How to Leave Your Host Country If War Breaks Out: American Expat Survival Tips

  • Plan. If you know that war is looming, start forming your exit strategy as soon as possible. Have a substitute plan in case the first falls through.
  • Make sure you have all of your paperwork in order. This includes passports, visas, and other identification documents.
  • Know where you’re going. Have a list of safe countries to flee to and make sure you have the visas and documents in order.
  • Have enough money saved up to sustain you for at least a few months. You will need to live abroad until the conflict is over.
  • Pack light. You’ll want to travel quickly and easily.
  • Stay safe. Once you’re out, stay away from the conflict zone and don’t go back until it’s over.

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