The latest U.S. State Department travel advisories for just about any
country you're interested in visiting. The advisories provide
background information about current U.S. relations with a
particular country. Unfortunately, this information does not
necessarily apply to foreign nationals, though it can be used as a
guide. There is also information about medical facilities, crime,
currency regulations, drug penalties, and embassy locations.
When the news story must be told, no matter what the risks, Hot Zones
can provide traveling correspondents with life-saving information
about the world's most hazardous regions. This service, offered by
the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, includes insight on
health and safety precautions, telecommunications facilities,
key phone numbers, and recommended readings for survival.
Regions covered at this site range from Bosnia and Cambodia to Kenya