Plain Rebecca Jane (annaonthemoon) wrote in americansabroad,
Plain Rebecca Jane

STEP program?

Okay, so I read the recent Worldwide Travel Alert, which in a nutshell says: The US Department of State alerts citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence....blah, blah blah...strongly urged to limit their travel outside of their homes and hotels....

Okay, so I think that's probably being overly cautious.

But the Department of State's Twitter account is now suggesting that American's living abroad register for STEP - The Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. Basically, it tells the Department of State that you are travelling/living abroad and then they know where you are.

Has anyone actually registered with STEP? I've been in the UK for a year and a half now, and I see no reason to register for this. I'm just looking for opinions.
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