Travel Alerts

Australian's take around 10 million trips overseas each year. To help Australia's avoid difficulties whilst travelling the Australian Government provides travel advice on more than 170 destinations. The aim is to help Aussies make informed travel decisions. The travel alerts highlight the threats that you could face at your destination, whether related to security, safety, health, local laws, or natural disasters. They also highlight areas that are clearly not safe for travel.

You should use this destination intelligence when planning your holiday to stay informed and travel safely!

Smartraveller.gov.au

Additionally, whether you are travelling overseas for leisure or business the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade recommends that you register your travel plans with Smartraveller.gov.au before you leave Australia. This helps the Government contact you or your family in the event of an emergency.

Latest Travel Alerts

Turkey

15 November 2018

We now advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Ankara and Istanbul, and in Turkey overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank

14 November 2018

This travel advice has been reviewed and includes new information on safety and security. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.

Cuba

14 November 2018

This travel advice has been reviewed with new information in Entry and exit. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Cuba.

New Caledonia

12 November 2018

?This travel advice has been reviewed and includes information on health. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in New Caledonia.

Argentina

9 November 2018

?This travel advice has been reviewed and includes new information on safety and security. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Argentina.

Indonesia

9 November 2018

Japanese encephalitis is an ongoing risk in Indonesia, including Bali. But the risk of infection remains low. Avoid mosquito bites. Talk to your doctor about vaccinations before you go. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree …

Japan

7 November 2018

This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Japan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

South Sudan

7 November 2018

Armed conflict, including attacks on civilians could break out with little warning (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Do not to travel to South Sudan.

Madagascar

6 November 2018

Presidential elections will be held on 7 November 2018. Political instability may impact security in the capital and the regions. Follow the instructions of local authorities and avoid any demonstrations, rallies and public gatherings in the lead up …

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