To help you plan your journey safer and more enjoyable, Upperclass offers travel information.
International Travel Resources
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs
Provides an excellent general introduction to international travel, describing required travel documents, with tips and resources for US citizens abroad. Special advice for travelers with special needs, older travelers, and students; information about overseas citizens services; and resources for a safe and healthy trip.
For most travel outside the United States, US citizens need to have a current passport. Routine passport service currently takes four to six weeks. Two to three week expedited service is available for an additional fee. Note that some countries require that your passport be valid for six months beyond your return date.
U.S. Department of State, Passport Services
Provides complete forms and information on how, when and where to apply for or renew your passport. Includes new requirements for identification, and up to date processing times.
Visas, Immunizations, and Entry Requirements
Some countries issue you an entry visa upon your arrival, requiring only a valid US passport and proof of necessary immunizations. Many, though, require that your visa application and passport be submitted in advance for processing. Check international entry requirements well before you leave... and allow four to six weeks for vaccinations to take effect.