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


September 9, 2023

On Friday 8 September an earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred with an epicentre 70km southwest of Marrakesh. The earthquake was felt across multiple cities in…


September 6, 2023

We’ve reviewed the travel advice for Moldova and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some areas. Due to…


September 5, 2023

We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Haiti and continue to advise do not travel to Haiti. Cholera is an ongoing risk in parts of Haiti. We…


August 29, 2023

We’ve reviewed our advice for Namibia. We continue to advise exercise normal safety precautions in Namibia. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions.  …


August 25, 2023

Heatwaves and wildfires occur throughout the summer period in Bulgaria. Monitor the media and follow the advice of local authorities if you’re in an area…

The Gambia

August 24, 2023

We’ve reviewed our advice for The Gambia and continue to advise, exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply. We advise: Exercise a high degree of…


August 23, 2023

We’ve reviewed our advice for Mauritania. We haven’t changed the level of our advice. Reconsider your need to travel. Higher levels apply in other areas….


August 17, 2023

We’ve reviewed our advice for Jamaica and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution due to a high level of violent crime (see…


August 17, 2023

Georgia has announced that surrogacy will be banned for foreigners from 1 January 2024 (see ‘Local Laws’). We advise:  Exercise normal safety precautions overall in Georgia. Higher levels…
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