Natural Disasters

17 August 2016 admin Comments Off on Natural Disasters Travel Warnings

As a permanent warning, would like to advise that Alaska, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington state and the US Virgin Islands are prone to earthquakes. If you would like to learn more about what to do before, during and after an earthquake, visit the Federal Emergency Management […]

e-Passports under the Visa Waiver Program

16 August 2016 admin Comments Off on e-Passports under the Visa Waiver Program Travel Tips & Advice

An e-Passport contains an electronic chip. The chip holds the same information that is printed on the passport’s data page: the holder’s name, date of birth, and other biographic information. An e-Passport also contains a biometric identifier. The United States requires that the chip contain a digital photograph of the holder. All e-Passports issued by […]

Lousiana Floods

16 August 2016 admin Comments Off on Lousiana Floods Travel Warnings

The death toll for the Louisiana Flood of 2016 climbed to 11 Tuesday (Aug. 16) and eight more parishes were declared federal disaster areas. Roads are still closed across the state and at least 11,000 people were in shelters as of Tuesday morning after a slow-moving weather system dumped as much as two feet of rain in 48 […]

LGBT Individuals

12 August 2016 admin Comments Off on LGBT Individuals Travel Warnings

When visiting North Carolina or Missisippi, it has been advised that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender travelers proceed carefully, as these states have enacted anti-LGBT laws as of late. In particular, LGBT individuals should be more careful in rural areas and avoid public displays of affection.

Zika Virus in South Florida

2 August 2016 admin Comments Off on Zika Virus in South Florida Travel Warnings

US authorities have advised of local mosquito borne transmission of Zika virus in Miami Dade and Broward counties in south Florida. advises all travelers visiting Zika affected areas to protect themselves from mosquito bites. Pregnant women should discuss any travel plans with their doctor and consider postponing travel to affected areas. We continue to advise […]