Volatility in the world demands vigilance and awareness of rapidly evolving circumstances. The 2019 Travel Risk Map provides a comprehensive overview of risks by destination and helps organisations and their flight departments in mitigating travel risks.
Travel security risk ratings are based on the current threat posed to travellers by political violence (including terrorism, insurgency, politically motivated unrest and war), social unrest (including sectarian, communal and ethnic violence) as well as violent and petty crime. Infrastructure and environment are also considered where they are of sufficient magnitude to pose risks to travellers.
Medical risk ratings are determined by assessing a range of health risks and mitigating factors, including infectious diseases, environmental factors, medical evacuation data, the standard of local medical care and availability of quality pharmaceutical supplies.
The Travel Risk Map is produced annually by MedAire's parent company International SOS, and Control Risks.
“The Travel Risk Map captures risk from a global perspective, allowing businesses, managers and the individual traveller to visualise potential trouble spots associated with upcoming travel destinations,” says John Cauthen, director of security, MedAire and Control Risks.
“In an increasingly volatile but interconnected world, aviation operators need to ensure they have access to the most pertinent security information and services for their operations. Referencing the Travel Risk Map is the first step, beginning at the macro-level, to proactively build proper situational awareness.”
MedAire and Control Risks provide aviation security services to mitigate risks to crew, passengers and aircraft.