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Safety and security information for every country of the world to help you assess for yourself the risks of travel. Each country information page contains a Travel Advisory, Alerts and other important details specific to that country that could affect you. Pay close attention to the entry and exit requirements, local laws and customs, health conditions and other details to decide whether traveling to that country is right for you. You will also find the address and phone number of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Take those with you in case of an emergency.
Find quick and direct answers to your questions about U.S. passports, completing an application and other travel information. Learn about the steps for how to apply for or renew your U.S. passport. Obtain information regarding legal matters related to obtaining a U.S. passport.
The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants and boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft. THE DEADLINE FOR COMPLIANCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 1, 2021.
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.
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The Transportation Security Administration develops policies to protect passengers and implements security measures aimed at minimizing terrorist threats. The TSA manages security policies for railroads, buses, pipelines, ports, mass transit systems and highways. Be prepared for your next flight. Learn about the checkpoint security screening process and policies.
As the United States' first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity. Almost a million times each day, CBP officers welcome international travelers into the U.S. In screening both visitors and returning U.S. citizens, CBP uses a variety of techniques to assure that global tourism remains safe and strong. Descriptions of CBP processes and programs are available for first-time and frequent travelers.
The diplomatic services in your host countries are key resources of information and assistance. In most cases, contact will be with a consulate rather than an embassy.
A consulate’s primary function is to provide services for resident or traveling nationals from its home country. Some of the services include replacing lost/stolen passports, providing aid in obtaining medical and legal assistance, notarizing documents, making arrangements in the event of death, providing information on dealing with host country authorities and arranging for evacuation or other assistance in emergency situations.
Consulates cannot get a national who has violated host country laws out of jail, but they will press local authorities to ensure fair treatment and access to legal representation. International agreements in effect in most countries require that foreigners who are arrested be allowed to contact their consular officer.
Traveling abroad doesn’t have to be confusing if you know the right things before you go. We provide information and a link to background and requirements for Americans traveling abroad, along with an alphabetical listing of countries to view specific entry requirements. In addition, information on passports, visas, immunizations, medical information, additional fees and conditions abroad that may affect your safety and security is included for your review.
WHO, as the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations system, adheres to the UN values of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity. The values of the WHO workforce furthermore reflects the principles of human rights, universality and equity established in WHO’s Constitution as well as the ethical standards of the Organization. These values are inspired by the WHO vision of a world in which all peoples attain the highest possible level of health, and our mission to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable, with measurable impact for people at country level. We are individually and collectively committed to put these values into practice.