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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.