Research — it's not just for your term papers anymore. Before you go, it's always a good practice to investigate the local conditions, laws, political landscape, and culture of the country you're visiting. And we're a good place to start. We've been there, done that, and have a few t-shirts to show for it.
The Department of State has a wide range of research resources available for your use.
Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country.
The State Department issues Travel Alerts to disseminate information quickly about terrorist threats and other relatively short-term conditions that pose significant risks or disruptions to Americans.
The State Department also provides Country Specific Information for every country of the world about various issues, including the health conditions, crime, unusual currency or entry requirements, any areas of instability, and the location of the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate in that country.
Contact the Office of Overseas Citizen Services at
|Toll free in the U.S. or Canada||1-888-407-4747|
|Outside the United States and Canada||1-202-501-4444|
Additional Research Resources:
- Go to the main State Department Web Site
- Travel Health Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Travel Health Information from the Food and Drug Administration
- Travel Health Information from the World Health Organization
- Foreign Consular Offices in the U.S.
- Transportation Security Administration Site for Travelers
- Crisis Information From the Department of Homeland Security
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Federal Aviation Administration Country Air Safety Information
- Sanctions Information From the Department of Treasury
- The Overseas Security Advisory Council
- Document Authentication
- U.S. Customs
- Information about Bringing Food, Plant, and Animal Products into the U.S.