• No travel advice
    by Smartraveller on 01/03/2024 at 01:57
  • Mauritania
    by Smartraveller on 28/02/2024 at 12:00

    We continue to advise reconsider your need to travel to Mauritania. Higher levels apply in some areas. Protests and demonstrations occur from time to time. Avoid political gatherings and demonstrations and follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Mauritania overall due to the threat of terrorism and kidnapping and the risk of violent crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.

  • Papua New Guinea
    by Smartraveller on 28/02/2024 at 12:00

    We've reviewed our advice for Papua New Guinea and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some areas. Protests and civil disorder can escalate quickly. Avoid areas where violence occurs and be alert to personal safety risks. Monitor the local media for updates (see 'Safety'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Papua New Guinea overall due to high levels of serious crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.

  • Indonesia
    by Smartraveller on 28/02/2024 at 12:00

    The Bali Provincial Government has introduced a new tourist levy of IDR 150,000 per person to foreign tourists entering Bali. The tourist levy is separate from the e-Visa on Arrival or the Visa on Arrival. Cashless payments can be made online prior to travel or on arrival at designated payment counters at Bali's airport and seaport. See the Bali Provincial Government's official website for further information (see link in 'Travel' section below). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia overall due to security risks. Higher levels apply in some areas.

  • Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
    by Smartraveller on 27/02/2024 at 12:00

    We continue to advise reconsider your need to travel to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories overall due to the volatile security situation, including the threat of terrorism, armed conflict and civil unrest. We continue to advise do not travel to Gaza, border areas with Gaza, border areas with Lebanon closed by Israeli authorities and the West Bank (excluding East Jerusalem), due to the volatile security situation. The situation can change rapidly. Australians who want to leave are strongly encouraged to take the first available option. Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport remains open and commercial flights are available. Airports may pause operations due to heightened security concerns. This may cause flight delays or cancellations. Monitor local media and public safety information updates through the National Emergency Portal (accessible in Israel only). If you're an Australian citizen or permanent resident in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories, you can register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's crisis registration portal. See the 'Safety' section for details on how to register. Keep your registration details up to date so we can contact you. Land border crossings to Jordan are open but may close at short notice (see 'Travel). We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories overall due to the volatile security situation, including the threat of terrorism, armed conflict and civil unrest.  Higher levels apply in some areas.

  • Albania
    by Smartraveller on 27/02/2024 at 12:00

    We've reviewed our advice for Albania and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. You can visit Albania for 90 days without a visa. You'll need a visa for longer stays. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Albania due to limited healthcare options. 

  • Zambia
    by Smartraveller on 26/02/2024 at 12:00

    There are currently outbreaks of cholera and anthrax in Zambia (see 'Health'). If you're entering Zambia as a visitor or tourist, you don't require a visa for stays of up to 90 days in a 12-month period. All visa fees have been removed for Australian passport holders visiting Zambia (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Zambia. Higher levels apply in some areas.

  • Cuba
    by Smartraveller on 23/02/2024 at 12:00

    We've reviewed our advice for Cuba and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. If you've travelled to Cuba since January 2021, you're not eligible to participate in the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP). You can’t enter or transit the US on an ESTA, and you’ll need to apply for a visa from the nearest US Embassy. There's an ongoing severe shortage of fuel, which is impacting transport and other government services. There's also a severe shortage of food and drinking water (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Cuba due to the threat of violent crime.

  • Honduras
    by Smartraveller on 23/02/2024 at 12:00

    We've reviewed our advice for Honduras and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. To enter Honduras, you must purchase a tourist card at the airport. If you're not a tourist or you plan to stay longer, you'll need a visa (see Travel). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Honduras overall due to the threat of violent crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.

  • Mauritius
    by Smartraveller on 23/02/2024 at 12:00

    Cyclone season is from November to May, but cyclones can occur any time. Cyclones can result in heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas. They can also disrupt power and water supplies. Airports may close. Make sure your travel insurance covers this. Monitor official information and follow the advice of local authorities (see 'Safety'). There's an increase in dengue cases in Mauritius. Always protect yourself from mosquito bites. Get medical advice if you develop a fever, muscle or joint pain, vomiting, a bad headache or a rash (see 'Health'). We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Mauritius.

  • Solomon Islands
    by Smartraveller on 23/02/2024 at 12:00

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Solomon Islands and continue to advise exercise normal safety precautions. Higher levels apply in some areas. Solomon Islands will hold National and Provincial Elections on 17 April. Honiara City Council elections will also be held on the same day. Political unrest can happen during sittings of Parliament, elections and times of political uncertainty. Demonstrations can turn violent quickly. Avoid protests and political gatherings. The hyperbaric chamber in Honiara is currently out of operation. If you experience decompression sickness (DCS) as a result of scuba diving, specialised transport will be required to transfer you to another country for treatment. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Solomon Islands overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.

  • Slovenia
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2024 at 12:00

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Slovenia and continue to advise exercise normal safety precautions. Australia now has a consulate in Ljubljana, which can provide consular assistance to Australians in Slovenia (see 'Local Contacts'). We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Slovenia.

  • Uruguay
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2024 at 12:00

    We’ve reviewed our advice for Uruguay and continue to advise exercise normal safety precautions. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Uruguay.

  • Kuwait
    by Smartraveller on 22/02/2024 at 12:00

    We continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution in Kuwait. There's an increased risk of terrorism, including threats against military bases. Maintain a high degree of security awareness. Demonstrations and protests can turn violent quickly. Avoid large public gatherings. Follow the advice of local authorities and monitor media for updates. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Kuwait due to the threat of terrorism. 

  • Namibia
    by Smartraveller on 21/02/2024 at 12:00

    We continue to advise exercise normal safety precautions in Namibia. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions.  

  • North Macedonia
    by Smartraveller on 21/02/2024 at 12:00

    We've reviewed our travel advice for North Macedonia and we advise exercise normal safety precautions. You can stay for up to 90 days in a 6-month period without a visa. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in North Macedonia.  

  • South Africa
    by Smartraveller on 21/02/2024 at 12:00

    Protests and large gatherings can occur anywhere in South Africa at any time. Avoid areas affected by protests and demonstrations. Use major roads where it's safe to do so and verify that alternate routes recommended by your GPS are safe prior to travel. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in South Africa due to the threat of violent crime.

  • Peru
    by Smartraveller on 20/02/2024 at 12:00

    We’ve reviewed our advice for Peru and have lowered the travel advice level for Puno. Demonstrations and strikes occur regularly throughout the country, often at short notice, and can disrupt travel and sometimes escalate to violence. Take precautions to ensure your safety. Avoid areas affected by civil unrest. If protests develop where you are, leave if it's safe to do so. Follow the advice of local authorities. Contact your airline or travel provider for updates. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Peru overall due to the threat of violent crime. Higher levels apply in some areas.

  • Algeria
    by Smartraveller on 19/02/2024 at 12:00

    We continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution in Algeria overall, due to the threat of terrorism and kidnapping. Higher levels apply in some areas. We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Algeria overall due to the threat of terrorism and kidnapping. Higher levels apply in some areas.  

  • India
    by Smartraveller on 19/02/2024 at 12:00

    Curfews and restrictions continue in parts of Manipur following violent demonstrations, resulting in casualties. Security agencies have increased their presence in the region. Mobile internet and transport services continue to be affected. Further restrictions may be imposed at short notice. If you're in Manipur, avoid demonstrations and large public gatherings, follow the advice of local authorities, take official warnings seriously and monitor local media for updates (see 'Safety'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in India overall due to the threat of terrorism and crime and the risk of civil unrest. Higher levels apply in some areas.

  • New Zealand
    by Smartraveller on 15/02/2024 at 12:00

    A state of local emergency has been declared for Christchurch City, including Banks Peninsula and Selwyn District. The Christchurch fire has spread to Adventure Park. Monitor media for updates and follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in New Zealand.

  • Bangladesh
    by Smartraveller on 14/02/2024 at 12:00

    We continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution in Bangladesh. Protests and demonstrations can occur across Bangladesh. Avoid large gatherings, including protests, demonstrations and rallies, as these can turn violent without warning. Be aware of your surroundings (see 'Safety'). We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Bangladesh overall due to the threat of terrorism and civil unrest. Higher levels apply in some areas.  

  • Libya
    by Smartraveller on 13/02/2024 at 12:00

    We continue to advise do not travel to Libya. If you're in Libya and it's safe to do so, leave as soon as possible. Due to the ongoing unrest, our ability to provide consular assistance to Australians in Libya is severely limited. We advise: Do not travel to Libya due to the dangerous security situation and the high threat of terrorism and kidnapping.

  • Pakistan
    by Smartraveller on 12/02/2024 at 12:00

    Protests are occurring across Pakistan following the recent elections. Avoid large groups of people, demonstrations and protests, as they can turn violent quickly. The security situation 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. 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. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan overall due to the volatile security situation and threat of terrorism, kidnapping, violent crime and the risk of civil unrest. Higher levels apply in some areas.

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    by Smartraveller on 12/02/2024 at 12:00

    Since 5 February, protests have been occurring outside some foreign embassies and UN offices in Kinshasa. The US Embassy in Kinshasa has issued a security alert advising that protests throughout Kinshasa are likely to continue on 12 February. Avoid areas where protests are occurring. Monitor the media for updates on potential demonstrations or protests and follow the advice of local authorities. We advise: Reconsider your need to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo overall due to the volatile security situation and the threat of terrorism and kidnapping. Higher levels apply in some areas.