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The Status and Outlook of International Travel in 2022

After global travel was severely disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and 2021, travelers are looking to 2022 as the year to create lasting memories and enjoy unforgettable experiences abroad. Although the Omicron variant caused significant travel disruptions throughout the month of December 2021, the outlook for international travel remains optimistic. There are several… Read more »

Travel Risk Management Trends, Information and Resources for 2022

Happy New Year! As we continue to launch into 2022, do you feel well-equipped to navigate our new world of travel? We can help! On Call’s quarterly newsletter keeps pulse on the complex and ever-changing world of international travel, risk management, and duty of care so you don’t have to. Each quarter, subscribers of our… Read more »

Monthly Risk Spotlight: December 2021

AMERICAS Chile to Choose Between Polarizing Candidates in Upcoming Presidential Elections Chile is electing a new President this month. After initial elections on 21 November did not result in a single candidate receiving a majority, Jose Antonio Kast (~28%) and Gabriel Boric (~26%) will compete in a final runoff election on Sunday, 19 December. Both… Read more »

Mental Health & Traveling a World with COVID (and its Variants): Q+A with Dr. Nathan

This past year, more than 40% of adults in the United States reported experiencing symptoms of depression or anxiety, compared with 11% in pre-pandemic times. According to On Call’s Medical Director, Dr. Nathan, “Managing one’s mental health — whether they have a history of mental illness or not – has become increasingly important in the world we live in… Read more »

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… Read more »

The Current Status and Outlook of Travel to Europe

At this time last year, global travel was still severely disrupted due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus, with many travelers putting their plans on hold as they set their sights on a brighter 2021. Now fast forward to today. even as new variants like omicron have entered the picture, travel has gotten… Read more »

Rescue Nurse at On Call International CAMTS Accreditation: Raising the Bar for Quality and Travel Safety

Rescue Nurse at On Call International is once again, proud to receive the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport System’s (CAMTS’) accreditation—the gold standard for air medical transportation services. On Call is the only assistance provider in North America with its own, in-house CAMTS and CAMTS EU dual-accredited commercial medical transport program! A special congratulations and shout… Read more »

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

As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, COVID-19 testing is still an integral part of the travel planning process, and according to On Call’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Siegart, this is not something he anticipates going away anytime soon.  “While COVID-19 regulations around the world continue to be in a constant state of flux,… Read more »

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…. Read more »

Monthly Risk Spotlight: November 2021

AMERICAS US Introduces New Entry Requirements On Monday, 8 November US President Joe Biden issued a new proclamation regarding international travel which simultaneously lifted and implemented restrictions with significant implications for those hoping to travel to the US. For close to two years since early 2020 the US restricted nearly all travelers who at any… Read more »