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U.S. Citizens Remaining in a Country Outside the U.S.
Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at to receive alerts and be located in an emergency.
In case of an emergency overseas, contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate at .
U.S. Citizens Returning to the U.S.
When you return to the U.S., you may be asked to .
Đang chơi bàiGet the latest .
U.S. Citizens Traveling to a Country Outside the U.S.
, including entry and exit rules and quarantine requirements once you enter a country. This information changes frequently. Check back for updates.
Đang chơi bàiThe CDC has including:
Risk assessments by country
Đang chơi bàiFrequently asked questions about canceling or postponing trips
Advice for airline and cruise ship travel
Foreign Nationals Traveling to the U.S. From Another Country
Đang chơi bàiEntry to the U.S. has been suspended at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States.Đang chơi bài to help expedite your international travel. The Department of Homeland Security offers several options based on how you are traveling between the U.S. and other countries and how often you travel outside the U.S.
Đang chơi bàiDo you travel by plane within the U.S. or abroad, or drive or walk across the border into Canada or Mexico? You can skip the long security and customs lines at the airport or border crossing by enrolling in a “Trusted Traveler” program from the Department of Homeland Security.
Đang chơi bàiFive programs serve different travel routes and needs. They use streamlined procedures with reserved lanes and kiosks to get pre-approved travelers on their way quickly.
Each program has a different enrollment fee but all come with a five-year membership. To enroll, apply online, then attend an appointment at an enrollment center. Visit for current prices and to learn more.
For travel within the U.S. and U.S. territories by air
Program: TSA PreCheck
Đang chơi bàiWhat makes it faster: Dedicated fast lanes for airport security screening. No need to remove shoes, belt, light jacket, laptop, or liquids at airport security.
Eligibility: U.S. citizens and permanent residents
For travel into the U.S. from abroad
Đang chơi bàiProgram: Global Entry
Đang chơi bàiWhat makes it faster: Use a kiosk to clear customs, immigration, and agricultural processing. No paperwork
Other benefits: Dedicated fast lanes for vehicles and walkers entering the U.S. from Canada and Mexico. Includes TSA PreCheck
Đang chơi bàiEligibility: U.S. citizens and permanent residents, citizens of certain other countries
For travel into the U.S. from Mexico by land
Đang chơi bàiProgram: SENTRI
What makes it faster: Dedicated fast lanes for vehicles and walkers
Other benefits: Faster entry into the U.S. for U.S. citizens and permanent residents following an international flight. Includes TSA PreCheck.
Eligibility: Citizens of any country who have the required documentation or visas to enter the U.S.
For travel between the U.S. and Canada
Đang chơi bàiProgram: NEXUS
Đang chơi bàiWhat makes it faster: Use a kiosk to clear customs at U.S. and Canadian airports. Dedicated fast lanes for vehicles and walkers at northern border crossings
Đang chơi bàiOther benefits: Faster processing for marine traffic entering the U.S. from Canada. Includes TSA PreCheck
Eligibility: U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents
For travel into the U.S. from Canada or Mexico by commercial carrier
Program: FAST (North or South)
What makes it faster: Designated FAST lanes for commercial truck drivers transporting goods
Eligibility: U.S. and Canadian citizens and permanent residents; Mexican nationals
Get an International Driving Permit (IDP):
- People with American driver's licenses can get an IDP only from the or . National Automobile Club (NAC) is no longer issuing IDPs as of October 1, 2016.
- The cost is $20 for a permit plus shipping and handling fees.
- Beware of .
Note: The AAA also offers an required in Brazil, Uruguay, and other countries in the Western Hemisphere.list of exchange rates for over 20 countries against the value of the U.S. dollar.
If you use a credit card or ATM card abroad, the exchange rate will be different than the rates at currency exchange booths.
Cash Limits When Traveling Abroad or Entering the U.S.
- Look up the for their currency guidelines and country information.
- Find out if you must you take out of the United States.
Learn How the Department of State Can Help in an Emergency
Đang chơi bàiEmbassies can help with:
Đang chơi bài and foreign crises
Lost or stolen passports
Đang chơi bàiMedical emergencies
Đang chơi bàiCrime or arrest
Đang chơi bàiMissing persons
Parental child abductions
Find Help Getting Money in an Emergency Abroad
Đang chơi bàiThe Department of State can assist you in an emergency . If you have no other way to get money, you may be able to get a temporary loan through the DOS or a .
Đang chơi bàiCheck from the Department of State (DOS).
Check for all of the countries you will visit.
Check driving and insurance requirementsĐang chơi bài, if you plan on driving.
Non-U.S. Citizens have to present a valid passport or other valid travel documents.
Freely Associated States
Countries that used to be administered by the United States are considered "Freely Associated States." They are considered foreign countries and U.S. citizens will need passports to travel there:
Whether you must apply for a visa to visit the country, and when.
If the country has any other requirements you must meet before you can enter.
Find additional information in the U.S. Department of State's .
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Đang chơi bàiLast Updated: September 29, 2020