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Consider Enrolling In the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) Before your Next Overseas Trip

The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, STEP, gives you essential safety information and conditions directly from the Embassy. The Embassy can contact you in any natural disaster or family emergency. And lastly, STEP can help your family get in touch with you in case of an emergency at home.

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The Manual ~ Traveling should be an adventure — and if your safety is in question when traveling abroad, those adventures might have to come to an abrupt halt. While most international travelers are familiar with programs like TSA Precheck and TSA Global Entry, there’s a third United States government program that helps Americans traveling out of the country called the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). If you’re abroad and the unthinkable happens — injury, illness, a lost passport, or even a global emergency — it’s one step you’ll be glad you took.

How to register for STEP

Getting started with STEP is easy. Setting up an account takes about five minutes, and registering a trip takes about one minute.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Create your account: On the STEP website, create an account and input your personal details along with emergency contacts.

  2. Register your trip: Log in and register each specific trip or residence abroad.

That’s it. This minimal investment of time will pay off when you find yourself in need of urgent assistance while traveling abroad". ~ The Manual.

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