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The Global Activities Registry (GAR)
GAR is Penn’s central resource for collecting traveler information. This information is PennKey protected, and is used to:
Contact travelers in case of emergency
Pre-authorize travelers to use International SOS and traveler medical insurance
Assist individuals and groups, as needed, with pre-travel preparations
There are several benefits to the Penn Community:
Penn can respond more effectively when there is an incident overseas such as a natural disaster or civil unrest by knowing who is in the area.
Individuals who enter their flight information in GAR are automatically registered for International SOS membership and travel medical insurance. International SOS can then begin sending important destination guides and advisories directly to the individual.
Current students, faculty and staff can register their Penn-affiliated travel in GAR. Once the traveler enters a round-trip flight itinerary, they will receive notification of International SOS membership, which includes travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation assistance.
For Group Travel, a group administrator can upload the entire group of travelers by logging in to GAR, clicking on "group coordinator" and selecting "create a new group."
As of April 6th 2011, registration in GAR is mandatory for all students and faculty and staff traveling with students on Penn-affiliated trips.