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 5, 2023

Curfews and restrictions have been imposed in parts of Manipur following violent demonstrations, resulting in casualties. Security agencies have increased their presence in the region….


May 5, 2023

Malawi is currently experiencing a widespread cholera outbreak (see ‘Health‘). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Malawi due to the high crime rate….

Sierra Leone

May 5, 2023

We’ve reviewed our advice for Sierra Leone. We haven’t changed the level of our advice, exercise a high degree of caution. Authorities have banned traditional…


May 4, 2023

General elections will be held on Sunday 14 May. Smaller-scale advance voting will take place on Sunday 7 May. No major disruptions to public services…

Saudi Arabia

May 4, 2023

Australians arriving in Jeddah from Port Sudan, will be issued visas on arrival. These will remain valid for a short period of time. See ‘Travel’…
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