The passengers shuffled through the aircraft’s cabin and out into the airport concourse and he felt a surge of freedom.
The passport officer took a bored look at his documents, before waving him through the gate and he exhaled a release.
The bags were in the first batch off the baggage carousel and he collected them thankfully.
The driver stood with his name on a white card and he nodded warmly in greeting.
The medic took his temperature at the airport exit and he felt his world crumble away.