The new ISO standard is a step towards safer business trips

Due to the difficulties in travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Organization for Standardization has developed the ISO 31030 standard, which specifies in detail the guidelines related to the organization of business trips by companies.

Covid-19 creates difficulties in business travel

The number of trips - whether private or business - dropped significantly around the world last year due to restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the popularization of vaccines and the loosening of strict quarantine rules, people travel more and more again.

The new standard will help manage the risks associated with business travel

The International Organization for Standardization has prepared a standard containing detailed guidelines for companies in the field of risk management related to business travel of their employees. The document also contains detailed actions to be taken in the event of unforeseen difficult situations.

Various provisions of the standard

It is worth noting that the potential threats differ depending on the destination, the political situation in a given country or region, or the health of the traveler.

The ISO 31030 standard covers the requirements for:

  • planning and assessing the risks associated with stays at destinations and travel arrangements

  • information security and protection precautions

  • travel planning and logistics

  • emergency response

Purpose of the implementation of the ISO 31030 standard

The implementation of this standard is a milestone in ensuring travel safety. It will allow enterprises to comprehensively protect their employees during business trips, and in the event of unpredicted situations, also to ensure that decisions are made based on reliable information. Thanks to this, companies will be able to develop a plan that takes into account the characteristics of a given trip and ensure the safety of their employees during a business trip.