International Travel Information
Since beginning insuring world travelers in 1993, the world's social and political climate has changed. Tensions often run high in one area, while another region of our globe is in a tranquil state. In effort to help keep you aware of potential dangers and global unrest or emergencies, Trawick International has provided convenient links to current US Department of State Travel Warnings & Alerts, Global Travel Updates and other pertinent informational websites.
Sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program with State Department helps locate you if there is a family emergency in the US or if there is a crisis where you are traveling enroll at https://step.state.gov/step/
Global Travel Warnings are issued when long-term, protracted conditions that make a country dangerous or unstable lead the State Department to recommend that Americans avoid or consider the risk of travel to that country. A Travel Warning is also issued when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate or because of a drawdown of its staff. Get up to the minute Travel Warnings (source: www.travel.state.gov)
Global Travel Alerts are issued to disseminate information about short-term conditions, either transnational or within a particular country, that pose significant risks to the security of U.S. citizens. Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, coups, anniversaries of terrorist events, election-related demonstrations or violence, and high-profile events such as international conferences or regional sports events are examples of conditions that might generate a Travel Alert. (source: www.travel.state.gov)
Current CDC Warnings International travel can pose various risks to health, depending both on the health needs of the traveler and on the type of travel to be undertaken. Travelers may encounter sudden and significant changes in altitude, humidity, temperature and exposure to a variety of infectious diseases, which can result in illness. In addition, serious health risks may arise in areas where accommodation is of poor quality, hygiene and sanitation are inadequate, medical services are not well developed and clean water is unavailable. Accidents continue to be the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in travelers but it is also important to protect travelers against infectious diseases.All individuals planning travel should seek advice on the potential hazards in their chosen destinations and understand how best to protect their health and minimize the risk of acquiring disease. Visit World Health Organization
The US Governement has designed a new website specifically for US students traveling abroad studentsabroad.state.gov to find more information about how to stay safe this Summer/Spring Break, including how to register your trip with our embassies abroad. (source: www.travel.state.gov)