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

  • Iceland
    on 16/07/2019 at 04:49

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Iceland. The level hasn't changed - exercise normal safety precautions. […]

  • South Korea (Republic of Korea)
    on 15/07/2019 at 00:32

    The blood alcohol limit for drivers in South Korea is 0.03%. Heavy penalties apply for exceeding the limit (see Local travel). We haven't changed the level of advice – exercise normal safety precautions' in South Korea. […]

  • Sudan
    on 12/07/2019 at 05:40

    Terrorists could attempt to take advantage of the ongoing civil unrest and poor security situation in Sudan to conduct attacks against Westerners at hotels, tourist sites, and public spaces in the major population centres. Attacks could occur anywhere and at any time, with little or no warning. See Safety and security We haven't changed the level of advice – 'reconsider your need to travel' in Sudan overall. For much of the south and west of the country, we recommend you 'do not travel'. […]

  • Colombia
    on 08/07/2019 at 23:43

    ​We've updated our travel advice for Colombia. There is an ongoing risk of terrorism. Attacks could occur anywhere, at any time (see Safety and security). We haven't changed the level of advice - exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Venezuela
    on 05/07/2019 at 03:18

    Venezuela's land borders with Brazil and Colombia have re-opened. We continue to advise you do not travel to Venezuela. […]

  • Turkey
    on 05/07/2019 at 00:46

    We have reviewed our travel advice for Turkey - we haven't changed the level - it remains exercise a high degree of caution in Ankara and Istanbul, and in Turkey overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Saudi Arabia
    on 04/07/2019 at 04:30

    Military conflict in neighbouring Yemen is ongoing. Some missile and drone attacks have targeted civilian infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, including airports. See Safety and security. We haven’t changed the level of our advice - reconsider your need to travel. Higher levels apply in some areas. &nbs […]

  • Italy
    on 04/07/2019 at 03:32

    On 3 July, there was a volcanic eruption on the island of Stromboli, near Sicily. Local authorities are monitoring the situation and responding. If you’re in the area, follow the advice of local authorities. See Natural disasters. We haven’t changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in Italy. […]

  • Indonesia
    on 01/07/2019 at 00:14

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Indonesia. You may encounter demonstrations or protests. Avoid demonstrations and rallies, as these can turn violent. Monitor local media for updates (see Safety and security). We haven’t changed the level of our advice – ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in Indonesia, including Bali. Higher levels apply in Poso Regency in Central Sulawesi, and Papua Province. […]

  • Turkmenistan
    on 28/06/2019 at 07:14

     We've reviewed our travel advice for Turkmenistan. We haven't changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in Turkmenistan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Myanmar
    on 28/06/2019 at 06:52

    We have reviewed our travel advice for Myanmar with new information on safety and security and local travel. We haven't changed our level of advice for Myanmar - 'exercise a high degree of caution' in Myanmar overall. Higher and lower levels apply in some other parts of the country. […]

  • Pakistan
    on 28/06/2019 at 06:33

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Pakistan. Tensions between India and Pakistan have reduced but could rise again with little notice. Due to these tensions, some international flights to and from Islamabad and Lahore that fly over eastern Pakistan remain suspended. Contact your airline for the latest information. We haven't changed our level of advice – 'reconsider your need to travel' to Pakistan and 'do not travel' to the border areas with India and Afghanistan. […]

  • Guatemala
    on 28/06/2019 at 06:02

    We've reviewed our advice for Guatemala we've included information on the second round of presidential elections to be held on 11 August 2019. Expect Protests during the election period. Avoid demonstrations and public gatherings. We've also included information on the new Australian Consulate is also included. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Guatemala.                        &nbs […]

  • Tunisia
    on 28/06/2019 at 04:29

    Our advice for Tunisia has been reviewed to include updates on safety and security. We haven’t changed our level of advice – exercise a high degree of caution in Tunisia due to the high threat of terrorist attack. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Nigeria
    on 27/06/2019 at 19:44

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Nigeria with updates to Health. We haven’t changed the level – 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. […]

  • Japan
    on 27/06/2019 at 18:46

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Japan including new information on exit and entry conditions. We haven’t changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions in Japan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Denmark
    on 27/06/2019 at 06:14

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Denmark and included new information under ‘Local Travel’. We haven’t changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions in Denmark and Greenland. […]

  • Ukraine
    on 26/06/2019 at 07:22

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Ukraine and included new information under ‘Safety and security’. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Ukraine. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Nepal
    on 26/06/2019 at 07:04

    We have reviewed our travel advice for Nepal. Politically motivated demonstrations can occur at short notice. Avoid protests and other public gatherings and monitor media for the latest update. Bombings occur in Nepal. While not usually targeted at foreigners, you could get caught up in violence directed at others (See Safety and security). We haven’t changed our level of advice – ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in Nepal. […]

  • Netherlands
    on 26/06/2019 at 06:19

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for the Netherlands.  We haven’t changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions. […]

  • Ethiopia
    on 22/06/2019 at 22:56

    On 22 June 2019, state media announced an attack against regional government officials in the city of Bahir Dar in Amhara region. Gunfire was also reported in the capital, Addis Ababa. Anticipate heightened security measures and possible disruptions to internet and telephone services. Exercise caution in affected areas, monitor the media for latest information and follow the advice of local authorities. The level hasn't changed - exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Maldives
    on 21/06/2019 at 07:05

    We've reviewed our travel advice for the Maldives. We haven't changed the level of our advice - 'exercise normal safety precautions' in the Maldives overall. Higher levels apply in Malé Island. […]

  • Sierra Leone
    on 21/06/2019 at 04:27

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Sierra Leone. We haven't changed our level of advice - 'exercise a high degree of caution' in Sierra Leone. […]

  • Lithuania
    on 20/06/2019 at 00:11

    We've reviewed our advice for Lithuania. The level hasn't changed - exercise normal safety precautions. […]

  • Brazil
    on 19/06/2019 at 21:29

    From 17 June 2019 Australians won't need a visa to travel to Brazil for tourism or business. The Venezuelan Government has reopened its land border with Brazil. There’s an increased risk of violent protest and unrest occurring in this border region (see Safety and security). We haven’t changed the level for Brazil – exercise a high degree of caution. […]