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!

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Latest Travel Alerts

Keep up to date with the latest travel warnings and alerts across the world before you depart on your trip.


18 May 2022

Samoa remains at Alert Level 2 under State of Emergency Orders until midnight on 31 May. Under Alert Level 2, businesses can operate between 6am to 10pm on Monday to Saturday and from 12pm to 10pm on Sundays. Samoan citizens, permit holders and appro …


16 May 2022

We advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Vietnam. You no longer need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result to enter Vietnam. Airlines may still require a negative COVID-19 test before boarding a flight to Vietnam. COVID-19 case numbers …


16 May 2022

In March 2022, gunmen attacked a train travelling between Abuja and Kaduna, killing several passengers and abducting others. Avoid intercity transport by road and rail. Groups often target transport routes. You should reconsider your need to travel t …


16 May 2022

You must provide either a negative RT-PCR or negative antigen test, administered and certified by a health care professional to enter the Philippines. If you're fully vaccinated you can enter the Philippines without a visa and without quarantine, pro …


16 May 2022

The US government issued an alert warning that a terrorist attack in Bamako may be planned targeting Malian government offices, the airport and/or locations frequented by Westerners including embassies, hotels and restaurants (see ?Safety?). We conti …


13 May 2022

We now advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Vietnam. COVID-19 case numbers have decreased considerably from a peak in February-March. You'll need to isolate if you contract COVID-19 in Vietnam. You'll need to closely monitor your health if …

Dominican Republic

12 May 2022

You no longer need to show a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or undertake any COVID-19 testing to enter or leave the Dominican Republic. You'll need to complete an online electronic ticket for entry and exit (see 'Travel').


11 May 2022

On 10 May 2022, the French Minister of the Interior announced increased security measures were to be put in place around Jewish places of gathering and worship following threats from the Islamic State group. Continue to exercise a high degree of caut …

Sri Lanka

10 May 2022

A Public Emergency has been declared in Sri Lanka and an island wide curfew imposed. Large violent demonstrations have occurred. Carry relevant travel and identification documents with you at all times. Follow the advice of local authorities and moni …

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