International SOS and Control Risks said that they have set up two groups: incident management and client liaison, to provide assistance, International SOS said in a Wednesday statement.
International SOS said that its incident management team supports client organizations with personnel in Ukraine and provides updated reports and assists members while its client liaison group contacts companies that operate in Ukraine to discuss their travel security plans.
“Events in Ukraine have been unfolding at a rapid pace for some time now. Organisations need to find out what impacts they may see on their travellers’ safety and on business continuity,” said Damian Taylor, International SOS and Control Risks regional security director for Europe.
“They are asking if it is still safe to go and whether non-essential staff should remain in the country. We are working round the clock to provide them with up-to-date advice and potentially assistance as the crisis continues,” Taylor added.
Based on their observations in Ukraine, the companies advice their clients to defer travel to Crimea, travel is possible with comprehensive contingency planning, maintain flexible return tickets, locations to avoid in Ukraine and best accommodations in the country.