
your preparations, you could still encounter
a bump on the road. It’s true especially for people who are traveling right
lot of people who planned to visit different countries got stuck when those
countries announced a lockdown as a result of the pandemic. Booking a flight
became more difficult and lots of restrictions were in place. If you’re under
these stressful situations, these are the things you need to do.
with your embassy
you’re already in another country and you got stuck because of these
travel restrictions, you have to ask for help from your embassy. You need
to communicate with them as soon as you can and relay your concerns. You might
face issues such as overstaying your visa. The embassy will coordinate with
local authorities to grant you a visa extension if you have no way of leaving
Take the first flight out
these dire situations, you have no choice but to take first flight outside of
the country. You need to do whatever it takes to get back home as soon as you
can. When you don’t know what the future holds, you would rather take the next
flight home. It’s also true when you’re stuck in a country under military
tension or civil unrest.
for a local contact
time for you to reach to your vast network to ask for help. If you need to stay
inside a country for a long time, you can’t afford to pay for hotel rooms. You
will spend a lot for your extended stay. Therefore, it helps if you can contact
someone to let you in even for just a few days until you can get a flight out
of the country. You can return the favor later if you get a chance.
under a lot of stress because of what’s going on. Despite that, you can’t allow
yourself to feel overwhelmed. Try to think straight and look
for a solution to your problem. You can’t allow the situation to get the
best of you. When you panic, it’s easier for you to commit mistakes. Avoid
being with a crowd who are also panicking because of the situation. It’s common
in airports where people are rushing to leave.
willing to spend
you need to spend more so you can immediately leave the country or find a safer
location, you have to do it. Now isn’t the time for you to worry about money.
Safety should come first especially if you have your entire family with you. Don’t
put them in danger because you’re trying to reduce the expenses.
one wants to be in this situation, but terrible things could happen while
you’re traveling. Try to clear your thoughts and make the right move.
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