COVID-19: What It Means For Travel [INFOGRAPHIC]

Are you curious about what the #COVID-19 pandemic means for travel? Don’t miss this infographic that pools together the latest information from our in-house travel medical and security experts, including what’s happening now, what’s on the horizon, and how On Call can help: On Call’s in-house medical and security experts continue to closely monitor COVID-19…

COVID-19 Resources Page for Travelers and Their Organizations

On Call International’s Medical and Security teams continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and its relevance to global travel and programming abroad.  As such, providing credible and vetted resources to organizations and their travelers to help remain on the forefront of COVID-19 is a top priority for us. We know there is a lot of…

On Call’s Chief Medical Officer Answers Top COVID-19 Travel Health FAQs

It’s no secret COVID-19 is dominating our news and social media feeds these days. The WHO actually describes the overabundance of information about COVID-19 as an “infodemic.” While there is a lot of great information out there, it’s also getting increasingly more difficult to sift through what’s relevant and decipher what it really means for…

Travel Health Update From Dr. Siegart: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is a novel (new) coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019.  COVID-19 is very contagious and mainly spread by close contact with an infected person through respiratory droplets. Because of the extent of worldwide spread, the WHO has classified COVID-19 as a pandemic. According to our Chief Medical…

COVID-19 and What It Means for Travelers: An Important Update from Dr. Siegart

On Call International’s travel medical and security experts continue to closely monitor COVID-19 which is responsible for a respiratory illness outbreak first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. COVID-19 has now been detected in many locations throughout the world, including the United States. International and local efforts are focused on early identification of infected…

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…

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…

Dating Apps and Travel: Safety Advice & Considerations

Author: Peter Barth Dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge are increasingly more popular, including amongst travelers. Users report that in addition to facilitating dates in unfamiliar places, these apps can be an excellent way to become more familiar with their destinations. Risk managers and travel administrators should take the popularity of dating apps into…

6 Real Travel Scams: How to Identify and Prevent Them

Author: Evan Garfield  For many people, international travel presents an opportunity for new experiences, insights, and adventures. However, it can also present an opportunity for criminals and swindlers to prey on those they perceive as easy targets and take advantage of travelers’ unfamiliarity with the local area. Here at On Call International, one of our…

What is an On Call Global Security Specialist (And Why Does Your Organization Need One)?

Here at On Call, we routinely find that administrators responsible for travel risk and security find themselves to be under-resourced, lower priority, and in constant fire-fighting mode. Our clients tell us it can sometimes feel impossible to be proactive about risk, let alone respond to incidents in a timely and effective fashion. Luckily, On Call’s…