A WORRIED father is trying to raise awareness to help get his teenage son who is stuck in Bali due to the travel restrictions home.

Ryan Harris, 18, from Worcester has always wanted to travel the world. After travelling to Cambodia last October, someone Ryan was travelling with died. His father, Stephen Harris told Worcester News how this affected him.

Worcester News:

He said: "Ryan lost his friend last year whilst they were travelling together. She drowned. It was a horrendous time for him.

"When he expressed an interest in going back out into the world again in February we were pleased. I thought it would be good for him to get back to his dream - exploring the world."

However, Ryan's trip has turned into a "nightmare" as all British travellers have been ordered to return home but Ryan cannot find a flight.

Worcester News:

Stephen said: "He is stuck out there, he has booked two return flights in the past week but they have both been cancelled. Now the flights cost upwards of £4000 and there is no guarantee they will not be cancelled either.

"Luckily he has found an air b&b to stay at with some of his friends he has met over there. I am glad they are sticking together, but as a parent I am very worried for him

"He could be stuck out there for months. He has written to the British embassy and Robin Walker but we are yet to get a response.

Worcester News:

"If they lock Bali down, I am worried that he won't be able to survive, if he needs hospital care, how will he cope? I read last week a British tourist died in a Bali hospital last week from the virus. It is frightening, he is essentially stuck on an island with no way of getting home."

READ MORE: 'I felt like I had been hit by a train' - What it is like to get coronavirus

READ MORE: The Worcester youngsters boosting morale with rainbows

A spokesperson for the foreign and commonwealth office said: “We recognise that any British people currently overseas may be nervous about the impact of coronavirus on their travel and their health.

"We are in close contact with travel providers and our international partners to provide support to those British people affected by ongoing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”