Last Updated on December 15, 2022 by Jim Ferri
In today’s world, especially now with the Coronavirus-19 so prevalent worldwide, travelers should take extra steps before booking any trip.
One of the first safety tips for travelers to follow – before making any plans – is very important. It is to check the websites of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and US Department of State.
The CDC site contains general up-to-date information on Travel Health Notices. It also provides health alerts for individual countries throughout the world.
Complementing the CDC’s efforts are the efforts of the State Department. It provides in-depth information on Safety and Security Alerts and Travel Advisories worldwide. The State Department can also provide you safety and security information while you are traveling. This is accomplished through its STEP Program, which both provides up-to-date safety and security information. It also allows the State Department to reach you in an emergency abroad.
Both are excellent resources for both planning a trip and taking it. One other important safety trip for older travelers is to always take precautions while traveling. Read about them in Safeguarding Your Health and Finances While Traveling. You’ll find there are ways to protect yourself against travel fraud.