International Travel Advice

The Eastman Protective Agency® uses several resources to assist in the preparation and planning for protective assignments worldwide. Studies have shown that most travelers from the United States and other countries do not seek pre-travel advice. Though it would be impossible to share every contact, resource, website, and manual we have in our arsenal, we feel it is our duty to at least provide some disease risk maps, travel advice, travel immunization information, and links that will assist in making your travel safer, healthier and simply more pleasurable.

Please find information below that Mr. Eastman has found to be extremely valuable when traveling abroad below:

NATIONAL TERRORISM ADVISORY SYSTEM:

National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) check current status

 

DISEASE RISK MAPS:

The maps located below have been obtained from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health Section and can assist you with information pertaining to infectious diseases related to your travel.

Yellow Fever

Yellow Fever Africa

Meningitis Belt

Hepatitis E Virus (HEV)

HIV Prevalence- Adults

ADVICE FOR THOSE TRAVELING WITH INFANTS AND CHILDREN:

The number of children traveling abroad and living abroad has increased significantly over the years. Children, however, might be at an elevated risk due to not having been exposed to as many antigens as adults. For this reason, we feel it is imperative that we also provide a link to the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website pertaining to infants and children traveling abroad.

Click here to visit the CDC Website

HEALTHMAP DATA VISUALIZATION AND DISSEMINATION

The freely available HealthMap site (also available as an app on the Iphone) is a customizable map view of worldwide infectious disease alerts. An advanced search area allows you to control the map view, including the ability to filter by source, date, disease, and region.

Automated e-mail alerts of infectious disease reports can also be sent to you from HealthMap. You may also customize these e-mails to receive only information corresponding to specific parameters.

Ultimately, HealthMap’s integration of real-time, web-based infectious disease surveillance works to augment epidemic intelligence with information from outside the traditional public health infrastructure to enhance situational awareness of disease threats. Click here to view Healthmap

FIND A CLINIC (SHOTS OR MEDICINES)

Many local or county health departments provide pre-travel advice and any needed shots or medicines.  However, The CDC recommends that travelers with more complex itineraries or travelers with health problems see doctors who specialize in travel medicine.

If you reside in the Atlanta area, Mr. Eastman’s preferred clinic is Passport Health. For clientele in the Los Angeles area, his preferred clinic is Healthy Traveler.

To obtain information about how to find a private travel clinic or for contact information for state departments of health, see the Travel Clinics page.

AIR AMBULANCE:

One of the many lessons our firm has learned when traveling abroad is to be ready for the unexpected. So when we are requested to travel internationally, we ensure both the protectee and our agents have membership with an air ambulance company. The company Mr. Eastman prefers is AirMed (http://www.airmed.com) because of their accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), the European Aero-Medical Institute (EURAMI), and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

TRAVEL AGENT:

For over ten years, Pat Forrest from Altour Travel has assisted Mr. Eastman, and several high profile clients, with their worldwide travel needs. Pat and her team are discreet, confidential, friendly, and extremely thorough. If you need assistance with any travel needs, Mr. Eastman and our firm highly recommend her, Bob Delahoussaye, and her team. Their contact information is as follows:

Pat Forrest                                         
Pat.Forrest@Altour.com
12100 W. Olympic Blvd/300
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Tel   310 571-6070
Fax   310 975-1238
www.altour.com
 
Bob Delahoussaye
bob.delahoussaye@altour.com 
12100 W. Olympic Blvd/300
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Tel   310 571-6070
Fax   310 975-1238
www.altour.com
 
 

ADDITIONAL LINKS FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS:

Portions on this page are from the Travel.state.gov and CDC websites.

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