Travel Alerts

The Australian Government provides travel advice to help you make well-informed travel decisions. Use this destination intelligence when planning your holiday to stay informed and travel safely!

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Latest Smartraveller Alerts

Mexico ›

20 September 2017

On 19 September 2017, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck in the state of Puebla, in the central eastern part of Mexico. Mexico City has been significantly affected as well as Puebla, State of Mexico, Morelos, and Guerrero. People in the affected areas … View Smartraveller Advice

United States of America ›

19 September 2017

Hurricane Maria continues to intensify as it moves through the Caribbean. Maria has been declared a ?potentially catastrophic? (Category 5) storm with the potential to strengthen even further by the time it nears the US Virgin Islands and the US terr … View Smartraveller Advice

Laos ›

19 September 2017

This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Laos overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. View Smartraveller Advice

Ethiopia ›

19 September 2017

?Due to increasing reports of violent clashes, reconsider your need to travel to the Oromia and Somali region border areas, including Jijiga. (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia … View Smartraveller Advice

Vietnam ›

19 September 2017

This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Vietnam. View Smartraveller Advice

United States of America ›

19 September 2017

Hurricane Maria is forecast to become a ?dangerous major hurricane? by the time it nears the US Virgin Islands and the US territory of Puerto Rico on 20 September (local time). Hurricane advisories extend across much of the north-eastern Caribbean, i … View Smartraveller Advice

Dominican Republic ›

19 September 2017

Hurricane Maria is forecast to become a 'dangerous major hurricane' by the time it nears the Dominican Republic on 20 September 2017 (local time).  Hurricane advisories extend across much of the north-eastern Caribbean, including many areas still rec … View Smartraveller Advice

Solomon Islands ›

18 September 2017

Serious assaults, including sexual assault, occur in Solomon Islands. Foreigners have been attacked at knifepoint, including at popular tourist attractions such as Mbonege Beach. Female travellers need to be particularly alert at all times. Avoid bei … View Smartraveller Advice

United Kingdom ›

18 September 2017

On 17 September 2017, the UK Government has lowered its domestic threat level to ?Severe? (level 4 of 5). Our level of advice for the UK has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United Kingdom.                            View Smartraveller Advice

Afghanistan ›

18 September 2017

We continue to see credible reports that terrorists have plans to target venues frequented by foreigners, including diplomatic missions, airports, hotels, sporting events, shopping centres, military facilities and government buildings. The Kabul Inte … View Smartraveller Advice



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