Washington, DC - The safety of U.S. citizen travelers is a priority for the Department of State.  Regardless of destination, we encourage families and students to stay safe this Spring Break.

Please read our tips for traveling abroad on travel.state.gov.  

  • The Bureau of Consular Affairs will tweet out tips to remind U.S. citizens of what can go wrong during Spring Break and how to avoid problems. 
  • Students can learn about Spring Break destinations at our website, state.gov, which has information on entry requirements, crime, health precautions, and road conditions.
  • Travelers should be aware of the health risks and safety risks of their destination and take steps to prepare ahead of time. For the most up-to-date information, U.S. citizens should visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. 
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This program keeps travelers up-to-date with important safety and security announcements, such as Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and security messages. 

Of course, even well-prepared travelers may face an emergency, like a lost or stolen passport or an injury.  In those cases, our embassies and consulates are available to help 24/7. We encourage all U.S. citizen travelers to write down the contact information for the U.S. embassy or consulate in their destination country.