After retirement, many choose to live out a dream they’ve postponed for much of their life: travel more. These travel tips for seniors will help you and your loved ones stay safe and enjoy all the world has to offer.
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.
- Available online from the State Department’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS)
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.
- Available online from the Center for Disease Control
Know Before You Go, Customs Hints for Returning U.S. Resident— detailed information on U.S. Customs regulations, including duty rates.
- Available online from the US Customs and Border Protection
Don’t Pack a Pest lists 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.
- Resources available online from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Buyer Beware!— Information about restrictions on importing wildlife and wildlife products.
- Available online from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, International Affairs