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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


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. The country is officially an island city-state located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula and the diversity in culture, shopping and excellent food are often mentioned as the main reasons of travelling to Singapore.

Facts about Zika virus

Learn more and get good advice on Zika virus.

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.

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