Comprehensive Travel Insurance

Our Woolworths Comprehensive Travel Insurance provides unlimited cover for overseas

medical and hospital expenses and overseas 24-hour emergency assistance. It also covers  cancellation and amendment fees, your luggage and personal belongings, loss of travel documents and credit cards, theft of cash, travel delay expenses and much more. Plus your children and dependents travel for FREE*.

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Included Benefits

  • Overseas emergency medical assistance if you injure yourself or become sick
    during your journey.
  • Unlimited overseas emergency medical and hospital expenses.
  • Cover for cancellation fees and lost deposits if your travel plans are cancelled
    or cut short for reasons beyond your control, e.g. a relative is hospitalised
    (includes reimbursement of frequent flyer points).
  • Cover for lost, stolen, damaged or delayed luggage and personal items.
  • Cover for loss or theft of travel documents, credit cards and travellers cheques, fraudulent use of your credit card, and theft of cash.
  • Meals and accommodation should your travel be delayed for 6 hours or more.
  • Alternative transport expenses if your scheduled transport to reach a wedding,
    funeral, conference or sporting event is cancelled or delayed.
  • Rental vehicle insurance excess in the event your rented car is involved in an accident,
    damaged or stolen during your journey.
  • Personal liability.
  • Accidental death and permanent disability.
  • Children and dependents covered for free*.

 

For the full policy details see our Combined Product Disclosure Statement and Financial Services Guide.
 

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Smart Traveller

  • Fiji

    21 Feb 2017

    There is currently no operational hyperbaric (decompression) chamber in Fiji. This advice has been reviewed and remains current. We advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Fiji.

  • French Polynesia

    20 Feb 2017

    The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in French Polynesia.

  • New Zealand

    20 Feb 2017

    The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in New Zealand.

  • Montenegro

    20 Feb 2017

    ​This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Montenegro. ​

  • Tunisia

    20 Feb 2017

    This advice has been updated due to the state of emergency being extended by the Tunisian Government until 16 May 2017. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Tunisia because of the high threat of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • United Arab Emirates

    19 Feb 2017

    ​This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the UAE.

  • Pakistan

    19 Feb 2017

    At least 100 people were killed and several hundred injured in separate bombings in Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar and Sehwan (Sindh Province) from 13 to 16 February.  The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Pakistan overall due to the unpredictable security situation, including the high threat of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Pakistan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Bahrain

    17 Feb 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Bahrain.

  • Kenya

    15 Feb 2017

    Many medical facilities across Kenya including hospitals, clinics and doctors’ surgeries are closed or operating on minimal staff due to ongoing industrial action. Even if a facility is open, delays in treatment and restricted services should be expected. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Kenya overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Mozambique

    15 Feb 2017

    The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Mozambique overall.

  • Austria

    15 Feb 2017

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Styria, Austria from 14 to 25 March 2017. If you are planning to attend any of the events related to the games, expect enhanced security measures, be aware of your surroundings and do not leave belongings unattended. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Austria.

  • France

    14 Feb 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in France.  

  • United States of America

    13 Feb 2017

    Follow local instructions if you are in the area potentially affected by the current situation at Oroville Dam in California (see Local travel). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the United States of America, including Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands.

  • Spain

    13 Feb 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Spain.

  • Laos

    13 Feb 2017

    ​​Conditions for entering Thailand by land have changed (see Entry and Exit). We continue to recommend travellers not travel by road between Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng and consider travel by air instead (see Safety and Security). We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Laos overall.

  • Greece

    12 Feb 2017

    The travel for Greece has been reviewed and ​remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Greece.

  • Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank

    10 Feb 2017

    ​On 8 February, Israeli media reported that at least four rockets were fired into Eilat, an Israeli port city on the Red Sea. No injuries were reported. The overall level of advice for Israel remains at 'exercise a high degree of caution'. Higher levels apply in some areas.

  • Belize

    10 Feb 2017

    The advice has been updated with information on widespread transmission of Zika virus. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Belize.

  • The Gambia

    10 Feb 2017

    We have lowered the overall level of advice following a stabilisation of the security environment after the transfer of power to President Barrow. The situation has calmed, though regional military forces remain in The Gambia. We now advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in The Gambia due to the uncertain political situation and the potential for civil unrest.

  • Marshall Islands

    10 Feb 2017

    A number of cases of hepatitis A have been reported in Marshall Islands since January 2017 (see Health). We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. 

  • Maldives

    10 Feb 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution on Malé Island, and to exercise normal safety precautions elsewhere in the Maldives.

  • New Caledonia

    10 Feb 2017

    We recommend particular caution when travelling on the RP1 through St Louis, which has been subject to occasional but serious security incidents, leading to road closures by local authorities. Closure of the RP1 at St Louis by local authorities can occur without warning. We continue to advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in New Caledonia.

  • Iraq

    10 Feb 2017

    Travellers are advised the US Embassy in Baghdad has advised its citizens that the US Government has received credible threats of possible attacks on hotels in Baghdad frequented by Westerners. The level of our advice is unchanged. We continue to advise you not to visit Iraq, including Iraqi Kurdistan. If you choose to visit in spite of our strong advice, ensure you take appropriate security precautions.

  • Sweden

    09 Feb 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Sweden.

  • Central African Republic

    08 Feb 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the travel advice has not changed. We continue to strongly advise you not to travel to the Central African Republic.

  • Bhutan

    07 Feb 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and updated with minor editorial changes. The overall level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in Bhutan.

  • Brazil

    07 Feb 2017

    This advice has updated information on the yellow fever outbreak in parts of Brazil (see Health). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil.

  • Norway

    05 Feb 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and updated with minor editorial changes. The overall level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in Norway.                           

  • Indonesia

    03 Feb 2017

    On 3 February 2017, Tigerair advised that it will no longer fly between Australia and Bali effective immediately.  Affected travellers should refer to Tigerair for more updates. The overall level of advice has not changed. We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia, including Bali.                                       

  • United Kingdom

    02 Feb 2017

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the United Kingdom.

  • Belarus

    02 Feb 2017

    Australians may be eligible for a five day visa-free entry into Belarus from 12 February 2017. Foreign nationals are not permitted to cross the border between Russia and Belarus if travelling by car, bus (including tour-operated buses) or train. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Belarus.

  • Nepal

    02 Feb 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and reissued. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution throughout Nepal.

  • Cameroon

    02 Feb 2017

    Tensions in the Northwest and Southwest Regions have resulted in demonstrations and unrest. Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, as these may turn violent. Monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities. This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Cameroon. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.                           

  • Mauritania

    01 Feb 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Mauritania. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.                           

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    01 Feb 2017

    The security situation remains unpredictable in the DRC. Large-scale demonstrations could occur at any time and lead to violence in Kinshasa and other large cities. We have lowered the overall level of advice for the DRC. We now advise you to reconsider your need to travel due to the unpredictable security situation, ongoing armed conflict in the east and the very high level of violent crime.

  • Côte d'Ivoire

    29 Jan 2017

    Protests by members of the armed forces, the public sector and students took place across the country in January 2017. Avoid large crowds and demonstrations as they may turn violent. In the event of further protests monitor local media for latest information and follow instructions given by local authorities (see Safety and security). We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Côte d'Ivoire overall. Higher levels apply in some regions.​

  • Turkey

    27 Jan 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. We continue to advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Ankara and Istanbul because of the high threat of terrorist attack. We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Turkey overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of Turkey.

  • Somalia

    27 Jan 2017

    Somalian elections are now scheduled to end by late January 2017. During this lead up there has been an increase in terrorist activity. Al Shabaab has stated it is determined to interrupt the electoral process. This advice has been reviewed and remains current. We continue to advise you not to travel to any part of Somalia because the security situation remains very poor and the threat of conflict or attacks by armed groups is high.              

  • Egypt

    26 Jan 2017

    ​The use of drones, for any purpose, is illegal in Egypt. Drones maybe confiscated upon arrival (see Entry and exit). The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Egypt.

  • Chile

    26 Jan 2017

    Since mid-January 2017, a number of areas in central and southern Chile have been affected by fires. Avoid affected areas and follow the advice of local authorities (see Additional information). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Chile.

  • Angola

    25 Jan 2017

    ​There is sporadic transmission of Zika virus in Angola. Protect yourself from mosquito bites (see Health). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Angola. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.​​

  • Guyana

    24 Jan 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The overall level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Guyana.

  • Dominican Republic

    24 Jan 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in the Dominican Republic.

  • Costa Rica

    24 Jan 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Costa Rica.

  • Cuba

    24 Jan 2017

    ​​This travel advice includes new information on restrictions of travel on U.S. carriers to Cuba. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Cuba.

  • Vanuatu

    24 Jan 2017

    Health authorities have declared a dengue outbreak following a large increase in suspected cases in December 2016 and January 2017. Protect yourself against mosquito bites (see Health). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Vanuatu.

  • Eritrea

    24 Jan 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and updated.  We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Eritrea. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.  

  • Solomon Islands

    23 Jan 2017

    A dengue outbreak occurred in 2016 and continues in 2017. Protect yourself against mosquitos (see Health). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the Solomon Islands.

  • Vietnam

    23 Jan 2017

    Apply for your visa through official channels due to the risk of scams and disclosure of personal information by private service providers (see Entry and exit). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Vietnam.

  • Libya

    23 Jan 2017

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to strongly advise Australians against all travel to Libya.

  • Thailand

    22 Jan 2017

    The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Thailand. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Venezuela

    20 Jan 2017

    Venezuela has closed its land borders with Colombia and Brazil periodically in the last 12 months. Border closures occur frequently, often with short notice. The Venezuelan government will withdraw the 100 bolivar note (VEF 100) from circulation as of 20 February 2017 (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider your need to travel. Higher levels still apply in some parts of the country.

  • Oman

    20 Jan 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and updated. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider the need to travel to areas bordering Yemen, and to exercise normal security precautions in Oman overall.

  • Italy

    19 Jan 2017

    Several strong earthquakes were felt in central Italy on 18 and 19 January 2017 in the regions of Lazio (including Rome), Abruzzo and Marche. Expect aftershocks. On 19 January, an earthquake-triggered avalanche buried a hotel in the Abruzzo region, reportedly causing a number of casualties (see Additional information). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Italy.

  • India

    18 Jan 2017

    See updated information on accessing funds in India (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in India overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of India.

  • Poland

    17 Jan 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and reissued. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Poland.

  • Malaysia

    17 Jan 2017

    This advice has been reissued with new information on cruises and visiting national parks (see Local travel). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider the need to travel to the coastal region of eastern Sabah, and to exercise normal security precautions in Malaysia overall. ​

  • Lithuania

    17 Jan 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and updated. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Lithuania.

  • Mexico

    16 Jan 2017

    On 16 January 2017, there was a shooting at the Blue Parrot nightclub in Playa Del Carmen in Quintana Roo state. According to local authorities, foreign nationals were among the dead and injured.  Investigations are continuing. Australians in the affected area should follow the instructions of local authorities (see Safety and security). The overall level of advice for Mexico remains unchanged. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Mexico.

  • Sri Lanka

    16 Jan 2017

    Airlines have advised international passengers departing Bandaranaike International Airport to arrive five hours prior to their scheduled departure time to avoid queues and possible delays due to construction which will take place between 6 January and 6 April 2017 (see Local travel). The level of the advice has decreased to 'exercise normal safety precautions to reflect the improvements in the security environment in Sri Lanka. 

  • Armenia

    16 Jan 2017

    The main road between Armenia and Georgia (Yerevan-Vanadzor-Alaverdi-Bagratashen) remains closed for maintenance until further notice (see Local travel). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Armenia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Ethiopia

    14 Jan 2017

    ​​Two explosions have occurred at hotels in Amhara region in January 2017. Casualties have been reported. Remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Ethiopia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Chad

    12 Jan 2017

    The Government of Chad has extended a state of emergency in the Lake Chad region until further notice. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Chad.

  • Guinea

    11 Jan 2017

    Guinea was declared Ebola-free on 1 June 2016. We advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Guinea. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Federated States of Micronesia

    10 Jan 2017

    The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in the Federated States of Micronesia.                             

  • Nigeria

    10 Jan 2017

    Abuja airport will close from 8 March 2017 until 19 April 2017 for repairs. The alternative airport which will be used during the repairs, Kaduna airport, is located approximately 200 kilometres north of Abuja in a 'Do not travel' area. We strongly advise you to defer non-essential travel to and from Abuja during the shutdown. Contact your travel agent or airline for advice on the impact of the shutdown on your travel arrangements. Seek expert security advice on road transfers between Kaduna and Abuja. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Nigeria overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Macau

    09 Jan 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Macau.

  • Ukraine

    09 Jan 2017

    The level for Kharkiv province has been lowered to exercise a high degree of caution. The overall level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Ukraine. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Hong Kong

    09 Jan 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and updated. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Hong Kong.

  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    04 Jan 2017

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

  • Bulgaria

    04 Jan 2017

    This travel advice has been updated with information that the Bulgarian authorities have heightened security measures in all cities, winter ski resorts and places where large gatherings occur. Be alert, remain vigilant, monitor the local media and follow the advice of local authorities. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Bulgaria.

  • Philippines

    29 Dec 2016

    On 28 December a number of injuries were reported following a bombing at a boxing tournament at Plaza Rizal, Hilongos, in Leyte. No foreign nationals were injured. We continue to advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Croatia

    27 Dec 2016

    This advice contains new information on the security environment in Croatia (see Safety and security). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Croatia.

  • Switzerland

    22 Dec 2016

    The World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting will take place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from 17 - 20 January 2017. Protests have taken place at this event in the past. Monitor the local media, and other important sources of information about possible protests, avoid affected areas and follow the advice of local authorities. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Switzerland.

  • Japan

    22 Dec 2016

    This travel advice has been updated with information if you intend to drive in Japan (see Local travel). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Japan.

  • Sudan

    22 Dec 2016

    We advise you not to travel with 50km of Sudan's border with Libya. The border regions are used as a transit point for the movement of armed militants and extremists and are a known smuggling route for goods and people. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Sudan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Tanzania

    22 Dec 2016

    ​​The Australian Consulate in Dar es Salaam has closed. Consular and passport assistance is available from the Australian High Commission in Nairobi (see Where to get help). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Tanzania.

  • Russia

    22 Dec 2016

    This advice contains new information on strict regulations on exporting antiques (see Entry and exit). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Russia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Paraguay

    21 Dec 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Paraguay.

  • Argentina

    21 Dec 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Argentina.

  • Republic of Korea

    21 Dec 2016

    This advice remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the Republic of Korea (ROK).

  • Uruguay

    21 Dec 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Uruguay.

  • Denmark

    21 Dec 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Denmark.

  • Germany

    19 Dec 2016

    On 19 December a truck drove through a crowded evening Christmas market in Berlin, causing a number of deaths and injuries. Investigations into the motivation for the incident are ongoing. Avoid the affected area. Remain vigilant in public places and follow the advice of local authorities (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Germany, and be aware of the increased threat of terrorism.

  • South Sudan

    19 Dec 2016

    ​ Travellers are reminded that armed conflict, including attacks on civilian populations, is either ongoing or at risk of breaking out with little warning across South Sudan. The Australian Government's ability to provide consular assistance in South Sudan remains extremely limited. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to South Sudan.

  • Jordan

    19 Dec 2016

    ​On 18 December 2016 a serious security incident occurred in Al-Karak governorate, south of Amman. Several casualties were reported (Safety and security). The level of this advice is unchanged. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Jordan.

  • Latvia

    19 Dec 2016

    ​ This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Latvia.

  • Papua New Guinea

    17 Dec 2016

    Clashes between clans have occurred in and around Tari in Hela Province in December. Flights to Tari may be disrupted and commercial services may close. Security forces have been deployed to restore law and order. We now advise Australians to reconsider all travel to Tari in Hela Province due to violent tribal clashes (see Safety and security). We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution elsewhere in PNG.

  • Rwanda

    16 Dec 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Rwanda.

  • Uganda

    14 Dec 2016

    This advice contains information on the new address for the Australian Consulate in Kampala. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Uganda overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Morocco

    14 Dec 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Morocco.

  • Estonia

    14 Dec 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Estonia.                    

  • Cook Islands

    14 Dec 2016

    New helmet legislation requires anyone riding a motorcycle, bicycle or scooter in the Cook Islands to wear an approved safety helmet. This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precaution in the Cook Islands.

  • Niger

    14 Dec 2016

    In October 2016, a US national working with an NGO was kidnapped in Tahoua region. We continue to receive reports that Westerners are at risk of kidnapping, particularly in remote parts of Niger. Foreigners working in remote regions without evident security measures, such as those engaged in resources, community development, humanitarian, health and faith-based activities, are at particular risk (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise against all travel to Niger. However different levels apply in some parts of the country, including the capital, Niamey.

  • Lebanon

    14 Dec 2016

     Travellers are advised to carry additional identification such as a copy of your birth certificate or other official documentation when arriving or departing Lebanon to avoid possible cases of mistaken identity (see Entry and exit). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Lebanon overall.

  • Nicaragua

    12 Dec 2016

    This advice has information on the electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) you will need if you transit or travel through Canada before entering Nicaragua (see Entry and exit). We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Nicaragua.

  • Haiti

    12 Dec 2016

    ​​Protests are possible in the period surrounding the inauguration of the new president on 7 February 2017. Avoid all demonstrations and protests as they may turn violent (see Safety and security). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Haiti. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Myanmar

    12 Dec 2016

    Curfews are in place in parts of northern Rakhine State following armed clashes in October 2016. You should follow all instructions issued by local authorities (see Safety and security). The Myanmar Government has placed restrictions on movement in the area. Overall, the level of the advice for Myanmar has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Myanmar overall and to reconsider travel to most of Rakhine State. Higher and lower levels apply in some parts of the country.  

  • Kazakhstan

    06 Dec 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Kazakhstan.

  • Burundi

    06 Dec 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Burundi.

  • Turkmenistan

    06 Dec 2016

    ​The Turkmen parliament has scheduled presidential elections for 12 February 2017. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Turkmenistan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Palau

    05 Dec 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in Palau.

  • Malta

    05 Dec 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Malta.

  • Cambodia

    02 Dec 2016

    ​The Cambodian Government has reaffirmed that surrogacy is banned in Cambodia. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Cambodia.

  • Mongolia

    02 Dec 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Mongolia.  

  • Romania

    01 Dec 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Romania.

  • Liberia

    01 Dec 2016

    Liberia was declared Ebola-free on 9 June 2016. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared that Ebola is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern; however it continues to expect flare-ups in the future.  Monitor updates from the WHO for the latest details. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Liberia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Ecuador

    01 Dec 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The overall level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Ecuador. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Bangladesh

    01 Dec 2016

    Local security authorities remain on high alert and continue to arrest individuals alleged to be planning further acts of violence. The threat of further terrorist attack persists at this time. Remain vigilant and carry ID to assist passage though checkpoints. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Bangladesh.  

  • Samoa

    01 Dec 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Samoa.

  • Colombia

    30 Nov 2016

    ​Negotiations between rebel groups and the government of Colombia towards a peace agreement are continuing (see Safety and Security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Colombia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Zimbabwe

    29 Nov 2016

    The US dollar remains the legal currency of Zimbabwe. As of 28 November 2016, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has introduced new 'Bond Notes' as legal tender alongside the US dollar. Travellers cannot withdraw cash from international debit cards through ATMs. Take sufficient cash to cover your needs for the duration of your travel. Check with hotels and other service providers whether card payments will be accepted, especially outside of Harare (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Zimbabwe.

  • Madagascar

    29 Nov 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Madagascar. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • El Salvador

    29 Nov 2016

    This advice has been issued with information on the Canadian eTA. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in El Salvador.

  • Afghanistan

    28 Nov 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and reissued. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Afghanistan. The level of the advice has not changed.

  • Peru

    28 Nov 2016

    Several volcanoes in southern Peru are active, including Ubinas and Sabancaya which have erupted multiple times in 2016 (see Additional information). The level of the advice has not changed. We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Peru.

  • Qatar

    26 Nov 2016

    The Australian Embassy in Qatar is now open and providing consular and passport services (see Where to get help). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Qatar.

  • Bolivia

    26 Nov 2016

    Severe water shortages are occurring in many areas of Bolivia including in La Paz and other major cities.  Water rationing is in place, and hotels, other lodgings and restaurants are affected.  Check with your accommodation provider about their water supply before booking.  Authorities advise that water should be boiled and filtered before drinking.  A national state of emergency is in place and large protests have occurred (see Local travel).  The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Bolivia.

  • China

    25 Nov 2016

    The travel advice has been review and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in China and to exercise a high degree of caution in Tibet and Xinjiang.

  • Uzbekistan

    25 Nov 2016

    This advice has been updated regarding importing prescription medications (see Entry and exit). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Uzbekistan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Iran

    25 Nov 2016

    This advice has been updated with information on having sufficient cash for your stay (See Money and Valuables). The level of advice has not changed. We advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Iran overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Portugal

    25 Nov 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Portugal.

  • Finland

    22 Nov 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Finland.

  • Panama

    21 Nov 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and updated. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians in Panama to exercise a high degree of caution.

  • Georgia

    21 Nov 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and updated. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Georgia. Higher levels apply in some areas of the country.

  • Azerbaijan

    17 Nov 2016

    The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Azerbaijan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Yemen

    10 Nov 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. The ongoing political instability and dangerous security situation present a significant risk to foreigners in Yemen. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Yemen, including the island of Socotra.

  • Burkina Faso

    10 Nov 2016

    We have widened the area for which we recommend against all travel to include all border areas with Mali and the W National Park in the south east of Burkina Faso due to the high threat of terrorism and kidnapping (Safety and security). We continue to advise travellers to reconsider the need to travel to the remainder of Burkina Faso.

  • Kyrgyz Republic

    08 Nov 2016

    There has been an increased number of disputes between foreigners and criminal groups (see Safety and security). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in the Kyrgyz Republic. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Sierra Leone

    08 Nov 2016

    Travellers may be subjected to Ebola screening measures at Lungi International Airport. Those with fever or Ebola Virus Disease-like symptoms may be subject to quarantine or denied entry or exit from the country (see Entry and Exit). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution.

  • Canada

    07 Nov 2016

    This travel advice has been updated to include information on Arctic travel (see Local travel). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Canada.

  • Timor-Leste

    07 Nov 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Timor-Leste. 

  • Senegal

    04 Nov 2016

    This advice has been reissued with minor changes. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Senegal.

  • Hungary

    03 Nov 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Hungary.

  • South Africa

    03 Nov 2016

    This advice has new information about student protests occurring across the country (see Safety and security). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in South Africa.

  • Moldova

    02 Nov 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in Moldova.

  • Botswana

    02 Nov 2016

    New immigration regulations apply to the travel of children under the age of 18 (see Entry and exit). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Botswana.

  • Belgium

    31 Oct 2016

    Brussels airport has introduced higher levels of security checking (see Local travel). Beware of pickpockets who operate on intercity and international trains travelling through Belgium (see Safety and security). We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Belgium overall.

  • Cyprus

    27 Oct 2016

    This advice contains new information about the high number of quad bike accidents (see Local travel). The overall level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Cyprus. 

  • Malawi

    26 Oct 2016

    This advice contains new information on obtaining a visa for Malawi (see Additional information).The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Malawi. 

  • Benin

    25 Oct 2016

    This advice contains new information about recent cases of cholera (see Health). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Benin.

  • Lesotho

    25 Oct 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Lesotho.

  • Swaziland

    24 Oct 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Swaziland.

  • Djibouti

    21 Oct 2016

    This advice has been reissued  and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Djibouti. Higher levels apply in some areas.

  • Czech Republic

    21 Oct 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in the Czech Republic.

  • Tonga

    21 Oct 2016

    This advice contains new information on crime (see Safety and security), safety standards for adventure activities (see Local travel) and certification standards for domestic aircraft (see Local travel). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Tonga.

  • Ghana

    20 Oct 2016

    Presidential elections are scheduled for 7 December 2016. Isolated incidents of unrest are likely during the election period. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Ghana.

  • Mauritius

    20 Oct 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Mauritius.

  • Namibia

    12 Oct 2016

    This advice contains new information on road safety in Namibia (see Local travel). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Namibia.

  • Jamaica

    10 Oct 2016

    The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Jamaica.

  • Gabon

    04 Oct 2016

    Following the results of recent elections in Gabon, further strikes or demonstrations could occur in the capital Libreville and in Port Gentil. Avoid demonstrations, large crowds and rallies as they may turn violent (see Safety and security). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Gabon.

  • Ireland

    28 Sep 2016

    This advice has been updated with information on where to get help for victims of crime (see Where to get help). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Ireland.

  • Taiwan

    26 Sep 2016

    The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Taiwan. 

  • Kuwait

    23 Sep 2016

    Kuwait has launched an e-visa system for tourist, business and work visas (see Entry and exit). The level of advice has not changed.  We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Kuwait.

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    20 Sep 2016

    This advice contains new information on entry stamps in passports and passport validity (see Entry and exit). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Guam

    20 Sep 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendments. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Guam.

  • Brunei Darussalam

    20 Sep 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and revised without change. The overall level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Brunei Darussalam.

  • Syria

    15 Sep 2016

    Travellers are reminded it is our strong advice Australians not travel to Syria because of the extremely dangerous security situation. It is illegal under Australian law for Australian citizens, including dual citizens, to provide any kind of support to any armed group in Syria. The level of our advice has not changed.

  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    13 Sep 2016

    The DPRK conducted an underground nuclear test on 9 September 2016, further aggravating the already tense situation on the Peninsula. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to the DPRK.

  • Trinidad and Tobago

    13 Sep 2016

    This advice contains updated information on driving and the hazardous road conditions in Trinidad and Tobago (see Local travel). The overall level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Trinidad and Tobago.

  • Singapore

    12 Sep 2016

    This advice contains new information on crimes that disrupt social, racial or ethnic harmony (see Laws) and on local hotspots for transmission of Zika virus (see Health). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Singapore.

  • Zambia

    26 Aug 2016

    Zambian presidential and national elections took place on 11 August 2016. Political rallies and protests may continue in the wake of these elections. These events may turn violent and should be avoided. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Zambia.

  • Netherlands

    25 Aug 2016

    Authorities are recommending travellers departing via Schiphol Airport plan an additional 30 minutes transfer time due to additional security measures. Remain aware of your surroundings and follow the instructions of local authorities (see Safety and security). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the Netherlands.

  • Guatemala

    25 Aug 2016

    Australian travellers transiting or travelling to Guatemala via Canada by air will require a Canadian eTA (see Entry and exit).  The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Guatemala.

  • Honduras

    25 Aug 2016

    Australian travellers transiting or travelling to Honduras via Canada by air will require a Canadian eTA (see Entry and exit). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Honduras.

  • Iceland

    25 Aug 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and updated with new advice on Arctic travel (see Additional information). The overall level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Iceland.

  • Mali

    24 Aug 2016

    The state of emergency in Mali has been extended until March 2017 (See Safety and security). We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to parts of southern Mali and not to travel to all other areas, including Bamako.  

  • Algeria

    19 Aug 2016

    This travel advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendments. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Algeria.

  • Seychelles

    19 Aug 2016

    Parliamentary elections will take place from 8 to 10 September 2016. You should avoid any large public gatherings, demonstrations or protests as they have the potential to turn violent. Follow local media for latest developments and follow any instructions issued by local authorities (see Safety and security). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the Seychelles.

  • Kosovo

    18 Aug 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and updated with minor editorial changes. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Kosovo overall.

  • Saudi Arabia

    16 Aug 2016

    Saudi authorities have announced that any Muslims not holding Hajj visas or Saudi residence permits will not be permitted to enter Saudi Arabia via Jeddah or Medina airports until after the Hajj. The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Saudi Arabia.

  • Serbia

    11 Aug 2016

    Anti-government demonstrations have become regular in the city centre of Belgrade. Pay attention to personal safety particularly at night (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Serbia.

  • Tajikistan

    02 Aug 2016

    This advice has been reviewed and updated with minor editorial changes. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Tajikistan.                           

  • Albania

    18 May 2016

    This advice has been reissued with no changes. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Albania.

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