The U.S. Department of State has just made a press release urging American Spring Break passport holders to be careful. The US Dept of State stresses that it should be the number 1 priority of US passport holders to exercise caution when traveling overseas for Spring Break 2013
Every year tens of thousands of American college students travel abroad for Spring Break. This year will be no different. As many college students get ready get their passports stamped in countries around the world, there are some important things that they should take into consideration.
As it turns out, spring break travel can lead to problems for some US passport holders. They can lost their passports, their passports can get stolen and they can miss their flights. Sometimes, US passport holders can get arrested, injured and even worse.
The State Department wants to remind spring breakers that they should be smart travelers and safe travelers. Prior to travel, students are encouraged to find out as much as they can about their spring break destinations. For more information, visit the US Department of State informational website dedicated to student travelers: http://studentsabroad.state.gov .
This resource can help students learn more about entry requirements, crime, health precautions, and road conditions just to name a few topics. Travelers are encouraged to enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). This program keeps students updated with important safety and security announcements. Once students enroll, it makes it easier for the State Department to provide assistance in the event of an emergency. There is even a mobile version of STEP that can be accessed so that students can stay connected.
FYI: The mobile version of STEP can be downloaded through the SMART Traveler App, available through iTunes and the Google Store for the Android.
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