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Government Information for Travelers
Just to make sure you're prepared and have the necessary papers, vaccinations, visas, check out these government web sites.
Country Specific Travel Information
(U.S. State Dept.) "For each country, you will find information like the location of the U.S. embassy and any consular offices; whether you need a visa; crime and security information; health and medical conditions; drug penalties; and localized hot spots."
Info on passports, visas, conditions affecting travelers, etc.
Office of Travel and Tourism Industries
Statistics on U.S. Travel abroad and visitors to the U.S from the Commerce Dept.
Covers travel docs, health, emergencies, voting, safety tips, etc.
Articles, news, alerts, and tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Commercial Travel Information
Most commercially available travel guides have free web sites with useful information. Several of the best known are listed below.
Has both country/city specific and general information.
Lots of information about trip planning, as well as specific destinations.
In addition to standard information, there are forums for most regions for exchange of information and trip reports.
Includes articles and a photo gallery.
They advertise themselves as appealing to "the young and budget-savvy traveler."
The first stop for UR students, faculty, and staff planning educational/professional travel should be the Office of International Education's Go Abroad web page,.but there are many other sources of information.
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