Helpful Travel Tips

Getting There: Be aware of any travel alerts and warnings for your destination. Travel alerts disseminate information about terrorist threats or other relatively short-term or transnational conditions that could pose risks and affect your travel plans. By enrolling in STEP, the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, you will receive updates and security announcements. This can be done through the website.

Travel Documents: Not only are passports required for most travel, you should take a copy of your passport with you and leave one at home or with your travel agent. Leave copies of your itinerary at home so that your family knows where you are. Another tip is to scan all your documents and email them to yourself so they can be easily accessed if you are separated from your originals. 
Emergency Preparedness: Take contact information with you if you need assistance. Also leave emergency contact information at home for your family to be able to reach you. Vaccinations are required for some destinations. Check before you go and see your doctor before you leave. 

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Travel Alerts

Recent travel health notices have been issued by public health authorities for  people travelling to areas where Zika virus is known to occur. Zika Virus is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, although sexual transmission can also occur. Symptoms include fever, headache, red eyes, rash, and joint pains. The illness is usually mild, lasts between 2 to 7 days, and affects only 1 in 5 people infected. Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause serious birth defects and women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant should consult with their healthcare provider prior to booking travel to areas with active Zika transmission (  As Zika continues to spread to many countries, we recommend you regularly review the CDC Travelers' Health website for updated information: Guests are reminded to take enhanced precautions against biting insects by covering exposed skin, & using insect repellent. Comprehensive information can be found at:


Safety and preparedness go hand and hand. Please click on the button below to view our downloadable travel and safety tip PDF. You should review and print this before your next trip.
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