Travel Alerts

Australians take around 10 million trips overseas each year. To help them avoid difficulties while travelling, the Australian Government provides travel advice on more than 175 destinations with an aim to help Aussies make informed travel decisions. The travel alerts highlight the threats 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.

Additionally, whether you are travelling overseas for leisure or business, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) recommends you subscribe to receive the latest travel advice updates for your destination. You can do that at the Smartraveller website before you leave Australia.

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Latest Travel Alerts

Brunei Darussalam

May 17, 2023

You’re required to complete an E-Arrival Card online before arriving in and departing Brunei. Brunei continues to experience local transmission of COVID-19. Wear a mask…

Lesotho

May 17, 2023

There is a nationwide curfew between 10 pm and 4 am. Follow the advice of local authorities. Protests may occur and can become violent. We advise: Exercise…

Malaysia

May 17, 2023

If you’re suspected of using drugs, you may be required to take a urine test on arrival in Malaysia. This includes if you’re travelling from…

Somalia

May 16, 2023

We’ve reviewed our advice for Somalia. We haven’t changed the level of our advice, do not travel. Terrorist attacks continue to occur. If you’re in…

Zambia

May 16, 2023

You’ll need a visa to enter Zambia. If you’re visiting Zambia for less than 90 days, you don’t need a visa in advance and can…

Sudan

May 16, 2023

Australians should strongly consider leaving Sudan as soon as possible. There are commercial departure options from Port Sudan and Port Suakin. You may also be…

Venezuela

May 15, 2023

Do not travel to Venezuela due to the unstable political and economic situation, shortages of food, water, medicine and petrol, and high levels of violent…

Israel and the Palestinian Territories

May 15, 2023

A ceasefire was announced on 13 May following days of conflict between Israeli Defense Forces and militant groups in Gaza. The situation remains unpredictable and…

Bangladesh

May 15, 2023

We continue to advise you exercise a high degree of caution in Bangladesh overall. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Bangladesh overall due to…
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