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

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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

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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,

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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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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

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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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Helping Travelers Every Day: Trauma in Afghanistan

From medical emergencies to security concerns—or any other travel issue big or small—here at On Call, the health and safety of the travelers we serve is our top priority. Read our latest case study for an inside look at how On Call’s Global Assistance Teams work around the clock to fulfill our mission of helping

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