Travel Safety

Traveling abroad can be a rich and rewarding experience. The odds are you will have a safe and incident-free trip. Travelers can, however, become victims of crime and violence, or experience unexpected difficulties in any city or country. The following travel tips are to help you avoid serious difficulties during your time abroad. We wish you a safe and wonderful journey!

  • Register your trip with NYU Traveler. Registering your trip will allow NYU to contact you in the event of an emergency and assist you in staying safe. In addition, you will automatically receive notices and warnings including the latest US State Department updates.
  • Leave copies of your itinerary, passport information page, and visas with family or friends, so you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
  • Pack an extra set of passport photos along with a photocopy of your passport’s information page to make a replacement of your passport easier in the event it is lost or stolen.
  • Check your overseas medical insurance coverage. Ask your medical insurance company if your policy applies overseas, and if it covers emergency expenses such as medical evacuation. If it does not, consider supplemental insurance. See the NYU Traveler site for the latest information from NYU.
  • Learn about the country you will be visiting. When you leave the United States, you are subject to the laws of the country you are visiting. Therefore, before you go, learn as much as you can about the local laws and customs of the places you plan to visit.

Additional resources:

United States State Department Travel Warnings: click here

United States State Department Travel Tips: click here

United States State Department Country Specific Information: click here