Top 5 Travel Safety Tips for Students
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- Read Country Specific Information (and Public Announcements or Travel Warnings, if applicable) for the countries you plan to visit. For more information, check out the State Department’s website.
- Register your travel with the State Department through a free service at https://travelregistration.state.gov. Registration helps ensure that you can be contacted if there is a family emergency in the U.S., or if there is a crisis in the area in which you are traveling.
- Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visa, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page of your passport. For more information, check out the State Department’s website.
- Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws. Avoid illicit drugs or excessive use of alcohol and reckless behavior. For more information, check out the State Department’s website.
- Do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas, and never accept packages from strangers.