Your safety abroad is our top priority. In order to be an informed traveler, we recommend registering all of your travel plans with te following programs designed to assist you in an emergency. It is best to be well prepared, should assistance be necessary.
The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service which allows U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Once enrolled, you can receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in the destination country, helping you make informed decisions about travel plans. The U.S. Embassy can contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency. Instructions to enroll can be found here.
With your university membership to ISOS, you have access to medical, travel, and security assistance. International SOS is the world’s largest medical and security assistance company, with more than 6,500 professionals in 24-hour Assistance Centers, international clinics, and remote site medical facilities across five continents. International SOS and Syracuse University recommend you make use of the MyTrips software to register your travel. In case of an emergency or safety and security concern, the University and ISOS can access your travel plans and work quickly to provide you necessary assistance. Please click here to register your trip(s) using MyTrips.
Added security at international airports has increased the time necessary to check-in, so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to go through security checks. All carry-on luggage will be X-rayed and possibly hand-searched. Travelers themselves may be searched. If you are bringing a laptop, iPad, or camera with you, pack them in your carry-on bag. They will be screened and possibly examined as you go through security.
If you have any questions about how much time to give yourself or what may or may not be carried aboard an airplane, contact the airline directly or check their website. In general, remember the following: