Tag: safe travel

Travel Assistance 101: What is a Medical Evacuation?

On Call’s Medical, Transportation, and Travel Teams coordinate hundreds of medical evacuations per year – so we know a thing (or two!) about this critical, life-saving emergency assistance capability.  Learn more about what medical evacuations are, how they work, and how you can help ensure the best possible outcomes for travelers under your care. What… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

On Call’s Global Assistance & Security Expert, Ryan DeStefano, Answers (More) Top COVID-19 Travel FAQs

As COVID-19 continues to dominate the conversation, it’s getting increasingly more difficult to sift through the abundance of information and decipher what’s really relevant for your travelers and your organization. On Call’s VP of Global Assistance Services, Ryan DeStefano, is here to help by answering more  FAQs we’ve been hearing from clients and travelers, while… Read more »

Helping Travelers, Every Day: On-the-Ground Evacuation Planning in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, once known as one of the safest cities in the world, was embroiled in protests at the latter part of last year, when a now withdrawn extradition bill allowing for the extradition of fugitives in Hong Kong to mainland China was proposed. Since the introduction of this bill, protests morphed into a broader… Read more »

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… Read more »

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

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 public environments, such as streets and… Read more »