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
  • 080713 national travel abroad how to stay safe STEP

Safety Begins Before You Travel

Make sure to avoid packing clothing or items that could potentially label you a target in that country. If you are traveling to a conservative country, try to pack long sleeves and less revealing clothing. Search the Internet for what to wear to get an idea of how to blend in. (Photo: G & M David de Lossy/Getty Images)

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