Pakistan

We’ve reviewed our advice for Pakistan and continue to advise reconsider your need to travel. We now also advise reconsider your need to travel to Abbottabad and Haripur districts. Higher levels apply in some areas.

There are ongoing protests in Pakistan which can turn violent quickly. Avoid large groups of people, demonstrations and protests. The security situation is evolving and remains unpredictable. Authorities may suspend internet and mobile phone networks and close roads and highways at short notice. Transit to and from Islamabad International Airport may be impeded by protest activity. Monitor media for information on the latest developments and follow the instructions of local authorities. (See ‘Safety’).

Terrorist groups hostile to foreign interests operate in Pakistan. The threat of attack remains very high. We continue to advise reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan and do not travel to some areas of Pakistan. Reporting continues to identify the potential for attacks in Islamabad, including at major hotels. In response, heightened security arrangements are in place, including an increased security force presence, additional checkpoints and temporary road closures. Terrorists may also target places frequented by foreigners, transport infrastructure, including trains and airports, and places of worship. Australian officials in Islamabad have been advised to increase vigilance and limit travel within the city.

We advise:

Reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan overall due to the volatile security situation and very high threat of terrorist attack, kidnapping and violence.

Higher levels apply in some areas.

Turkmenistan

We've reviewed our advice for Turkmenistan and continue to advise, reconsider your need to travel. Higher levels apply. You need a visa for Turkmenistan, even if you're only transiting. Get a visa before you arrive, and don't overstay your visa, as there are penalties...

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Angola

We've reviewed our travel advice for Angola and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. You don't need a visa to visit Angola as a tourist. For all other travel, apply for a visa online with Angola's Serviço de Migração (see 'Travel'). We advise:...

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Tunisia

We've reviewed our advice for Tunisia and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution overall due to the threat of terrorism. Higher levels apply in some areas. Protests, demonstrations and strikes can occur throughout Tunisia with little or no warning and...

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