Organising your way back
Carefully evaluate whether it is best for you and dependents persons to remain in-country or to relocate. If you decide to relocate, this should be done as soon as possible as further restrictions may render travel no longer possible, with the following considerations
Review the circumstances that influence your ability to remain in-country (and work with the restrictions, directives and mitigation measures of the authorities); such as:
The measures set in place by the government to counter the pandemic “Are they enough?”.
Access to quality medical care, the usual standard of local medical care, and the local health system’s capability to manage a sudden surge in demand.
The ability to procure basic goods and services.
Access to communications.
Whether any of your family member are in a higher risk group for severe disease.
The nature of the overall infrastructure and security environment in the country, including: the potential for a deterioration in law and order; the risks posed by secondary security incidents, such as xenophobic attacks; and possible increases in social unrest or wider instability exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak.
The ability to stand fast amid a potential deterioration in law and order.
Whether their resources and ability to subsist increases their profile and exposure to security risks in areas where there may be a shortage of basic goods.
The ability and comfort level of family members to stay for an extended period at their destination with limited or no support.
Review your personal needs to be in an alternate location.
Ensure access to reliable, nuanced information to inform your family.