The reason is obvious: a global pandemic with its corollary of panic, knee-jerk reactions and uncertainty. It was only Wednesday but it feels like a year ago: can Europeans living in the UK enter the US? Is my Indian visa appointment still worth going to the consulate for? And again, can I enter – Italian, living abroad – Brazil, Chile, Argentina? (answers: possibly yes, maybe, increasingly unlikely).
Better to stop, cancel, take the loss as one of my MBA professors used to say (whilst looking like the Penguin on a massive coke high) and let things settle down. Let sanity return. And perhaps try and avoid becoming a problem that someone else will need to solve. As an old friend of mine, ICU nurse in my hometown, said in a lovely Instagram photo that I’m happy to share (click here or here for the account), it’s all gonna go well.