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A Shifting Perspective: Aligning Your NGO’s Travel Risk Management Strategy to Our New(ish) Normal

For a community of professionals who saw travel as essential to their work — missions, field visits, delegations — COVID-19 and its variants continues to cause a significant shift in the NGO sector. These pandemic-related realities have created the need to shift perspectives, strategize new ways of thinking, and have many NGOs asking some very important questions

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Looking Ahead: Preparing for the Future of Study Abroad and Travel Risk Management

Since COVID-19 began its spread in early 2020, study abroad and risk management administrators have been forced to navigate—and make sense of—a complicated set of (everchanging) global safety issues and requirements. And while uncertainty and complexities remain, one thing is clear: taking a proactive stance, as opposed to one that is reactive, is critical for

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Returning to Study Abroad: Travel Risk Management in our (Not So) New Normal

As vaccinations continue and more countries roll out their welcome mats to fully vaccinated travelers, many colleges and universities are considering a full return to study abroad. But is your institution prepared? How can you help keep students and faculty safe, healthy, and informed while traveling? We recently teamed up with our friends at OnSolve

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: October 2021

AMERICAS Death of ELN Leader in Colombia Sparks Threat of Retribution On 28 September a prominent leader of the Colombian armed group the National Liberation Army (ELN) was killed. Angel Padilla Romero (alias Fabian) was declared deceased in a Cali hospital 10 days after being injured in a military bombing of ELN targets in the

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Helping Travelers Every Day: Meet On Call’s GRC Team!

On Call’s Global Response Center’s (GRC’s) biggest responsibility is to fulfill our mission of helping travelers, every day, in their time of need. Every phone call (or live chat, text, or email!) our Global Response Center receives is an opportunity for us to help someone get prepared to travel or solve a problem while they’re

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Managing the Complexities of a Medical Evacuation Abroad [Part 2]

The pandemic provided a crash course in evacuations for many, a reminder that crises can happen, often when we least expect them. But is *your* organization prepared for its next evacuation? We recently teamed up with our friends at Allegiant Global Partners to provide in-depth technical insights for those who are charged with overseeing the

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: September 2021

AMERICAS Canada’s Vaccine Passports Canada began its COVID-19 vaccine rollout on 14 December 14, 2020, and roughly nine months later 74.1% of Canada’s population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 67.9% of the population is fully vaccinated. As the vaccine rollout continues an increasing number of Canadian provinces are implementing

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Assessing and Mitigating Risk in a Dynamic Global Travel Environment

Travel in the modern world is more accessible than ever. Despite the added complexities of the global COVID-19 Pandemic, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), higher education institutions, and corporations are still looking to expand their global operations while travelers are poised to discover new, less-traveled destinations. With this accessibility and increased global exposure, however, comes a certain

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

As vaccine availability increases and more countries roll their welcome mats out to fully vaccinated travelers, On Call’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Siegart, continues to share his insights in response 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.

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