How to Stay Safe When Traveling Abroad

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  • How to Stay Safe When Traveling Abroad
  •  Some Countries Are Safer to Visit Than Others
  • Safety Begins Before You Travel
  • Sign Up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program
  • Travel Checklist
  • How You Can Find Safe Hotels and Hostels
  • How You Should Pack
  • What to Leave at Home
  • Should You Bring Cash?
  • Check Your Passport
  • Know Where the U.S. Embassies and Consulates Are Located
  •  Learn About the Laws and Customs
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 Some Countries Are Safer to Visit Than Others

Travel warnings are issued when the U.S. State Department finds that they may not be able to secure Americans’ safety or when the government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate. There are 35 countries on the U.S. travel warning list. Travelers should always check the list here prior to booking travel. (Photo: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

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