Information for Travelers
Should you need information about countries you are planning to visit, please consult the Department of State's Consular Affairs Bureau web page at: http://travel.state.gov/ This web page contains the Consular Affairs Bureau's general information releases, all travel warnings, consular information sheets, public announcements, and consular affairs travel publications.
Some relevant travel links to the Consular Affairs Bureau homepage have been listed below.
Sign up for the Smart Traveller Enrollment Program (STEP) - STEP is a free service provided by the U.S. Government to U.S. citizens who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country. STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency and also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
More information on vaccinations and other health precautions, such as safe food and water precautions and insect bite protection, may be obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) hotline for international travelers at 1-877-FYI-TRIP (1-877-394-8747) or through their website at: http://www.cdc.gov/
For information about outbreaks of infectious diseases abroad, consult the website of the World Health Organization (WHO) at: http://www.who.int/en/
You may also subscribe to an Internet service that provides State Department travel information free of charge. To do this, send an email message to:
travel-advisories-REQUEST@stolaf.edu and write, "subscribe" in the subject line of your email message.
In Case of Emergency
If you are an American citizen with an after hours life or death emergency, please call our duty phone at: (441) 335-3828.
For all other information (passports, visas etc.) please call during regular business hours: (441) 295-1342.