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Managing the Complexities of a Medical Evacuation Abroad

Managing the complexities associated with a medical evacuation abroad can be a complicated process–is your organization prepared to carry out an evacuation effectively and make informed decisions on behalf of your travelers in need? We recently teamed up with our friends at Allegiant Global Partners to present a scenario that requires a medical evacuation amid

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The Current Status and Outlook of Travel to Europe

One year ago, global travel was severely disrupted due to the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, the subsequent declaration of a global pandemic, and the gradual implementation of international travel restrictions by nearly every country. Throughout the Summer of 2020, Europe began to lift some travel restrictions, only to reimpose them when the second wave

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: May 2021

AMERICAS Tax Reform Proposal Sparks Protests in Colombia Wednesday, 28 April the Central Unitaria de Trabajadores (CUT) trade union initiated a national strike (paro nacional) and led mass protests in response to a proposed tax reform championed by President Iván Duque Márquez’s administration. At the time of writing this article, sustained mass protests in Medellín,

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On Call’s Spring 2021 Newsletter: TRM Trends, Information, and Resources

…Did you know? On Call’s quarterly newsletter, TRM Today, will help you keep a pulse on the complex and ever-changing world of travel risk management and duty of care. Our Spring 2021 edition just dropped to our subscribers and is jam-packed with news, information, and resources that will help you continue to evolve and adapt

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COVID-19 Vaccines & Travel: (More) Questions Answered by On Call’s Chief Medical Officer

As vaccination rates trend upward and restrictions continue to lift, On Call’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Siegart, offers (more!) answers to your most frequently-asked questions on COVID-19 vaccines and travel. Can those who have been fully vaccinated still spread the virus while traveling? Dr. Siegart: Probably not, but there is no 100% certain answer

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: April 2021

AMERICAS Thousands Displaced as Venezuela Targets Colombian Guerilla Group in Borderlands On 21 March the Venezuelan military-initiated operations targeting an offshoot of the disbanded Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerilla group known as the Tenth Front in Venezuela’s Apure state along the Venezuela/Colombia border. The borderlands shared by these two countries have long been

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Avoiding Periscope Paralysis: Practicing Horizon Scanning and Situational Awareness for All International Travel Risks

When a submarine dives to avoid surface detection and protect itself by avoiding threats from above, it may raise its periscope from time to time to get a sense of the threat from above. If that operator just focuses on the one threat that drove them below without using its other senses – like radar

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Helping Travelers Every Day: Security Assistance in Sri Lanka

From medical emergencies to security concerns—or any other travel issue big or small—here at On Call, the health and safety of the travelers we serve is our top priority. Read our latest case study for an inside look at how On Call’s Global Assistance Teams work around the clock to fulfill our mission of helping

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COVID-19 Testing and Travel: What Travelers Need to Know

While proof of vaccination is not currently required to travel, a negative COVID-19 test result is required to enter many countries, including the United States. According to On Call’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Siegart, “A negative COVID-19 test result is certainly not an excuse to let one’s guard down, but it does help reduce

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