Saver Travel Insurance

Our Saver Policy is designed to cover you for the bare essentials of your overseas travel including unlimited overseas medical and hospital expenses and limited cover for lost luggage and personal effects.

Included benefits

  • Children and dependents covered for FREE*.
  • Overseas emergency medical assistance if you injure yourself or become sick during your journey.
  • Unlimited overseas emergency medical and hospital expenses.
  • Cover for lost, stolen or damaged luggage and personal items#.
  • Personal liability.

 

Optional Extras

  • Our Winter sports cover can be included to cover you for skiing or snowboarding.
  • We cover your valuables up to $2,000 but you can choose to list additional items on your policy, 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

  • 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 Kingdom

    22 Mar 2017

    Following an incident at 2:40pm local time on 22 March 2017 near the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London local authorities have requested that the public avoid Parliament Square, Whitehall, Westminster and Lambeth Bridge, Victoria St up to junction with Broadway and Victoria Embankment/tube. We recommend you remain vigilant, monitor media reporting 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 the United Kingdom.

  • 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.

  • Italy

    22 Mar 2017

    European leaders will gather in Rome on Saturday 25 March 2017 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome. The police have advised that there will be significant traffic disruptions and public transport closures in the areas involved. Political rallies and protest marches are also scheduled to take place and may turn violent. Australians are advised to avoid central Rome where possible. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor the media for information on possible safety risks. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Italy.

  • Qatar

    22 Mar 2017

    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.

  • Morocco

    22 Mar 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.

  • Kuwait

    22 Mar 2017

    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.

  • Ethiopia

    22 Mar 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.

  • Nigeria

    22 Mar 2017

    Abuja airport will close from 8 March 2017 until 19 April 2017 for repairs. We strongly advise you to defer non-essential travel to and from Abuja during the shutdown. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Nigeria overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Ghana

    22 Mar 2017

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

  • Saudi Arabia

    22 Mar 2017

    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.

  • Egypt

    22 Mar 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.

  • 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.

  • Turkey

    22 Mar 2017

    Turkey will hold a national referendum on constitutional reform on 16 April 2017. Avoid all political gatherings, protests and demonstrations. Even events intended to be peaceful may turn violent. Follow local instructions, including curfews. 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.

  • 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.

  • France

    18 Mar 2017

    Following a security incident on 18 March, Orly International Airport in Paris has reopened. Contact your airline/tour provider to confirm your travel plans and follow the advice of local authorities. Pay close attention to your personal security throughout France and monitor the media for new safety or security risks. The overall level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in France.  

  • 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.

  • Kenya

    16 Mar 2017

    Following extensive drought, there has been an increase in incursions by herders onto private ranches and wildlife conservations in Laikipia county, central Kenya. If you are travelling to the region, check with your tour operator about conditions on the ground. 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.

  • Philippines

    15 Mar 2017

    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.

  • 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.

  • Germany

    11 Mar 2017

    Remain vigilant in public places, including in shopping malls, 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.

  • 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.

  • Bolivia

    07 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 a high degree of caution in Bolivia.

  • 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.

  • Pakistan

    03 Mar 2017

    Travellers are advised that the US Government has advised its citizens that the Punjab Home Department has warned that international and foreign schools and schools with English language curricula in Lahore may be the target of a terror organisation operation already underway. The US Government has advised its citizens that it considers these threats to be credible. Be vigilant. Avoid such schools until the threat is resolved.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.

  • 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.

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo

    03 Mar 2017

    The return of the remains of a former opposition leader from Belgium on 11 March 2017 may cause an increase in tensions. In March 2017, a number of foreign workers were kidnapped from mine sites in eastern DRC. The level of advice has not changed (see Safety and security).  We 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.

  • 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.

  • Russia

    23 Feb 2017

    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.

  • 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.

  • Bangladesh

    23 Feb 2017

    Local security authorities continue to arrest individuals alleged to be planning further acts of violence. There is a persistent threat of further terrorist attack. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Bangladesh.

  • 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.

  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

    22 Feb 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.

  • 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.

  • Serbia

    21 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 Serbia.

  • 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.

  • 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. ​

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

    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 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.                           

  • 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.​

  • 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.              

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 (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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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). 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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