South America

Letters on travelers' visa woes evince sympathy, scorn

The articles on visa problems were excellent warnings to Americans about following the rules and being aware [“Trapped Abroad, Alone” by Mary Forgione; “No Quick Fix for Visa Woe” by Camille Cusumano, Oct. 9]. 

 I had a similar experience prior to exiting a cruise in Valparíso, Chile. When our passports were returned to us the night before we were to disembark, I noticed that my husband's exit visa had another person's name on it. The cruise line had mistakenly printed two for the man in the cabin a number below ours. 

I was told not to worry; it wasn't important. Besides, a representative from the cruise line would be at the...