COVID-19 Vaccines & Travel: Q+A with On Call’s Chief Medical Officer: Part 2

The roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines has inspired optimism around restarting travel. According to On Call’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Siegart, “Receiving the COVID-19 vaccination is a vital step toward beating this pandemic and will ultimately play a pivotal role in creating more confidence around travel in the months to come.”  Dr. Siegart says he’s seen

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COVID-19 Vaccines & Travel: Q+A with On Call’s Chief Medical Officer – Part 1

The roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines has inspired optimism around restarting travel. According to On Call’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Siegart, “Receiving the COVID-19 vaccination is a vital step toward beating this pandemic and will ultimately play a pivotal role in creating more confidence around travel in the months to come.”  Dr. Siegart says he’s seen

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The Status and Outlook of International Travel in 2021

In the first quarter of 2020, global travel was severely disrupted due to the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, the subsequent declaration of a global pandemic, and the gradual implementation of international travel restrictions by nearly every country. Throughout the remainder of the year, most countries took a guarded approach to reopening their borders. Various

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Helping Travelers Every Day: Medical Evacuation of a Patient With a Mental Illness During a Pandemic

On Call’s mission has always been helping travelers in their time of need, every day, and the COVID-19 pandemic has been no different. The pandemic presented some interesting challenges, unique barriers, and extremely nuanced complications amid our efforts to return people home, but nothing that our Global Assistance teams couldn’t handle! Read our latest case

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TRM in 2021: Trends, Information & Resources for the New Year

Happy New Year! As vaccinations continue to roll out, 2021 is beginning on a note of hopefulness. While the year likely won’t be on par with pre-COVID travel, the vaccine is a huge step in the right direction and reminds us that the international travel sector is ready to bounce back. However, even with all this

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Monthly Risk Spotlight: December 2020

AMERICAS Brazen Brazilian Bank Robberies Two small cities in different regions of Brazil were hit by brazen bank robberies within 24 hours of each other on 1-2 December. In the first incident, dozens of gunmen arrived in the city of Criciúma, in southern Brazil, in a convoy of vehicles and robbed a branch of Banco

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Safeguarding Students: Tools to Help Ensure Mental Health Support for Remote Study

The pandemic has created an even greater need for mental health support services to all students, despite the location of their studies. This has left many institutions asking some very important questions: What can we do to support our students who are remote learners due to COVID-19? How do student nationality and cultural reality impact

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Important Travel Health Update From Dr. Siegart: Flu Vaccine FAQs

As we all continue to navigate the pandemic, most health experts agree that getting a flu vaccine is even more important now than it ever was before. According to our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Siegart, “Getting a flu vaccine not only helps prevent the flu, but it can help reduce the burden on our healthcare

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