Have you heard of the Smart Enrollment Program? It’s a free service provided by the American bureau of consular affairs which allows U.S. citizens who are planning to travel abroad to enrol their trip with the nearest U.S Embassies and the consulate.
- You will receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans.
- Help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or family emergency.
- Help family and friends get in touch with you in an emergency.
The U.S. Department of State also has a very complete page, with all the info you might need when travelling abroad. All you have to do is write the name of your destination. There’s also a page with constant updates, alerts and warnings about short and long term events. Follow the alerts here.
You can also follow the Travel – State Department on Twitter for live alerts here.
Finally, for those planning to visit Portugal, here are the details of the American Embassy & Consulate in Portugal.
U.S CONSULATE PONTA DELGADA – AZORES
Avenida Príncipe do Mónaco, 6-2 F
9500-237 Ponta Delgada
Phone.: 351 296 308 330
Fax: 351 296 287 216