The international travel services and resources listed below are
provided for U.S. citizens who travel abroad. The websites listed will
help you plan a safe and secure trip to your international destination.

International Travel Health

CDC,
Cruise Vessel Sanitation Program

The Green Sheet lists cruise ships’ most recent inspections scores and
the Vessel Sanitation database. Make sure the cruise ship you plan to
board is up to par.

The International
Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)

In
cooperation with national and international health care providers,
academic centers, the travel industry and the media, ISTM advocates and
facilitates education, service, and research activities in the field of
travel medicine.

Official Pandemic
Influenza Website

One-stop access to U.S. Government H1N1, avian and pandemic flu
information.

The World Health
Organization (WHO)

WHO
is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the
United Nations system, providing technical support to countries and
monitoring and assessing health trends.

International Travel News

International Broadcasting
The
Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) encompasses all U.S. civilian
international broadcasting, including the Voice of America (VOA), Radio
Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), Radio Free Asia (RFA), Radio y
Televisión Martí­, and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks (MBN)
Radio Sawa and
Alhurra Television.

State
Department Daily Press Briefings


Daily
briefings made by a State Department spokesperson that you can either
read or watch. Each statement lists important decisions and actions
taken by the U.S. government in various parts of the world and a
question and answer session.

International Travel Regulations

U.S. Customs and Border
Protection

Importing food, plant, animal products, clearing goods through customs,
and more. A Department of Homeland Security site.

U.S. Department of
Agriculture and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA/APHIS)


Information
about bringing food, plants, or animal products into the U.S. List of
prohibited items and those you can bring in when you return to the
United States.

Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative

The
goal of WHTI is to facilitate entry for U.S. citizens and legitimate
foreign visitors, while strengthening U.S. border security.

International Travel Safety

Smart Traveler
Enrollment Program (STEP)

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service provided
by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens/nationals who are traveling to,
or living in, a foreign country.

Travel Alerts & Warnings

The State Department issues a Travel Alert for short-term events they
think you should know about when planning travel to a country and a
Travel Warning when they want you to consider very carefully whether
you should go to a country at all.

World Destinations

CIA World Factbook
The
World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government,
economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and
transnational issues for 266 world entities.

Currency Exchange Rates
This
quarterly report reflects exchange rates at which the U.S. government
can acquire foreign currencies for official expenditures as reported by
disbursing officers for each post on the last business day of the month
prior to the date of the published report.

Currency Exchange Guide
Learn
more about converting your money and pick up some helpful safety tips
to practice when carrying cash or debit cards in a foreign country.

Flags of the World
Flag images of countries worldwide. Includes description of and
information about each flag.

National
Websites Listed by Country

Links to country-specific sites. There are some good resources
available although the list has not been updated since 2002.

International Long Distance Calling Made Simple
Instructions on how to make international long distance phone calls to
every nation in the world.

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