VICENZA, Italy -- As summer vacation is upon us and community members are making travel plans, the Security Office encourages Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians to review Department of State travel advisories for travel warnings before planning any trip.

Members of the community are required to request information from the servicing Security Office about the specific requirements applicable to a myriad of travel locations.

Per Army Regulation 380-67, the Security Office must be informed of any travel outside the borders of Italy before departure and again upon return. Also, it is important to note that there are some countries that U.S. personnel are not permitted to visit unless authorized by a General Officer.

Family members are recommended to take the same precautions when traveling. The best practices are to register with the embassy of the country that you plan to visit through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) prior to departure. During travel, individuals must maintain situational awareness of surroundings and try not to draw attention.

As a reminder, there are also antiterrorism requirements for traveling, which include registering with the Travel Tracker/ Individual Anti-Terrorism Plan. Service members and government civilians must have current Personnel Recovery-Isolated Personnel Report (ISOPREP) and AT level 1 training.

For assistance with travel or personal protective measures, please contact the USAG Italy Security Office at DSN 637-8033 and the Garrison Antiterrorism Office at DSN 637-8084/8021. (DPTMS)