Travel: This was the summer of 2019
The calendar now shows September and this year’s summer high season for travel assistance at SOS International has been successfully completed. As always, the alarm centre has been ready to help travellers in distress and the statistics for the last three months show that this summer’s destinations and types of injuries are the same as last year, however, with variants across the Nordic countries.
During the months June, July and August (up to and including week 34) 2019, SOS International handled more than 47,000 cases. These cases relate to services provided before, during and after the journey, e.g. medical preassessments prior to travelling, the acute cases at the alarm centre in connection with illness or injury on the journey as well as reimbursement cases after completion of the holiday.
In this period, the alarm centre received more than 115,000 calls and handled just under 30,000 cases relating to travellers who had fallen ill or been injured during travels abroad.