Monthly Risk Spotlight: October

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific  Indonesia Grapples With the Economic and Health-related Fall-outs of Massive Forest Fires Toxic smog resulting from forest fires on a greater than usual scale engulfed the Southeast Asian countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: September

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific Hong Kong: Protests in Hong Kong Show No Sign of Abating: Will China Intervene? The twelve weeks of protests in Hong Kong are starting to have a significant impact on both business and travel…

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…

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…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: August

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Asia Pacific  China’s Oppressive “Surveillance State” in Xinjiang Province At the session of the UN Human Rights Council in July 2019, ambassadors of 22 countries joined in drafting a letter to express concern about China’s human…

High-Risk Environments: How to Make Difficult Decisions about Travel

High-risk areas can provide distinctive work, study abroad, and mission-driven opportunities—but they also challenge organizations and their travelers to balance these opportunities with reasonable caution. Recognizing this complex challenge, On Call International teamed up with Humentum and the KORE Foundation to engage in a discussion about how to best support and encourage travelers while meeting…

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…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: July

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Sub-Saharan Africa Ebola Spreads to Neighboring Uganda From DRC Two cases of deaths due to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) were reported in Uganda in mid-June. Ever since the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo…

Behind the Curtain: A Real-Life Political Evacuation from Haiti [Client Testimonial Video]

After the government announced a sharp increase in gasoline prices, major protests broke out in Haiti. These demonstrations resulted in significant disruption within the country’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, as well as other towns across the country. Roadblocks prevented many travelers from making their flights and obtaining necessary supplies. And, adding to the chaos, several airlines…

Monthly Risk Spotlight: June

On Call International’s Monthly Risk Spotlight highlights events of heightened importance in assessing risk to travel and operations abroad. Sub-Saharan Africa Recent Attacks in Benin and Burkina Faso Increase Instability in the Sahel Region In the past few months, terrorism in the Sahel region (mainly Chad, Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali) has increased, putting the…