Airfare/Tickets

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Booking Domestic & International Tickets

Traveling Tips (Fom U.S State Dept.)

Safety & Security

Health Precautions

Safety & Security

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Read the Travel Advisory and Alerts for the countries you will be visiting at travel.state.gov/destination. Review entry/exit requirements, visas, local laws, customs, medical care, road safety, etc. Write down contact details for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to carry with you in case of emergency while traveling.

Money Matters

Health Precautions

Safety & Security

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Before going abroad, notify your bank and credit card companies of your travel, and check exchange rates. For information about using cash, debit/credit cards, and ATMs overseas, read information about your destination.

Health Precautions

Health Precautions

Safeguard Your Documents

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Read Your Health Abroad and check out recommendations for vaccinations and other health considerations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO)

Safeguard Your Documents

Safeguard Your Documents

Safeguard Your Documents

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Make two copies of all your travel documents in case of emergency. Leave one copy with a trusted friend or relative at home and carry the other separately from your original documents. To help prevent theft, do not carry your passport in your back pocket, and keep it separate from your money.

Get Required Documents

Safeguard Your Documents

Get Required Documents

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  • Passport-apply several months in advance for a new passport. If you already have one, it should be valid for at least six months after you return home and have two or more blank pages
  • Visas-contact the country you will be traveling to get visa.
  • Medications- Some prescription drugs, including narcotics and some U.S. over-the-counter medications, are illegal in other countries. Check with the embassy of your destination(s) about regulations and documentation before you travel
  • International Driving Permit- Many countries do not recognize a U.S. driver's license, but most accept an International Driving Permit (IDP). 
  • Consent for Travel w/ Minors-keep custody documents or notarized written consent from the other parent.

Get Insured

Safeguard Your Documents

Get Required Documents

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  • Health Insurance- Many foreign medical facilities and providers require cash payment up front and do not accept U.S. insurance plans. Consider buying supplemental insurance. Make sure the insurance you purchase covers any special medical needs or risks you anticipate on your trip.
  • Unexpected Expenses- Trip interruption or cancellation, flight delays, lost or stolen luggage, and other unexpected travel costs can add up. Check with your credit card and homeowners insurance companies to see if they provide coverage.