Terror Attack in Spain: How to Keep Informed during a Travel Emergency

Incidents of terrorism swept across Alcanar, Barcelona, and Cambrils taking the lives of 15 people. Residents and visitors experienced great trauma, and the President of Spain has declared 3 days of mourning. We stand united with Spain and all countries in the fight against terrorism. And we strongly encourage the return to daily activities, and travels!

The importance of information and communication in the event of an emergency abroad is one of the key reasons Travel Navigator was developed. Travel Navigator is a mobile and web platform that helps users stay informed and aware while travelling, providing real-time alerts and immediate access to assistance around the world. The app also offers traveller-tracking, geo-location of medical providers and details for local embassies.

With a mind to security while abroad, travellers can head out reassured that they will receive help in an emergency—empowering them to continue travelling, rather than let such acts as the attacks in Spain to hold them back from seeing the world.

For further tips on responding a terrorist situation while abroad, read this article. And add some preventative measures to your upcoming trip with the checklist below.

  1. Purchase travel medical insurance coverage that works for you. Do not be discouraged by a pre-existing conditions, there are options for everyone. And don’t forget to read the fine print.
  2. Be aware of the Emergency Assistance feature in your travel medical insurance coverage and how to use it.
  3. Register your trip with your government agency, it is free of charge.
  4. Ensure your emergency contact information is easily accessible by you, by your travel companion, or a Good Samaritan who can help you in the unlikely event of an emergency.

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