Latest news from SOS International

How to be safe and secure when travelling in Indonesia


Over the recent years, Indonesia has attracted more and more tourists, and especially Nordic travellers have opened their eyes towards the South East Asian country. Based on claims data and number of cases handled at the alarm centre, Indonesia is the second largest claims country in Asia.

Curbing overtreatment in Thailand


As a general rule, SOS International finds that too many unnecessary examinations are conducted and that there is substantial and minor overtreatment, respectively, in 10 % to 15% and 25 % to 30 %, respectively, of the prescribed courses of treatment.

One Norwegian in need of assistance in Spain every hour


Press release
Figures from SOS International indicate that Norwegians suffer injuries abroad around Christmas. One Norwegian is in need of emergency assistance in Spain every single hour during week 52.

Traveller's diarrhoea  and Tropical Diseases in Asia


Typical cases from Asia include infectious diseases and injuries, as well as all the common diseases that also occur in Scandinavia. “Traveller's diarrhoea" is the most common disease SOS International receives - also in Thailand.

How to be safe and secure when travelling in China


Over the years, long distance destinations, such as China, attract a heavier amount of tourists than previously seen and based on claims data and cases handled at SOS International’s alarm centre, China is the second largest claims country in Asia.

How to feel safe and secure when travelling in Singapore


Despite of its size, Singapore is recognised for its diversity of languages, religions and cultures, and one of the preferred travel destinations in Asia for Nordic travellers.

Facts about Zika virus


Gode råd til zika-virus, dengue-feber og andre myggebårne sygdomme, så du ikke får ødelagt din drømmeferie. 

Plague Outbreak on Madagascar


The WHO reports that there have been more cases of the plague than normally on Madagascar in the last couple of months. Madagascar is one of the countries with the highest incidence of the plague in the world, but the current outbreak is a cause of concern, as it belongs to the more virulent, pneumonic type. 

eCall - when the car calls by itself


eCall is an automated car alarm system, which means that a device mounted in the car will automatically call the alarm centre in case of an accident in which one or more of the car's airbags have been triggered. The car also provides the GPS coordinates of the accident site so that the alarm centre knows where to send assistance.

The highway is a dangerous workplace


When SOS Dansk Autohjælp’s roadside assistance workers are on the roads and helping driver’s in distress, they expose themselves to hazards. Working on the roads is not without risks, and in a new survey prepared by SOS Dansk Autohjælp in cooperation with the Danish Council for Traffic Safety, 64% of the staff claimed that they had been in a dangerous situation where they had to jump aside in order to avoid being hit by an inattentive driver.

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