USEFUL TRAVEL PUBLICATIONS
The Department of State's Consular Information Sheet
offers up-to-date information on health conditions, unusual currency
and entry regulations, crime and security conditions, drug penalties,
and areas of instability for any country in the world.
To get it, dial the Office of Overseas Citizens Services anytime at
By Fax From your fax machine, dial 202-647-3000, using the handset
as you would a regular telephone. The system prompts you on how to proceed.
On the Internet: travel.state.gov
By mail from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Room 4811, U.S. Department
of State, Washington, D.C. 20520-4818 (send SASE & indicate country
of destination), or visit any regional passport agency, Department of
Commerce field office, or U.S. embassies and consulates abroad, or by
Health Information for International Travel--a comprehensive
listing of immunization requirements of foreign governments, and the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations on immunizations
and other health precautions for international travelers.
Copies are $14 from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402; 202-512-1800. Also, the CDC
Hotline at 404-332-4559.
Know Before You Go, Customs Hints for Returning U.S. Resident--detailed
information on U.S. Customs regulations, including duty rates.
Single copies are free from any local Customs office or by writing
to the Department of the Treasury, U.S. Customs Service, P.O. Box 7407,
Washington, D.C. 20044.
Don't Pack a Pestlists the regulations on bringing
agricultural items into the United States from most parts of the world.
Fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, potted plants, pet birds, and other
items are prohibited or restricted.
Free from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department
of Agriculture, 732 Federal Bldg., 6505 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville,
Buyer Beware! -- Information about restrictions on importing
wildlife and wildlife products. For a free copy: Publications
Unit, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, Washington,
Medical Assistance Abroad. A list of English speaking
Available from the Office of Overseas Citizens Services, Room 4811,
2201 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20520. Please specify to which
country you will be traveling.
Travel information for specific countries or regions
--a series of pamphlets
Available for $1-$1.50 each from the Superintendent of Documents,
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20420: tel. 202- 512-1800
Key Officers of Foreign Service Posts gives addresses
and telephone, telex, and fax numbers for all U.S. embassies and consulates
Background Notes: brief, factual pamphlets on all countries
in the world. They give current information on each country's people,
culture, geography, history, government, economy, and political condition
and include a factual profile, brief travel notes, a country map, and
suggested reading list.You may also obtain select issues by fax by calling
the State Department's Bureau of Public Affairs Fax on Demand at 202-763-7720
from your fax machine.
Foreign Entry Requirements lists visa and other entry
requirements of foreign countries and tells you how to apply. Order
it from the Consumer Information Center, Pueblo, CO 81009.
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