When leaving for a trip, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what could derail your plans. Maybe someone gets sick, maybe your flight gets canceled, maybe there’s a storm that keeps you inside and off the beach. But even if you do think about what can go wrong, you likely don’t consider the possibility of a global pandemic.
Yet that’s how Lauren Davenport and her husband Daniel Fernandez found themselves temporarily trapped in Morocco.
The couple was already in Spain and planning to head to North Africa the next day (for a trip to camp in the Sahara Desert) when President Trump made his announcement about restricted travel from Europe on Wednesday, March 11.
“The initial message was that we had to get out by the end of the day, but Homeland Security quickly fixed the miscommunication and explained that it would not apply to U.S. citizens, only to foreign…