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Elite International Private Security for Safe and Secure Travel

Comprehensive Travel Protection Services Tailored to Your Needs

Travel with Confidence with Our Expert International Security Services 

Traveling internationally can expose high-profile individuals to various security risks, from kidnapping and theft to political instability and unforeseen emergencies. At VIS Protection, we understand the unique challenges associated with international travel and are committed to ensuring your safety and peace of mind. Our expert team provides comprehensive travel security services, including executive protection, secure transportation, and detailed risk assessments. With our elite international private security services, you can travel with confidence, knowing that your security is our top priority.

Understanding Travel Security Risks

International travel, while exciting and necessary for many high-profile individuals, comes with its own set of security challenges. Common risks include kidnapping, theft, political instability, medical emergencies, and intellectual property threats, all of which can threaten your safety and disrupt your plans.

Kidnapping: High-profile individuals are often targeted for kidnapping due to their perceived wealth and influence. This risk is particularly prevalent in regions with high rates of crime and political unrest.

Theft: Theft, including pickpocketing and armed robbery, is a significant concern, especially in tourist-heavy areas or locations known for economic disparities. Loss of valuable possessions can be more than just an inconvenience; it can also compromise your safety.

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Political Instability: Traveling to regions experiencing political unrest can expose you to unexpected dangers, including violent protests, government crackdowns, and sudden changes in local laws and regulations.

Medical Emergencies: Health risks and medical emergencies can arise unexpectedly while traveling. Access to quality healthcare may be limited in certain regions, making it crucial to have a plan for medical support and evacuation.

Intellectual Property Risk: Business travellers face the additional risk of intellectual property theft. Sensitive information can be compromised through cyber-attacks or corporate espionage, posing significant threats to your business interests.

Being prepared and protected is crucial when facing these risks. At VIS Protection, we provide comprehensive security solutions designed to mitigate these threats and ensure your safety. Our team conducts thorough risk assessments and implements tailored security measures, allowing you to focus on your journey with confidence.

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Our Comprehensive International Travel Protection Services

Executive & VIP Protection

Our executive and VIP protection services offer personalised security for high-profile individuals and their families during travel. Our highly trained operatives provide close protection, ensuring your safety at all times, whether you are attending meetings, events, or leisure activities abroad.

Advance Planning & Risk Assessment



Before your trip, we conduct thorough risk assessments and security planning to identify potential threats and ensure safe travel routes and secure accommodations. This proactive approach minimises risks and ensures a smooth and secure travel experience.

Secure Transportation

We provide secure transportation options, including armoured vehicles and professional drivers. Our security chauffeurs are skilled in defensive driving and are trained to handle high-risk situations, ensuring you reach your destinations safely and comfortably.

Emergency Response & Evacuation

In the event of a crisis, our emergency response and evacuation services provide immediate support. Whether it's a medical emergency, political unrest, or natural disaster, our team is prepared to coordinate rapid and safe evacuations, ensuring your well-being and swift return to safety.

How To Hire International Security Services For Your Next Trip...

The process for hiring a private travel security with VIS Protection is simple. 

Step 1: Get in touch with our team to discuss your travel plans and security requirements. You can give us a call or fill in the form on our contact page and we will be in touch asap.

Step 2: We will asses your security needs and put together a bespoke plan based on all of the information we've gathered including your budget. 

Step 3: We execute our plan, dispatching our team of highly trained military & police veteran operatives, ensuring your safety, security and complete satisfaction.


Who Needs Private Security When Traveling Internationally?

  • High-Profile Individuals: Celebrities, public figures, and other high-profile individuals who are more susceptible to targeted threats such as kidnapping or theft.

  • Corporate Executives: Business leaders who carry sensitive information and require protection from corporate espionage and intellectual property theft.

  • VIPs and Diplomats: Government officials and diplomats who need secure and discreet travel arrangements to navigate political instability and potential threats.

  • Ultra-High-Net-Worth Individuals (UHNWI): Individuals with significant wealth who are often targeted due to their financial status.

  • Families of High-Net-Worth Individuals: Ensuring the safety of family members, especially children, during international travel.


Having private security while traveling internationally provides peace of mind and ensures that all potential risks are managed effectively, allowing you to focus on your journey with confidence.

Why Choose VIS Protection for Your International Private Security?

  • Veteran-owned and operated by former British Military personnel with over 46 years of combined experience.

  • All operatives are military or police veterans and trained to the highest SIA standards.

  • Armed Forces Covenant Bronze Award recipients and part of the Defence Employers Recognition Scheme.

  • Discreet and professional services tailored to high net worth individuals, families, and businesses.

  • Trusted by some of the top 10 wealthiest people in the world, members of the British Royal Family, diplomats, and embassies.


Additional Services We Provide Alongside Private Security For International Travel...

Close Protection Services

Our close protection operatives can provide 24/7 personal security, ensuring your safety at all times, whether you are at home, at work, or on the move.

Security Chauffeurs

Our close protection drivers (often called bodyguard drivers or security chauffeurs ) are dedicated to ensuring your safety and peace of mind while you’re on the move.

Event Security

Our team manages all aspects of event security, from entry control to crowd management, ensuring the safety of all attendees at high-profile gatherings.

Risk & Threat Assessment

We conduct comprehensive risk and threat assessments to identify potential dangers and develop strategic plans to mitigate these risks effectively.

Surveillance Services

We offer protective surveillance, counter surveillance and anti-surveillance services to safeguard you, your family, and your assets

Residential Security

We provide robust residential security solutions, including on-site security personnel and advanced surveillance systems, to protect your home and family.

It was an honour to have VIS protection supporting us again and always great to see them interact with our guests, building a meaningful and long lasting relationship with them and us.

- Alys ICC London

Our Locations

We provide private event security for high profile weddings, small bespoke events, private parties, corporate events as well as our range of additional private security services to our select clientele all over the UK and Ireland including Central and Greater London,Essex and the rest of the Home Counties, BirminghamManchester, Cheshire, Dublin and Belfast.

  • What training do close protection officers have?
    Our close protection officers are highly trained professionals, all with backgrounds in military or law enforcement. They undergo rigorous training in threat assessment, defensive tactics, and emergency response, ensuring they are well-equipped to handle any situation. All of our operatives are also trained to the highest SIA standards.
  • What is close protection?
    Close protection involves providing comprehensive security to individuals who may be at risk due to their high-profile status, wealth, or occupation. This service includes personal security, risk assessments, and planning to prevent potential threats.
  • Who needs close protection services?
    Close protection services are essential for high-net-worth individuals, celebrities, business executives, diplomats, and anyone facing significant personal risk. These services are especially crucial during public appearances, travel, and at high-profile events.
  • Is close protection the same as bodyguarding?
    A bodyguard is the term most used in the UK when you think of close protection services. While close protection includes the duties of a bodyguard, it also encompasses broader security measures such as risk assessments, advance planning, and coordination with other security measures, ensuring a comprehensive approach to personal safety.
  • Is close protection the same as executive protection?
    Close protection and executive protection are often used interchangeably, with executive protection generally being the term most used in the United States. However, executive protection typically refers to safeguarding business leaders and executives, whereas close protection can apply to a wider range of high-profile individuals.
  • How do I hire a close protection officer (CPO)?
    To hire a close protection officer, you can start by contacting our team at VIS Protection for a consultation. We will assess your needs, provide recommendations, and develop a customised security plan tailored to your specific budget and requirements.
  • How does close protection differ from regular security services?
    Close protection is a specialised field focused on protecting individuals from specific threats. It involves detailed planning, personalised security measures, and continuous monitoring, unlike regular security services which may be more general and less tailored to individual needs.
  • What can I expect during a close protection operation?
    During a close protection operation, you can expect a thorough assessment of potential risks, detailed planning to mitigate those risks, and continuous, discreet protection by our highly trained operatives. Your safety and privacy will always be our top priority.
  • How do I know if I need anti-surveillance services?
    If you suspect that you are being watched, monitored, or followed, or if you are involved in activities that require a high level of confidentiality, you may benefit from anti-surveillance services. Signs such as unfamiliar vehicles near your home or workplace, unusual behaviour from strangers, or interference with electronic devices can indicate the need for professional anti-surveillance measures.
  • How discreet are your surveillance services?
    Our surveillance services are designed to be highly discreet. Our operatives are trained to blend into the environment and conduct their activities without attracting attention. We prioritise the privacy and confidentiality of our clients, ensuring that our operations are carried out with the utmost professionalism.
  • Can surveillance services be customised to my specific needs?
    Yes, all our surveillance services are tailored to meet the unique requirements of each client. We conduct a thorough assessment of your situation and develop a customised plan that addresses your specific security concerns and objectives, ensuring comprehensive protection.
  • What should I do if I suspect I am being watched?
    If you suspect that you are under surveillance, it is important to remain calm and avoid confronting the suspected operatives. Contact VIS Protection immediately for a professional assessment. Our experts will conduct a thorough investigation to determine if you are being watched and implement the necessary countermeasures to ensure your safety and privacy.
  • How do you ensure the legality of your surveillance methods?
    We strictly adhere to all legal regulations and guidelines for surveillance. Our methods are designed to comply with local, national, and international laws to ensure that all gathered evidence is legally admissible.
  • What kind of reports will I receive from a surveillance operation?
    Depending on the goal of the specific operation, you will receive detailed reports that may include collected data, visual evidence, and analysis of the findings. We provide comprehensive documentation to support any legal or personal actions you may need to take.
  • What is the difference between monitoring and surveillance?
    Monitoring typically refers to the routine observation of ongoing activities, often using automated systems, to ensure compliance or performance. Surveillance, on the other hand, involves the deliberate and often covert observation of individuals or locations to gather information about specific behaviours, activities, or threats. Surveillance is usually more intensive and targeted compared to general monitoring.
  • Can surveillance be combined with other security services?
    Yes, covert surveillance can be integrated with other private security services such as close protection, residential security, and risk assessments. This holistic approach ensures comprehensive security and protection tailored to your unique needs.
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