The State Department's Bureau of Consular
Affairs maintains travel warnings and Consular Information Sheets with rules and
regulations pertaining to foreign travelers for every country in the world. This
information is available by telephone, fax, and computer:
- Telephone: (202) 647-5225
- Fax (202) 647-3000
then click on Travel Warnings and Consular Information Sheets.
The State Department Consular Information Sheets are a basic source of
up-to-date information on safety and security issues in every country of
the world. Travel warnings on specific countries are issued as needed.
This information should be checked by
all travelers prior to their departure.
Other Internet sites also have current
information of value to travelers. Some of these are listed below. Note that the Internet
addresses for these sites do change from time to time.
- Health Information: Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a site devoted to health recommendations for
various geographic areas, disease outbreaks, and vaccine requirements. The address is
- Weather Information:
World-wide weather information is available at several sites including
- Foreign Exchange Rates:
Exchange rates are available at
Click on International, then Currency Converter.
- On-Line Publications: State
Department and other publications on various aspects of traveling and living abroad are
found under Travel Publications at
- Business Travelers: A
consolidated index of information for business travelers and Americans residing overseas
is at http://www.state.gov/e/eb/cba.