6/ Don’t discount using a Travel Management Company [TMC] to book your travel. TMCs often have closer ties with hoteliers and airlines so may be able to pull some strings that you can’t in case of emergency or need for repatriation. Many TMCs have an SME offering and will save you time sourcing travel providers.
7/ Plan in advance what you would do in an emergency, are taken ill with COVID-19 symptoms, you are quarantined or borders close whilst you are in country. Make sure that your business travel insurance is up to date and that you have your membership details and contact numbers with you. Likewise, make sure you have the details of your embassy with you.