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

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

Venezuela

23 January 2019

Large political demonstrations are expected in all major cities of Venezuela on 23 January 2019. This could lead to unexpected road closures and travel disruption. Avoid demonstrations and large gatherings as they may become violent. Monitor local me …

Honduras

23 January 2019

We've reviewed our travel advice for Honduras. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Honduras. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.  

Tonga

23 January 2019

Normal internet services have been disrupted across Tonga since 20 January due to undersea cable damage. EFTPOS, mobile data and internet services are limited or unavailable. Local mobile, international telephone services and ATMs are functioning nor …

Zimbabwe

22 January 2019

There have been widespread disruptions, street blockades and violent protests in parts of the country including in Harare and Bulawayo. There?s an increased security presence in some urban areas. Avoid demonstrations and monitor media for planned or …

Greece

22 January 2019

Demonstrations and civil unrest occur regularly in central Athens sometimes at short notice. They can cause disruption to public transport and roads. Avoid large crowds and demonstrations, as they can turn violent without warning. Monitor the news an …

Argentina

19 January 2019

?There?s a Hantavirus outbreak in Epuyen and Chubut in Southern Argentina. Avoid contact with live or dead rodents and dust from sweeping and vacuuming their droppings. We haven't changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in Argentina.

Vanuatu

19 January 2019

Recent volcanic activity on Ambae and Ambrym islands has led to the evacuation of their residents. Local authorities have advised people to stay away from Ambae and are relocating people on Ambrym to safety. We now recommend you reconsider your need …

Panama

18 January 2019

Panama City will host World Youth Day from 20 to 28 January 2019. You must carry your passport or a copy at all times if you attend (see Laws). There are currently a high number of hantavirus cases in the Los Santos Province (see Health). Exercise a …

Macau

18 January 2019

We've reviewed our travel advice for Macau with new information about entry and exit conditions. We haven't changed the level of advice ? 'Exercise normal safety precautions' in Macau.                            

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