The U.S. Department of State has no greater responsibility than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. We continue to communicate travel advice to U.S. citizens during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the Department of State does not provide direct medical care to private U.S. citizens abroad, we are:
- Working with other countries to ensure all residents, including U.S. citizens, can receive vaccines through their vaccination programs and in accordance with their national vaccination plans.
- Ensuring that U.S. citizens overseas who travel back to the United States can be vaccinated easily and effectively (please visit Vaccines.gov or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489) to find a location in the United States).
- Providing all appropriate consular assistance to U.S. citizens in need overseas. This includes providing U.S. citizens with clear information regarding eligibility to receive a vaccination in a foreign country or providing repatriation loans to assist destitute U.S. citizens with travel back to the United States. U.S citizens can review country-specific information regarding vaccine availability on each embassy’s COVID-19 page. The full list is available here.
Meanwhile, U.S. citizens abroad should also register for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP.state.gov) so they can receive important information from their nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, including alerts and updates to Travel Advisories.