Traveling abroad? Stay informed, connected and safe! Enroll your trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy through STEP. This is a free service of the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the U.S. Dept. of State. You will receive important information from the Embassy about safety conditions in your destination country, helping you make informed decisions about your travel plans. Enrollment also provides the benefit of helping the Embassy  contact you in an emergency, whether natural disaster, civil unrest, or a family crisis. In case of an emergency back home, your family and friends will be able to keep in touch.