Staying connected when you're away from home and in another country is a necessity and according to the pro-democracy think tank Freedom House, internet freedom is declining all around the world.
Censorship is being ramped up on everything from social media or e-commerce websites to search engines.
Interestingly, many of the countries with the strictest rules and highest censorship are also popular tourist destinations.
“With this in mind, it’s wise to check if your next travel destination has any internet restrictions. Especially if you are planning to do some work there,” says Daniel Markuson, digital privacy expert at NordVPN.
“One of the most powerful tools to avoid such internet censorship is a virtual private network. Both travelers and locals use VPNs to access the internet with no limitations.”