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

  • Argentina
    on 18/01/2019 at 18:05

    ​There’s a Hantavirus outbreak in Epuyen and Chubut in Southern Argentina. Avoid contact with live or dead rodents and dust from sweeping and vacuuming their droppings. We haven't changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in Argentina. […]

  • Vanuatu
    on 18/01/2019 at 16:28

    Recent volcanic activity on Ambae and Ambrym islands has led to the evacuation of their residents. Local authorities have advised people to stay away from Ambae and are relocating people on Ambrym to safety. We now recommend you reconsider your need to travel to Ambrym island and do not travel to Ambae island (see Natural disasters). Exercise normal safety precautions elsewhere in Vanuatu. […]

  • Panama
    on 18/01/2019 at 05:51

    Panama City will host World Youth Day from 20 to 28 January 2019. You must carry your passport or a copy at all times if you attend (see Laws). There are currently a high number of hantavirus cases in the Los Santos Province (see Health). Exercise a high degree of caution in Panama overall. Do not travel to the Darien Gap beyond Yaviza. […]

  • Macau
    on 18/01/2019 at 04:20

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Macau with new information about entry and exit conditions. We haven't changed the level of advice – 'Exercise normal safety precautions' in Macau.                           &nbs […]

  • Colombia
    on 18/01/2019 at 02:08

    ​On 17 January 2019, a car bomb exploded at a Police College on the outskirts of Bogota. A number of deaths have been reported. Avoid the immediate area including the Autopista Sur between Avenidas 1 de Mayo and Boyaca. Remain vigilant and follow instructions issued by Colombian authorities (See Safety and security). We haven't changed the level of our advice - 'exercise a high degree of caution' in Colombia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Mexico
    on 17/01/2019 at 16:53

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

  • Mali
    on 17/01/2019 at 08:03

    ​​Due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, do not travel to within 100km of the borders with Burkina Faso. Reconsider your need to travel to parts of southern Mali and do not travel to any other areas, including Bamako. […]

  • Burkina Faso
    on 17/01/2019 at 07:19

    Due to high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping, do not travel to the eastern regions of Burkina Faso. Reconsider your need to travel to Burkina Faso overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Kenya
    on 17/01/2019 at 05:35

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Kenya. We haven’t changed the level – ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’ in Kenya overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.&nbs […]

  • Germany
    on 17/01/2019 at 00:32

    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. […]

  • Zimbabwe
    on 15/01/2019 at 04:16

    Due to worsening economic conditions there have been widespread disruptions, street blockades and violent protests in parts of the country including in Harare and Bulawayo. Avoid demonstrations and minimise travel around town. Monitor media for reports of planned or possible unrest (See Safety and security). We haven’t changed the level of our advice - ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’ in Zimbabwe. […]

  • Taiwan
    on 11/01/2019 at 02:01

    We've reviewed our travel advice. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Taiwan. […]

  • Uzbekistan
    on 11/01/2019 at 01:58

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

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    on 11/01/2019 at 01:08

    The political and security situation remains uncertain after the announcement of provisional election results on 10 January 2019. 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. […]

  • Chile
    on 09/01/2019 at 22:44

    On 4 January 2019, an explosion at a bus stop in Santiago injured five bystanders. Be aware of your surroundings, exercise caution when using public transport and report suspicious behaviour or unattended packages to local authorities. We haven't changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in Chile.                          &nbs […]

  • Niger
    on 09/01/2019 at 22:36

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Niger with new information in Where to get help. We haven't changed the level – do not travel to Niger overall. Reconsider your need to travel to the capital, Niamey. […]

  • Gabon
    on 09/01/2019 at 22:25

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Gabon with new information in Where to get help. We haven't changed the level  – ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’. […]

  • Cameroon
    on 09/01/2019 at 22:21

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Cameroon with new information in Where to get help. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Cameroon. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Benin
    on 09/01/2019 at 22:16

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Benin with new information in Where to get help. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Benin. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • The Gambia
    on 09/01/2019 at 22:08

    We've reviewed our travel advice for The Gambia with new information in Where to get help. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in The Gambia. […]

  • Nigeria
    on 09/01/2019 at 21:30

    The Australian High Commission in Abuja is relocating to new premises from 11 January. For new contact details see Where to get help. There will be a period of several days when consular and passport services are not available in Abuja. For urgent assistance in a consular emergency during this time contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305; or 1300 555 135 within Australia. 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.&nbs […]

  • Costa Rica
    on 09/01/2019 at 20:04

    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. […]

  • El Salvador
    on 08/01/2019 at 22:11

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

  • Fiji
    on 07/01/2019 at 22:03

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

  • India
    on 07/01/2019 at 17:34

    There have been violent protests in some towns and cities in Kerala over the issue of women accessing the Sabarimala temple. We expect these protests to continue. If you're in Kerala or due to travel there, monitor local media, be alert and avoid large public gatherings. We haven’t changed our level of our advice for India - ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]