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

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    on 22/03/2019 at 05:42

    Avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings as they may turn violent. Monitor local media and other sources for information that may affect your security. Follow the instructions of local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed – reconsider your need to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Nepal
    on 22/03/2019 at 02:47

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Nepal to include new information on airport services and laws. We haven’t changed our level of advice – ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’ in Nepal. […]

  • Indonesia
    on 21/03/2019 at 06:26

    There may be a heightened risk of protests and rallies in the lead up to the Indonesian Presidential election in April 2019. Protests have been held recently near the Australian Embassy in Jakarta and Consulates. Be aware of your surroundings. Monitor media for the latest information about safety or security risks. Exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia overall, including Bali. Higher levels apply in Central Sulawesi and Papua province. […]

  • Trinidad and Tobago
    on 21/03/2019 at 02:50

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Trinidad and Tobago with new information about travelling with ammunition (see Laws). We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Trinidad and Tobago. […]

  • Solomon Islands
    on 20/03/2019 at 06:37

    National elections will be held on 3 April 2019. Maintain a high degree of awareness throughout the election period and during the selection of the Prime Minister which is likely to happen two to four weeks after the election. Avoid protests, political rallies and concerts, as they may turn violent (see Safety and security). We haven’t changed the level - 'exercise normal safety precautions' in Solomon Islands overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Algeria
    on 20/03/2019 at 03:58

    We now advise you to ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in Algiers. Reconsider your need to travel to Algeria overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Bulgaria
    on 20/03/2019 at 03:08

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

  • Mozambique
    on 19/03/2019 at 07:29

    Tropical cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira on 15 March 2019. The cyclone brought torrential rainfall and violent winds. Electricity and communications infrastructure have been affected. Monitor weather reports and follow instructions issued by local authorities (See Natural disasters). We haven’t changed the level - 'Exercise a high degree of caution' in Mozambique overall. Higher levels apply in some areas. […]

  • Netherlands
    on 18/03/2019 at 14:57

    On 18 March 2019 a shooting on a tram in the town of Utrecht resulted in three deaths and 13 injuries. Avoid the area while investigations continue. Police are treating the incident as terrorist related. Authorities have raised the terrorist threat level for Utrecht to 'critical', the highest level. Australians in Utrecht should follow the advice of local authorities. We haven’t changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in the Netherlands. […]

  • Zimbabwe
    on 18/03/2019 at 12:16

    Cyclone Idai has led to flooding and mud slides across parts of eastern Zimbabwe.  If travelling to affected regions, take extra care, monitor weather updates and follow any advice given by the local authorities. We haven’t changed the level of our advice - ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’ in Zimbabwe. […]

  • Malawi
    on 18/03/2019 at 11:00

    Cyclone Idai has led to flooding across parts of southern Malawi. If travelling to affected regions, take extra care, monitor weather updates and follow advice of local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Malawi. Higher levels apply in in the Mulanje district. […]

  • New Zealand
    on 18/03/2019 at 05:40

    On 15 March 2019, a terrorist attack occurred in Christchurch, killing and injuring many people. The level of our advice has not changed - ‘Exercise normal safety precautions’ in New Zealand. […]

  • Malaysia
    on 17/03/2019 at 05:26

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Malaysia. We haven’t changed our level of advice – ‘exercise normal safety precautions’ in Malaysia overall.​ Reconsider your need to travel to the coastal region of eastern Sabah. […]

  • Sweden
    on 17/03/2019 at 01:44

    This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Sweden. […]

  • United Kingdom
    on 17/03/2019 at 01:40

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

  • Germany
    on 17/03/2019 at 01:35

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Germany. We haven't changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions in Germany and be aware of the increased threat of terrorism. […]

  • France
    on 17/03/2019 at 01:32

    ​​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. 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. […]

  • Belgium
    on 17/03/2019 at 01:29

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

  • United States of America
    on 17/03/2019 at 01:23

    We’ve lowered the level of our travel advice for the US Virgin Islands and the US territory of Puerto Rico. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United States of America, including Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands. […]

  • Nigeria
    on 15/03/2019 at 03:09

    There is a high threat of kidnapping across Nigeria. The US Embassy issued an alert on 13 March 2019 warning that a terrorist group plans to conduct kidnap operations against unidentified foreigners currently located in Borno State (see Safety and Security). We haven’t changed our level of advice – '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. […]

  • The Bahamas
    on 15/03/2019 at 02:56

    The Honorary Consul in Nassau now conducts passport interviews. You can get full consular assistance from the Australian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in the Bahamas. […]

  • Thailand
    on 14/03/2019 at 05:36

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

  • Philippines
    on 13/03/2019 at 23:12

    We’ve updated our travel advice for the Philippines with new information on upcoming national and local elections. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Sudan
    on 08/03/2019 at 05:50

    On 22 February 2019, Sudan’s President declared a year-long state of emergency across Sudan. The state of emergency bans unauthorised public gatherings and gives security forces increased powers to arrest, restrict movement and seize assets. Avoid protests or large gatherings, observe curfews and follow the instructions of local authorities. If travelling outside Khartoum, seek information on the situation in the areas you will be travelling to or passing through before departing. Be alert and monitor media for the latest information about safety or security risks. We haven’t changed the level overall, ‘reconsider your need to travel’ to Sudan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Spain
    on 08/03/2019 at 04:49

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Spain and included new information on Crime (see Safety and Security). We haven't changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions. […]