As a first step in planning any trip abroad, check the Travel Advisories for your intended destination. You can see the world at a glance on our color-coded map.
A U.S. passport is your ticket to international travel. The U.S. passport is a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel or temporarily reside in their territories and have access to lawful local aid and protection. The passport allows you access to U.S. consular services and assistance while abroad. Most importantly, it allows you to re-enter the United States upon your return home.
CDC Travelers' Health
Before you travel, take steps to prepare so you can stay safe and healthy during your trip. Check CDC’s destination pages. Check CDC’s webpage for your destination to see what vaccines or medicines you may need and what diseases or health risks are a concern at your destination.
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling and living abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
The World Factbook
The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
Make sure that your parents don't wake you up in the middle of the night in your tiki hut in Fiji! Check out the time zones!
It is much easier to exchange currencies these days, but make sure you know what your vacation is really going to cost!
Trusted Traveler Programs
Welcome to the official U.S. Department of Homeland Security website, where travelers can apply for Trusted Traveler Programs. Our programs allow members to use expedited lanes at the U.S. airports, and when crossing international borders.
Use CLEAR Plus at 40+ airports nationwide for more predictable travel. You’ll save time and stress and get to your gate faster. We look forward to welcoming you back again and again!
Make sure you aren't going to your destination during their monsoon season! Take a look at typical weather patterns in the area.
Don't be the American tourist that gives American's a bad name. Check out this International Etiquette guide to study up.
If you enjoy festivals and getting the local flavor, check out this website. There really is a festival for everything!