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


May 25, 2023

The Nepal Tourism Board has revised trekking procedures. From 1 April, solo trekkers must have a licenced trekking guide and a Trekking Information Management System…


May 24, 2023

We’ve reviewed our advice for Peru. We haven’t changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some…


May 23, 2023

If you’re an Australian citizen, you must complete a pre-approved visa application to enter Chile. Ensure you apply well in advance to avoid issues on…


May 23, 2023

Terrorists maintain a strong interest in attacking foreigners in Nairobi and other major population centres in Kenya. Attacks could occur at any time and with…

New Caledonia

May 22, 2023

A restricted swimming zone at Baie des Citrons will be open daily from 8:45am to 4pm. All other beaches in Noumea remain closed until 31…


May 22, 2023

We’ve opened a new High Commission in Malé to provide consular services to Australians in the Maldives. (See ‘Local contacts’). We advise: Exercise a high degree of…


May 19, 2023

Torrential rain in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy has caused severe flooding and landslides. Monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities. We…


May 19, 2023

Avoid demonstrations that may occur due to the current political situation. The Cotopaxi volcano is showing signs of increased activity. Monitor local media and follow…


May 18, 2023

We’ve reviewed our advice for Angola. We haven’t changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some…
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