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Travel Health 101: How to Keep Your Medications Safe in the Heat

  Did you know that heat can have a negative effect on the potency of both prescription and over-the-counter drugs? To make sure your medications stay safe in warmer temperatures, here’s some advice from On Calls Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Michelle Nathan: Keep medicines in a cool, dry place—despite the name, the medicine cabinet is

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Travel Health 101: Common Medications That Cause Sun Sensitivity

  Did you know that many medications can have negative effects on the skin when it’s exposed to ultraviolet light? This condition, also known as photosensitivity, can cause symptoms ranging from itchiness to an uncomfortable rash, burns and blisters. If fun in the sun is on your summer travel agenda, don’t miss this list of

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Travel Safety Advice for Reducing Vulnerability During Protest Activity

Should you find yourself in the immediate vicinity of a protest or demonstration while you’re traveling abroad, consider the following standing advice from On Call’s Global Security Team: Shelter in place, if necessary. Ensure windows and doors remain closed, where possible, and secure to avoid any projectiles and/or tear gas. Move away from impacted areas

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: June 2024

AMERICAS  Political Violence Increases Across Mexico The general elections that took place in Mexico in early June are considered groundbreaking with the election of the nation’s first female president and first Jewish president, Claudia Sheinbaum. President elect Sheinbaum, a PhD academic,  scientist,  and former mayor of Mexico City, has vowed to pursue policies and lead

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The Summer Games in Paris: On Call’s Traveler Health & Safety Guide

Paris is always a top summer travel destination, but this year, it’s attracting even more interest as over 15 million visitors are expected at the 2024 Summer Games. The energy and excitement of this many people makes for an incredible atmosphere, but also brings to light some important health and safety considerations for travelers. Whether

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LGBTQI+ Travel Safety Information, Considerations and Resources

Traveling as a member of the LGBTQI+ community comes with unique challenges—and these challenges vary widely from country to country. Safety and acceptance of LGBTQI+ individuals can greatly vary depending on the destination’s culture, legal framework, and prevailing social attitudes. Awareness of these risks and proactive planning are crucial for safe travel. In this piece,

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: May 2024

AMERICAS  Further Impact Across Region Due to Record-Breaking Climate Incidents Large flooding events occurring across the continent, coupled with major drought and heat waves, have resulted in some of the worst environmental challenges the Americas have seen in decades. The extreme climate is attributed to both the El Niño weather pattern and the persistent rise

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Travel Assistance 101: How to Make an International Phone Call

Here at On Call, our travelers know they can call our Global Response Center for emergency assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. However, while making an international phone call is pretty easy, there are some specific steps you need to take  to help ensure the call goes through without a hitch! The

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Travel Assistance 101: What to Do When Your Luggage Goes Missing

After a long and uncomfortable flight, you finally arrive at the baggage carousel only to realize that your baggage is nowhere in sight. Great. Besides having a meeting in less than three hours, you still need to pick up your rental car, check into your hotel room and change into your meeting attire which, of course, is

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