Humanitarian Travel Tips
Sign passport and fill in the emergency information:
Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and a visa, if required,
and fill in the emergency information page of your passport.
Leave copies of itinerary and passport data page:
Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page and visas with your
sponsoring organization, family or friends, so you can be contacted
in case of an emergency.
Check your overseas medical insurance coverage:
Ask your medical insurance company if your policy applies overseas,
and if it covers emergency expenses such as medical evacuation. If
it does not, consider supplemental insurance. More about: Humanitarian
Familiarize yourself with local conditions and laws:
While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws. The State
Department website has useful travel
safety information about the countries you will visit.
Take precautions to avoid being a target of crime:
To avoid being a target of crime, do not wear conspicuous clothing
or jewelry and do not carry excessive amounts of money. Also, do
not leave unattended luggage in public areas and do not accept packages
Contact a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in an emergency:
Consular personnel at U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad and in the
U.S. are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide emergency
assistance to U.S. citizens. Also note that the Office
of Overseas Citizen Services in the State Department’s Bureau
of Consular Affairs may be reached for assistance with emergencies
at 1-888-407-4747, if calling from the U.S. or Canada, or 202-501-4444,
if calling from overseas.
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