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Travel Health & Safety Info

Staying healthy and safe when you travel abroad requires careful planning.  Before you go, you should Get Informed, Get Enrolled, and Get Insured.

Get Informed

Get Enrolled

Sign up for our Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. You can receive travel and security updates about your destination, and it will help us contact you in an emergency.

If your family needs to reach you because of an emergency at home, they can call Overseas Citizens Services in Washington, D.C. at 888-407-4747 (from the United States or Canada) or 202-501-4444 (overseas).

Get Insured

Make sure you have health insurance whenever you are traveling abroad. If your U.S. health care plan does not cover you overseas, consider buying supplemental insurance to cover medical costs and emergency evacuation.  Foreign hospitals and doctors often require payment in cash, and medical evacuation can cost up to $100,000.