Travel Safety Tips

Several Federal agencies offer advice and information on the Internet that can help insure you have a safe trip.

  • The U.S. Department of Transportation at www.dot.gov offers airline, highway and rail safety information. For example, you an look up crash-safety reports on cars or find out how weather is affecting air travel and road conditions.
  • The Transportation Security Administration at www.tsa.gov has advice on safe travel by air, land and sea. For example, they post tips on dealing with airline security checks, traveling with kids, and warnings on prohibited items. Click on Travelers and Consumers.
  • The U.S. Department of State at www.state.gov/travel tells what to do before, during, and when you return from a trip overseas. You can also get warnings on locations to avoid and what to do in an overseas emergency.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/travel offers health-related travel information. You can research vaccination requirements, find information on how to avoid illnesses caused by food and water, and review inspection scores on specific cruise ships.