International Travel Resources
The international travel services and resources listed below are
provided for U.S. citizens who travel abroad. The websites listed will
help you plan a safe and secure trip to your international destination.
International Travel Health
CDC, Cruise Vessel Sanitation Program
The Green Sheet lists cruise ships' most recent inspections scores and
the Vessel Sanitation database. Make sure the cruise ship you plan to
board is up to par.
The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
cooperation with national and international health care providers,
academic centers, the travel industry and the media, ISTM advocates and
facilitates education, service, and research activities in the field of
Official Pandemic Influenza Website
One-stop access to U.S. Government H1N1, avian and pandemic flu information.
The World Health Organization (WHO)
is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the
United Nations system, providing technical support to countries and
monitoring and assessing health trends.
International Travel News
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) encompasses all U.S. civilian
international broadcasting, including the Voice of America (VOA), Radio
Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), Radio and TV
Martí, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN) Radio Sawa and
State Department Daily Press Briefings
briefings made by a State Department spokesperson that you can either
read or watch. Each statement lists important decisions and actions
taken by the U.S. government in various parts of the world and a
question and answer session.
International Travel Regulations
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Importing food, plant, animal products, clearing goods through customs, and more. A Department of Homeland Security site.
U.S. Department of Agriculture and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS)
about bringing food, plants, or animal products into the U.S. List of
prohibited items and those you can bring in when you return to the
Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative
goal of WHTI is to facilitate entry for U.S. citizens and legitimate
foreign visitors, while strengthening U.S. border security.
International Travel Safety
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided
by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens/nationals who are traveling to,
or living in, a foreign country.
Travel Alerts & Warnings
The State Department issues a Travel Alert for short-term events they
think you should know about when planning travel to a country and a
Travel Warning when they want you to consider very carefully whether
you should go to a country at all.
CIA World Factbook
World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government,
economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and
transnational issues for 266 world entities.
Currency Exchange Rates
quarterly report reflects exchange rates at which the U.S. government
can acquire foreign currencies for official expenditures as reported by
disbursing officers for each post on the last business day of the month
prior to the date of the published report.
Currency Exchange Guide
more about converting your money and pick up some helpful safety tips
to practice when carrying cash or debit cards in a foreign country.
Embassies and Consulates of the World
Directory & Search Engine Of Every Nation's Embassies & Consulates.
Flags of the World
Flag images of countries worldwide. Includes description of and information about each flag.
National Websites Listed by Country
Links to country-specific sites. There are some good resources available although the list has not been updated since 2002.
International Long Distance Calling Made Simple
Instructions on how to make international long distance phone calls to every nation in the world.
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