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Travel Advisories

the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller advisory service

This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Papua New Guinea (PNG) overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: January 5, 2018, 3:42 am
Tropical Storm Ava is forecast to bring hazardous sea and weather conditions to the eastern coast of Madagascar. It is expected to make landfall on Madagascar on 5 January 2018. Follow the advice of the local authorities, including any evacuation orders.The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Madagascar. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: January 4, 2018, 9:41 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and contains new information, on entry and exit, local travel and health. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
Posted: January 4, 2018, 3:50 am
Since 28 December 2017, political protests have taken place in several cities across Iran. Some protests have turned violent and there are reports of deaths and injuries. Avoid protests and large crowds and monitor the news and other sources for developments which may affect your security. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Iran overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: January 2, 2018, 11:12 pm
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The overall level of the advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Ukraine. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: January 2, 2018, 4:25 am
Political tensions have been high in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Some recent protests have turned violent in the capital Skopje and other major cities. Avoid political rallies, demonstrations and large crowds as they may turn violent. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Posted: January 2, 2018, 3:36 am
Terrorist attacks can occur anywhere at any time in Pakistan. Exercise heightened caution. Avoid public gatherings, crowded places, places of worship and locations frequented by foreigners. Follow local advice, and monitor the media for developments that may affect your safety and security. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: December 26, 2017, 11:57 am
Recent on-going strikes by medical professionals have reduced services in Bolivia's public and private hospitals, with many pharmacies also closing their doors or limiting operating hours. Some medical providers remain open to provide emergency services only on a limited basis. Non-emergency, elective, and deferrable medical services have been greatly reduced during the strike. Demonstrations supporting the strike may occur. Ensure you have sufficient medication while travelling. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Bolivia.
Posted: December 22, 2017, 11:46 pm
Strikes are planned at several airports and on some public transport systems over the December 2017 - January 2018 holiday period. Contact your travel provider for up-to-date information. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in France, due to the high threat of terrorist attack.
Posted: December 22, 2017, 9:06 am
Terrorist groups have conducted a number of attacks against Christians and their places of worship over the last year. Take particular care during significant religious periods, and at holiday festivals, religious observances and religious sites. In planning your activities, consider the places known to be terrorist targets and the level of security provided. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Egypt overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Posted: December 22, 2017, 3:47 am
Wildfires continue to burn across parts of Southern California. A state of emergency has been declared in Ventura County with dangerous fire conditions forecast to continue. Evacuation advisories and mandatory evacuation orders are in place for parts of Southern California. Monitor local media and follow the instructions of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. Smoke haze warnings have been issued across Los Angeles and authorities recommend avoiding unnecessary outdoor activity and keeping windows and doors closed (see Additional information). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United States of America, including Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands. Reconsider your need to travel to the US Virgin Islands and the US territory of Puerto Rico. 
Posted: December 22, 2017, 2:44 am
We continue to receive information that indicates that terrorists may be planning attacks in Indonesia. Attacks could occur anywhere, anytime. Be particularly vigilant at places of worship and during significant holiday periods. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia, including Bali. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: December 22, 2017, 1:09 am
Public consumption of alcohol, unless in a designated place, is illegal in Latvia; fines may apply (see Laws). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Latvia.
Posted: December 21, 2017, 9:58 pm
Research local laws as penalties for drug offences are severe (see Laws). The overall level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Ecuador. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: December 21, 2017, 9:27 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has nto changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Brunei Darussalam.
Posted: December 21, 2017, 5:51 am
There is an ongoing threat of terrorist attack in a number of European countries, including Spain. In planning your activities, consider the kinds of places known to be terrorist targets and the level of security provided. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Spain.
Posted: December 21, 2017, 4:52 am
There is an ongoing threat of terrorist attack in a number of European countries, including Denmark. In planning your activities, consider the kinds of places known to be terrorist targets and the level of security provided.The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Denmark.
Posted: December 21, 2017, 3:47 am
There is an ongoing threat of terrorist attack in a number of European countries, including Bosnia and Herzegovina. In planning your activities, consider the kinds of places known to be terrorist targets and the level of security provided. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Posted: December 21, 2017, 3:36 am
There is an ongoing threat of terrorist attack in a number of European countries, including Kosovo. In planning your activities, consider the kinds of places known to be terrorist targets and the level of security provided. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Kosovo overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country
Posted: December 21, 2017, 3:29 am
Expect heightened domestic political tensions in Argentina due to proposed government reforms to local labour laws. On 18 December 2017, a 24-hour strike affected air, rail, subway and buses services nationwide. Further strikes by transport services are likely. Confirm your travel plans directly with the travel provider and allow additional time for travel. There have also been protests and demonstrations in the Centro district and close to Congress in Buenos Aires. Avoid all protests and demonstrations as they can turn violent. Monitor the media and follow the instructions of local authorities (See Security and safety). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Argentina. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Argentina.
Posted: December 20, 2017, 6:32 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Uzbekistan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: December 20, 2017, 3:48 am
To enter Vietnam, you must have a valid and appropriate visa, a visa exemption document or a written approval letter for a visa to be issued on arrival. From December 2017, Australians are eligible to apply online for a single entry electronic visa (e-visa), valid for up to a maximum of 30 days. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Vietnam.
Posted: December 20, 2017, 3:39 am
The travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Moldova. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: December 20, 2017, 1:04 am
Pay close attention to your personal security at all times and monitor the media about new safety or security risks. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in El Salvador.
Posted: December 20, 2017, 12:56 am
There are minimum dress standards in some areas popular with tourists; on-the-spot fines may apply. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Croatia.                    
Posted: December 19, 2017, 1:35 am
The security situation in Syria is extremely dangerous. 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. Do not travel to Syria.
Posted: December 18, 2017, 11:21 pm
The Public Health Authority in Seychelles has lifted travel restrictions imposed following the outbreak of the plague in Madagascar. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Seychelles.
Posted: December 18, 2017, 3:34 am
Due to the hurricanes in recent months, be prepared that emergency and medical care, water and food supplies are still affected in some areas. The level of our advice has not changed.  Exercise a high degree of caution in Haiti. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.  
Posted: December 18, 2017, 12:48 am
Estonia experiences extremely cold winters and heavy snowfall including in major metropolitan areas. This may cause severe transport delays and a temporary shutdown of infrastructure. Monitor the media and adjust your plans accordingly (see Additional Information). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Estonia.​
Posted: December 17, 2017, 11:45 pm
​This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Turkmenistan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: December 17, 2017, 10:16 pm
There have been large protests in response to the US announcement on Jerusalem. Further protests are likely, particularly after Friday prayers. Avoid demonstrations and monitor the media about planned and possible unrest. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 6:24 am
Travellers are reminded of the extremely dangerous security situation and the very high threat of terrorist attack in Afghanistan. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Afghanistan.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 3:22 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Nepal.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 1:07 am
This travel advice has been updated with the contact details of the Australian Consulate in Panama. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Panama overall.  Do not travel to the Darien Gap beyond Yaviza.                            
Posted: December 14, 2017, 11:42 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Nicaragua.
Posted: December 14, 2017, 10:50 pm
This travel advice contains new information on entry and exit conditions, travelling with children, and driver’s licence requirements. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the Marshall Islands. 
Posted: December 13, 2017, 6:50 am
There is a high threat of terrorist attack in Bangladesh. There is reliable information to suggest militants may be planning to target Western interests in Bangladesh. Days of national significance, such as Victory Day (16 December), can provide an opportunity for terrorist attacks. Stay alert and maintain an active awareness of your environment. Ensure you have robust security plans in place. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Bangladesh.
Posted: December 13, 2017, 6:41 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Kazakhstan.
Posted: December 13, 2017, 4:20 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Sweden.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 4:57 am
Following elections in Honduras on 26 November 2017, violent demonstrations have occurred throughout the country resulting in casualties. Many main roads have closed and some international flights to and from Honduran airports have been cancelled. On 1 December, the Honduran Federal Government suspended constitutional rights. Avoid demonstrations and large public gatherings as they may turn violent, be alert and follow instructions issued by local authorities. We now recommend you reconsider your need to travel to Honduras.                          
Posted: December 12, 2017, 1:15 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Posted: December 8, 2017, 5:41 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Iraq, including the Kurdish region. If you choose to visit, in spite of our strong advice, ensure you take appropriate security precautions and obtain a valid Iraqi visa, even if you are only travelling to the Kurdish region of Iraq.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 5:04 am
The annual World Economic Forum (WEF) will take place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from 23-26 January 2018. Protests associated with the WEF occurred in the past. Be vigilant, monitor the local media and follow the advice of the local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Switzerland.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 12:25 am
The security situation in Zimbabwe is calm but ongoing political developments may lead to further demonstrations. Avoid all demonstrations or activities that could be considered political. The authorities have sometimes used force to suppress demonstrations. Pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Monitor the media and other information sources and adjust your travel plans accordingly. We now recommend you exercise a high degree of caution in Zimbabwe.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 12:23 am
​On 4 December 2017, a foreign tourist was killed in the northern Afar region. Do not travel to the Danakil Desert, in the Afar region (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 11:10 pm
There's an increased possibility of large-scale protests in Morocco in response to the 6 December 2017 US announcement on Jerusalem. Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, as they can turn violent. Exercise particular caution on weekends, including in the period around Friday prayers. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Morocco overall.  Do not travel to the Western Sahara.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 8:07 pm
Protests over domestic and regional issues could occur at any time. Avoid demonstrations and large gatherings as they could turn violent. Monitor the media and other sources of information about developments that could affect your safety and security. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Lebanon overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of Lebanon.  
Posted: December 7, 2017, 12:01 pm
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Rwanda. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. 
Posted: December 7, 2017, 4:06 am
There's an increased possibility of large-scale protests in Jordan from 6 December. Avoid demonstrations and large gatherings. Monitor the media and other sources of information about planned and possible unrest. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Jordan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 8:55 pm
Heavy rains in December 2017 have caused severe flooding in Tirana and other parts of Albania. Some roads have been blocked. If you're in Albania, follow the instructions of local authorities and avoid affected areas. Be prepared for your travel to be disrupted, particularly if travelling by road. If you're travelling to Albania, contact your airline or tour operator to confirm whether your travel plans have been affected. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Albania.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 5:44 am
This travel advice contains new information about entry and exit conditions. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Mongolia.  
Posted: December 6, 2017, 4:57 am
During winter months, air pollution levels in parts of India can spike to hazardous levels. Severe pollution can cause flight delays, traffic delays and accidents, and increase the risk of respiratory problems. If you are concerned about the effects of air pollution, seek medical advice before you travel. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in India overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 4:39 am
Travellers are reminded that the likelihood of civil unrest in Greece may increase during days of national or commemorative significance, such as 1 May (Labour Day), 17 November (anniversary of the 1973 student riots) and 6 December (anniversary of the 2008 riots). Avoid protests and demonstrations as they can become violent. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Greece. 
Posted: December 6, 2017, 3:34 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. Exercise normal safety precautions in French Polynesia.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 3:20 am
Romania isn't a part of the Schengen area, but is working towards becoming a member. Visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as customs and quarantine regulations) may change as they're realigned with those of the Schengen area. Contact an Embassy or Consulate of Romania for up-to-date information. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Romania.
Posted: December 5, 2017, 5:18 am
On 1 December 2017, a suspicious package was found and destroyed by police near the Potsdam Christmas markets. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Germany and be aware of the increased threat of terrorism, including at Christmas markets.
Posted: December 4, 2017, 10:13 pm
On 1 December 2017, New Caledonian authorities issued a warning after hydrocarbon pollution was found onshore in the Loyalty Islands and on the east coast of the island of Grand Terre. Follow the advice of local authorities when swimming and undertaking other marine activities. Avoid touching or collecting unknown material in coastal areas. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in New Caledonia.
Posted: December 2, 2017, 4:53 am
​This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in China. Higher levels apply in Tibet and Xinjiang.
Posted: December 1, 2017, 2:15 am
There has been continuing seismic activity at the Öræfajökull volcanic glacier. Monitor local media and other sources for information on volcanic activity. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Iceland.
Posted: December 1, 2017, 2:04 am
​​This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Finland.
Posted: December 1, 2017, 12:49 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: December 1, 2017, 12:01 am
Following Kenya's presidential elections in October 2017, political tensions are high and unrest is possible throughout the country, particularly in the western region. Monitor local and international media. Avoid all demonstrations and protests. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Kenya overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: November 30, 2017, 10:45 pm
There is a high threat of terrorist attack in the Philippines, including Manila. Exercise heightened caution at this time. Be alert to possible threats around locations that have a low level of protective security and places known to be possible terrorist targets. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: November 28, 2017, 3:39 am
We now advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Paletwa township in southern Chin State, due to active armed conflict. Fighting between ethnic armed groups and military forces escalated in mid-November 2017. Contact your tour operator before you travel. Exercise a high degree of caution in Myanmar overall. Higher and lower levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: November 21, 2017, 10:53 pm
In September 2017, Hurricane Maria caused major damage to buildings and infrastructure with recovery efforts continuing. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Puerto Rico.​
Posted: November 21, 2017, 2:15 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Cambodia.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:43 am
Expected rail strikes in November and December have been called off. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Ireland.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:27 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Oman overall. Reconsider your need to travel to border areas with Yemen.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 5:54 am
This travel advice contains updated information on general strikes in Italy. There is an ongoing threat of terrorism in a number of European countries, including Italy. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Italy.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 5:27 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Tajikistan overall. Reconsider your need to travel to the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast and some border regions of the country.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 2:53 am
While the situation in The Gambia has stabilised, there is a heightened security presence in the capital, Banjul and in other parts of the country. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in The Gambia overall. Reconsider your need to travel to and from The Gambia overland travel through the Casamance region in Senegal.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 10:11 pm
On 1 November 2017, Samoan Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of dengue fever in the country. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Samoa.
Posted: November 13, 2017, 5:24 am
The security situation in Somalia is highly volatile and there is an ongoing very high threat of terrorist attack. There have been a number of significant attacks throughout 2017. Terrorist attacks are expected to continue. If you are in Somalia, we strongly urge you to leave if it is safe to do so. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Somalia.
Posted: November 13, 2017, 4:38 am
Tripoli International Airport reopened in July 2017 but only limited commercial options are available. The security situation in Libya remains volatile, with ongoing fighting. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Libya.
Posted: November 13, 2017, 12:55 am
The Australian Government's ability to provide consular assistance in South Sudan remains extremely limited. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not to travel to South Sudan.
Posted: November 10, 2017, 4:59 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Yemen, including the island of Socotra.
Posted: November 10, 2017, 2:58 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and contains new information about entry and exit conditions for travel between Russia and Belarus. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Russia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: November 9, 2017, 11:52 pm
This travel advice has been reissued and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Djibouti. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Posted: November 9, 2017, 4:37 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to the Central African Republic.
Posted: November 9, 2017, 4:12 am
Expect disruptions and reconfirm your flight details if you are departing from airports in Uruguay between 8 – 16 November 2017 due to industrial action (See Local travel). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Uruguay.
Posted: November 8, 2017, 7:20 am
Political instability, civil unrest and protests can occur with little notice in the Solomon Islands. Be alert, monitor the local media and follow the instructions of the local authorities. Stay clear of any areas where demonstrations, protests, or political rallies are taking place, as they may turn violent. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the Solomon Islands.
Posted: November 7, 2017, 7:39 am
Travellers are reminded of the potential for terrorist attacks in the Maldives including against Maldivian institutions and tourist locations frequented by Westerners. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution on Malé Island. Exercise normal safety precautions elsewhere in the Maldives.
Posted: November 7, 2017, 2:03 am
There is an ongoing threat of cross-border missiles and rocket attacks from Yemen deep into Saudi territory. On 4 November 2017, a missile was intercepted and destroyed near King Khaled International Airport, Riyadh. Exercise caution in public places and monitor the media for developments which may affect your security. Reconsider your need to travel to Saudi Arabia overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Posted: November 6, 2017, 3:57 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Burundi.
Posted: November 6, 2017, 12:45 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United Kingdom.                           
Posted: November 5, 2017, 11:33 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Zambia overall. Reconsider your need to travel to some border regions of the country.
Posted: November 5, 2017, 11:22 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and is current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Sierra Leone.
Posted: November 3, 2017, 12:02 am
This advice has been reviewd and remains current. Exercise normal safety precautions in Tonga.
Posted: November 2, 2017, 6:25 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Bulgaria.
Posted: November 2, 2017, 4:13 am
Thai authorities have announced that from November 2017, they will introduce a smoking ban on beaches in certain tourist areas, including in Koh Samui, Pattaya, Phuket, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chon Buri and Songkhla provinces (see Laws). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Thailand overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: November 1, 2017, 9:08 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the Czech Republic.
Posted: November 1, 2017, 5:09 am
There remains a heightened threat of terrorist attack in a number of European countries, including the Netherlands. Possible targets for future attacks include major sporting events and mass gatherings. Be alert in public places and report any suspicious activity to police. Monitor media for any new or emerging threats to your security. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the Netherlands.
Posted: October 31, 2017, 5:05 am
Foreigners aren't permitted to cross the land border between Belarus and Russia. Don't enter or exit Belarus by the land border with Russia. Travel between Belarus and Russia by air. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Belarus.
Posted: October 31, 2017, 4:03 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Bahrain.
Posted: October 30, 2017, 12:02 am
On 27 October 2017,  the Vanuatu government lifted its state of emergency for the volcanic island of Ambae. Be aware of the risks when visiting an active volcano and follow the advice of local authorities. The level of our advice for Ambae island has returned to exercise normal safety precautions including Vanuatu overall.​​​
Posted: October 27, 2017, 10:37 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Austria.
Posted: October 27, 2017, 1:20 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Portugal.
Posted: October 26, 2017, 1:21 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Lesotho.
Posted: October 26, 2017, 12:04 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Peru overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 25, 2017, 2:08 am
There have been recent incidents of unrest and violence in the Mulanje district. We now advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the Mulanje district. Exercise normal safety precautions in Malawi overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 25, 2017, 12:06 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Hungary.
Posted: October 24, 2017, 11:37 pm
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Swaziland.
Posted: October 24, 2017, 4:24 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Japan overall.
Posted: October 23, 2017, 11:05 pm
The main international airport in Liberia, Roberts International Airport, will be closed to air traffic on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 October 2017 due to maintenance works. Contact your airline or travel operator directly for up-to-date information on flight options. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Liberia overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 22, 2017, 11:43 pm
On 18 October 2017, US Government informed its citizens to be vigilant when visiting establishments and staying at hotels frequented by Westerners due to a credible threat of potential terrorist activity in Dakar. Do not stay at seaside hotels in Dakar until the first week of December. Expect increased levels of security screening in Dakar. Review your personal security plans, be aware of your surroundings, including local events, and monitor local media for updates (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Senegal overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 10:30 am
This travel advice contains new information on travelling with children, and yellow fever vaccination requirements. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in South Africa.
Posted: October 18, 2017, 3:42 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Kuwait.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 12:19 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Qatar.                            
Posted: October 16, 2017, 10:41 pm
This travel advice contains updated information on dual nationality. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Mauritania. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.                           
Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:37 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Algeria.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 5:30 am
This advice has been reviewed and updated with additional information on entry and exit issues. The overall level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Cyprus. 
Posted: October 13, 2017, 4:49 am
​This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Canada.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 4:09 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Tanzania.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 3:44 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Guam.
Posted: October 10, 2017, 2:42 am
This travel advice contains new information on local travel. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal security precautions in Malaysia overall.​ Reconsider your need to travel to the coastal region of eastern Sabah.
Posted: October 8, 2017, 11:49 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precaution in the Cook Islands.                            
Posted: October 8, 2017, 10:50 pm
This travel advice contains new information about obtaining work permits in Taiwan. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Taiwan. 
Posted: October 8, 2017, 10:16 pm
From 5 to 6 October 2017, there have been armed attacks on Mozambican government facilities and violent clashes between the police and militants in the town of Mocimboa da Praia in Cabo Delgado. There are reports of military and police road blocks set up in response to the situation. Avoid the area and monitor the media for updates.  Follow all instructions issued by local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Mozambique overall. Reconsider your need to travel by road along the EN1 north of the Save River and south of Caia in Zamebezia province, and the EN6 between Beira and Chimoio.
Posted: October 6, 2017, 3:53 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current.  The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Uganda overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 6, 2017, 5:10 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Ghana.
Posted: October 6, 2017, 4:39 am
In September 2017, a number of major earthquakes struck Mexico affecting Mexico City, the states of Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, Guerrero and the State of Mexico. These earthquakes have resulted in a number of deaths, damage to infrastructure and interruptions to essential services. After a major earthquake aftershocks are common and can cause further damage to already weakened structures (see Additional information). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Mexico overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 6, 2017, 3:21 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Benin.
Posted: October 6, 2017, 12:11 am
A number of airlines have announced temporary suspensions or cancellations of flights to and from Venezuela. Some airlines are still operating, but could withdraw services at any time. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Venezuela. Higher levels still apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 5, 2017, 11:28 pm
This travel 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 Namibia.
Posted: October 5, 2017, 10:48 pm
In late September 2017, protests in the Northwest and Southwest regions turned violent, resulting in deaths and injuries. There is the potential for further unrest in both regions as protests continue. There are reports of transport restrictions, including movement of people, in both regions. In September 2017, explosions were reported in the regional capitals of Bamenda and Buea, resulting in some injuries. Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, as these may turn violent. Monitor local media. Follow the advice of local authorities. We now advise you to reconsider your need to travel to the Northwest and Southwest regions, due to the ongoing domestic tensions. Exercise a high degree of caution in Cameroon. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 5, 2017, 6:42 am
On 3 October 2017, the US Government informed its citizens of a continued threat of attacks against hotels, restaurants, and bars frequented by Westerners, particularly in the cities of Bamako and Gao, Mali. Avoid vulnerable locations with poor security measures and ensure you have robust security arrangements in place. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to parts of southern Mali and do not travel to any other areas, including Bamako.    
Posted: October 5, 2017, 6:11 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Gabon.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 1:04 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Trinidad and Tobago.
Posted: October 3, 2017, 10:42 pm
​Since 20 September 2017, industrial action at Avianca Airlines, Colombia's largest airline, has caused significant delays and cancellations for Avianca passengers. Domestic flights have been most affected, but some international Avianca flights to and from Colombia have also been cancelled. You may experience disruption to air travel. Contact your airline or travel agent before you travel. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Colombia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 2, 2017, 9:40 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Tunisia because of the high threat of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: September 29, 2017, 5:23 am
This travel advice has been updated with new information on yellow fever vaccination certificate requirements in Jamaica (see Entry and exit). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high of caution in Jamaica.
Posted: September 28, 2017, 11:25 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in New Zealand.
Posted: September 28, 2017, 4:23 am
Hurricane Maria impacted the north-eastern coast of the Dominican Republic on 21 September 2017 (local time).  Many areas continue to experience intermittent outages with electricity and water supply. Transportation and road access is gradually being restored but some areas remain isolated due to flooding and storm damage. Most airports are operational but you should contact your airline or tour operator to check if tourist services, including accommodation, have been affected. Monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed.  Exercise a high degree of caution in the Dominican Republic.
Posted: September 27, 2017, 5:48 am
Hurricanes Irma and Maria impacted Cuba in September 2017. Many areas continue to experience intermittent outages with electricity and water supply.  Transportation and road access are being gradually restored, but some roads remain closed due to flooding and storm damage.  Most airports are operational but you should contact your airline or tour operator to check if tourist services, including accommodation, have been affected.  Exercise caution at night, as power outages may affect street lighting and traffic lights.  Monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local emergency officials.  Internet connectivity is very limited throughout Cuba.  Do not rely on internet access for up-to-date information or as a way to alert friends or family to your situation in an emergency.  The level of this advice has not changed.  Exercise normal safety precautions in Cuba.
Posted: September 27, 2017, 5:35 am
Hurricane season is June to November. If a hurricane warning is in effect, monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. We recommend that you keep your passport with you at all times. Disruptions to essential services may occur. Contact your airline or tour operator to check whether tourist services have been affected (see Additional information). The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in the Bahamas.
Posted: September 24, 2017, 12:44 am
This advice has been updated with new information regarding a security message issued by the US Government about the kidnapping risk in Niger's Diffa region. The level of advice has not changed. Do not travel to Niger overall. Different levels apply in some parts of the country, including the capital, Niamey.
Posted: September 22, 2017, 3:41 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Laos overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 3:46 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Guatemala.
Posted: September 9, 2017, 2:15 am
Your passport is not required for official ID purposes if requested by local police, but is required for a range of other transactions, including booking a hotel, domestic air travel and bank transactions (see Safety and security). The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Chile.
Posted: September 8, 2017, 2:37 am
​The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) continues to conduct nuclear tests and ballistic missile tests, further aggravating the situation on the Korean Peninsula and in the region. Further provocations by the DPRK or reactions by other countries cannot be ruled out. Australians in the Republic of Korea (ROK) should monitor developments closely due to the risk that tensions on the Korean Peninsula could escalate with little warning. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the Republic of Korea.
Posted: September 6, 2017, 12:15 am
​​The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) continues to conduct nuclear tests and ballistic missile tests, further aggravating the already tense situation on the Korean Peninsula and in the region. Further provocations by the DPRK or reactions by other countries cannot be ruled out.  The level of this advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to the DPRK.
Posted: September 6, 2017, 12:15 am
Due to the high threat of terrorism and kidnapping in Burkina Faso, exercise heightened caution in public venues including, but not limited to, cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, schools and hotels (see Safety and secur​ity). Reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. 
Posted: September 5, 2017, 3:03 am
​Under Montenegrin law, you must carry a valid form of ID with you at all times, such as a driver's licence or passport. If you are unable to provide ID to local authorities on request, you could be fined. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Montenegro. ​
Posted: September 4, 2017, 11:08 pm
Typhoon season in Macau is between May and October. Monitor regional weather forecasts and plan accordingly (see Additional information). The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Macau.                            
Posted: September 4, 2017, 3:37 am
Typhoon season in Hong Kong is between May and October. Monitor regional weather forecasts and plan accordingly (see Additional information). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Hong Kong.
Posted: September 4, 2017, 3:37 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Lithuania.
Posted: August 30, 2017, 9:50 pm
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Armenia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: August 30, 2017, 2:16 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Angola. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: August 27, 2017, 10:30 pm
Trekking alone in Bhutan is not permitted. Trekking can be dangerous. If you decide to trek in Bhutan, plan carefully and use reputable trekking companies with professional guides. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Bhutan.
Posted: August 23, 2017, 10:31 pm
There is currently no operational hyperbaric (decompression) chamber in Fiji. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Fiji.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 5:01 am
The Brazilian Government has deployed the military to Rio de Janeiro to enforce public security (see Safety and security). The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 3:51 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Belize.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 5:16 am
This advice contains additional information on local laws. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Singapore.
Posted: August 3, 2017, 3:01 am
Security incidents, such as riots and demonstrations may occur sporadically along the Matidi Road in Kinshasa, causing road closures with little or no notice. Attacks on vehicles along this road are also becoming more frequent. Avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings and monitor media for latest developments that may affect your personal security (see Safety and security). The level of the travel advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo overall.  Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: August 2, 2017, 11:10 pm
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Serbia.
Posted: August 2, 2017, 10:05 pm
Travellers are reminded of the increased risk of demonstrations and protests in Côte d'Ivoire. Protest action by members of the Ivorian armed forces took place across the country in January and May 2017. Avoid protests and large public gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent. In the event of further protests, monitor local media, exercise vigilance and follow all instructions issued by local authorities. The level has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Côte d'Ivoire overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: August 1, 2017, 10:45 pm
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Timor-Leste. 
Posted: August 1, 2017, 2:10 am
This advice contains new information on Road Travel. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Poland.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:23 am
This advice contains new information on road safety (See Local Travel). The level of the advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Eritrea. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.  
Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:43 pm
This travel advice contains new information on dress regulations in Chad (see Laws). The level of this advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to the capital N'Djamena. We continue to advise against travel to Chad overall.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 5:58 am
This travel advice contains new information on the prevalence of dengue fever and crime. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Sri Lanka.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 4:30 am
​Protect yourself against mosquito-borne illnesses such as Malaria due to the higher risk to travellers in the wet season (see Health).The level of advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Guyana.
Posted: July 21, 2017, 1:51 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Ankara and Istanbul because of the high threat of terrorist attack. Exercise a high degree of caution in Turkey overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of Turkey.
Posted: July 18, 2017, 10:52 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Botswana.
Posted: July 11, 2017, 6:07 am
This travel advice contains new information on Dual Nationals (see Laws). The level has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Azerbaijan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: July 11, 2017, 5:18 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Guinea. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: July 11, 2017, 12:28 am
This advice has new information regarding the payment of goods and services according to Georgian law (See Safety and security). The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Georgia. Higher levels apply in some areas of the country.
Posted: July 10, 2017, 5:58 am
This travel advice contains new information on entry and exit, including travelling with minors. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Palau.
Posted: July 7, 2017, 6:45 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Norway.
Posted: July 5, 2017, 2:20 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in the Kyrgyz Republic. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: July 3, 2017, 4:19 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Paraguay.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:33 am
​​We continue to receive information that terrorists may be planning further attacks in Belgium. An attack could occur at any time. Exercise particular caution around locations known to be possible terrorist targets. Monitor the news and other sources for changes to local conditions. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Belgium overall.
Posted: June 21, 2017, 12:43 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Sudan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 4:41 am
This advice has been updated with information for cruise passengers. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Malta.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 3:47 am
H1N1 (swine flu) has been reported in Mauritius. Discuss your vaccination requirements with your doctor before travelling (see Health). The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Mauritius.
Posted: June 6, 2017, 11:47 pm
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.
Posted: January 24, 2017, 5:56 am
 

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