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Like in any country or city around the world, tourists are advised to take necessary precaution. The Top 10 Traveling Tips are based from the U.S. State Department External website website. Some portions were rewritten for the purpose of this website.

1. Make sure you have a SIGNED, VALID PASSPORT and VISAS, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the EMERGENCY INFORMATION page of your passport.

2. Read PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS or TRAVEL WARNINGS (including weather) for the countries you plan to visit.

3. Familiarize yourself with LOCAL LAWS and CUSTOMS of the countries to which you are traveling. Remember, your country's constitution does not follow you! While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws.

4. Make two (2) copies of your PASSPORT IDENTIFICATION PAGE. This will facilitate replacement if your passport is lost or stolen. Leave one copy at home with friends or relatives. Carry the other with you in a separate place from your passport.

5. Leave a COPY OF YOUR ITINERARY with family or friends at home so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency.

6. DO NOT LEAVE your luggage unattended in public areas. DO NOT ACCEPT packages from strangers.

7. Prior to your departure, you should REGISTER with your nearest embassy or consulate. Registration will make your presence and whereabouts known in case it is necessary to contact you in an emergency.

8. To avoid being a target of crime, try NOT TO WEAR conspicuous clothing and EXPENSIVE jewelry and DO NOT CARRY excessive amounts of money or unnecessary credit cards.

9. In order to avoid violating local laws, deal only with AUTHORIZED agents when you exchange money or purchase art or antiques.

10. If you get in trouble, contact the your nearest embassy or consular office.

Visit the U.S. State Department External website website for more travel safety tips.

Permitted and Prohibited Items. With the strict airport security, there are items that are not allowed to be carried on the plane. Check the US Transportation Security AdministrationExternal sitefor more details.

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