Monthly Risk Spotlight: February

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 The Mexican Government Takes Steps towards Reforms in the Criminal Justice System In mid-January, Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s legal advisor, and the country’s attorney general’s office…

Travel Risk Management Training for the Administrator: Maximizing Program Effectiveness

Author: Jacob Newton In the first segment of our two-part Travel Risk Management (TRM) training series, we discussed techniques for organizations looking to establish a training program for their individual travelers, and why it’s so important.  Similarly, those overseeing travel risk management and duty of care initiatives for their organizations also have a responsibility to…

Important Flu Prevention Information for Travelers From On Call’s Chief Medical Officer

  It’s officially that time of year. For many of us, the air is much colder, and it’s hard to go anywhere in public without hearing someone cough or sneeze. It’s safe to say that anyone who doesn’t want the flu should be doing some type of due diligence to avoid germs—and according to On Call’s Chief…

Novel Coronavirus and What It Means for Travelers: An Important Update from Dr. Siegart

Updated 2/28/20 On Call International’s travel medical and security experts continue to closely monitor COVID-19, a respiratory illness outbreak caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The CDC raised Travel Health Notices to the highest of three levels, urging travelers to avoid any nonessential travel to…

Travel Health Update From Dr. Siegart: COVID-19

Updated 2/28/20 The CDC continues to monitor and update advice regarding a respiratory illness caused by COVID-19. COVID-19 is a Novel  (new) Coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019. The Chinese have confirmed thousands of cases to date throughout China, and the virus has been spread by travelers from China to…

Travel Risk Management 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…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: November

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific Indonesia: Student Protests Raise Concerns Over the Erosion of Civil Rights and Democratic Accountability In September 2019, the largest student demonstrations in the last two decades in Indonesia exposed social and political fault lines…