Monthly Risk Spotlight: June 2020

Author: On Call International’s Global Security Team AMERICAS Widespread Protests Against Police Brutality and Systemic Racism in the United States Major protests erupted across all 50 states of the U.S. following the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota on the 25th of May 2020. The incident, which…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: May 2020

Author: On Call International’s Global Security Team AMERICAS A Failed Coup Attempt in Venezuela Casts Light on the Weaknesses of the Venezuelan Opposition In early May 2020, with the world focused on the current pandemic, a group of some 60 Venezuelan exiles and at least two former American soldiers attempted a raid in Venezuela to…

Helping Travelers, Every Day: COVID-19 Assistance Snapshot

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 some extremely nuanced complications amid our efforts to return people home, but nothing that our Global Assistance teams couldn’t handle. It was a…

Female Travel Safety: How Women Are Helping Women Stay Safe Across the Globe

Author: Cassandra Celestin, Global Security Specialist Whether at home or abroad, everyday women face the risk of experiencing various forms of sexual harassment and violence. Although in certain societies and countries the risk is amplified, the threat remains pervasive regardless of geographical location. Incidents of sexual harassment and violence can occur everywhere, even in widely…

Rugby World Cup 2019: Important Travel Safety Information & Recommendations

Author: Eric White The Rugby World Cup 2019 will take place in Japan for the first time in the tournament’s history. Matches are planned in twelve separate stadiums from September 20th to November 2nd.  Four hundred thousand foreign tourists are predicted to arrive in Japan for the games, and by following the advice and suggestions…

LGBTQ+ Travel Safety Considerations and Resources

Author: Evan Garfield  Safety is a key concern for risk managers and travelers alike. For many organizations, attention is typically allocated to issues such as crime, terrorism, political instability, natural disasters, and health risks in preparation for travel. There is no question these are important areas to look at when assessing travel risk. However, there…

Russia World Cup 2018: Safety Tips and Recommendations for Your Travelers

Authors: Betsy Perry and Ray Lyngdoh The Russia World Cup 2018 will take place amongst increasing diplomatic tensions, causing some additional safety and security concerns for visitors. However, if travelers take the right precautions, a safe and enjoyable experience is possible. Read on for safety tips and recommendations for those traveling to the Russia World…

Contemporary Female Travel: Issues and Risk Strategies

Now, more than ever, organizations are challenged to effectively balance risk management while empowering female travelers to embrace the opportunities this world has to offer. Recognizing this complex challenge, On Call recently teamed up with a diverse panel of experts to present a webinar on female traveler safety in context of modern issues, recent events,…

After the Hurricane: The Travel Health Risks That Still Remain

Long after the storm passes and the rebuilding phase begins, there are lingering dangers major hurricanes can pose to a destination. According to On Call’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Siegart, “The consequences of devastating storms like Maria, Irma, and Harvey catch our attention through headlines around casualties, flooding, and damages to property and infrastructure….

Part Three: Long Term Considerations: Operating in the Korean Peninsula Region

As stated in part 1 and part 2, at this time, based on indicators from the immediate region and geo-political considerations, there is a very low probability of an imminent full-scale military war in the Korean Peninsula Region. Nevertheless, a practical travel and security risk management plan would look beyond high-profile events and geopolitical rhetoric….