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  • Unlimited overseas emergency medical and hospital expenses.
  • Cover for cancellation fees and lost deposits if your travel plans are cancelled
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  • 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,
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Smart Traveller

  • Egypt

    28 Apr 2017

    Pope Francis will visit Cairo on 28-29 April. Anticipate transport disruptions and a heightened presence of security forces (Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Egypt.

  • Swaziland

    28 Apr 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 Swaziland.

  • Kenya

    24 Apr 2017

    General elections are scheduled to take place on 8 August. Primary elections will be held in April. Political rallies and protests are expected during the primaries and up to, and possibly beyond, the general elections. Avoid political rallies and protests as they may quickly turn violent. 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.

  • Portugal

    24 Apr 2017

    Portugal will impose temporary border controls from 10 to 14 May 2017 in preparation for the 100th anniversary of apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Travellers are likely to experience delays at border crossings and air/sea ports. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Portugal.

  • Turkey

    24 Apr 2017

    On 16 April 2017, Turkey held a national referendum on constitutional reform. Political tensions remain heightened. Further rallies and demonstrations are likely. Avoid political gatherings, protests and demonstrations. The level of our advice has not changed. 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.

  • Switzerland

    24 Apr 2017

    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 Switzerland.

  • Zimbabwe

    24 Apr 2017

    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 Zimbabwe.

  • Nigeria

    23 Apr 2017

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

  • Ukraine

    21 Apr 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. 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.

  • Pakistan

    21 Apr 2017

    The UK Government advised its citizens that Pakistani authorities are investigating reports of planning for a potential terrorist attack at Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad. If you are using the airport, anticipate increased security, exercise caution and remain vigilant (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.

  • Bangladesh

    21 Apr 2017

    On 24 March 2017 a reported suicide bombing occurred at a checkpoint near Shahjala International Airport in Dhaka. The airport is operating normally. Anticipate heightened security arrangements when using the airport and follow instructions of local authorities. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Bangladesh.

  • France

    20 Apr 2017

    A number of police officers have been shot in a suspected terrorist incident at a police checkpoint on the Champs-Élysées in central Paris on 20 April. One police officer is confirmed dead. Investigations are ongoing. If you are in Paris you should avoid the area and follow local instructions. Exercise heightened caution across France. The overall level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in France.  

  • New Zealand

    19 Apr 2017

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

  • Kuwait

    19 Apr 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 in Kuwait.

  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    14 Apr 2017

    Pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Monitor the media and other sources about possible new security threats. We now advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

  • New Caledonia

    12 Apr 2017

    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 New Caledonia.

  • Philippines

    12 Apr 2017

    On 11 and 12 April, Philippines police and military clashed with heavily armed individuals in Inabanga, Bohol. There are reports of a number of casualties. If you are in or planning to travel to Bohol, exercise heightened vigilance and review your personal security plans. We also recommend you monitor media reporting and follow the advice of local authorities. The level of this advice has not changed. 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.

  • Denmark

    11 Apr 2017

    Border controls between Denmark and Sweden have been heightened following the vehicle attack on a pedestrian street in central Stockholm on 7 April 2017. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Denmark.

  • Norway

    11 Apr 2017

    On 8 April 2017, a ‘bomb-like’ device was found in central Oslo. The device was detonated by police in a controlled explosion and a suspect is in police custody. As a result of the incident, the Norwegian Police Security Service has raised the domestic threat level for Norway from ‘possible’ to ‘likely’. Australians should remain vigilant in public places and report any suspicious activity. Take heed of any warnings or advice issued by local authorities. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Norway.

  • Serbia

    11 Apr 2017

    Anti-government demonstrations have occurred nightly since 2 April 2017 in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Nis and several smaller cities and are likely to continue. Demonstrations have been peaceful; expect roadblocks and traffic disruptions in central Belgrade in the early evenings. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Serbia.

  • Bulgaria

    11 Apr 2017

    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 Bulgaria.

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    11 Apr 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Vanuatu

    11 Apr 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. We continue to advise you to protect yourself against mosquito bites following the dengue outbreak (see Health). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Vanuatu.

  • Bolivia

    10 Apr 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 Bolivia.

  • Singapore

    10 Apr 2017

    Singapore authorities require all travellers (including those transiting) to have at least six months validity remaining on their passports (Entry and exit). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Singapore.

  • Sweden

    10 Apr 2017

    On 7 April 2017, a vehicle attack on a pedestrian street in central Stockholm resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. As a result of the incident, the Swedish Government has temporarily introduced stricter border control measures that will remain in place until at least 17 April 2017. Carry your passport or a Swedish national ID card at all times. Australians should remain vigilant in public places and report any suspicious activity to police. Take heed of any warnings or advice issued by local authorities. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Sweden.

  • Morocco

    10 Apr 2017

    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.

  • Lebanon

    08 Apr 2017

    Protests over domestic and regional developments could occur at any time throughout Lebanon. Avoid any large gatherings, protests and demonstrations as they could turn violent (see safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Lebanon overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of Lebanon.

  • Italy

    07 Apr 2017

    Italy will impose temporary border controls from 10 to 30 May 2017 as an additional security measure for the G7 Summit in Taormina. Travellers are likely to experience delays at border crossings and air/sea ports. 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 Italy.

  • Ecuador

    07 Apr 2017

    This advice has information on demonstrations across Ecuador following the second round of Presidential elections on 2 April 2017 (see Safety and security). 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.

  • Trinidad and Tobago

    06 Apr 2017

    This advice has new information on some popular tourist sites where criminals target foreigners (See Safety and security). 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.

  • Germany

    06 Apr 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and updated. 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.

  • Somalia

    06 Apr 2017

    Following elections in February Somalia remains a do not travel destination. Al Shabaab has declared its intention to target the new administration.  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.              

  • Sri Lanka

    05 Apr 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 Sri Lanka.

  • Russia

    04 Apr 2017

    On 3 April 2017, at around 2:30pm (local time), an explosion occurred on a train travelling between the Sennaya and Technological Institute metro stations in St Petersburg. In addition, an unexploded device was located at the Ploshchad Vosstania metro station. Russian authorities have reported the explosion resulted in over 12 fatalities and injuries to over 45 people, and have initially qualified the incident as a terrorist attack. While St Petersburg's international airport remains open and the metro is back to normal operations (as of this update), security at all airports, train/metro stations and public infrastructure in Russia have been substantially increased.  Travellers are advised to remain vigilant, monitor the news for updated information, and follow the advice of local authorities. 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.

  • Mozambique

    04 Apr 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 Mozambique overall.

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    31 Mar 2017

    The security situation remains volatile across the DRC. Armed clashes in the provinces of Kasai, Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental have caused hundreds of deaths in 2017. Foreigners have been kidnapped and killed. Violence also continues across eastern and northern DRC (see Safety and security).  We now advise against all travel to the provinces of Maniema, Tanganyika, Bas-Uélé, Haut-Uélé, Kasai, Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental due to ongoing armed conflict and the threat of kidnapping. We advise you to reconsider your need to travel to other parts of the DRC due to the unpredictable security situation, ongoing armed conflict and the very high level of violent crime.

  • Namibia

    30 Mar 2017

    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 normal safety precautions in Namibia.

  • Algeria

    30 Mar 2017

    Legislative elections will be held in Algeria on 4 May 2017. Avoid political gatherings, protests or demonstrations as they could turn violent with little warning. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Algeria.

  • China

    30 Mar 2017

    This advice contains updated information on visas and other entry requirements (see Entry and exit). 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.

  • Zambia

    30 Mar 2017

    This advice has been reviewed and updated with information on the KAZA visa. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Zambia.

  • Uganda

    30 Mar 2017

    This advice contains new information on obtaining visas though a new official online visa portal (see Entry and exit).  The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Uganda overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Gabon

    28 Mar 2017

    Following the elections in August 2016, further 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.

  • Austria

    28 Mar 2017

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

  • Cyprus

    27 Mar 2017

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

  • Saudi Arabia

    27 Mar 2017

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

  • Albania

    26 Mar 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 Albania.

  • United Kingdom

    24 Mar 2017

    On 22 March 2017, a vehicle and stabbing attack on London's Westminster Bridge and Houses of Parliament resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. Australians should remain vigilant in public places and report any suspicious activity to police. Take heed of any warnings or advice issued by local authorities. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the United Kingdom.

  • Mali

    24 Mar 2017

    A State of Emergency remains in place (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.  

  • Ireland

    24 Mar 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 Ireland.

  • Ethiopia

    24 Mar 2017

    ​​The Ethiopian Government has eased some State of Emergency restrictions. Lifted measures include provision for arbitrary arrests, some curfews and restrictions on media reporting. Monitor the media for details on the application of the State of Emergency. Failure to comply with State of Emergency measures could lead to arrest. 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.

  • Qatar

    23 Mar 2017

    This advice has new information on when you can use an emergency passport. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Qatar.

  • Jamaica

    22 Mar 2017

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

  • United Arab Emirates

    22 Mar 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.

  • Ghana

    22 Mar 2017

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

  • Jordan

    22 Mar 2017

    The Arab Summit and associated meetings will be held in Jordan from 29 to 30 March. The Dead Sea resort area (northern part of the Dead Sea) and the main highway next to the Dead Sea hotels will be closed to the public from 21 to 30 March. Expect disruptions. The level of this advice is unchanged. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Jordan.

  • United States of America

    22 Mar 2017

    On 21 March 2017, the US Government announced enhanced security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the US. The new provisions will require that all personal electronic devices (PEDs) larger than a cell phone or smart phone be placed in checked baggage. If you need more information about how this may affect your flight contact your airline or travel provider (See Entry and exit). 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.

  • Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank

    22 Mar 2017

    On 6 March the Israeli Parliament passed a law which gives Israeli officials authority to deny entry to foreign nationals who have called for, or belong to organisations which have called for a boycott of Israel or Israeli settlements. The overall level of advice for Israel remains at 'exercise a high degree of caution'. Higher levels apply in some areas.  

  • Kyrgyz Republic

    21 Mar 2017

    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.

  • India

    19 Mar 2017

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. 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.

  • Peru

    18 Mar 2017

    Heavy rains, landslides and flooding have caused severe damage and disruption across Peru, including in normally dry coastal areas such as Lima. Cuts in water services are occurring in Lima and other parts of the country as water supply systems have been affected by landslides and overflowing rainwater.  Australians should monitor the media closely and follow the advice of local authorities (see Additional information). The level of the advice has not changed. We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Peru.

  • Vietnam

    17 Mar 2017

    New information on access to the Long Tan Cross site, including for Anzac Day (see Local travel). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Vietnam.

  • Chile

    16 Mar 2017

    This advice has been updated with new information on requirements when performing bank transactions and booking accommodation. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Chile.

  • Timor-Leste

    14 Mar 2017

    Presidential elections will take place across the country on 20 March, with a possible run-off on 20 April.Localised violence associated with campaign rallies has occurred in Dili. Further such violence is possible. Avoid rallies, spontaneous gatherings, demonstrations and protests as the security situation could deteriorate without warning (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Timor-Leste. 

  • Madagascar

    13 Mar 2017

    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.

  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    09 Mar 2017

    The DPRK has conducted underground nuclear tests and continues to conduct ballistic missile tests, 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.

  • Republic of Korea

    09 Mar 2017

    Regular large-scale public gatherings and demonstrations continue across the Republic of Korea (ROK), particularly over weekends and public holidays in central Seoul. Avoid protests and demonstrations as they may turn violent (see Safety and security). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the Republic of Korea.

  • Guam

    08 Mar 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 Guam.

  • Seychelles

    07 Mar 2017

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

  • Kosovo

    07 Mar 2017

    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.

  • Papua New Guinea

    03 Mar 2017

    Tensions may escalate in the period surrounding national elections in late June/early July 2017 (see Safety and security). We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in PNG. Higher levels apply in parts of the country.   

  • Tunisia

    03 Mar 2017

    Information indicates that terrorists are planning attacks in locations in Tunisia likely to be frequented by tourists. Exercise particular caution at this time. 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.

  • Afghanistan

    24 Feb 2017

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

  • Venezuela

    23 Feb 2017

    In December 2016, the Venezuelan government announced it would remove the 100 bolivar note from circlation in 2017, with an intention to release new notes between 500 and 20,000 bolivars (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.

  • Honduras

    23 Feb 2017

    This advice includes new information on the road travel risks from the World Health Organization (see Local travel). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Honduras.

  • Iceland

    23 Feb 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 Iceland.

  • Guatemala

    23 Feb 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 Guatemala.

  • Kazakhstan

    21 Feb 2017

    As of 16 January 2017, the Government of Kazakhstan has cancelled its 'yellow' domestic terror threat level for the country. Remain vigilant in public places and follow the advice of local authorities (see Safety and security). This travel 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 Kazakhstan.

  • Mexico

    21 Feb 2017

    This advice includes new information on road travel risks from the World Health Organization. The overall level of advice for Mexico remains unchanged. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Mexico. Higher levels apply in some parts of Mexico.

  • Fiji

    21 Feb 2017

    There is currently no operational hyperbaric (decompression) chamber in Fiji. The level of advice has not changed. 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.

  • 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. ​

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 remains current. 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.

  • Indonesia

    03 Feb 2017

    The overall level of advice has not changed. We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia, including Bali.                                       

  • 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. Follow the advice of local authorities. 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.                           

  • 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.​

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 remains current. The overall level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in Lithuania.

  • 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.

  • 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.                             

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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 following a regional outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Monitor updates from the World Health Organization (WHO) for up-to-date advice on Ebola and related health issues in Liberia.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    02 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. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mauritius

    20 Oct 2016

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

  • Taiwan

    26 Sep 2016

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

  • 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.

  • Netherlands

    25 Aug 2016

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

  • 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.                           

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