1. Register with the State Department
If you are traveling to a foreign country, it is always good to enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) before you start your journey. Sure, no one goes on vacation thinking about the possibility of a terrorist attack, or a natural disaster, for example.
But, we are well aware that those things can happen, and if you enroll in this program, no matter which travel destination you pick, you will get the help you need, provided by the nearest U.S. Embassy.