Travel Advisories

Travel Advisories, Travel Warnings and Travel Notifications

  • North Macedonia (Republic of North Macedonia)
    on 02/19/2019 at 04:25

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for North Macedonia. We haven’t changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution.&nbs […]

  • Kenya
    on 02/19/2019 at 03:44

    A terror attack could happen anywhere and at any time in Kenya. Somali terror group Al-Shabaab continues to threaten attacks. Credible information indicates that Westerners may be targeted by extremists in Nairobi, Naivasha, Nanyuki and coastal areas of Kenya. Many people have been killed […]

  • Yemen
    on 02/18/2019 at 06:29

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Yemen. We haven't changed the level - do not travel to Yemen, including the island of Socotra due to the very high threat of kidnapping and terrorist attack. […]

  • New Caledonia
    on 02/17/2019 at 10:12

    In anticipation of the approach of Tropical Cyclone Oma, local authorities have placed New Caledonia under a general 'pre-alert' with the north of the main island of Grand Terre and Belep at a heightened alert level. Register your travel plans on smartraveller, follow the instructions of […]

  • Haiti
    on 02/17/2019 at 03:44

    Since 7 February, there have been violent protests and road blocks in Port-au-Prince and other cities in Haiti. There are reports of fuel and food shortages. Remain vigilant, avoid crowds and protests as they may quickly turn violent, monitor local media and follow the advice of local […]

  • Nigeria
    on 02/16/2019 at 04:58

    Presidential elections have been postponed and rescheduled for 23 February. Political gatherings and demonstrations are becoming increasingly frequent in major Nigerian cities. Avoid rallies, demonstrations and large crowds as they could turn violent. Monitor local media for news of […]

  • Papua New Guinea
    on 02/15/2019 at 19:56

    We've included new information about armed robberies of day trekkers near Sogeri and Variarta National Park (see Local travel) in our travel advice for Papua New Guinea (PNG). We haven’t changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in PNG. Higher levels apply in some […]

  • Qatar
    on 02/15/2019 at 05:23

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

  • India
    on 02/15/2019 at 02:29

    On 14 February a terrorist attack on the Jammu - Srinagar highway resulted in a number of fatalities and casualties. Reconsider your need to travel to the cities of Jammu and Srinagar. Anticipate heightened security and restriction of movement in the region. Follow the advice of local […]

  • Chad
    on 02/15/2019 at 02:15

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Chad. We haven’t changed the level. Do not travel to Chad. Reconsider your need to travel to the capital N'Djamena. […]

  • Azerbaijan
    on 02/14/2019 at 01:25

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Azerbaijan. We haven’t changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Romania
    on 02/13/2019 at 15:52

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Romania with new information on driving. We haven’t changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in Romania. […]

  • Venezuela
    on 02/12/2019 at 08:12

    We now recommend you do not travel to Venezuela overall due to the unstable political and economic situation, food, water, medicine and petrol shortages and high levels of violent crime. Large demonstrations are likely in all major cities due to social and political tensions. This could […]

  • Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank
    on 02/11/2019 at 02:57

    Do not travel to Gaza. It is dangerous. Border crossings from Egypt and Israel into Gaza can close at short notice and without warning. If you enter Gaza you may not be able to leave for weeks or months. The ability of the Australian Government to help when borders are closed is extremely […]

  • Indonesia
    on 02/08/2019 at 20:53

    Demonstrations have been held in recent weeks around the Australian Embassy in Jakarta and the Australian Consulate-General in Surabaya. Protests may continue at the Embassy in Jakarta or at any of Australia’s Consulates-General in Surabaya, Bali and Makassar. We haven’t […]

  • Kosovo
    on 02/08/2019 at 19:44

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

  • Brazil
    on 02/08/2019 at 18:40

    There’s an outbreak of measles in Brazil. Make sure your vaccinations are up-to-date before you travel. We haven’t changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil. […]

  • Somalia
    on 02/08/2019 at 05:26

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Somalia. The security situation in Somalia is highly volatile and there is an ongoing very high threat of terrorist attack. There have been a large number of significant attacks in 2018. Terrorist attacks are expected to continue. If you are in […]

  • Bhutan
    on 02/08/2019 at 00:50

    We have reviewed our travel advice for Bhutan. We haven’t changed the level - ‘Exercise normal safety precautions’ in Bhutan. […]

  • Vietnam
    on 02/07/2019 at 04:41

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

  • Bangladesh
    on 02/06/2019 at 06:37

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Bangladesh. We haven’t changed our level of advice - ‘reconsider your need to travel’ to Bangladesh. […]

  • Japan
    on 02/04/2019 at 22:42

    We’ve reviewed this travel advice. We haven’t changed our level of advice – ‘Exercise normal safety precautions’ in Japan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Tonga
    on 02/04/2019 at 19:43

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

  • Italy
    on 02/04/2019 at 16:47

    We’ve included new information about winter and summer driving rules (see Local travel) and public conduct in tourist areas (see Laws). We haven’t changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in Italy. […]

  • Liberia
    on 02/04/2019 at 16:03

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

  • Netherlands
    on 01/31/2019 at 20:37

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

  • Palau
    on 01/31/2019 at 17:37

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

  • Philippines
    on 01/31/2019 at 16:48

    We’ve updated our travel advice for the Philippines to include information about recent terror attacks in western Mindanao. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to central and western Mindanao, and to reconsider travel to eastern Mindanao. Our advice level for the rest of […]

  • Malaysia
    on 01/30/2019 at 06:20

    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. […]

  • Panama
    on 01/29/2019 at 20:11

    There are currently a high number of hantavirus cases in the Los Santos Province (see Health). We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Panama overall. Do not travel to the Darien Gap beyond Yaviza. […]

  • Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
    on 01/29/2019 at 06:57

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

  • South Korea (Republic of Korea)
    on 01/24/2019 at 22:00

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice. We haven’t changed the level - Exercise normal safety precautions in South Korea. […]

  • Mexico
    on 01/24/2019 at 15:53

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Mexico with new contact details for the Honorary Consulate in Cancun (see Where to get help). We haven’t changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Mexico overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Mauritania
    on 01/24/2019 at 06:04

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Mauritania. We haven’t changed the level – 'reconsider your need to travel' to Mauritania. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Eswatini
    on 01/24/2019 at 03:46

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

  • Zimbabwe
    on 01/24/2019 at 00:44

    There have been widespread disruptions, street blockades and violent protests in parts of the country including in Harare and Bulawayo. There’s an increased security presence in some urban areas. Avoid demonstrations and monitor media for planned or possible unrest (See Safety […]

  • North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
    on 01/23/2019 at 22:33

    ​​We’ve updated our travel advice. We haven’t changed the level - Reconsider your need to travel to North Korea. […]

  • Guyana
    on 01/23/2019 at 16:35

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

  • Iraq
    on 01/23/2019 at 05:20

    We've reviewed the travel advice for Iraq. We haven't changed the level – "Do not travel" to Iraq, including the Kurdish region. […]

  • Honduras
    on 01/22/2019 at 20:47

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