Traveler Toolkit

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8/4/2021 OSAC Analysis

Since 2018, the State Department has published Travel Advisories to help U.S. citizen travelers abroad determine risks and make decisions to keep themselves safe. While most countries receive one level for the entire cou...

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7/29/2021 Country Security Report

OSAC produces this Country Security Report (CSR) in conjunction with the Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Travelers and security managers should use this report to gain baseline knowledge of securit...

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7/7/2021 OSAC Analysis

This product was developed by the Hotels and Lodging Sector Committee (HLSC) to assist the broader OSAC membership in better understanding and assessing COVID-19 prevention measures employed by hotels globally. The list...

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7/2/2021 OSAC Analysis

While satellite phones are legal – and even encouraged – in most countries, OSAC members should be mindful of overseas destinations that regulate or prohibit their use. This report provides information on the limitations...

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6/2/2021 OSAC Analysis

Within the U.S. Department of State, both OSAC and Consular Affairs can be a resource in the event of an escalating security threat involving private-sector personnel overseas. This report aims to answer OSAC members’ fr...

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4/19/2021 OSAC Analysis

The U.S. Department of State recently updated the methodology for determining COVID-19-related Travel Advisory levels. The new methodology utilizes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Travel Health Notice le...

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1/21/2021 OSAC Analysis

The recently updated OSAC Risk Matrix is designed to allow private-sector security professionals to take a holistic approach to risk analysis by assessing different dimensions of a given risk, including the impact of COV...

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1/12/2021 OSAC Analysis

OSAC has expanded its popular resource guide for female travelers in India to cover each of the five U.S. Consular Districts in the country. As part of our Traveler's Toolkit, we encourage female travelers and security p...

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1/5/2021 OSAC Analysis

Every organization has personnel that require different kinds of care and different types of preparation. Most organizations have already incorporated the needs of many of these people into their security protocols. But...

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12/14/2020 Other

From 2017 to 2019, several hundred U.S. private-sector organizations received phone calls from OSAC staff warning them of threats of killing, serious bodily injury, kidnapping, or physical attack directed at their organi...

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