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These links can help with either domestic or international air travel.
- General Air Travel Tips
- International Travel Links
- Travelers' Health

General Air Travel Tips

Government and State Resources

  • Airline Passenger Tips for Travel
    Tips from the Federal Aviation Administration on what you can bring on board, baggage size requirements, passenger health, turbulence, safety, security and so on.
  • Air Travel Problems and Complaints
    The Aviation Consumer Protection Division (ACPD) operates a complaint handling system for consumers who experience air travel service problems. Have an issue with airline safety? Contact the FAA. Have an issue with airline security? Contact the TSA.
  • Flight Delay Information
    Up-to-date flight delay information from the FAA's Air Traffic Control System Command Center.
  • Permitted and Prohibited Items for Air Travel
    A complete list of what you can and cannot bring on an airplane either in your checked or carry-on luggage. The Transportation Security Administration is responsible for security of the nation's transportation systems.

International Travel Links

Government and State Resources

  • Consular Information Sheets
    Information about your destination country or city can be found here. These detailed fact sheets cover visa (entry/exit) requirements, security issues concerning Americans, political issues within the country, and the likelihood of certain crimes and how to avoid them.
  • Currency Exchange Rates
    A list of foreign exchange rates from the U.S. Department of Treasury.
  • Embassy Registration for Americans Abroad
    It is advised that Americans living abroad for a few months or longer should register with their U.S. embassy abroad. Visit the site for instructions on how to register.
  • How to Apply For a Passport
    Important instructions on how to apply for a passport in the U.S. or abroad. Renewing your passport? Click here.
  • International Drivers' License and Road Safety
    Instructions on how to apply for an international drivers' permit and general road safety tips for driving abroad.
  • Lost or Stolen Passports
    This site is also a part of the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs with specific information about how to handle lost or stolen passports.
  • Sending Money Overseas In An Emergency
    This part of the site explains the best ways to send money to someone overseas. It has the information that you need in order to be the safest and quickest.
  • Tips for Getting Through Customs Faster
    Top ten tips from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Department.
  • U.S. Department of State's Travel Guides
    A list of handy fact sheets on various topics including tips for women travelers, students, older americans, those with disabilities and also offers tips on specific destinations (Mexico, Russia, Caribbean, the Middle East, etc.).
  • U.S. Department of State's Travel Warnings
    Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid a certain country. Visit the link above for a complete, up-to- date list of high-risk destinations.
  • U.S. Embassies and Consulates
    A complete list of websites for U.S. Embassies, Consulates and Diplomatic Missions abroad.

Nonprofit Resources

  • Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
    The Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory is a guide to official tourist information sources: government tourism offices, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce, and similar organizations that provide free, accurate, and unbiased travel information to the public. Businesses such as travel agents, tour operators, and hotels are not included.

Travelers' Health

Government and State Resources

  • Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad
    This article from the State Department discusses what to do in the event of an emergency, locating doctors/hospital while abroad and Medicare coverage while abroad (there is none).
  • Passenger Health While Flying
    A list of medical topics, tips for passengers with disabilities and general safety tips from the Federal Aviation Administration.
  • Travelers' Health: CDC
    The Center for Disease Control's Travelers' Health web site includes health information for specific destinations, recommended vaccinations, and information on what to do if you experience illness or injury while abroad.
  • Travelers' Health Kit: CDC
    A complete list of basic items you will need to assemble your own travelers' health kit. The specific contents of the health kit are based on destination, duration of travel, type of travel, and the traveler's pre-existing medical conditions.

Nonprofit Resources

  • American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
    The ASTMH's travel clinic directory features a list of physicians who offer clinical consultative service in Tropical Medicine, Medical Parasitology and Travelers' Health. The list does not imply endorsement, or verification of credentials or expertise of those listed. The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) is the principal organization in the United States representing scientists, clinicians and others with interests in the prevention and control of tropical diseases through research and education.
  • International Society of Travel Medicine
    The ISTM Clinic Directory is designed to help you locate health care professionals with an expertise in travel medicine. Hundreds of clinics in nearly 50 countries are included in the Directory. The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM) is committed to the promotion of healthy and safe travel.

Updated: 11/2007


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