Travel Safely – Register with Foreign Affairs
Did you know that many countries allow travellers to register with the Foreign Affairs office (or national equivalent) for added peace of mind while you travel?
Many of the programs include the following types of benefits:
- Receive the latest safety and security information for your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
- Allows your nation’s embassy to contact you in an emergency situation, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
- Allows family and friends to get in touch with you in an emergency situation.
- We would encourage all volunteers to take this step for additional protection and peace of mind while away.
Here are links to a few different programs:
Australia: Smart Traveller
Austria: Austrian Register
Brasil: Brazil Travel Register
Canada: Registration of Canadians Abroad
Denmark: Rejse og ophold
Finland: Registration of Finns
Germany: Crisis Forecasting
Ireland: Citizens’ Registration
Italy: Italian Register
Lithuania: Lithuanians Abroad
Netherlands: NL Worldwide
New Zealand: SAFETRAVEL
Norway: News Register
South Africa: Register South Africans Abroad
Spain: Register App
Sweden: Resklar App
Switzerland: Swiss Register App
United Kingdom: GOV.UK Travel Abroad Information
United States: STEP Program