Leave emergency contact information and a copy of your passport biographic data page with family and trusted friends.
Carry emergency contact information for your family in the United States with you when you travel (Be sure to also pencil it in the emergency contact information section of your passport).
Know the contact information for the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate and provide that information to your family and friends.
If there is an emergency where you are staying, such as civil unrest, disrupted transportation, or a natural disaster, prevent undue worry or concern by contacting your family and friends as soon as possible
Enroll in our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program to receive important information from the Department of State, including the location of the nearest embassy and consulate and safety conditions in your destination country.
By enrolling, the Department of State can also contact you, your family, or your friends in an emergency, according to your wishes.
Last Updated: April 20, 2018
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