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

  • Canada
    on 19/10/2018 at 05:21

    ​Canada legalised the recreational use of cannabis on 17 October 2018. Restrictions and age limits apply (see Laws). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Canada. […]

  • Tajikistan
    on 18/10/2018 at 04:45

    This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Tajikistan overall. Reconsider your need to travel to the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast and some border regions of the country. […]

  • Papua New Guinea
    on 17/10/2018 at 01:44

    Port Moresby will host APEC Economic Leaders’ Week from 12-18 November. PNG will temporarily suspend visa on arrival to all foreign nationals from 30 October to 30 November 2018 because of APEC (See Entry and exit). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in PNG overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • United States of America
    on 15/10/2018 at 04:09

    This travel advice has been reviewed and contains new information under Health. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United States of America, including Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands. Reconsider your need to travel to the US Virgin Islands and the US territory of Puerto Rico.&nbs […]

  • India
    on 15/10/2018 at 02:43

    This travel advice has been reviewed and includes new information under Mosquito borne-illnesses (see Health). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in India overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Kazakhstan
    on 15/10/2018 at 02:40

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

  • Belarus
    on 12/10/2018 at 04:11

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

  • Peru
    on 10/10/2018 at 05:34

    This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Peru overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Burkina Faso
    on 10/10/2018 at 04:09

    ​In September 2018 three mining staff were kidnapped while travelling between Inata and Tongomayel near Djibo, and in a separate incident an Italian priest was kidnapped in Bomanga, Niger, near the border with Burkina Faso. The level of our advice has changed for eastern border areas with Niger to 'Do not travel'. Reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Malaysia
    on 10/10/2018 at 03:56

    To drive in Malaysia, you need a valid International Driving Permit (IDP) and a valid Australian driver’s licence (see Local travel). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal security precautions in Malaysia overall.​ Reconsider your need to travel to the coastal region of eastern Sabah. […]

  • Ecuador
    on 10/10/2018 at 03:20

    This travel advice has been reviewed. We now recommend you reconsider your need to travel to both Sucumbios and Esmeraldas provinces in the North of Ecuador. The overall level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Ecuador. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Costa Rica
    on 10/10/2018 at 01:28

    This travel advice has been reviewed and includes information on ongoing protest activity. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Costa Rica. […]

  • Uganda
    on 08/10/2018 at 04:53

    The Uganda Police Force has issued a warning of possible terrorist attacks around Independence Day on 9 October 2018. Pay close attention to your personal security and follow the instructions of local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Thailand
    on 08/10/2018 at 02:52

    This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Thailand overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • China
    on 08/10/2018 at 01:54

    There are increased security measures in Xinjiang (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in China. Higher levels apply in Tibet and Xinjiang. […]

  • Gabon
    on 04/10/2018 at 05:43

    Legislative elections will be held in Gabon on 6 and 27 October 2018. Monitor media about possible safety risks in the lead up to, during and after the elections. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Gabon. […]

  • Cameroon
    on 04/10/2018 at 05:29

    Presidential elections will be held on 7 October 2018. Monitor media about possible safety risks in the lead up to, during and after the elections. Transport, internet connectivity and other services may be limited or unavailable during the election period. Curfews are in effect in some parts of Cameroon. Avoid demonstrations, political events, and large public gatherings. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not to travel to the Northwest and Southwest states, due to ongoing tensions, threat of localised violence and kidnapping. Exercise a high degree of caution in Cameroon overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Afghanistan
    on 04/10/2018 at 04:16

    There is a heightened threat of terrorist attack and protests in the lead up to parliamentary elections scheduled for 20 October 2018, and possibly beyond (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Afghanistan. […]

  • Indonesia
    on 03/10/2018 at 08:12

    We now advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Northern Lombok and the Gili Islands. The level of our advice for other regions of Indonesia has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia overall, including Bali. Higher levels apply in Central Sulawesi and Papua provinces. […]

  • Netherlands
    on 02/10/2018 at 23:17

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

  • Turkey
    on 02/10/2018 at 23:13

    Istanbul’s new airport is scheduled to open on 29 October 2018, with flights transferred from Istanbul’s existing Ataturk airport. In the period around the scheduled opening, flight delays and cancellations may occur and 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. […]

  • Philippines
    on 02/10/2018 at 04:30

    This travel advice has been reviewed. 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. […]

  • Jamaica
    on 28/09/2018 at 07:04

    A state of emergency remains in place until October 2018 due to ongoing violence in the Parish of St James, including Montego Bay, and in St Catherine North, including Spanish Town, Linstead and Bog Walk, and in parts of downtown Kingston. Anticipate road closures and travel delays. Monitor local media and follow instructions issued by local authorities (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Jamaica. […]

  • Cyprus
    on 28/09/2018 at 00:45

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

  • Maldives
    on 26/09/2018 at 04:56

    This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution on Malé Island. Exercise normal safety precautions elsewhere in the Maldives. […]