Risks related to business and educational travel

Unexpected things can happen when you travel. That’s why EPFL suggests you read through the recommendations on this website, which are designed to help you :

  • Plan your trip.
  • Sign up for our travel assistance program.
  • Know what to do in the event of an emergency.

Trips abroad require careful planning. We suggest you read the following sections for useful advice and resources that can help you at every step of the way.

If you run into a problem while you’re away – such as an illness, a severe storm or a last-minute change of plans – this page tells you who you can contact for help.

Unexpected things can happen when we travel. You could fall ill, for example, have your wallet stolen or run into severe weather. Our travel assistance provider offers a 24-hour hotline that you can call for emergency assistance.

Using our travel assistance program

Our travel assistance program is designed to help you stay healthy and safe while you’re on an EPFL business or educational trip.

Travel risk map

Consult our risk map in order to obtain information on your destination.

International SOS

Our travel assistance program is provided in association with International SOS, a reputable company known for its expertise in helping organizations manage the risks associated with business and educational travel.