Global Travel Risk & Security

Travel Security

Security for travelers is a complex undertaking that requires individual solutions. A realistic assessment of risks and firm guidance on how to behave in-country minimize risks considerably.

Global Security Abroad

Security for travelers abroad should always be considered and assessed on an individual basis. For criminals the travelers’ profiles are secondary: whether they are a businessperson, NGO worker, university student, tourist or adventurer – when criminals target travelers, it is usually too late to react.

Travel risks such as illnesses, robberies, street protests, or (express) kidnappings, vary from country to country and are sometimes particularly dynamic. A country’s risk level is never fully consistent. Its risks must be assessed based on the current threat situation, religious and cultural circumstances, geographic regions, and additional parameters.

Business travelers, employees, expats, and NGOs are exposed to a wide range of risks. Thus, corporate managers must fulfil their duty of care. An established crisis management with a clearly defined crisis management team should be implemented at the company’s headquarters. In addition, a network of authorities and advisors should be in place. Travelers themselves should be prepared for incidents with country information, travel safety training and 24/7 phone availability. A risk assessment on site provides further and concrete measures to mitigate risks.

Overall, travel preparation is essential for everyone involved!

Preventive Measures

Auslands- & Reisesicherheit
  • Travel security trainings
  • Country reports
  • Crisis hotline 24/7
Auslands- & Reisesicherheit
  • In-country risk assessment / risk analysis, including list of threats
  • Driver service, close protection, and building security
  • Crisis management team
  • Travel risk management
  • Evacuation plans
  • Special-purpose insurance policies

Information material

The world is becoming increasingly uncertain and complex. We created the 2024 Risk Map in order to provide an overview of the broad spectrum of risks in the world, such as geopolitical tensions, economic uncertainties, social unrest, environmental disasters, and military conflicts. The 2024 Risk Map channels the existing flood of information and presents the global landscape of risks with clarity. It shows that European companies must continue to prepare for a wide range of risks in the future and develop flexible strategies to ensure long-term success at home and abroad.

Risk Map (high-resolution pdf)

  • Training in security-related scenarios, procedures, and methods
  • Presentation of the security situation in a selected city, country, or region
  • Workshop to identify existing risks and preventive measures
  • Learning how to behave and minimize risk in stressful and extreme situations
  • Increasing security awareness

Travel security training brochure

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (H.E.A.T.)
  • Target groups: NGOs, journalists, global companies in crisis areas
  • Theoretical & (above all) practical, situation-specific training for worst case scenarios. No pointless sequestering of participants for many hours.
  • Mental and physical resilience testing by experienced trainers
  • Training content: Information gathering, behavior at checkpoints, evacuation and emergency planning, robust first aid, mines (UXO & IED), behavior under fire, planning for provisions and more.
Risk Assessment im Ausland
  • On-site vulnerability analysis with results report and clear recommendations
  • Objective risk situation in the country or in the respective area
  • Arrival / pick-up / means of transportation / routes
  • Medical risks, auditing of hospitals, contact with doctors, etc.
  • Accommodation: hotel, accommodation on site, safe house, "low profile safe havens"
  • Crisis management - 24/7 crisis hotline, evacuation planning, local response team