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Registration of Traveler Emergency Contact and Itinerary Information

Several airlines have registration processes that allow travelers to provide their contact information, emergency contact/next-of-kin information, and travel itinerary information in case on an emergency. CDC encourages travelers to provide this information to ensure they can be reached in case of emergency. Please contact your airline for specific information about its emergency contact forms and procedures.

Additionally, the U.S. State Department provides a free travel registration service to U.S. citizens who are traveling or living in another country. Registration allows a traveler to record information about his or her upcoming trip abroad that the Department of State can use to assist in case of an emergency. Americans residing abroad can also get routine information from the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. For more information, see the U.S. Department of State’s Travel Registration site.