United States Department of State

TRAVELER’S CHECKLIST

Travel Smart. Travel Safe. Travel Well.

Before traveling abroad, make sure to:

GET INFORMED about your destination at travel.state.gov/destination, and plan for the unexpected at travel.state.gov/crisis.

GET REQUIRED DOCUMENTS, such as your passport and visas.

GET ENROLLED in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at step.state.gov to receive security and

emergency alerts.

GET INSURED for medical, evacuation, and other unexpected expenses.

Carry this card with you when you go abroad.

Before traveling, look up your destination at travel.state.gov/destination and write the address/phone number of the U.S. embassy or consulate in that country below.

Contact them for overseas emergencies, or call:

Overseas Citizens Services, Washington, D.C.

888-407-4747 (toll-free U.S. and Canada) +1 202-501-4444 (from overseas)

U.S. Passport Information

877-487-2778 or TDD/TTY 888-874-7793 
TravelGov @TravelGov travelgov

https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/NEWTravelAssets/pdfs/Travelers%20Checklist_V6%20web.pdf