The world is changing, and the risks associated with foreign travel are increasing, yet the assistance available to travellers has not evolved to mitigate those risks. Governments do not have the resources to help everyone and apply strict eligibility criteria before providing support, which usually results in only the most vulnerable getting help. In the private sector, medical and security assistance companies provide a defined level of service which often excludes the more generic issues that can have serious and far-reaching consequences for a traveller.
From losing a passport or a visa to being a victim of crime, travellers often need support and advice to resolve a situation. In business travel in particular, putting the effect on the individual aside, incidents abroad can have a significant impact on an organisation’s reputation and turnover. Consularcare was founded to bridge the gap between the public and private sector assistance available and offers a variety of services to enable safer travel, before and during a trip. Training programmes, consultancy, visa advice, and the ground-breaking ConsularAssist are all delivered by an experienced team led by former Diplomats.
So, whether you are travelling for business or leisure purposes, you can travel the world without worry, confident that help is only a call away.
TRAVEL THE WORLD WITHOUT WORRY
BEFORE YOUR TRIP
- Visas/Passports/ Courier services
- Consular Education and Training
- Consular Consultancy
- Country Travel Research
- Export Strategy
DURING YOUR TRIP
- ConsularAssist for Travellers and their Families
- Executive Consular Protection
- Government Assistance
- Medical & Security
AFTER YOUR TRIP
- Post Trip Assessment and Planning
- Ongoing Consular Support
- UK Immigration
- Consular Consultancy
EU law and its impact on Consular Services
In Florian Geyer’s CEPS policy brief (2007), he states the UK government said: “ British nationals do not have a legal right to consular assistance overseas. The UK government is under no general obligation under domestic or international law to provide consular assistance (or exercise diplomatic protection). Consular assistance is provided as a matter of policy, which is set out in the public guide, “Support for British Nationals Abroad: A Guide”. […] In relation to EU law, Article 20 TEC sets out an obligation of non-discrimination. It requires Member States to treat requests for consular assistance by unrepresented nationals of Member States on the same basis as requests by their own nationals. In compliance with this, the UK provides consular assistance to significant numbers of unrepresented Member States’ nationals. But Article 20 TEC does not create any right to assistance beyond this”.
Founded in 2013, Consularcare offers market leading solutions to bridge the gap between the public and private sector. Whether you are travelling abroad for business or for leisure, or you are responsible for corporate foreign travel in your organisation, we want to assist you to be prepared for any eventuality and supported should difficulties arise. Our solutions have been developed to educate, assist and advise, and our staff are former diplomats so you can be confident that their expertise is second to none. .