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Wichita woman talks about difficulty of traveling abroad due to COVID-19 – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-12-07 23:14:22 –

Wichita, Kang (KSNW) —Time and money say a Wichita woman lost herself because of the nightmare of the COVID-19 test. A nightmare that lasted for days when she traveled abroad and returned.

Audrey Corte is a graduate student at Wichita State University and traveled to Sierra Leone for a fellowship a few weeks ago. The trip to West Africa was delayed by four days, primarily due to the speed of the COVID-19 test, or rather its lack, and the problem continued on her return.

“I spent the night at Wichita Airport, woke up the next morning and finally boarded the plane. I arrived in Freetown around 7:55 pm,” Corte explained.

After landing in Sierra Leone on November 21, Corte says he has no luggage and needs further testing. “I had to take two quick COVID tests at Freetown Airport. For those who have never traveled to developing countries, you will always run into logistic problems. Therefore, they have been tested. One group of people on one plane took five hours. “

Returning to the United States after her trip was also an adventure. When she was finally able to leave Africa, she ran into another obstacle in Belgium. “I had to find a way to get a COVID test in Brussels in about five hours. I found a guard who could explain the situation. If the people trying to help me weren’t really in the way , I honestly think I’m stuck in Brussels right now. “

Now, finally, returning to her home in Wichita, Corte says that if you’re thinking of traveling abroad, be prepared for all sorts of delays. At the latest. Please understand that we are not there yet. No one knows what they are doing and put up with the people. “

Corte says he spent more than $ 1,000 on rebooking and COVID-19 testing, not to mention waiting 100 hours at the airport. She says she has no immediate urge to travel outside the United States.

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