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The Ebola outbreak in Guinea – Report from Euro-Center Cape Town

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea – Report from Euro-Center Cape Town

Blog posts   •   Apr 09, 2014 13:00 GMT

The outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever Ebola is still active in Guinea and its surrounding countries. In this report from Euro-Center you can read more about the current situation, what countries are affected and information on how to avoid the disease.

Report about the current situation in Ukraine

Report about the current situation in Ukraine

Blog posts   •   Mar 04, 2014 08:50 GMT

Due to the current situation in Ukraine we have decided to publish this report from ERV Ukraine. Please note that the situation can change rapidly, where as some of the information in this post may become obsolete.

How much does it cost to become ill when abroad?

How much does it cost to become ill when abroad?

Blog posts   •   Nov 25, 2013 08:19 GMT

Fortunatelly we usually don't suffer from serious illnesses when we are on vacation, but if it happens it can be quite expensive. According to statistics from our service offices, an average treatment for an upset stomach can cost over 200 Euro.

Stomach bugs and ear infections most common illnesses on holiday

Stomach bugs and ear infections most common illnesses on holiday

Blog posts   •   Nov 18, 2013 08:49 GMT

When visiting another country, you are not expecting to get sick, let alone a common cold to ruin the whole trip. Statistics on the Swedes most common illnesses during travel the past years, shows that stomach bugs and ear infections top the charts.

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Euro-Center in Bangkok reports about the situation in the Philippines after typhoon Haiyan

Blog posts   •   Nov 12, 2013 08:54 GMT

The Philippines has suffered one of the strongest typhoons in history. At least 9 million people in 41 provinces have been affected by the disaster. We have received a report from our service office in Bangkok, which in turn has compiled reports from the local authorities in the Philippines.

The 10 most common travel illnesses

The 10 most common travel illnesses

Blog posts   •   Sep 18, 2013 06:31 GMT

Being ill on holiday is very common and can ruin the best time of the year for anyone. Depending on the seriousness of the illness, you might have to refrain from taking part in excursions and spending some nice time at the beach. In some cases, you might even have to break off your holiday.

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Military rule in Egypt – Report from Euro-Center in Cyprus

Blog posts   •   Jul 04, 2013 11:40 GMT

Today, the 4th of July, 9.00 a.m. we got an updated report from ERV’s Euro-Center in Cyprus regarding the situation in Egypt.

Keeping safe on the beach

Keeping safe on the beach

Blog posts   •   Jun 26, 2013 07:31 GMT

Whether you are planning to visit the beach in your home country or abroad it can be good to know how to keep safe. In this blog post we give you advice what to consider on the beach and when swimming in the sea.

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The protests in Brazil – report from Euro-Center in Rio, June 21

Blog posts   •   Jun 24, 2013 10:53 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of people invaded the streets in all major cities in all states in Brazil on Thursday night. What a few days ago started out as isolated riots due to the increase of bus fares, has slowly transformed into a nationwide protest against corruption, irregularities in the construction of football stadiums for Worlds Cup, the impunity of politicians involved in criminal acts etc.

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The protests in Turkey – report from Euro-Center in Instanbul june 12th

Blog posts   •   Jun 12, 2013 07:29 GMT

If you are a tourist in Turkeys bigger cities there are some areas where you should be extra careful. Protests have also been taking place in tourist hot spots, but those demonstrations have in general been peaceful. Despite this we do advice tourists to avoid all demonstrations.

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The protests in Turkey – report from Euro-Center in Instanbul june 5th

Blog posts   •   Jun 05, 2013 10:43 GMT

Since the troubles started in turkey two people have died and over 3000 have been injured. The high number of injuries is reported to be the cause of the police use of teargas. Even if the situation in turkey is still turbulent mainly only specific regions are affected, according to the information we have received.

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What to do in case of a flood

Blog posts   •   Jun 04, 2013 13:01 GMT

During the week Central Europe has been struck by sky fall that has resulted in heavy floods. In this blog post we will talk about how to prepare before a flood, how to protect yourself, and what the risks are.

Traveling with small children – six tips before the flight

Traveling with small children – six tips before the flight

Blog posts   •   May 31, 2013 08:07 GMT

As a parent it can often be stressful when you’re about to travel with small children, especially if it’s the first time. Therefore we have decided to put together a few tips on what to think of before the flight.

What to have in mind when diving on your vaccation

What to have in mind when diving on your vaccation

Blog posts   •   Apr 17, 2013 14:17 GMT

Many feel drawn to try sport diving when spending a holiday in the sun, but is sport diving dangerous? Just like with any sport there is always risks involved. That there are risks shouldn’t discourage anyone from fulfilling their sport diving dreams, but it can be good to have some things in mind before you dive in to the water.

An increasing number of people get infected with dengue fever – this is how you protect yourself

An increasing number of people get infected with dengue fever – this is how you protect yourself

Blog posts   •   Apr 10, 2013 07:36 GMT

In 2012 Sweden reached a new peak in the number of swedes infected with dengue fever, and everything is pointing towards that the numbers will get even higher in 2013. The symptoms of dengue fever are similar to that of the flu and are spread by mosquitos in tropic countries.

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Cultural monuments and ivory – do you know what it is your buying?

Blog posts   •   Mar 28, 2013 08:24 GMT

When going abroad many feel the urge to buy souvenirs, unfortunately it can be difficult to know if what you are buying is legal to take out of the country or not. Even if you are unaware that what you are buying is illegal to take out of the country you can still end up with having to pay a fine or even a prison sentence.

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Tips when traveling with medicine

Blog posts   •   Feb 27, 2013 08:06 GMT

Drug trafficking is an international problem which is severely punished worldwide. In recent years there have been extreme securities measures at airports and you must keep in mind that some type of medicines could be considered illegal drugs in other countries.

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How you protect yourself from fraudsters during your vacation

Blog posts   •   Feb 21, 2013 08:16 GMT

Every year tourists are victims of theft for millions. The tricks they use to get your money and valuables are too many to count, but their often just variations of tricks that have been around for ages. To make it easier for you to know when you are being subjected to a fraudster we here present a few of all the tricks the thieves have in their sleeves.

Good advice for business travellers - Part Two

Good advice for business travellers - Part Two

Blog posts   •   Jan 07, 2013 14:46 GMT

Today, when business has become more and more global, people are going on business trips all over the world. Except for reliable corporate travel insurances, ERV can share some good advice for people who are travelling in business. This is the second part out of two and focus on what to have in mind during the trip.

Good advice for business travellers - Part One

Good advice for business travellers - Part One

Blog posts   •   Dec 14, 2012 11:56 GMT

Today, when business has become more and more global, people are going on business trips all over the world. Except for reliable corporate travel insurances, ERV can share some good advice for people who are travelling in business. This is the first part out of two and focus on what to have in mind before travelling.

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