Thursday, March 17, 2011

Better Safe than Sorry - Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

Any traveler planning a trip abroad would be well advised to make all of the necessary preparations before leaving on their trip, and now there is a way to be even better prepared! You may not have heard of a program recommended by the US State Department for travelers abroad - the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, or STEP, but this simple online registration can prove invaluable in case of an emergency while traveling or living abroad.

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (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.

STEP also allows Americans residing abroad to get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

See the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program page on the U.S. State Department website for more information, or to enroll online:

https://travelregist … n.state.gov/ibrs/ui/