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

Mali

22 June 2018

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 …

Senegal

22 June 2018

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.

Uzbekistan

22 June 2018

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.

Tajikistan

22 June 2018

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 regio …

Bangladesh

22 June 2018

This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Bangladesh.

Morocco

22 June 2018

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 …

Nigeria

22 June 2018

This advice has been reviewed and remains current. 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. 

Mauritania

22 June 2018

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 part …

Kyrgyz Republic

22 June 2018

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.                 …

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