Traveling safely - register with Foreign Affairs!

heatherpeterson
heatherpeterson Senior Director of Talent AcquisitionAdministrator Posts: 92 admin
edited April 3 in Ship-Bound

Did you know that many countries allow travellers to register with the Foreign Affairs office (or national equivalent) for added peace of mind while you travel? 


Many of the programs include the following types of benefits:

  • Receive the latest safety and security information for your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
  • Allows your nation's embassy to contact you in an emergency situation, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
  • Allows family and friends to get in touch with you in an emergency situation. 

We would encourage all volunteers to take this step for additional protection and peace of mind while away.


Here are links to a few different programs. Don't see your nation listed, but know of a program? List it in the comments!


AustraliaSmart Traveller

Austria: Austrian Register

BelgiumTravellersOnline (Register Your Trip)

Brasil: Brazil Travel Register

CanadaRegistration of Canadians Abroad

Denmark: Rejse og ophold

Finland: Registration of Finns

France: Ariane

GermanyCrisis Forecasting

IrelandCitizens' Registration

Italy: Italian Register

Lithuania: Lithuanians Abroad

Latvia: Epakalpojumi

Netherlands: NL Worldwide

New ZealandSAFETRAVEL

Norway: News Register

South Africa: Register South Africans Abroad

Spain: Register App

Sweden: Resklar App

Switzerland: Swiss Register App

United KingdomGOV.UK Travel Abroad Information

United StatesSTEP Program


This is optional. Not required by Mercy Ships.

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