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Traveling safely - register with Foreign Affairs!

heatherpetersonheatherpeterson Posts: 89 admin
edited January 9 in Resources
 
Did you know that many countries allow travelers to register with the Foreign Affairs office (or national equivelant) 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!


Australia: Smart Traveller
Belgium: TravellersOnline (Register Your Trip)
Canada: Registration of Canadians Abroad
Ireland: Citizens' Registration
New Zealand: SAFETRAVEL
United Kingdom: GOV.UK Travel Abroad Information
United States: STEP Program
Germany: Crisis Forecasting

This is optional. Not required by Mercy Ships.

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