DFAT’s Smartraveller website is your first port of call. It has up-to-date information about your intended destination, advice on how to stay safe while you’re there, and if you should reconsider your travel.
Issues like political upheaval, natural disaster, violence and unrest, outbreaks of illness, terrorist acts and other events often have an impact on travel plans. If you have concerns, you should discuss them with your travel agent or tour operator. It may be possible to cancel your plans and receive a refund or defer travel until a later date. Check your terms and conditions.
Also make sure you have arranged your travel insurance well in advance.