Why Should You Be Concerned?

Unsuspecting travelers bring in plants, food, and other agricultural items that can contain harmful pests and diseases.

This has a direct impact on:

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Know Before You Go

As an international traveler, you should be aware of the rules for bringing items back from your trip. Visit the Customs and Border Protection Website for more information or take a look at the resources provided below.

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International Travel Tips

If you are planning on traveling internationally, you should be as well prepared as possible for your trip. The list of international travel tips can help make you feel for comfortable and knowledgeable about the do's and don'ts of international travel.

Read International Travel Tips

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Global Entry Program

The Global Entry program is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program that allows pre-approved  low-risk travelers expedited clearance upon arrival in the United States.

Learn More About Global Entry

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Customs Duty Information

Customs Duty is a tariff or tax imposed on goods when transported across international borders. The purpose of Customs Duty is to protect each country's economy, residents, jobs, environment, etc. by controlling the flow of goods into and out of the country.

Learn More About Custom Duties

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Prohibited Items List

There are certain items that can only be brought into the U.S. under certain conditions. If you will be bringing anything back with you, it's best you familiarize yourself with this list BEFORE you go.

Read the Prohibited Items List Before You Go

Traveling outside of the United States? Find helpful international travel information here or visit the U.S. Department of State Website for more information.

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Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

STEP allows you to enter information about your upcoming trip abroad so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. This service is free to U.S. citizens/nationals who are traveling to, or living in, a foreign country.

Enroll in STEP

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Traveling to the United States?

Foreign travelers to the United States for short visits need visitor visas unless they qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver Program.

Learn More About Visa Requirements

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Traveler's Checklist

Get helpful hints on steps you can take to have a safe and healthy trip abroad.

Read More About the Traveler’s Checklist.

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Traveling to another country?

Learn more about the country you plan to visit including quick facts, U.S. Embassy information, local information, and health and safety concerns.

Learn More About your Destination

Protecting your health is always important, but can be especially important when you travel. The Center for Disease Control Website provides valuable information for travelers, clinician and the travel industry. Visit their website or read more at the links below.

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Health Information for Travelers

Find the information about what vaccines and medicines you need for your trip abroad. It is recommended you view the information about your destination and visit your doctor 4-6 weeks before your trip.

Learn More About Health Information

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Travel Health Notices

Information about international outbreaks or other health-related information, including recommendations for travelers is an important resource if you are planning a trip.

Read More About Travel Notices

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See a Doctor Before You Travel

The CDC recommends seeing a doctor who is familiar with travel medicine 4-6 weeks before travel to help answer question and make recommendations for you.

Read More About Seeing a Doctor Before You Travel

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Find a Clinic

Looking for a health care provider to get vaccines, medicines and medical advice for your international trip?

Use This Page to Find a Clinic