Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
World Health Organization on COVID-19 Precautions
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
Department of State Health Advisory
Passports & Visas
- A valid passport is required for all international travelers. Be sure that your passport is valid for at least six (6) months after the completion of your travel.
- Visa requirements vary according to the country(s) you are visiting as well as your nationality. For travelers who are not citizens of the United States, please consult a visa service or the embassy of your destination country for visa requirements.
Please note: It is the traveler’s responsibility to secure required visas and proper documentations.
Travel Health Advisories
You’ll find official health advisories on countries worldwide
TSA Travel Assistant
Current airport security and screening information
US Customs “Know before you go”
Required travel documents, customs information, allowances, declarations, duty-free exemptions etc.
US State Departments Travel Warnings
FAA’s Airport Flight Delay Information
World Time Zone Information
International Calling Codes
Experts recommend using ATM or debit cards at major banks for the best exchange rates. U.S. banks may charge extra fees for foreign withdrawals – check before you travel.
Exchange bureaus or hotel front desks are convenient but may have higher rates and fees than you would find at a bank. Credit card cash advances can be most expensive of all after paying your card’s cash advance fee. Traveler’s checks offer a secure alternative to cash but verify their acceptance especially if visiting rural areas.
Credit cards eliminate the need for cash and are generally accepted worldwide; less so in rural areas. Visa and MasterCard are the most often accepted options. The exchange rates are often favorable however, make sure to check that your card does not charge a foreign transaction fee. If you do not have a card without a foreign transaction fee, we suggest either a Chase Sapphire Card, United Mileage Explorer Card, or Captial One Venture Card.