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

We now advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in West Papua. We continue to advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia overall, including Bali, and reconsider your need to travel to Central Sulawesi and Papua.
Posted: July 20, 2018, 3:35 am
​On 5 June 2018, Ethiopian authorities lifted the State of Emergency. We now advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Ethiopia overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: July 17, 2018, 2:52 am
The Jamaican Government has extended a state of emergency because of ongoing violence in the parish of St James, including Montego Bay. An additional state of emergency has also been declared in the St Catherine North area focusing on Spanish Town, Linstead and Bog Walk. Avoid protests and large public gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent. Monitor local media and follow instructions issued by local authorities (see Safety and Security). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Jamaica.
Posted: July 16, 2018, 6:52 am
Large crowds are expected throughout France on 14 – 15 July for Bastille Day celebrations and the World Cup final. French authorities have announced heightened security measures in preparation. Traffic conditions may change at short notice. Be alert to security threats, particularly in large crowds. Monitor media for the latest information and follow the advice of local authorities. 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: July 13, 2018, 9:21 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and has new information on where to get help. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Estonia.​
Posted: July 13, 2018, 6:46 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Guinea overall. Reconsider your need to travel to all areas bordering Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 4:49 am
On 2 May 2018 the US Government warned that extremist groups continue to consider attacks against hotels in Kabul, particularly locations where foreigners are known to reside such as the Kabul Serena Hotel. The US Government also warned that these groups may also target places where civilians are known to congregate, including banks, markets, and public gatherings. We continue to see reports terrorists and criminal groups are planning to kidnap Westerners in Afghanistan, including in Kabul and surrounding districts. Journalists and those working for NGOs and foreign companies are kidnap targets. Foreign aid workers and journalists have been kidnapped and killed (See Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Afghanistan.
Posted: July 13, 2018, 4:16 am
Gunmen attacked and killed seven police officers on 3 July in the Galadimawa area, near the Namdi Azikiwe International Airport in central Abuja. Police have increased patrols and checkpoints in Abuja and at entry points into the city. Be alert when approaching police check points. Exercise caution when driving, especially at night (See safety and Security). The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria due to the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. 
Posted: July 12, 2018, 3:20 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Nepal.
Posted: July 12, 2018, 12:49 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Taiwan. 
Posted: July 11, 2018, 3:19 am
Regions of western Japan have experienced flooding and landslides. Avoid travel to affected areas. Expect disruptions to transport services. Contact your tour operator or airline for information. Follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Japan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: July 10, 2018, 7:47 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Paraguay.
Posted: July 10, 2018, 5:03 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precaution in the Cook Islands.
Posted: July 10, 2018, 4:33 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. 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: July 10, 2018, 1:45 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. 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: July 9, 2018, 5:40 am
On 6 July 2018, violent protests broke out in Port-au-Prince and elsewhere in Haiti, following the announcement of an increase in petrol prices. Further demonstrations may occur in the next few days. Remain vigilant at all times and avoid large crowds and demonstrations. 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: July 8, 2018, 12:18 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and includes new information on crime. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Argentina.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 4:58 am
​This travel advice has been reviewed. 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: July 6, 2018, 3:34 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Portugal.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 3:31 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Denmark.
Posted: July 6, 2018, 3:00 am
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported Vaccine-Derived Polio Virus (Type 1) cases in Morobe Province. The National Department of Health (NDOH) and WHO are undertaking contact tracing, testing and polio vaccination in Morobe, Madang and Eastern Highlands provinces. Ensure you’re vaccinated against polio (See Health). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in PNG overall. Reconsider your need to travel into Tari in Hela Province, Porgera township in Enga Province in the Northern Highlands and Mendi in Southern Highlands Province.
Posted: July 4, 2018, 6:27 am
​​This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Finland.
Posted: July 4, 2018, 2:07 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Malawi. Higher levels apply in in the Mulanje district.
Posted: July 3, 2018, 7:05 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. We now advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Madagascar.
Posted: July 3, 2018, 5:46 am
General elections will be held on 25 July 2018. There have been incidents of politically motivated violence and terrorist attacks some resulting in fatalities in the lead up to the elections. Australian High Commission staff have been advised to limit their movements to essential travel only on election day. Avoid demonstrations, political events, processions and large-scale public gatherings. 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: July 3, 2018, 4:53 am
Typhoon Prapiroon is expected to make landfall in the Republic of Korea on Monday 2 July 2018. Monitor media for latest information and follow the advice of local authorities. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in South Korea.
Posted: July 1, 2018, 3:23 am
National elections will be held on 29 July. Be alert in the lead up to and following the elections. Avoid large public gatherings, and monitor the news and other sources for developments which may affect your security. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Cambodia.
Posted: June 29, 2018, 6:12 am
This travel 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: June 29, 2018, 1:12 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Sweden.
Posted: June 28, 2018, 5:26 am
This advice contains updated safety and security information. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Bangladesh.
Posted: June 27, 2018, 7:53 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Belgium overall.
Posted: June 26, 2018, 6:40 am
On 23 June 2018, an explosive device was thrown at a political rally attended by President Mnangagwa and senior ruling party officials, causing fatalities and multiple injuries. Be alert at all times, avoid political rallies and demonstrations, particularly in the lead-up to the 30 July 2018 election, and monitor local media. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Zimbabwe.
Posted: June 26, 2018, 5:23 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: June 25, 2018, 6:28 am
There is a heightened security presence in the capital, Banjul and in other parts of The Gambia. 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: June 25, 2018, 6:26 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. 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: June 25, 2018, 6:24 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Algeria.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 6:13 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Chad overall. Reconsider your need to travel to the capital N'Djamena.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 6:11 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Djibouti. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 6:07 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Brunei Darussalam.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 6:06 am
This travel advice contains updated information on rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Posted: June 25, 2018, 6:05 am
This advice has been reviewed. 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: June 25, 2018, 6:02 am
From 24 June 2018, women will be permitted to drive in Saudi Arabia. Make sure you have adequate insurance cover and familiarise yourself with local traffic laws before driving. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Saudi Arabia overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 6:46 am
There is a high threat of kidnapping against foreigners in Mali, including in the south. We continue to receive information indicating extremists may be planning kidnapping operations in Mali, including in Bamako. Foreigners, western mining interests, aid workers and long-term expatriates are possible targets. Seek professional security advice and review your personal security plans. 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: June 22, 2018, 3:10 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. 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: June 22, 2018, 3:00 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. 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: June 22, 2018, 2:56 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: June 22, 2018, 2:54 am
The Australian Embassy in Rabat is now open and providing passport and consular services to Australians in Morocco. See the Embassy website for information about opening hours and services provided.  The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Morocco overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:52 am
There is an ongoing threat of kidnapping in Mauritania. Be alert to your personal security at all times (see safety and security). 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: June 22, 2018, 2:50 am
Australians can apply for an e-visa for travel up to 90 days for tourism or business. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in the Kyrgyz Republic. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.                           
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:50 am
Avoid protests and large public gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent. Monitor local media and follow instructions issued by local authorities (see Safety and security). 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: June 22, 2018, 2:50 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:47 am
This advice has been reviewed. The security situation in Somalia is highly volatile and there is an ongoing very high threat of terrorist attack. There have been a large number of significant attacks since 2016. 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: June 22, 2018, 2:47 am
This advice has been reviewed. 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: June 22, 2018, 2:46 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: June 22, 2018, 2:44 am
​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: June 22, 2018, 2:38 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. 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: June 22, 2018, 2:35 am
We continue to receive information indicating terrorists are planning attacks targeting Westerners in Niger, including possibly in the capital, Niamey. Terrorist groups in the region have focused attack plans on hotels, cafes and restaurants visited by foreigners. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Niger overall. Different levels apply in some parts of the country, including the capital, Niamey.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:33 am
The terrorist group Al-Shabaab continues to threaten attacks against Kenya. Possible terrorist targets include shopping centres, entertainment venues, western embassies and other places frequented by foreigners. 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: June 22, 2018, 2:33 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Sierra Leone.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:31 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Kazakhstan.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:29 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and contains new information on entry and exit conditions. Electronic visas are now available online for single entry visits to Azerbaijan of less than 30 days. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Azerbaijan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:28 am
We now advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Lebanon, due to the unpredictable security situation, the threat of terrorist attack and ongoing political and sectarian tensions. Higher levels apply in some parts of Lebanon.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:27 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. 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: June 22, 2018, 2:27 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: June 22, 2018, 2:26 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Qatar.                            
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:25 am
 This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Kuwait.
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:17 am
This advice has been reviewed. We now advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Bahrain due to the threat of terrorist attack and civil disturbance. 
Posted: June 22, 2018, 2:10 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Austria.
Posted: June 21, 2018, 1:16 am
This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Hungary.
Posted: June 20, 2018, 7:17 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. 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: June 19, 2018, 5:41 am
This travel advice has been reviewed . The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Mauritius.
Posted: June 19, 2018, 3:45 am
Do not travel to Virunga National Park in Nord-Kivu. Due to security concerns, the park will be closed to visitors until at least 2019. The level of our 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: June 18, 2018, 5:51 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Switzerland.
Posted: June 14, 2018, 6:03 am
This travel advice contains updated information on entry and exit. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Vietnam.
Posted: June 12, 2018, 4:57 am
We now advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Cabo Delgado Province. On 8 June 2018 the US Government warned its citizens of possible imminent attacks on government and commercial centres in the district headquarters of Palma, Cabo Delgado Province. Take particular care around government offices and retail locations, including markets, in Palma. Check local and social media for updates before you travel to the area, remain vigilant and follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to recommend you exercise a high degree of caution in Mozambique overall, including Maputo.
Posted: June 9, 2018, 11:00 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
Posted: June 8, 2018, 6:34 am
The level of our advice has changed. Do not to travel to the Northwest and Southwest states, due to ongoing tensions, threat of localised violence and kidnapping. Exercise a high degree of caution in Cameroon overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: June 7, 2018, 7:28 am
If you’re entering Botswana from Ebola affected countries, you’ll be subject to Ebola screening and may be denied entry or quarantined on arrival (See Entry and exit). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Botswana.                           
Posted: June 6, 2018, 6:09 am
This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Malta.
Posted: June 6, 2018, 1:26 am
On 3 June 2018, Volcan de Fuego erupted. Guatemala City's international airport (La Aurora) shut down due to falling ash. Monitor local news. Check with your airline or tour operator before travelling to the airport. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Guatemala.
Posted: June 4, 2018, 2:45 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Bhutan.
Posted: June 4, 2018, 12:57 am
Violent protests are ongoing in various parts of Nicaragua, including Managua and Leon, and have resulted in a number of deaths and injuries. The protests commenced on 18 April 2018 and may continue for some days in various areas, including near universities. Avoid all demonstrations as they may turn violent, and monitor the local media for further information and updates. The level of our advice has changed. We now advise Australians to reconsider your need to travel to Nicaragua.
Posted: May 31, 2018, 7:17 am
The South African Civil Aviation Authority grounded SA Express Airlines on 24 May 2018 due to safety concerns. Contact the airline or your travel agent directly for flight options. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in South Africa.
Posted: May 25, 2018, 2:09 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. We now advise you to reconsider your need to travel to the Karamoja region because of the risk of banditry and inter-tribal clashes. We have not changed the overall level for Uganda. Exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: May 23, 2018, 4:16 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Benin.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 5:56 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 2:52 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Angola. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 11:21 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Namibia.
Posted: May 16, 2018, 2:42 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Timor-Leste
Posted: May 16, 2018, 1:34 am
The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Armenia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 7:10 am
In April 2018, Ukraine introduced e-Visas for Australian tourist and business visitors. 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: May 14, 2018, 11:50 pm
This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Eswatini.
Posted: May 14, 2018, 2:00 pm
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: May 11, 2018, 3:43 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: May 10, 2018, 6:45 am
This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Lesotho.
Posted: May 8, 2018, 4:30 am
​This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Canada.
Posted: May 8, 2018, 1:05 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Bulgaria.
Posted: May 7, 2018, 1:17 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Guam.
Posted: May 4, 2018, 5:37 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the Czech Republic.
Posted: May 4, 2018, 5:32 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Ghana.
Posted: May 1, 2018, 4:14 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Gabon.
Posted: May 1, 2018, 2:45 am
This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in New Caledonia.
Posted: April 26, 2018, 3:58 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to the Central African Republic.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 5:57 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 4:08 am
Protests in Caracas and other major cities are ongoing. There continue to be shortages of basic food items and medicines. Avoid political gatherings and demonstrations as they may become violent. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Venezuela. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 2:23 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Germany and be aware of the increased threat of terrorism.
Posted: April 21, 2018, 5:55 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Tonga.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 7:48 am
This advice has been reviewed. 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: April 18, 2018, 4:18 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Albania.
Posted: April 16, 2018, 11:45 pm
This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Cyprus. 
Posted: April 16, 2018, 3:54 am
This advice has been reviewed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Tunisia due to the high threat of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: April 13, 2018, 5:51 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Ireland.
Posted: April 12, 2018, 3:03 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Italy.
Posted: April 11, 2018, 7:20 am
Reminder: your passport needs to be valid for at least six months to enter or exit Singapore, even if you're transiting. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Singapore.
Posted: April 11, 2018, 5:55 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Fiji.
Posted: April 11, 2018, 12:19 am
Recovery efforts are still underway following Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Access to electricity may be limited, particularly in rural areas. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Puerto Rico.​
Posted: April 10, 2018, 3:28 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. 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: April 10, 2018, 2:08 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Posted: April 10, 2018, 1:07 am
Boracay will close for tourism from 26 April 2018 for up to six months. Hotels, flights and other tourist services will be disrupted. Contact your airline, hotel, travel agent or tour operator directly for up-to-date information. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines overall. Reconsider your need to travel to eastern Mindanao, and do not travel to central and western Mindanao, due to very high levels of violent crime, high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping.
Posted: April 6, 2018, 6:20 am
This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Bolivia.
Posted: April 6, 2018, 4:59 am
​This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Montenegro. ​
Posted: April 6, 2018, 3:36 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Vanuatu.
Posted: April 5, 2018, 4:29 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and contains new information on local laws. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in New Zealand.
Posted: April 3, 2018, 5:50 am
This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Eritrea. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.  
Posted: April 3, 2018, 1:36 am
Due to heightened political tensions, you should be aware of the possibility of anti-Western sentiment or harassment. While the Australian Government is not aware of any increased difficulties for Australians travelling in Russia at this time, you should follow the security and political situation closely and keep up to date with this travel advice. Remain vigilant, avoid any protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publicly on political developments. 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: April 1, 2018, 12:13 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Greece. 
Posted: March 28, 2018, 5:12 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: March 27, 2018, 10:57 pm
Jet ski and scooter scams occur regularly in Thailand. Only use reputable hirers and check the equipment before you hire. 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: March 27, 2018, 6:31 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and includes new information on entry and exit conditions. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Belarus.
Posted: March 27, 2018, 4:26 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and contains new information on entry and exit requirements. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Cuba.
Posted: March 27, 2018, 2:33 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. 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: March 26, 2018, 1:08 am
Flooding can occur in Croatia, triggering landslides, damaging buildings and infrastructure, and disrupting road travel. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Croatia.                    
Posted: March 23, 2018, 1:10 am
Terrorist attacks are possible in Trinidad and Tobago. Religious holidays and large crowds could be targeted. In February 2018, the Trinidad and Tobago authorities arrested a number of individuals who planned to carry out attacks against Carnival. Pay close attention to your personal security at all times. Monitor the media and other sources about possible security threats. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Trinidad and Tobago.
Posted: March 21, 2018, 5:34 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Sri Lanka.
Posted: March 20, 2018, 5:17 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Iceland.
Posted: March 19, 2018, 4:28 am
Some areas of Myanmar are more prone to civil unrest, politically-motivated violence and conflict between ethnic groups and military forces than other areas. Take this into account when planning your travel. The level of our travel advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Myanmar overall. Higher and lower levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: March 16, 2018, 5:10 am
There's an increased possibility of protests in Jordan in response to domestic and regional developments, economic issues and on significant anniversaries. Avoid demonstrations and large gatherings as they may turn violent. 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: March 14, 2018, 12:10 am
Maintenance works at Liberia's main international airport, Roberts International Airport, are ongoing and causing regular airport closures. The works will continue until at least the end of March 2018, after which full operations will resume. 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: March 8, 2018, 9:38 pm
The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Chile.
Posted: March 7, 2018, 5:29 am
This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Spain.
Posted: March 7, 2018, 5:21 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in the Bahamas.
Posted: March 6, 2018, 2:53 am
​This travel advice contains new information relating to visas when visiting Hong Kong or Macau from mainland China (see Entry and Exit). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in China. Higher levels apply in Tibet and Xinjiang.
Posted: March 6, 2018, 1:20 am
This advice has been reviewed and includes new information on entry and exit requirements. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Costa Rica.
Posted: March 3, 2018, 4:47 am
On 2 March 2018, a series of attacks occurred in central Ouagadougou, killing and injuring a number of people. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.                            
Posted: March 2, 2018, 9:48 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: March 1, 2018, 6:25 am
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the Netherlands.
Posted: March 1, 2018, 5:16 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Serbia.
Posted: February 28, 2018, 4:48 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Seychelles.
Posted: February 28, 2018, 2:54 am
We now advise you to reconsider your need to travel to the Pankisi Gorge. Exercise normal safety precautions in Georgia overall. Higher levels apply in other areas of the country.
Posted: February 26, 2018, 11:14 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 the Dominican Republic.
Posted: February 26, 2018, 3:21 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Lithuania.
Posted: February 22, 2018, 4:57 am
This travel advice contains new information relating to visas (see Entry and exit). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Macau.                            
Posted: February 16, 2018, 5:03 am
This travel advice contains new information relating to visas (see Entry and exit). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Hong Kong.
Posted: February 16, 2018, 2:49 am
​This travel advice has been updated and contains new information for LGBTI travellers. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Guyana.
Posted: February 15, 2018, 11:26 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Samoa.
Posted: February 10, 2018, 2:57 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 Belize.
Posted: February 8, 2018, 3:06 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Poland.
Posted: February 1, 2018, 4:15 am
This travel advice contains new information on entry and exit conditions. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Palau.
Posted: January 31, 2018, 3:29 am
Following elections in Honduras in November 2017, violent demonstrations occurred throughout the country, with some resulting in deaths. Avoid demonstrations and large public gatherings as they may turn violent, be alert and follow instructions issued by local authorities. Exercise a high degree of caution in Honduras. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.  
Posted: January 30, 2018, 4:48 am
There is an increased risk of demonstrations and protests in Côte d'Ivoire. Protest action by current and former members of the Ivorian armed forces has been occurring across the country since the beginning of 2017. Avoid protests and large public gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent. In the event of further protests, monitor local media, and follow all instructions issued by local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Côte d'Ivoire overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: January 28, 2018, 11:27 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and contains new information on cruise travel to Uruguay. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Uruguay.
Posted: January 17, 2018, 2:48 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Sudan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: January 16, 2018, 12:05 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Solomon Islands.
Posted: January 12, 2018, 5:54 am
There are risks for travellers to the arctic archipelago of Svalbard relating to avalanches, glacier accidents, boating incidents and polar bear encounters. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Norway.
Posted: January 11, 2018, 4:48 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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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 a high degree of caution in Tanzania.
Posted: October 13, 2017, 3:44 am
​​North Korea (the Democratic People's Republic of Korea) 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 North Korea or reactions by other countries cannot be ruled out. The level of this advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to North Korea.
Posted: September 6, 2017, 12:15 am
 

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