A trip requires careful planning.  Listed below are important steps you can take to prepare for a safe trip anywhere outside the United States. In addition, you can search for your destination to view more specific information about that country or area.

  1. Beware of Any Travel Alerts and Warnings for Your Destination
  2. Do You Have All Required Travel Documents?
  3. Are You Prepared for an Emergency?
  4. Do You Plan to Drive Overseas?
  5. Pack Smart!
  6. Do You Have Photocopies of Your Itinerary and Travel Documents?
  7. Prepare to Handle Money Overseas
  8. Learn about local laws and customs
  9. Do You Need Any New Vaccinations? (Vaccinations Are Required for Entry to Some Countries)
  10. Do You Know How to Find Medical Help Abroad?
  11. Does Your Health Insurance Cover You Outside the U.S.?
  12. Are You Taking Any Prescriptions or Other Medications?