My friend is travelling to Rome. She is from Taiwan, and her bag has just been stolen, with money and passport in it. I suppose the only thing she can do is to go to the embassy. But I guess this will imply staying a few days more, and she has no money. Is there any way I can send her some? Is there any other solution I am not seeing?
- She should report the theft to the police and her embassy. The embassy should provide emergency travel documents fairly quickly.
- Money can be sent via services like Western Union, often with new passwords instead of a photo id. (Take care how you transmit the password. And I'm not endorsing that particular provider; I used it for a similar purpose a decade ago, so that was the first name that came to my mind).
- Some embassies will provide emergency loans to their citizens, to travel home. She should ask for that.