How to prepare for international travel
Before heading overseas, cross off every item on your international travel checklist. AAA has helpful information, resources, and tips to prepare you for your adventure abroad.

Make sure you have everything you need for a passport

The first step in planning a trip abroad is ensuring you have a valid passport. Find out how to apply for or renew your U.S. passport, then stop by a AAA branch to take your passport photo.
Some countries don’t recognize U.S. driver’s licenses as official identification; find out how to get an International Driving Permit.
Travel insurance through Allianz Global Assistance can help you protect your vacation investment.
Don’t waste time looking for a bank. Order foreign currency through AAA to have the money you need when you arrive.

Essential travel information

The U.S. State Department website offers important information on what to know before you go including: 


  • Travel advisories and alerts for safety conditions
  • Destination-specific information including visa and vaccination requirements  
  • Customs and import restrictions 
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Agents can provide insights on worldwide destinations and local experiences.
Members save 20% or more on maps and travel guides from popular publishers like Lonely Planet.
Use this checked bag calculator to avoid surprise fees at the airport.
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