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Tips and Passport Info

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United States citizens are required to have a passport to travel outside the country. It is easy to drive over the Canadian or Mexican border without a passport; however, to fly, boat or cruise into another country requires a passport. Visas and/or work permits may also be necessary depending on the length of stay, the country and if you intend to work outside the U.S.

Information on how to obtain a passport and the associated costs can be found in the Links section or by using the passport link at the bottom of this page. I recommend that everyone get a passport so it is never a hinderance to travel.

Everyone should consult their doctor or physician before travelling (especially overseas) and carry any subscriptions in clearly labeled bottles as well as written down on a piece of paper that is easily accessable in case of emergency. Always carry eye glass subscriptions and/or contact lens subscriptions with you. Glasses and contact lenses are fairly easily replaced if you have your subscription.
Keep your passport with you when travelling overseas. I recommend that you lock it in your hotel safe at night or when on advernturous excursions. Keep two copies of your passport (and visa if the country requires a visa) - place one in your luggage and keep one with you.

Passport information for United States citizens

CIA World Fact Book

Overseas Security Advisory Council

United States Department of State

International Travel News (ITN)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Last updated Sunday February 5, 2017