As the “outside-the-United-States” summer/fall travel season opens, albeit changed and limited by COVID-19, it’s helpful to review what to do when the unexpected or an emergency happens to American citizens.

More than 2,500 Americans are arrested abroad annually. More than 30 percent of the arrests are drug-related, according to a U.S. State Department report.

Janice Law is a columnist for The Daily News. Have a travel question? Email

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