Travel Advisories the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller advisory service

  • Saudi Arabia
    on 22/06/2018 at 06:46

    From 24 June 2018, women will be permitted to drive in Saudi Arabia. Make sure you have adequate insurance cover and familiarise yourself with local traffic laws before driving. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Saudi Arabia overall. Higher levels apply in some areas. […]

  • Papua New Guinea
    on 22/06/2018 at 05:46

    We now advise you to reconsider your need to travel to Mendi in Southern Highlands Province. On 15 June 2018, PNG authorities declared a State of Emergency in Mendi, following civil unrest and violence. Authorities have deployed additional security resources to enforce law and order. Tensions between supporters of political candidates remain high and could turn violent without warning. Monitor local reports on security, avoid protests and follow the instructions of local authorities. Exercise a high degree of caution in PNG overall. Reconsider your need to travel into Tari in Hela Province and Porgera township in Enga Province in the northern highlands. […]

  • Mali
    on 22/06/2018 at 03:10

    There is a high threat of kidnapping against foreigners in Mali, including in the south. We continue to receive information indicating extremists may be planning kidnapping operations in Mali, including in Bamako. Foreigners, western mining interests, aid workers and long-term expatriates are possible targets. Seek professional security advice and review your personal security plans. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to parts of southern Mali and do not travel to any other areas, including Bamako. […]

  • Senegal
    on 22/06/2018 at 03:00

    This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Senegal overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Uzbekistan
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:56

    This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Uzbekistan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Tajikistan
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:54

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Tajikistan overall. Reconsider your need to travel to the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast and some border regions of the country. […]

  • Bangladesh
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:53

    This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Bangladesh. […]

  • Morocco
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:52

    The Australian Embassy in Rabat is now open and providing passport and consular services to Australians in Morocco. See the Embassy website for information about opening hours and services provided.  The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Morocco overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Nigeria
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:51

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria due to the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.&nbs […]

  • Mauritania
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:50

    There is an ongoing threat of kidnapping in Mauritania. Be alert to your personal security at all times (see safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Mauritania. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Kyrgyz Republic
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:50

    Australians can apply for an e-visa for travel up to 90 days for tourism or business. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in the Kyrgyz Republic. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.                          &nbs […]

  • Maldives
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:50

    Avoid protests and large public gatherings as they have the potential to turn violent. Monitor local media and follow instructions issued by local authorities (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution on Malé Island. Exercise normal safety precautions elsewhere in the Maldives. […]

  • Turkey
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:49

    On 24 June 2018, Presidential and Parliamentary elections will be held in Turkey. Campaign rallies and demonstrations are expected and political tensions will be heightened in the period surrounding the elections. Avoid large gatherings, protests and demonstrations as they can quickly turn violent. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Ankara and Istanbul because of the high threat of terrorist attack. Exercise a high degree of caution in Turkey overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of Turkey. […]

  • United Arab Emirates
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:47

    This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). […]

  • Somalia
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:47

    This advice has been reviewed. The security situation in Somalia is highly volatile and there is an ongoing very high threat of terrorist attack. There have been a large number of significant attacks since 2016. Terrorist attacks are expected to continue. If you are in Somalia, we strongly urge you to leave if it is safe to do so. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Somalia. […]

  • Iraq
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:46

    This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Iraq, including the Kurdish region. If you choose to visit, in spite of our strong advice, ensure you take appropriate security precautions and obtain a valid Iraqi visa, even if you are only travelling to the Kurdish region of Iraq. […]

  • Libya
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:44

    Tripoli International Airport reopened in July 2017 but only limited commercial options are available. The security situation in Libya remains volatile, with ongoing fighting. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Libya. […]

  • Turkmenistan
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:38

    ​This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Turkmenistan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Iran
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:35

    This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Iran overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Niger
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:33

    We continue to receive information indicating terrorists are planning attacks targeting Westerners in Niger, including possibly in the capital, Niamey. Terrorist groups in the region have focused attack plans on hotels, cafes and restaurants visited by foreigners. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Niger overall. Different levels apply in some parts of the country, including the capital, Niamey. […]

  • Kenya
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:33

    The terrorist group Al-Shabaab continues to threaten attacks against Kenya. Possible terrorist targets include shopping centres, entertainment venues, western embassies and other places frequented by foreigners. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Kenya overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Sierra Leone
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:31

    This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Sierra Leone. […]

  • Afghanistan
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:30

    On 2 May 2018 the US Government warned that extremist groups continue to consider attacks against hotels in Kabul, particularly locations where foreigners are known to reside such as the Kabul Serena Hotel. The US Government also warned that these groups may also target places where civilians are known to congregate, including banks, markets, and public gatherings. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Afghanistan. […]

  • Kazakhstan
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:29

    This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Kazakhstan. […]

  • Azerbaijan
    on 22/06/2018 at 02:28

    This travel advice has been reviewed and contains new information on entry and exit conditions. Electronic visas are now available online for single entry visits to Azerbaijan of less than 30 days (see Entry and Exit). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Azerbaijan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]