McMillan Elite Travel’s client’s safety is our top priority. Please review the below “Travel Resources,” when you are traveling to another country.
CDC Travel Health Warnings
Be sure to confirm that you are up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Some vaccines may also be required for travel. Please also check https://www.cdc.gov/travel.com for additional information.
Most cruises departing from the United States do not require a Passport. However, a Passport is highly recommended, especially for emergencies.
Program of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service that allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers to receive expedited clearance upon arrival into the United States.
Mexico Entry Tourist Card
All foreign citizens traveling to Mexico MUST fill out an Official Entry Imiigration Form (FMM) prior to their arrival to Mexico. We highly recommend you fill out your form(s) online now so you don’t delay your immigration process when you arrive in Mexico. Make sure when you arrive in Mexico you KEEP THIS CARD. You will need it to exit the country or pay over $50 for a new one.
An official document issued by a government, certifying the holder’s identity and citizenship and entitling them to travel under its protection to and from foreign countries.
Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
A free service that allows U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad to receive the latest security updates from the nearest U.S.
Travel Advisory Rankings
Level 1 being the safest – encouraging just the standard precautions on international travel.
Level 2 as slightly risky – requiring increased caution from travelers.
Level 3 for those countries with life-threatening risks in specific parts of the country.
Level 4 critical destinations.
The U.S. Department of State issues Travel Alerts for short-term events they think travelers should be aware of when planning a trip. Typically, Travel Alerts will be issued due to a volatile election season with strikes, demonstrations or disturbances; a health alert like an outbreak of H1N1; or evidence of risk of terrorist attacks. Once the short-term events have settled, the U.S. Department of State will cancel the Travel Alert. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/
The U.S. Department of State issues Travel Warnings when they want travelers to carefully consider traveling to a specific country. Typically, the U.S. Department of State will issue these warnings due to unstable governments, civil war, ongoing intense crime or violence, or terrorist attacks. Travel Warnings remain in place, sometimes for years, until the situation in the country changes. Travel Warnings are designed to strongly urge travelers to reconsider travel plans to a country. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html/
If you’re a frequent flyer receive a Known Traveler Number and speed through TSA.
US Embassy Abroad
Locate the US Embassy in the country that you will be visiting. Remember to save and store this information with your travel documents prior to departure. https://www.usembassy.gov/
An endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country.