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.

Colombia

19 November 2019

?A national strike has been called on 21 November 2019. Expect traffic and transport disruptions in major cities. Contact your airline or tour operator. Be prepared to adjust your travel plans. Avoid demonstrations, protests and large gatherings, as …

Hong Kong

18 November 2019

A protracted violent clash between protestors and police at Polytechnic University has spread into nearby areas in Kowloon (including TST, Yau Ma Tei, Hung Hom and Jordan), with extensive use of tear gas. Avoid demonstrations. If you come across prot …

Samoa

16 November 2019

The Government of Samoa declared a one-month state of emergency on 15 November 2019 in response to a measles epidemic. Make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date before you go (see Health). We haven't changed the level of our advice ? 'exercise norma …

South Africa

15 November 2019

We've reviewed our travel advice for South Africa and added new information under Entry and exit conditions. We haven?t changed our level of advice - ?Exercise a high degree of caution? in South Africa.

Chile

15 November 2019

Local law prohibits political activity by foreign nationals. Participation in protests or demonstrations may result in detention or deportation. Avoid protests and follow advice from local authorities (see Safety and security). Exercise a high degree …

Poland

15 November 2019

We have reviewed our advice for Poland. The level of our advice has not changed - exercise normal safety precautions.

Hong Kong

13 November 2019

There is an ongoing risk of violent confrontation. 'Flash mob' demonstrations take place with little or no warning, with instances of violence and vandalism. Expect road closures, transport disruptions and heightened police action, including the use …

Israel, Gaza and the West Bank

12 November 2019

On 12 November, a large number of rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza. Further exchanges of fire are expected. Australian citizens in Israel should monitor developments and follow the instructions of local authorities. We haven't changed the lev …

Nepal

12 November 2019

On 30 November 2019, several by-elections will take place throughout Nepal. Avoid protests and large public gatherings before, during and after the elections. Small-scale improvised explosives have been used in the past. Monitor the media and other s …

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