Safety in Travel

Many travelers overseas are naturally concerned about their safety.

STEP MastheadFranciscan Pilgrimage Programs has enrolled in the United States STEP Program. The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service to allow U.S. citizens and nationals traveling abroad to enroll their trip with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Benefits of enrolling include

  • 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.

Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs submits the names, phone numbers, emails and dates of
birth of pilgrims to Italy to the United States Consulate in Rome as a service to our pilgrims.

This information is only accessible to authorized U.S. Department of State Embassy and Consular personnel in the event that emergency assistance needs to be provided to U.S. citizens and nationals who are traveling abroad.

An individual may also enroll in the STEP program on his/her own.

For more information about this USA Government service, please click here.

Below is a link to the United States Government web site on travel safety. This is the same site the Pilgrimage Office consults to receive information on travel safety.

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