Providing your travel information to the US State Department allows the United States government to better assist its citizens if they find themselves in an emergency situation abroad. It also allows the traveler to receive routine updates from the nearest US embassy or consulate. Follow this link
to register your travel.1
You are NOT automatically enrolled in international health insurance or covered for medical evacuation. Use the links below to find out which company and which plan best suit your needs. Each of these companies offer emergency evacuation insurance and international medical insurance, be sure to research the policies before puchasing.
(a Denver-based insurance broker that can give you advice about plans)
Please save the following emergency contact information and keep it handy during your travels.
•International SOS- 800-523-6586; call collect 215-942-8226
•University of Colorado Denver Campus Dispatch- direct calls: 303-724-4444; call collect 303-367-1785
•Phone number for U.S. Embassy in host nation
The CDC website offers details about health and safety risks in your destination country. Take a look at the website
to learn more about what vaccinations and other preparations will be necessary before you travel.7
Make sure you know all the entry and exit requirements of your destination(s). Some countries require that your passport remains valid for at least six more months and want a certain number of blank visa pages left in your passport. Consult the destination country embassy for information or start with the following Department of State site. The Center for Global Health has successfully utilized Travel Document Systems
to ensure visas are complete and timely.6
highlights some tips and precautions about traveling with electronic equipment. Please review this document if you are traveling with laptops or carrying valuable data.5