International SOS offers Covid-19 impact map to help businesses plan corporate travel

International SOS has launched a new map representing the impact of Covid-19 on health, security and logistics for domestic operations, aimed at helping multinational organisations navigate the pandemic.

Careful considerations need to be made when it comes to business travel during the pandemic

This first of its kind map brings together intelligence and analysis of business-critical indicators impacted by Covid-19, and is publicly accessible at International SOS Risk Map. The Covid-19 Impact Map complements International SOS’ suite of risk analysis maps, including Security, Medical and Road Safety.

The scales in the map represent the following business operations impacts due to Covid-19:

The country-level insight are updated daily and take into account analysis the Covid case activity 14-day moving average; underlying health and security threat environment; domestic travel restrictions and international outbound travel restrictions; and mitigation measures in place and the efficacy of these.

Neil Nerwich, group medical director, assistance worldwide at International SOS commented: “While we all strive to return to full operations, access to up to date and accurate information is vital as the effects of Covid-19 continue to fluctuate. We know that this can potentially make the difference between returning to sustainable or to extremely limited operations.

“While we cannot fully pre-empt the course of the pandemic or its wide-ranging impacts, being agile enough to quickly implement strategies based on insights will help minimise business impact and, critically, protect the workforce.”

Mick Sharp, group director security services at International SOS added: “Along with COVID-19, organisations should also be mindful of layered risks. Natural disasters, political tensions, elections and civil unrest will continue, with some of these exacerbated as a result of the pandemic. A balanced approach is needed to assess overall risk and implement appropriate strategies to protect and strengthen business.”

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