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

  • Kenya
    on 20/09/2019 at 07:19

    The Australian Government cancelled a planned event in Nairobi in late September due to security concerns. Exercise a high degree of caution in Kenya due to the high threat of terrorist attack and high level of crime. Reconsider your need to travel to Mombasa, coastal parts of Kilifi and Tana River counties, and Lamu County south of Pate Island. Higher levels apply in other parts of the country.&nbs […]

  • Indonesia
    on 20/09/2019 at 00:41

    We've updated our travel advice to include new information about possible future changes to Indonesia's Criminal Code. Any changes will only enter into force two years after new legislation is passed (see laws).  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. […]

  • Guatemala
    on 19/09/2019 at 06:55

    There is a state of emergency in the departments of Alta Verapaz, El Progreso, Izabal, Peten and Zacapa until at least 5 October 2019. Follow instructions issued by local authorities, carry your personal identification with you and approach checkpoints cautiously. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Guatemala.        &nbs […]

  • Saudi Arabia
    on 17/09/2019 at 02:47

    On 14 September, there was an attack on Saudi oil facilities in the Eastern Province. There is an ongoing threat of drone and missile attacks. Attacks have also targeted civilian infrastructure, 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 […]

  • Jordan
    on 16/09/2019 at 00:57

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Jordan. We haven’t changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Peru
    on 13/09/2019 at 07:18

    W've reviewed our travel advice for Peru. We haven’t changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution in Peru. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Nepal
    on 13/09/2019 at 02:21

    There's an outbreak of dengue fever across Nepal, including in Kathmandu and the Chitwan National Park area. Take extra care to avoid mosquito bites (see Health). We haven't changed our level of advice – 'exercise a high degree of caution' in Nepal. […]

  • France
    on 12/09/2019 at 04:08

    We have reviewed our advice for France. We haven't changed the level - 'exercise a high degree of caution' in France, due to the high threat of terrorist attack. […]

  • United States of America
    on 11/09/2019 at 06:13

    We've reviewed our travel for the United States. We haven’t changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in the United States of America. […]

  • Afghanistan
    on 10/09/2019 at 04:57

    There is a heightened threat of terrorist attack in the lead up to presidential elections on 28 September 2019, and possibly beyond. Avoid political rallies and other election-related gatherings, as they could turn violent without warning (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Afghanistan. […]

  • Jamaica
    on 09/09/2019 at 06:24

    The Jamaican Government has now declared states of emergency in the parishes of Clarendon, St Andrew and St Catherine. Other areas are also affected by security measures. Anticipate road closures and travel delays. Be alert, particularly if travelling at night. Monitor 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. […]

  • Iran
    on 09/09/2019 at 06:03

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Iran and added new information under 'safety and security' and 'local travel'. We haven't changed the level: reconsider your need to travel, due to the risk that foreigners including Australians could be arbitrarily detained or arrested. See Safety and security. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.                    &nbs […]

  • The Bahamas
    on 09/09/2019 at 02:13

    Hurricane Dorian caused severe damage to the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama on 2-3 September 2019. There are shortages of shelter, food, water and medical care, and power and communication outages (see Natural disasters). We've raised our advice level for Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama to reconsider your need to travel. Lower levels apply in other parts of the country. […]

  • Hong Kong
    on 06/09/2019 at 03:59

    More protests are planned in the coming days, some of which are not authorised. There is an ongoing risk of violent confrontation. Protests may cause traffic disruptions, including to and from the international airport. Consider arriving at the airport well ahead of usual check-in times and be aware of extra security arrangements. Be alert, and avoid protests and demonstrations. If there are signs of disorder, move away quickly to a safe place. Monitor media and follow the advice of local authorities. The situation is very uncertain (see Safety and security). We have not changed our advice level: we continue to advise Australians to 'exercise a high degree of caution' in Hong Kong. […]

  • South Korea (Republic of Korea)
    on 06/09/2019 at 03:20

    Typhoons occur on the Korean Peninsula in August and September. During severe weather, monitor media for the latest information and follow the advice of local authorities (see Natural disasters). We haven't changed the level of advice – exercise normal safety precautions in South Korea. […]

  • New Zealand
    on 02/09/2019 at 06:25

    There's an outbreak of measles in New Zealand. Make sure your vaccinations are up to date before you go. We haven't changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in New Zealand. […]

  • Lebanon
    on 01/09/2019 at 17:57

    Following an exchange of fire on the border between Lebanon and Israel on 1 September, we advise Australians to monitor the media for latest information, subscribe to Smartraveller and follow the advice of local authorities. We continue to advise against all travel to the area south of the Litani River (with the exception of Tyre and the Tyre-Beirut road). Exercise a high degree of caution in Lebanon overall due to the unpredictable security situation, the threat of terrorist attack and ongoing political and sectarian tensions. Higher levels apply in some parts of Lebanon. […]

  • Israel, Gaza and the West Bank
    on 01/09/2019 at 17:53

    On 1 September, Hezbollah and Israel exchanged fire on the border between Lebanon and Israel. Tensions remain high and further confrontation is possible, including missiles fired towards Israeli territory. An outbreak of heightened conflict between Israel and Hezbollah would significantly increase risks to your safety and security (See Safety and security). We haven't changed the level of our advice – exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some areas. […]

  • Burkina Faso
    on 30/08/2019 at 06:41

    Due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, 'do not travel' to the north-eastern regions towards Ouagadougou (including parts of Toma, Yako, Kaya and Boulsa). Reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Mali
    on 30/08/2019 at 06:21

    ​​Due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, do not travel to the northern parts of Kayes and Koulikoro regions in the centre-west of Mali. Reconsider your need to travel to parts of southern Mali and do not travel to any other areas, including Bamako. […]

  • Ghana
    on 30/08/2019 at 05:59

    We now advise you to 'exercise a high degree of caution' in areas along the northern border with Burkina Faso due to the deteriorating security situation there, and the possibility of cross-border incidents. Our overall level of advice has not changed - 'exercise normal safety precautions' in Ghana. […]

  • Benin
    on 28/08/2019 at 05:38

    We've updated our travel advice for Benin with new information on border closures with Nigeria (see Entry and exit). We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Benin overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Nigeria
    on 28/08/2019 at 05:29

    Nigeria's land borders can close at short notice. Check with local authorities before travelling (see Entry and exit). We haven’t changed the level – reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Sri Lanka
    on 25/08/2019 at 00:10

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Sri Lanka. On 23 August the State of Emergency in Sri Lanka lapsed but security forces can be called upon to maintain public order across the country. Our overall level has not changed - 'exercise a high degree of caution' in Sri Lanka. […]

  • Myanmar
    on 23/08/2019 at 08:31

    Due to ongoing armed conflict in the townships of Minbya, Myebon and Ann in the Rakhine State, and in northern Shan State we have increased the level of advice for these areas to 'do not travel'. Our overall level of advice has not changed - exercise a high degree of caution' in Myanmar. Other levels apply in some parts of the country. […]