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International Travel Checklist

Traveling outside of the US requires careful planning. Chances are you have spent countless hours picking a destination, deciding on the best dates, and arranging travel and hotel accommodations. Have you researched the local laws where you are visiting? Do you have the appropriate documents? How will your family reach you in case of an emergency? Do you have the right insurance to travel outside of the US? Follow the checklist below to make sure you are truly ready for your adventure!

Click here to download a handy card to take with you while you travel.

Get Informed

  • Research your destination to learn about visa requirements, local laws, customs, and medical care in the country you plan to visit. Some travelers, such as those with disabilities, women, and LGBTQI persons, may face challenges in other countries. A great place to do this research is

  • Notify your bank and credit card companies of your intended travel, and be sure to check exchange rates. Be sure to learn about using cash, debit/credit cards, and ATMs in your destination country.