Visiting other countries can be a great experience. Planning ahead can help ensure your time abroad is both enjoyable and safe.
A good idea before your international trip is to read the U.S. Department of State’s Traveler’s Checklist to find out things to consider before you go. Pay special attention to their safety and security information and assess for yourself the risk of traveling to a particular country or region. Some U.S. citizens with special considerations – such as students, women, and LGBTI travelers – may face additional challenges when abroad. If you do decide to travel, make a plan for what to do if something goes wrong overseas.