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Travel Abroad
7 Tips to Consider

* Register your travel plans with the State Department. They offer a Free Online Service, This will help us contact you if there is a family emergency in the U.S., or if there is a crisis where you are traveling.

* Make sure you have a signed, valid passport, and a visa, if required, and fill in the emergency information page of your passport.

* Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page and visas with family or friends, so you can be contacted in case of an emergency.

* Ask your medical insurance company if your policy applies overseas, and if it covers emergency expenses such as medical evacuation. If it does not, consider supplemental insurance.

* While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws.
The State Department web site has useful safety information
about the countries you will visit.

* To avoid being a target of crime, do not wear conspicuous clothing or jewelry and do not carry excessive amounts of money. Also, do not leave unattended luggage in public areas and do not accept packages from strangers.

* Consular personnel at U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad and in the U.S. are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens. Can be each reached for assistance with emergencies at 1-888-407-4747, if calling from the U.S. or Canada, or 202-501-4444, if calling from overseas.

 



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