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

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 remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Argentina.
Posted: November 3, 2017, 11:36 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 3, 2017, 6:36 am
Expect major disruption on the Irish rail service from early-November to early-December due to planned weekly 24-hour rail strikes (see Local travel). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Ireland.
Posted: November 3, 2017, 6:09 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. 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: November 3, 2017, 5:23 am
This travel dvice has been reissued  and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. We advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Djibouti. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Posted: November 3, 2017, 12:04 am
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 reviewed and remains current. 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: November 2, 2017, 6:32 am
The National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) of Tonga has cancelled its first national tsunami evacuation drill scheduled for Friday 3 November 2017. The level of our advice has not changed. 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
Political tensions remain high following the 28 October 2017 election re-run and unrest is possible throughout the country. Monitor local and international media, avoid protests and prepare for further unrest. 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 2, 2017, 3:07 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
Following recent political developments, elections will be held in Catalonia on 21 December. Demonstrations and large gatherings of people are likely to continue in major cities, particularly in Barcelona and other parts of Catalonia, in the lead up.  The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Spain.
Posted: November 1, 2017, 7:39 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
From 1 November 2017, new counter-terrorism laws come into effect and give French authorities additional powers to manage the security situation. Exercise a high degree of caution in France, due to the high threat of terrorist attack. The level of our advice has not changed.
Posted: November 1, 2017, 2:55 am
From 7-9 November, one of the three runways at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport will be closed for surface repair work.  Be prepared for flight delays and/or cancellations. Consult the airport's  website for up-to-date information.  This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in India overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of India.
Posted: November 1, 2017, 1:17 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
On 5 September 2017 (local time), Myanmar authorities warned of plans by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army to carry out terrorist attacks in major cities in Myanmar to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly in September. Be alert to possible threats.  The level of this 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: October 30, 2017, 11:56 pm
Mount Agung, an active volcano in Karangasem Regency in East Bali, continues to show volcanic activity. Local authorities have maintained an exclusion zone, including for evacuated residents, and outdoor activities remain suspended in proximity to the crater. Past eruptions of Mount Agung have shown this volcano's potential to cause significant impacts to the island of Bali, including the potential for widespread ash fall outside the declared danger area surrounding the volcano. Depending on the weather conditions at the time of an eruption, an ash cloud could affect flights and ash fall may impact Denpasar and neighbouring airports in East Java and Lombok, causing widespread disruption to the travelling public. Contact your airline or tour operator directly to confirm travel plans (see Additional information). 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 Indonesia, including Bali. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 30, 2017, 6:24 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
There have been media reports of heightened threats against the offices of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) in Islamabad. Avoid areas around NADRA offices, including the Blue Area Sectors H – I. Follow local advice and monitor the media for developments that may affect your safety and security. The level of advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 25, 2017, 10:11 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
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Germany, and be aware of the increased threat of terrorism.
Posted: October 21, 2017, 10:28 pm
The Socceroos will play a World Cup qualifying match in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on 10 November 2017. Due to a high risk of violent crime, reconsider your need to travel to the San Pedro Sula suburb of Chamelecón, the nearby towns Choloma and Cofradia and the Department of Gracias a Dios. Exercise a high degree of caution in Honduras overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 20, 2017, 5:14 am
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
On 14 October 2017, two vehicle bombs exploded in central Mogadishu resulting in hundreds of deaths and injuries. The security situation in Somalia is highly volatile and there is an ongoing very high threat of terrorist attack. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Somalia.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 5:43 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 Bolivia.
Posted: October 17, 2017, 3:57 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
Following the plague epidemic in Madagascar, authorities are restricting travellers entry from Madagascar and Air Seychelles has suspended direct flights to Madagascar. Travellers arriving or transiting through Seychelles from Madagascar will have the option to go back immediately or go into an isolation centre for six days. Contact your tour operator or the airlines for latest update (see Entry and exit). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the Seychelles.                           
Posted: October 13, 2017, 9:31 pm
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
There have been recent cases of dengue fever in Aswan and Hurghada. Take measures to protect yourself against mosquito-borne illnesses (see Health). In September 2017, a number of people were charged under debauchery laws after a rainbow flag was displayed at a music concert. Although the laws of Egypt do not prohibit sexual acts between individuals of the same sex, members of the LGBTI community can be prosecuted under debauchery laws (See Laws). The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Egypt overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Posted: October 12, 2017, 7:13 am
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has reported over seven thousand cases of measles in Romania in 2017. Speak to health provider and get vaccinated before travelling (see Health). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Romania.
Posted: October 10, 2017, 9:46 pm
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 advice contains new information on civil unrest and political tension. 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: October 8, 2017, 11:40 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
Expect increased security and road closures in Brunei throughout October for the Sultan's Grand Jubilee (see Local travel). The overall level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Brunei Darussalam.
Posted: October 5, 2017, 10:14 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. Reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: October 5, 2017, 5:11 am
Air Zimbabwe has been refused permission to operate flights to the EU as it has not demonstrated compliance with international air safety standards. Until further notice, Australian Embassy staff will not be permitted to use Air Zimbabwe for official travel, other than in exceptional circumstances (see Local travel). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Zimbabwe.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 7:45 am
Travellers should carry valid ID and vehicle documents, including an accident report form (constat à l'amiable), when driving in Morocco (see Local travel). The level of advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Morocco overall.  Do not travel to the Western Sahara.
Posted: October 4, 2017, 4:41 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 normal safety precautions in Albania.
Posted: October 3, 2017, 11:28 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 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
A national general strike is scheduled for 26 to 27 October 2017.  Expect disruptions to transport services during this time and plan accordingly. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Italy.
Posted: September 29, 2017, 11:11 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in New Caledonia.
Posted: September 29, 2017, 6:13 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 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: September 29, 2017, 12:58 am
In September 2017, deaths suspected to be associated with the pneumonic plague were reported in the regions of Toamasina, Moramanga and Antananarivo. Pneumonic plague is spread from person to person by respiratory droplets in the air. Affected persons experience flu-like symptoms. Practice good hygiene and speak to your health provider before travelling (see Health). 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: September 28, 2017, 11:48 pm
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
The Government of Nepal is holding provincial and federal elections in two phases, on 26 November and 7 December 2017. The security situation in the lead up to, during and soon after the elections may be unpredictable, and there may be disruptions to transport and other services. Be aware of the security and political situation, and the potential for strikes or other protests related to the elections. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Nepal.
Posted: September 28, 2017, 4:22 am
The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority has announced its intention to suspend international flights from the Erbil and Sulaimaniyah Airports from 29 September 2017. Domestic flights out of Erbil and Sulaimaniyah are not expected to be affected at this stage. You are strongly reminded to maintain a high level of security awareness and monitor the media for information on latest developments. The level of our travel 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.
Posted: September 27, 2017, 8:28 pm
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 updated. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Cambodia.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 6:20 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 advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Vietnam.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 1:40 am
We continue to see credible reports that terrorists have plans to target venues frequented by foreigners, including diplomatic missions, airports, hotels, sporting events, shopping centres, military facilities and government buildings. The Kabul International Airport and roads leading to it are often subject to attack (see Safety and security). We continue to advise against travel to Afghanistan. The level of the advice has not changed.
Posted: September 17, 2017, 2:02 pm
The US Government has advised its citizens that due to ongoing threats to locations such as the Casino Du Liban in Jounieh, the US Embassy Beirut has barred any movement of US government staff to that Casino. Terrorist attacks could occur anywhere, at any time, in Lebanon. Targets could include, but are not limited to, hotels, clubs, restaurants, shopping centres, markets, outdoor recreation events and tourist areas. Security services are at a heightened state of alert and are carrying out operations to thwart attacks. If you notice a security operation is underway, immediately leave the area. The level of advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Lebanon overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of Lebanon.  
Posted: September 14, 2017, 12:19 pm
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Posted: September 14, 2017, 4:35 am
Terrorism is a threat throughout Russia. Terrorist attacks have occurred in Russian cities, including Moscow and St Petersburg. Targets have included public transport, transport hubs and public places popular with foreigners. The terrorism threat is underscored by frequent statements from Russian authorities that they have disrupted planned attacks. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Russia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: September 14, 2017, 2:19 am
There is an ongoing risk of terrorism in Europe. Terrorists may attempt to carry out attacks in the Balkans, including against crowded venues or places frequented by foreigners, such as religious sites, entertainment venues and transport hubs. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Kosovo overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country
Posted: September 13, 2017, 5:40 am
Hurricane Irma made landfall in Haiti on 7 September 2017. Parts of the country have experienced flooding. Some services may be affected, including transport, power and telecommunications systems. Monitor local media reports and follow the instructions of local authorities. Contact your airline or tour operator to check if tourist services have been affected (see Additional information). The level of this advice has not changed.  Exercise a high degree of caution in Haiti. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.  
Posted: September 10, 2017, 6:59 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The overall level of this advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Ecuador. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: September 9, 2017, 2:16 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
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in El Salvador.
Posted: September 9, 2017, 2:14 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
If you are involved in a criminal matter or investigation, or directly or indirectly in a civil or commercial dispute, you may not be allowed to leave China until the matter is resolved.  Since June 2016, some Australians have been informed of exit bans imposed on them when attempting to depart China. An exit ban can be imposed in response to an outstanding legal issue involving a family member. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in China. Higher levels apply in Tibet and Xinjiang.
Posted: August 31, 2017, 5:35 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
“Expo 2017” takes place in Astana from 10 June to 10 September 2017. Be prepared for increased controls and security checks. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Kazakhstan.
Posted: August 29, 2017, 6:09 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Iceland.
Posted: August 28, 2017, 11:20 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Posted: August 28, 2017, 2:31 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
This advice has been reviewed and updated. The level has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the UAE.
Posted: August 25, 2017, 12:04 am
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
​​On 18 August 2017, a stabbing attack took place in central Turku, south-west Finland in two locations (Kauppatori – Central Market and Puutori – Market Square). Police are investigating the incident as terrorist related. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Finland.
Posted: August 22, 2017, 7:08 am
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
Copenhagen Police continue to urge people to exercise heightened vigilance due to an increase in gang violence and shootings in Copenhagen. In response to these incidents, police have established stop-and-search zones in the relevant areas. This allows police officers to stop and question anyone. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Denmark.                            
Posted: August 22, 2017, 4:35 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
On 12 August 2017, Samoan Ministry of Health notified of a possible outbreak of dengue fever. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Samoa.
Posted: August 20, 2017, 11:29 pm
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 travel advice contains new information on Local travel. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Greece. 
Posted: August 9, 2017, 12:35 am
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Jordan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: August 8, 2017, 1:49 pm
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Rwanda.
Posted: August 7, 2017, 6:20 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 travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Croatia.                    
Posted: August 2, 2017, 10:52 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
Tensions continue over the prospective establishment of 13 border checkpoints on the Dniester section of the Moldova-Ukraine border. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Moldova.
Posted: July 30, 2017, 11:31 pm
A major cholera outbreak in Yemen has gathered intensity since late April 2017 (see Health). The level of this advice has not changed. Do not travel to Yemen, including the island of Socotra.
Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:30 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
Travellers are reminded of the threat of terrorist attacks in Nigeria, including at hotels in major cities frequented by foreigners. The level of this advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:13 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
Political tensions are high in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Some protests have turned violent in the capital Skopje and other major cities, such as Bitola. Avoid all political rallies, demonstrations and large crowds as they may turn violent.  The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Posted: July 10, 2017, 5:38 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. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider the need to travel to areas bordering Yemen. Exercise normal security precautions in Oman overall.
Posted: July 7, 2017, 5:43 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 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: June 27, 2017, 1:12 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 advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Switzerland.
Posted: June 14, 2017, 11:13 pm
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
Security measures such as curfews can be implemented in Juba with little or no warning. The level of this advice has not changed. Do not to travel to South Sudan.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 11:04 pm
This advice has been updated with information for cruise passengers. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Malta.
Posted: June 13, 2017, 3:47 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Estonia.​
Posted: June 12, 2017, 10:50 pm
On 7 June, simultaneous terrorist attacks at the Iranian Majlis (parliament) in central Tehran and at Imam Khomeini's Shrine on the southern outskirts of Tehran. Avoid these sites and follow the instructions from local authorities. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Iran overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: June 7, 2017, 11:30 pm
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 travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Sweden.
Posted: May 31, 2017, 3:12 am
This travel advice contains new information on same-sex relationships (see Local customs) and an outbreak of mumps. A number of cases of hepatitis A and mumps have been reported in Marshall Islands (see Health risks). The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the Marshall Islands. 
Posted: May 29, 2017, 11:24 pm
​This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed, continue to exercise normal safety precautions in Latvia.
Posted: May 29, 2017, 11:02 pm
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed, continue to exercise a high degree of caution overall in Tajikistan. We also advise you to reconsider your need to travel in some border regions of the country.                           
Posted: May 29, 2017, 1:17 am
This advice has been reviewed and updated. It contains new information, including on the need for travel insurance for cruise passengers (see Information for cruise passengers). We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in French Polynesia.
Posted: May 24, 2017, 11:25 pm
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. It contains new information, including on same-sex relationships, see Local Customs. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in the Federated States of Micronesia.                             
Posted: May 23, 2017, 12:19 am
We have lowered the overall level of advice following a stabilisation of the security environment after the transfer of power to President Barrow. The situation has calmed, though regional military forces remain in The Gambia. We now advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in The Gambia due to the uncertain political situation and the potential for civil unrest.
Posted: February 10, 2017, 4:18 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the travel advice has not changed. We continue to strongly advise you not to travel to the Central African Republic.
Posted: February 8, 2017, 12:30 am
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
This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to strongly advise Australians against all travel to Libya.
Posted: January 23, 2017, 12:11 am
This advice has information on the electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) you will need if you transit or travel through Canada before entering Nicaragua (see Entry and exit). We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Nicaragua.
Posted: December 12, 2016, 5:08 am
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Mongolia.  
Posted: December 2, 2016, 12:15 am
This advice has been updated regarding importing prescription medications (see Entry and exit). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Uzbekistan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Posted: November 25, 2016, 2:47 am
This advice has been reviewed and updated. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians in Panama to exercise a high degree of caution.
Posted: November 21, 2016, 3:31 am
Travellers are reminded it is our strong advice Australians not travel to Syria because of the extremely dangerous security situation. It is illegal under Australian law for Australian citizens, including dual citizens, to provide any kind of support to any armed group in Syria. The level of our advice has not changed.
Posted: September 15, 2016, 6:16 am
 

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