Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

  1. Emergency Assistance
  2. Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
  3. Emergency Preparedness

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

The “Internet Based Registration Service” has changed to the “Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)”.This program allows you to enroll with the State Department when you travel abroad. To enroll, please click on the travel link below..

Current information on travelling abroad 

Country Specific Information

Country Specific Information sheets are issued by the State Department for every country with general information for U.S. citizens travelling to or living in foreign countries. These sheets contain information on health conditions, crime, entry requirements, areas of instability and the contact information for the U.S. embassy and/or consulate(s) in the specific country.

Travel Warnings

Travel Warnings are issued when the State Department recommends that Americans avoid travel to a certain country.  Countries where avoiding travel is recommended will have Travel Warnings as well as Country Specific Information. You may also want to review Background Notes for a specific country.

Travel Alerts

Travel Alerts contain information about relatively short-term and/or trans-national conditions such as terrorist threats which pose significant risks to the security of American travelers.  Travel Alerts are issued when there is a specific threat that cannot be countered.  In the past, Travel Alerts have been issued to deal with short-term coups, civil or military violence, terrorist activity and anniversary dates of specific terrorist events.