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not required will need documentary evidence of their U.S. citizenship andidentity. Proof of U.S. citizenship includes an expired passport, a certified(original) birth certificate, Certificate of Naturalization, Certificate ofCitizenship, or Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States. Toprove identity, a valid driver's license or government identification card areacceptable provided they identify you by physical description or photograph.However, for travel overseas and to facilitate reentry into the U.S., a validU.S. passport is the best documentation available and it unquestionably provesyour U.S. citizenship.Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six monthsbeyond the dates of your trip. If your passport expires before the requiredvalidity, you will have to apply for a new one. Please check with the embassyor nearest consulate of the country you plan to visit for their requirements.Some Arab or African countries will not issue visas or allow entry if yourpassport indicates travel to Israel or South Africa. Consult the nearest U.S.passport agency for guidance if this applies to you.VISAS SHOULD BE OBTAINED BEFORE PROCEEDING ABROAD. Allow sufficient time forprocessing your visa application, especially if you are applying by mail.Most foreign consular representatives are located in principal cities, and inmany instances, a traveler may be required to obtain visas from the consularoffice in the area of his/her residence. The addresses of foreign consularoffices in the United States may be obtained by consulting the CongressionalDirectory in the library. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TRAVELER TO OBTAINVISAS, WHERE REQUIRED, FROM THE APPROPRIATE EMBASSY OR NEAREST CONSULATE OFTHE COUNTRY YOU ARE PLANNING TO VISIT.IMMUNIZATIONS: Under the International Health Regulations adopted by theWorld Health Organization, a country may require International Certificates ofVaccination against yellow fever. A cholera immunization may be required ifyou are traveling from an infected area. Check with health care providers oryour records to ensure other immunizations (e.g. tetanus and polio) areup-to-date. Prophylactic medication for malaria and certain other preventivemeasures are advisable for travel to some countries. No immunizations arerequired to return to the United States. Detailed health information isincluded in Health Information for International Travel, available from theU.S. Government Printing Office (address on page 20) for $7 or may be obtainedfrom your local health department or physician or by calling the Centers forDisease Control on 404/332-4559.An increasing number of countries have established regulations regarding AIDStesting, particularly for long-term visitors. Although many are listed here,check with the embassy or consulate of the country you plan to visit to verifyif this is a requirement for entry.All international flights are subject to U.S. Immigration and U.S. Customsfees paid in advance as part of your ticket. In addition, many countries havedeparture fees that are sometimes collected at the time of ticket purchase.