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6/21/2019 OSAC Analysis

Travelers must take extra precautions when considering adventure tourism, and private-sector employers should ensure they communicate with their travelers any organizational expectations of communication, self-protection...

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5/20/2019 OSAC Analysis

Like many other governments around the world, the U.S. Government issues safety and security-related travel information for its citizens living in or traveling to foreign countries. Often, though, OSAC finds that constit...

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2/28/2019 OSAC Analysis

According to the International Life Saving Federation (ILSF), 1.2 million people die by drowning every year – more than two drownings per minute. U.S. Department of State data indicates that 135 Americans drowned abroad...

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2/15/2019 OSAC Analysis

When preparing an employee for international travel or an overseas assignment, a number of safety preparations must be undertaken. The employee will likely receive a briefing on the crime situation, the level of politica...

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2/15/2019 OSAC Analysis

Automated teller machines (ATMs) are commonly the first stop a traveler must make after arriving at an overseas destination, dispensing the local currency necessary for taxis, restaurants, and other business transactions...

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2/15/2019 OSAC Analysis

Seasoned travelers understand that laws in foreign countries can differ vastly from those in the United States, so they are usually prepared for an international trip. But some rules can catch even the savviest of globe...

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2/15/2019 OSAC Analysis

The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 underscores a security issue that has existed for a very long time: passport fraud.

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2/15/2019 OSAC Analysis

Credit fuels a large portion of the U.S. economy. As such, credit cards have become a staple of daily American life. But, should travelers expect to find the same credit-friendliness when they go abroad?

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2/15/2019 OSAC Analysis

The world is full of different religions, beliefs, and forms of practice, and an optimal situation has personal viewpoints respected regardless of location. But this isn’t always the case. For some, religious practice is...

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2/15/2019 OSAC Analysis

One of the most fundamental aspects of staying safe overseas is managing your own personal health and well-being.

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