A Message to U.S. Citizens About Hurricane and Typhoon Season
U.S. citizens traveling to storm-prone regions during hurricane and typhoon season should carefully consider the potential dangers and inconveniences associated with their travel before finalizing plans. Even inland areas far from the coastline can experience destructive winds, tornadoes, and floods from tropical storms, hurricanes, and typhoons. Those who choose to travel should devise an emergency plan in advance of their departure. Prior to leaving the United States, enroll your trip on the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at the travel enrollment website or at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
For U.S. citizens overseas, in the event of a tropical storm, hurricane, or typhoon, the U.S. embassy will send out emergency messages and… more »
About the Author: Elizabeth Finan serves as a Public Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
When I was in college, I always looked forward to spring break. It was a welcome respite from the stress of midterm exams and the brutal New England winter. One year, I visited three different countries during a Caribbean cruise. While preparing for the trip, I focused on packing the right clothing and making sure I remembered my sunscreen (SPF 45, of course). If I had known then what I know now, however, I would have made sure I also checked out the State Department’s resources for student travelers.
Every student’s first stop should be studentsabroad.state.gov. It’s a one-stop shop with useful safety and travel tips. After reviewing the information about the country you’re visiting, you should sign up online for our more »
@TravelGov Turns Three With 150,000 Followers
About the Author: John Echard serves as a Press Officer in the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
@TravelGov turns three years old today and we wanted to celebrate our birthday with the Twitter community and our 150,000 followers. Originally created to provide U.S. citizens with country specific information, today, @TravelGov is the U.S. Government’s authoritative tweet on international travel information.
• We tweet travel alerts, travel warnings, and important messages from our embassies and consulates.
• In crisis situations, we tweet vital emergency information, such as evacuation plans and U.S. embassy… more »