A trip requires careful planning. Here are some important steps to take before traveling outside the United States.
Safeguard Your Documents! Make two copies of all your travel documents in case of emergency. Leave one copy with a trusted friend or relative at home and carry the other separately from your original documents. To help prevent theft, do not carry your passport in your back pocket, and keep it separate from your money.
Other Information for U.S. Citizen Travelers
Sometimes, in spite of careful planning, things still go wrong during a trip abroad. We provide help for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate overseas or our Washington, D. C. office (888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444).