Travel anywhere in the world is a risk.
So is staying at home. To minimize travel security
issues the best thing to do is become informed. These
travel security resources will help you discover the known
risks of traveling to specific locations.
Foreign and Commonwealth Office. "The FCO's country-specific
Travel Advice notices aim to ensure that British travellers are well
prepared before their departure. Select the country you are travelling
to from the drop-down menu below. If a particular country is not
included in the list of Travel Advice notices this is because the FCO
has no information on the country at the present time."
- Canadian Consular Affairs
Bureau. "Millions of Canadians live in or visit countries
all over the world. They do so for all kinds of reasons: work, family
commitments, adventure, pleasure and business. For most, the
experience is enriching; but for others there are unexpected problems.
Many of these problems are minor, but some are disastrous.
Preparation is the key to successful travel. Smart travellers learn
about their destination before leaving Canada. They understand the
pitfalls that can await the unprepared. The Consular Affairs Bureau
provides assistance to Canadian travellers abroad. We are committed to
helping Canadians prepare for foreign travel and to providing you with
a variety of services once you're abroad."
International Maritime Bureau Piracy Reporting Centre.
"Outrage in the shipping industry at the alarming growth in piracy on
the world's oceans prompted the creation of the IMB Piracy Reporting
Centre in October 1992 in Kuala Lumpur. The Centre is financed by
voluntary contributions from a number of companies and provides its
services free of charge to all vessels irrespective of ownership or
- To receive reports of suspicious or unexplained craft movements,
boarding and armed robbery from ships and to alert other ships and
law enforcement agencies in the area
- To issue status reports of piracy and armed robbery via daily
broadcasts on Inmarsat-C through its SafetyNET service. Ships can
also obtain these status reports by contacting the Centre
- To collate and analyse information received and issue
consolidated reports to relevant bodies, including the International
- To assist owners and crews of ships that have been attacked
- To locate vessels that have been seized by pirates and recover
- ITravelSafe. "Everyday a
natural or political incident takes place somewhere in the world that
can impact your travel plans - from the inconvenience of labor unrest
to the danger of destructive natural events. Being properly informed
prior to departure is the best way to safeguard against travel risks.
iTravelSafe™ offers automated delivery of timely trip-specific travel
safety information directly to the individual traveler."
Spots. "Travel and risk management security information service."
- Lonely Planet.
The Lonely Planet online guides provide warnings about countries where
caution is needed. Go to the Lonely Planet Web site and then go
to a country.
- Real World Rescue.
"Real World Rescue is dedicated to providing the world's finest risk
mitigation, crises management, and security education training to
select corporate, humanitarian and government organizations.
Real World Rescue are highly trained specialists in international
terrorism, global travel security, and hostage survival."
- U.S. Bureau of
Consular Affairs. "In carrying out this responsibility, the
Office of Overseas Citizens Services of the Bureau advises and
supports our Embassies and Consulates around the world in such matters
as deaths, arrests, robberies, citizenship and nationality, Federal
benefits, notarization of documents, international parental child
abduction and international adoptions. To assist the traveling public
the Bureau issues Consular Information Sheets, Travel Warnings and
Public Announcements concerning conditions in countries where
Americans may be planning to visit or reside.
U.S. Government Resources
Department of Homeland Security
"To receive critical security alerts by
email from the Department of Homeland Security,
please fill out this form."
Transportation Security Administration
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
U.S. Department of State
Warnings & Consular Information Sheets
- Travel and Living Abroad
Services to U.S. Citizens Abroad.. Topic included on this
- Lost / Stolen U.S. Passports Abroad
- Financial Assistance for U.S. Citizens Abroad
- Arrest/Incarceration of U.S. Citizens Abroad
- Locating U.S. Citizens Abroad in the Event of an Emergency
- Medical Emergencies Involving U.S. Citizens Abroad
- Lists of Doctors/Hospitals Abroad
- Death of U.S. Citizens Abroad/Estate Matters
- General Emergency Information for U.S. Citizens
- Information for U.S. Citizens Residing Abroad