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

  • Indonesia
    on 17/05/2019 at 23:15

    On 22 May 2019, the General Election Commission (KPU) is scheduled to announce the results of the Indonesian presidential and parliamentary elections. Indonesian authorities have publicly stated there is an increased risk of violence, and possible acts of terrorism, in the lead up to and following the announcement of the election results.  Avoid protests, demonstrations and rallies, as these can turn violent without warning.  We haven’t changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia overall, including Bali.  Higher levels apply in Poso Regency in Central Sulawesi and Papua Province. See Safety and security. […]

  • South Africa
    on 17/05/2019 at 07:14

    We've reviewed our travel advice for South Africa. We haven’t changed our level of advice - ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’ in South Africa. […]

  • India
    on 17/05/2019 at 06:59

    We've reviewed our travel advice for India. We haven't changed our level of advice – ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’ in India overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country, including Jammu and Kashmir.&nbs […]

  • Panama
    on 17/05/2019 at 05:26

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Panama, including information on the Australian Consulate in Panama. There are currently a high number of hantavirus cases in the Los Santos Province (see Health). We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Panama overall. Do not travel to the Darien Gap beyond Yaviza. […]

  • Guatemala
    on 17/05/2019 at 03:55

    We've reviewed our advice for Guatemala to include information on the General Election being held on 16 June 2019. Protests are expected in the lead up and during the election. Avoid demonstrations, protests and public gatherings. The level of the advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Guatemala. […]

  • Namibia
    on 17/05/2019 at 03:44

    We've reviewed our travel advice with new information on entry and exit conditions. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Namibia. […]

  • Iraq
    on 16/05/2019 at 06:10

    We've reviewed the travel advice for Iraq and included new information under 'Safety and Security'. We haven't changed the level – Do not travel to Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. On 15 May 2019 the US State Department ordered the departure of non-emergency US Government employees from Iraq, both at the US Embassy in Baghdad and the US Consulate in Erbil. […]

  • Central African Republic
    on 16/05/2019 at 00:24

    We've reviewed our travel advice to include information on civil unrest and political tension. The level has not changed. Do not travel to the Central African Republic. […]

  • Djibouti
    on 15/05/2019 at 05:27

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Djibouti to include information on local travel.  We haven't changed the level of advice –'exercise a high degree of caution' in Djibouti. Higher levels apply in some areas. […]

  • Norway
    on 15/05/2019 at 05:20

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Norway and included new information under 'Laws'. We haven't changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions. […]

  • Benin
    on 15/05/2019 at 04:04

    We have raised our level of advice to ‘Do not travel’ for Pendjari National Park and border areas with Burkina Faso and ‘Reconsider your need to travel’ for border areas with Niger and Nigeria in Alibori and Borgou regions (see Safety and security). Exercise a high degree of caution in Benin overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Jamaica
    on 15/05/2019 at 03:11

    The Jamaican government has put in place a number of measures to enhance security in the parishes of St James, Hanover, Westmoreland, Denham Town in Kingston and Mount Salem in Montego Bay. Anticipate road closures and travel delays. Other measures, including local curfews may be taken with little or no notice. Be alert in these areas, particularly if travelling at night. Monitor local media and follow instructions issued by local authorities (see Safety and security). We haven’t changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution in Jamaica. […]

  • Solomon Islands
    on 10/05/2019 at 01:23

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

  • Egypt
    on 08/05/2019 at 04:21

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Egypt. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Egypt overall. Higher levels apply in some areas. […]

  • French Polynesia
    on 08/05/2019 at 04:20

    On 10 April 2019, local health authorities declared a dengue type 2 epidemic for the island of Tahiti. Protect yourself against mosquito bites (see Health). We haven’t changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in French Polynesia.                          &nbs […]

  • United Kingdom
    on 08/05/2019 at 03:42

    We've reviewed our travel advice for the United Kingdom and included new information under 'Safety and security'. We haven't changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions. […]

  • Canada
    on 08/05/2019 at 02:10

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

  • New Zealand
    on 07/05/2019 at 01:52

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for New Zealand with new information in Entry and exit (other formalities), Local travel (road travel) and Health (Accident Compensation Corporation). We haven't changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in New Zealand. […]

  • Sweden
    on 07/05/2019 at 01:22

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

  • Cook Islands
    on 07/05/2019 at 00:47

    The Cook Islands Ministry of Health declared a dengue fever outbreak in February 2019. Protect yourself against mosquito bites (see Health). We haven't changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in the Cook Islands. […]

  • Malta
    on 06/05/2019 at 23:47

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Malta to include information on local travel. We haven't changed the level of advice - 'exercise normal safety precautions' in Malta. […]

  • Bangladesh
    on 06/05/2019 at 07:12

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Bangladesh. We haven’t changed our level of advice - ‘reconsider your need to travel’ to Bangladesh. […]

  • Guam
    on 06/05/2019 at 01:25

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Guam. We haven't changed the level - This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. exercise normal safety precautions in Guam. […]

  • Vanuatu
    on 06/05/2019 at 00:45

    Volcanic activity on Ambae island led to the evacuation of residents. We recommend you 'reconsider your need to travel' to Ambae island as services are limited and there are ongoing risks from seismic activity (see Natural disasters). Exercise normal safety precautions elsewhere in Vanuatu. […]

  • France
    on 03/05/2019 at 04:57

    Demonstrations linked to the Yellow Vest movement may continue across France for some time, including in tourist areas. Protests mostly happen on Saturdays. Avoid all demonstrations, as they can turn violent and disrupt traffic. Monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in France, due to the high threat of terrorist attack. […]