The dynamics around international mobility have drastically changed because of several factors such as globalization, advancement in technology and the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers are now under greater scrutiny from tax and immigration authorities to safeguard the health, safety, and security of their personnel. Generally, the perceived risk to safety and security with respect to international mobility is on the increase. This has not been helped by the high incidence of kidnappings, violent attacks and protests in some countries, especially in Africa. A significant number of business travelers have changed their travel plans due to security risks.

The reality of these risks serves as a reminder that international mobility, when poorly managed, may put assignees in harm’s way.

In this publication, we will examine some key matters in relation to international mobility and security risks. We will also provide some recommendations to manage the threats posed by these risks.

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