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

  • New Caledonia
    on 12/11/2018 at 02:52

    ​This travel advice has been reviewed and includes information on health. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in New Caledonia. […]

  • Argentina
    on 09/11/2018 at 05:22

    ​This travel advice has been reviewed and includes new information on safety and security. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Argentina. […]

  • Indonesia
    on 09/11/2018 at 04:38

    Japanese encephalitis is an ongoing risk in Indonesia, including Bali. But the risk of infection remains low. Avoid mosquito bites. Talk to your doctor about vaccinations before you go. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia overall, including Bali. Higher levels apply in Central Sulawesi and Papua provinces. […]

  • Japan
    on 07/11/2018 at 06:38

    This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Japan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • South Sudan
    on 07/11/2018 at 04:42

    Armed conflict, including attacks on civilians could break out with little warning (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Do not to travel to South Sudan. […]

  • Madagascar
    on 06/11/2018 at 05:28

    Presidential elections will be held on 7 November 2018. Political instability may impact security in the capital and the regions. Follow the instructions of local authorities and avoid any demonstrations, rallies and public gatherings in the lead up to, and during, the election period. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Madagascar. […]

  • Burundi
    on 05/11/2018 at 04:00

    This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Burundi. […]

  • Timor-Leste
    on 05/11/2018 at 03:58

    Bring sufficient cash in USD with you as many places don't accept credit cards. Check with your bank whether your Australian credit or debit card will work in Timor-Leste (see Entry and exit). Exercise a high degree of caution in Timor-Lest […]

  • Vanuatu
    on 05/11/2018 at 03:19

    This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions elsewhere in Vanuatu. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Tunisia
    on 05/11/2018 at 02:23

    This advice has been reviewed. 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. […]

  • Ghana
    on 02/11/2018 at 00:56

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

  • Brazil
    on 02/11/2018 at 00:13

    There’s an outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil. Get vaccinated before you travel. Carry your yellow fever vaccination certificate with you. Outbreaks of other mosquito-borne illnesses are common. Protect yourself against mosquito bites. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil. […]

  • United Arab Emirates
    on 01/11/2018 at 23:01

    This travel advice has been reviewed and includes information on safety and security. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). […]

  • Pakistan
    on 01/11/2018 at 05:14

    Political organisations are staging demonstrations across Pakistan following the verdict in a high-profile blasphemy case. Some are blocking roads between major cities. Avoid protests, which can turn violent with little warning. Monitor the media and other sources for news of planned or possible unrest (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Ukraine
    on 01/11/2018 at 04:47

    In April 2018, Ukraine introduced e-Visas for Australian tourist and business visitors. The overall level of the advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Ukraine. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Nigeria
    on 01/11/2018 at 04:29

    Protests in Abuja and other Nigerian cities are becoming increasingly frequent in the lead up to Presidential elections in February 2019. Curfews can be imposed at short notice. Avoid protests, demonstrations and large crowds as they could turn violent. Be alert to possible security threats. Monitor local media for news of unrest (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. 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.&nbs […]

  • Singapore
    on 01/11/2018 at 03:02

    ​ Reminder: your passport needs to be valid for at least six months to enter or exit Singapore, even if you're transiting. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Singapore. […]

  • Vietnam
    on 31/10/2018 at 02:56

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

  • Sri Lanka
    on 30/10/2018 at 00:09

    There is an increased likelihood of large protests and demonstrations in Sri Lanka due to political instability. Avoid all demonstrations and large public gatherings, as they may turn violent. Monitor local media for updates. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Sri Lanka. […]

  • Philippines
    on 29/10/2018 at 07:02

    Typhoon Yutu ('Rosita') will make landfall on 30 October 2018 on northern and central Luzon. Heavy rains, flash flooding, landslides and strong winds are expected which could result in disruptions to essential services including transportation, power distribution, telecommunications, food and water supply, emergency services and medical care. If you are in the area, monitor local news and weather reports and follow the advice of local authorities (see Natural disasters). The level of advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines overall. Reconsider your need to travel to eastern Mindanao, and do not travel to central and western Mindanao, due to very high levels of violent crime, high threats of terrorist attacks and kidnapping. Martial law is in place in Mindanao until 31 December 2018. […]

  • Fiji
    on 29/10/2018 at 03:48

    General elections will be held on 14 November 2018. Follow the instructions of local authorities and avoid any demonstrations, rallies and public gatherings in the lead up to, and during the election period. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Fiji. […]

  • Ireland
    on 29/10/2018 at 02:43

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

  • Jordan
    on 29/10/2018 at 01:32

    This advice has been reviewed and updated with new information on safety and security. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Jordan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Iran
    on 28/10/2018 at 23:59

    This travel advice has been reviewed and includes information on the risk of arbitrary detention or arrest in Iran (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Iran overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Turkey
    on 26/10/2018 at 05:33

    Istanbul’s new airport is scheduled to open on 29 October 2018. Flights will be gradually transferred from Istanbul’s existing Ataturk airport until the end of December 2018, with flights operating into/out of both airports during the transition period. Flight delays and cancellations may occur and increased traffic congestion around both airports is likely. Contact your airline or tour operator for the latest update. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Ankara and Istanbul because of the high threat of terrorist attack. Exercise a high degree of caution in Turkey overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of Turkey. […]