Contributor Level: Captain

Have you enrolled in STEP?

The U.S. State Department provides a service to U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad. It is called STEP - Smart Traveler Enrollment Program.  Registration is fairly simple and it allows the State Department to get in touch with you if a significant alert goes into effect for the date and region you are traveling in.  I am sure it also helps with locating people who have the misfortune of being caught up in local/regional problems.

The program link is 

I enrolled when I traveled to South Africa a couple years ago. Not sure why but it gave me and my Mom some sense of connection as we were traveling on our own.


Tags: travel security

5 Answers

Contributor Level: Captain

Good to know- thanks!

Contributor Level: Admiral

i did not know about this but will check it out soon.  Thanks for the link.


Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Thanks for the info!

Contributor Level: Captain

Thanks for the info. I was unaware it existed. 

Contributor Level: Staff Captain

Didn't know about this. Thanks.


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