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!

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 before you leave Australia. This helps the Government contact you or your family in the event of an emergency.

Latest Travel Alerts


17 July 2018

?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.


16 July 2018

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, L …


14 July 2018

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 …


13 July 2018

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.?


13 July 2018

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.


13 July 2018

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 gr …


12 July 2018

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 …


12 July 2018

This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Nepal.


11 July 2018

This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Taiwan. 

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