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

Dominican Republic

22 September 2018

This travel advice has been reviewed and includes new information on where to get help. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in the Dominican Republic.

Niger

21 September 2018

We continue to receive information indicating terrorists are planning attacks targeting Westerners in Niger, including possibly in the capital, Niamey. On 17 September 2018, a foreign national was kidnapped southwest of Niamey. The level of our advic …

Nigeria

21 September 2018

Protests in Abuja and other Nigerian cities are becoming increasingly frequent in the lead up to Presidential elections in February 2019. Avoid protests, demonstrations and large crowds as they could turn violent without notice. Monitor local media f …

Brazil

21 September 2018

Large-scale protests are expected across Brazil during the campaign period up to the general elections in October 2018 (see Safety and Security). The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil.

Ethiopia

21 September 2018

This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Ethiopia overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

Maldives

20 September 2018

This travel advice has been reviewed and includes information on the Presidential election due to take place on 23 September 2018 (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution on Malé Island. Ex …

China

19 September 2018

This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in China. Higher levels apply in Tibet and Xinjiang.

The Gambia

19 September 2018

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

Macau

19 September 2018

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

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