Travel Health Update From Dr. Siegart: Novel Coronavirus

Updated 1/27/20 Novel (new) Coronavirus was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The Chinese have confirmed over 1,000 cases to date, including locations outside Wuhan City. The virus has been spread by travelers from China to 17 known countries to date. Five cases have been confirmed thus far in the USA. According to…

TRM Training for the Traveler: Maximizing Program Effectiveness

Author: Jacob Newton An effective strategy for maximizing the effectiveness of an organization’s Travel Risk Management (TRM) program is by incorporating a quality training regimen for the individual traveler.  Training the traveler tends to be overlooked; however, it’s the individual traveler that can have the largest impact on mitigating the impact of incidents when they…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: December

Author: On Call International’s Global Security Team On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. AMERICAS Deadly Incidents Demonstrate Lack of Rule in Mexico A fierce gun battle in Culiacán in October and a deadly massacre in rural Sonora in early November laid bare…

LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Considerations & Challenges [Video]

While our society has seen a lot of progress in terms of more open attitudes regarding the LGBTQ+ community, this is not true for all parts of the world. LGBTQ+ travelers may face unique challenges while traveling abroad, and it’s your duty of care to ensure they are prepared for anything they may face. Watch…

On Call in Action: Stranded in Ecuador During Protests

On Call International helps organizations and their travelers take a proactive and holistic approach to not only managing emergencies when they arise—but also planning for and even preventing them before they happen.  Here’s just one example of how On Call International helps travelers, every day: Stranded in Ecuador During Protests      A traveler who…

Ask the Doctor: Your Most Pressing Questions About Travel Health – Answered!

You asked…and we answered! Our clients consult with us on a daily basis to discuss some of their most pressing questions about travel health and potential medical issues that could arise while their travelers are abroad. In this Q+A, our Medical Director, Dr. Michelle Nathan, shares answers to some of our favorite questions that recently came our…

Protecting Travelers With Chronic Illness – A Checklist For Your Organization

Did you know…? According to the CDC, six in ten adults in the U.S. have a chronic disease. And while traveling abroad can be exciting and rewarding, the physical demands of travel can be particularly challenging for those with chronic illnesses. To help you better inform and prepare your travelers, view our checklist with advice…

Integrating Behavioral Health Support Into Your Organization’s Travel Risk Management Strategy

When traveling abroad or living in a foreign country, people can be exposed to a variety of unexpected and sometimes serious situations. Personal issues from culture shock to sexual assault to large-scale incidents like a terrorist attack or natural disaster can all have a significant impact on one’s emotional well-being. Providing travelers with access to…

High-Risk Environments: How to Make Difficult Decisions about Travel

High-risk areas can provide distinctive work, study abroad, and mission-driven opportunities—but they also challenge organizations and their travelers to balance these opportunities with reasonable caution. Recognizing this complex challenge, On Call International teamed up with Humentum and the KORE Foundation to engage in a discussion about how to best support and encourage travelers while meeting…

What is an On Call Global Security Specialist (And Why Does Your Organization Need One)?

Here at On Call, we routinely find that administrators responsible for travel risk and security find themselves to be under-resourced, lower priority, and in constant fire-fighting mode. Our clients tell us it can sometimes feel impossible to be proactive about risk, let alone respond to incidents in a timely and effective fashion. Luckily, On Call’s…