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.


19 February 2020

We've updated our travel advice for Gabon with information on local laws. Same-sex sexual relations are illegal and punishable by jail and a large fine. Avoid public displays of affection.

We haven't changed our level of adv …


19 February 2020

Guam has issued travel restrictions in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. You will be denied entry if you have been in China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) within 14 days of arrival in Guam. Check with your airline or tour operat …


18 February 2020

The Australian Government has offered to fly home Australians on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in quarantine in Yokohama on 19 February. The Government has written to the Australian passengers setting out the arrangements and conditions of the ass …


15 February 2020

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all passengers arriving in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu from China and Thailand will be screened for high body temperature. If authorities suspect you're infected with the novel c …

South Sudan

15 February 2020

If you travel to South Sudan despite our advice, you will be screened for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at Juba International Airport and some land entry points. In suspected cases of novel coronavirus or Ebola you may be quarantined in a public hospi …

The Bahamas

15 February 2020

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) The Bahamas has implemented a travel ban restricting any non-resident, regardless of nationality, who has visited China within the last 20 days from entering The Bahamas. Residents of The Bahamas who have visited Chi …


14 February 2020

To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Singapore?s Ministry of Health has raised its health warning level to 'orange' (level 3 of 4). The standard of medical facilities and care is very high - similar to Australia?s. Exp …


14 February 2020

The National Liberation Army guerrilla group (ELN) has called for an armed strike across Colombia from 6am 14 February to 6am 17 February. Avoid protests and large gatherings, as they can turn violent. Expect roadblocks, traffic and transport disrup …

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