Recent world events have served as a reminder: it’s important to understand safety and security issues you might face before traveling abroad.
Monitoring news and advisories for your destination is crucial. A number of countries provide international travel information, and easy access to consulate and mission contact information, and available services for their citizens. Ten resources, from some of Living Abroad’s most accessed destination reports, are below:
Department of State: Travel advisories
Netherlands Worldwide: Travel advice
Website in Dutch
Government UK: Foreign travel advice
Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs: Country files
Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Overseas safety information
Website in Japanese
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs: Traveling abroad
Bear in mind that some countries ban domestic media coverage of information the government deems sensitive. If you are in such a country, arrange for some way to receive information about immediate events – be it your embassy or mission, employer, or other methods.
Written by Erin Fitzgerald, GMS, Content Manager