A substantial proportion of Higher Education institutions have extensive overseas travel programmes. Today, many destinations, for which the highest risks were once petty crime and road safety, have now become actively dangerous to visit, while others have the potential to become dangerous with little or no notice.
Despite this, and due to its importance as a key element of a rounded educational experience, overseas travel remains a staple of many higher education programmes. As such, a decision to prohibit or cancel overseas travel is not one to be taken lightly. Travel security risks can be mitigated to a considerable extent when set within the parameters of a fully established travel security risk management framework.
Every higher education establishment has a duty of care to its staff and students and needs to ensure that security is taken into consideration for travel.
If you believe that any of the warning signs above apply to your institution, we recommend that you act now to address them. Our travel security team is ready to help you identify any gaps in your approach to travel security and how to address them.