SPOT devices operate on the Globalstar satellite network, which provides global coverage. However, some countries require prior permission for the authorized use of a satellite communication device and some countries have banned the use of satellite communications devices. In addition, United States embargoes prohibit providing satellite communications products and services in some countries.
It is the responsibility of the user to know and follow all applicable laws in the jurisdictions where a SPOT device is intended to be used.
It is important to review the restrictions for satellite messaging and/or tracking devices for any country you may be travelling to in order to avoid issues for using or carrying a SPOT satellite communication device. Your travel destination may have recently changed its laws or policies for various reasons. The US State Department has a list of foreign embassies and consulates that you can contact for more information.