U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs Provides an excellent general introduction to international travel, with tips and resources for older travelers, women, and students; information about overseas citizens services; and resources for a safe and healthy trip.
U.S. Department of State, Passport Services provides complete forms and information on how, when and where to apply for or renew your passport.
For most travel outside the U.S. and Canada, you will need to have a current passport. If possible, you should renew your passport approximately nine (9) months before it expires. Some countries require that your passport be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the dates of your trip. Routine passport service takes up to six weeks. Two – three week expedited service is available for an additional fee. If you are traveling in less than 10 weeks, we encourage customers to expedite their applications.
If you are visiting many different countries, you should ensure that you have plenty of clear pages. You will receive many stamps traveling through Africa and having blank pages inserted into your passport while you are traveling is difficult.
It is a good idea to take a photocopy of your passport and save it with a friend/family member at home who you can easily contact or, if you will be accessing your email while away – email a copy to yourself.
Visas and Foreign Entry Requirements:
Traveling abroad doesn’t have to be confusing if you know the right things before you go. This section provides information and links to pages containing background and requirements for Americans traveling abroad. Visit Foreign Entry Requirements to access our alphabetical listing of countries to view specific entry requirements. This link also includes information on passports, visas, immunizations, medical information and additional fees. Our International Travel section also includes information concerning conditions abroad that may affect your safety and security.
Visa requirements vary depending on the country you are visiting and your nationality. Governments regularly change the requirements – so it is best to check with your local embassy/consulate what the requirements are, whether you can obtain them at your point of entry or whether you need to obtain them in advance. If in advance, allow yourself plenty of time or processing. You should also be aware of what kinds of visas are available, whether you require multiple entries.
If traveling to several countries take a few passport photos with you for visas etc.
It is very important to get the latest up-to-date information and advice for the countries you plan to visit from your physician or from a specialist in tropical illnesses and diseases.
Important, accurate and up-to-date Health Information, covering illnesses and diseases, Malaria, recommended vaccinations, advise for staying healthy and how to avoid getting sick, what to take with you, what do when you return home can be found on here.
Multilingual currency converter with support for every world currency.
Quick forecasts for selected international cities, with a searchable travel weather section that gives you a detailed forecast and an overview of your destination’s climate.
View your travel itinerary online with your reservation number provided by your agent. It is sometimes referred to as “PNR” or “Record Locator”. If you do not have your reservation number, please contact your agent.
Protect your travel investment with Global Allianz Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is a great way to protect your travel investment. By choosing to offer travel insurance, Lion of Judah Travel, Inc. is providing you a financial safety net for most unforeseen travel inconveniences. Access America travel insurance plans have been created to suit most any traveler’s coverage needs. Many of our travel plans include benefits like:
- Trip Cancellation/Interruption
- Emergency Medical/Dental coverage
- Emergency Medical Transportation
- Baggage Loss/damage
- Travel Delay
- Travel Accident
- Rental car protection
And all of our plans come with the Access America award-winning customer service!
We also provide one of the largest lists of covered reasons for trip cancellation and trip interruption including injury, illness, legal separation/divorce, strikes, natural disasters, bad weather, jury duty, traffic accidents, normal pregnancy, job loss and more.*
Be sure to read the certificate of insurance and letter of confirmation for the specifics on what your plan covers. If you’re not satisfied, Access America will refund your insurance premium if you cancel your insurance within 10 days of purchase and have not filed a claim or departed on your trip.
Save money, safeguard your journey, and make your vacation memorable for all of the right reasons. Ask your travel agent which Access America plan is right for you.
*Please see Certificate of Insurance/Policy for exclusions, limitations and restrictions that may apply to the plan purchased.
Insurance coverage is underwritten by BCS Insurance Company, rated “A-“ (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under BCS Form No. 52.201 or 52.401, or Jefferson Insurance Company, rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Co., under Jefferson Form No. 101-C-XX-01 or 101-P-XX-01, depending on the insured’s state. Access America is a brand of World Access Service Corp., a company of Mondial Assistance. World Access Service Corp. is the producer and administrator of this plan and an affiliate of Jefferson Insurance Company. The insured shall not receive any special benefit or advantage because of the affiliation between World Access Service Corp. and Jefferson Insurance Company.