It is almost always a good thought to inquire your destination for possible problems, particularly when you’re traveling outside the US when traveling. It is also favored to get international travel insurance.
American citizens planning travel abroad to file their travel together with the Department of State are strongly encouraged by the State Department. Travel enrollment makes it possible to get in touch with a voyager if required, because of a crisis in the area the traveler is seeing or whether because of a household emergency in America.
In case your family needs to reach you because of a crisis, they are able to pass a message to you through the Office of Overseas Citizens Services, which may be reached from within America at 888-407-4747 (toll free), and from international at 202 501 4444. The Office of Overseas Citizens Services will contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the state in which you’re traveling in order to pass the message to you.
Be sure to be in possession of a visa, as well as a signed legal passport, if needed, and fill in the emergency information page of your passport. Leave duplicates of your itinerary, passport data page and visas with friends or family, in order to be reached in the event of an urgent situation.