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    Before You Go Away

    • Have any necessary routine medical and dental care before you go to check you are in good health.
    • Take a copy of your personal medical record with you on your trip.
    • Take extra supplies of any prescriptions and routine medications in your luggage and carry details of the prescription as well.
    • Take a spare pair of glasses or contact lenses if required.
    • All routine vaccinations should be current.
    • Take your private and/or travel insurance documents with you.
    • Leave a copy of your itinerary and insurance documents with a relative or friend.

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    • In Flight Problems

      In Flight Problems The vast majority of people flying abroad do so in commercial aircraft and without any trouble, unfortunately the characteristics of flying does present a problem for some. If you think flying may be a hazard for you,

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  • Recent Alerts

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  • 2010-Aug-23
    Bahrain experiences periodic unrest
    Bahrain has experienced periodic unrest over the past several days in light of the recent arrests of Shiite activists. More than a dozen Shiites have been arrested on at least two occasions over the past week, prompting anger among the Shiite community...

    Union workers let passengers travel without paying fares
    Union workers let passengers travel without paying fares On 19 August 2010 protesting subway workers permitted passengers to pass through the turnstiles without paying on six lines of the Buenos Aires metro system...

  • Risk Watch

    To view risk ratings for all countries, please visit our Risk Ratings Watch page.

    A personal risk rating is assigned to countries by assessing a range of factors including: the frequency and seriousness of violent crime in the country; the degree of political, economical and societal unrest; government stability; the potential for internal and external conflicts and; the presence and capabilities of terrorists, insurgents or other militant groups.

    The Major Disruptions/Evacuation risk level for a country is assigned by assessing a range of factors about the country, with emphasis on the short and medium term potential for major disruptions that could force business operations to shut down and/or the evacuation of personnel.