Travel Advisories

Travel Advisories, Travel Warnings and Travel Notifications

  • Zimbabwe
    on 11/16/2017 at 21:29

    Due to ongoing domestic political tensions and the unpredictable security situation in Zimbabwe, reconsider your need to travel to Harare. The Australian Embassy in Harare will reopen to the public on 17 November 2017. There is a heightened security presence in Harare, including armoured […]

  • Oman
    on 11/16/2017 at 05:54

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Oman overall. Reconsider your need to travel to border areas with Yemen. […]

  • Italy
    on 11/16/2017 at 05:27

    This travel advice contains updated information on general strikes in Italy. There is an ongoing threat of terrorism in a number of European countries, including Italy. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Italy. […]

  • Tajikistan
    on 11/16/2017 at 02:53

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. 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. […]

  • The Gambia
    on 11/15/2017 at 22:11

    While the situation in The Gambia has stabilised, there is a heightened security presence in the capital, Banjul and in other parts of the country. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in The Gambia overall. Reconsider your need to travel to and from […]

  • 2017 Bennelong by-election
    on 11/15/2017 at 03:08

    A by-election for the federal electoral Division of Bennelong in New South Wales will be held on Saturday 16 December 2017. Check if you are enrolled in the Division of Bennelong, enrol or update your enrolment details at www.aec.gov.au/enrol. […]

  • Cambodia
    on 11/14/2017 at 06:32

    On 16 November 2017, Cambodia’s Supreme Court is expected to finalise a case to dissolve the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). Expect a heightened security presence in Phnom Penh around this time, starting from 15 November. Access to popular tourist sites, including […]

  • United Arab Emirates
    on 11/14/2017 at 03:37

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

  • Samoa
    on 11/13/2017 at 05:24

    On 1 November 2017, Samoan Ministry of Health confirmed an outbreak of dengue fever in the country. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Samoa. […]

  • United States of America
    on 11/13/2017 at 04:44

    On 9 November 2017, the US Department of Homeland Security updated its National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) bulletin to provide current information on the potential threat of terrorist activity within the US (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise […]

  • Somalia
    on 11/13/2017 at 04:38

    The security situation in Somalia is highly volatile and there is an ongoing very high threat of terrorist attack. There have been a number of significant attacks throughout 2017. Terrorist attacks are expected to continue. If you are in Somalia, we strongly urge you to leave if it is […]

  • Libya
    on 11/13/2017 at 00:55

    Tripoli International Airport reopened in July 2017 but only limited commercial options are available. The security situation in Libya remains volatile, with ongoing fighting. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Libya. […]

  • Lebanon
    on 11/10/2017 at 05:32

    Terrorist attacks could occur anywhere, at any time, in Lebanon. Targets could include, but are not limited to, hotels, clubs, restaurants, shopping centres, markets, outdoor recreation events and tourist areas. Security services are at a heightened state of alert and are carrying out […]

  • South Sudan
    on 11/10/2017 at 04:59

    The Australian Government's ability to provide consular assistance in South Sudan remains extremely limited. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not to travel to South Sudan. […]

  • Egypt
    on 11/10/2017 at 03:55

    Travellers are reminded that terror attacks could occur at anytime, anywhere in Egypt. Potential targets include religious sites and communities, and locations frequented by tourists.  In planning your activities, consider the places known to be terrorist targets and the level of […]

  • Yemen
    on 11/10/2017 at 02:58

    This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to Yemen, including the island of Socotra. […]

  • Greece
    on 11/10/2017 at 02:15

    Mykonos International Airport will be closed from 13 – 29 November 2017 for runway repairs. If you plan to visit Mykonos Island during this period, contact your airline or travel provider to make alternative arrangements. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal […]

  • Russia
    on 11/09/2017 at 23:52

    This travel advice has been reviewed and contains new information about entry and exit conditions for travel between Russia and Belarus. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Russia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Germany
    on 11/09/2017 at 05:07

    Air Berlin stopped flying on 28 October 2017 due to insolvency. Passengers who purchased tickets after 15 August 2017 may be entitled to a refund. Contact your travel agent or the airline directly for more information. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety […]

  • Djibouti
    on 11/09/2017 at 04:37

    This travel advice has been reissued and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Djibouti. Higher levels apply in some areas. […]

  • Central African Republic
    on 11/09/2017 at 04:12

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Do not travel to the Central African Republic. […]

  • Pakistan
    on 11/09/2017 at 02:45

    Terrorist attacks can occur anywhere at any time in Pakistan. Avoid public gatherings, crowded places, places of worship and locations frequented by foreigners. Follow local advice and monitor the media for developments that may affect your safety and security. The level of our advice has […]

  • Uruguay
    on 11/08/2017 at 07:20

    Expect disruptions and reconfirm your flight details if you are departing from airports in Uruguay between 8 – 16 November 2017 due to industrial action (See Local travel). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Uruguay. […]

  • Queensland State Election
    on 11/08/2017 at 03:00

    The Queensland State Election will be held on Saturday, 25 November 2017. Voting is compulsory. For information on how to vote visit the Electoral Commission Queensland at www.ecq.qld.gov.au or phone +61 7 3227 6444 (overseas call charges may apply). ​ […]

  • Solomon Islands
    on 11/07/2017 at 07:39

    Political instability, civil unrest and protests can occur with little notice in the Solomon Islands. Be alert, monitor the local media and follow the instructions of the local authorities. Stay clear of any areas where demonstrations, protests, or political rallies are taking place, as […]

  • Maldives
    on 11/07/2017 at 02:03

    Travellers are reminded of the potential for terrorist attacks in the Maldives including against Maldivian institutions and tourist locations frequented by Westerners. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution on Malé Island. Exercise […]

  • Saudi Arabia
    on 11/06/2017 at 03:57

    There is an ongoing threat of cross-border missiles and rocket attacks from Yemen deep into Saudi territory. On 4 November 2017, a missile was intercepted and destroyed near King Khaled International Airport, Riyadh. Exercise caution in public places and monitor the media for […]

  • Burundi
    on 11/06/2017 at 00:45

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

  • United Kingdom
    on 11/05/2017 at 23:33

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United […]

  • Zambia
    on 11/05/2017 at 23:22

    This travel advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Zambia overall. Reconsider your need to travel to some border regions of the country. […]

  • Argentina
    on 11/03/2017 at 23:36

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

  • Philippines
    on 11/03/2017 at 06:36

    There is a high threat of terrorist attack in the Philippines, including Manila. Exercise heightened caution at this time. Be alert to possible threats around locations that have a low level of protective security and places known to be possible terrorist targets. The level of our […]

  • Ireland
    on 11/03/2017 at 06:09

    Expect major disruption on the Irish rail service from early-November to early-December due to planned weekly 24-hour rail strikes (see Local travel). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Ireland. […]

  • Bangladesh
    on 11/03/2017 at 05:23

    There is a high threat of terrorist attack in Bangladesh. There is reliable information to suggest militants may be planning to target Western interests in Bangladesh. Stay alert and maintain an active awareness of your environment. Ensure you have robust security plans in place. The […]

  • Sierra Leone
    on 11/03/2017 at 00:02

    This travel advice has been reviewed and is current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Sierra Leone. […]

  • Tonga
    on 11/02/2017 at 06:25

    The National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) of Tonga has cancelled its first national tsunami evacuation drill scheduled for Friday 3 November 2017. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Tonga. […]

  • Bulgaria
    on 11/02/2017 at 04:13

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

  • Kenya
    on 11/02/2017 at 03:07

    Political tensions remain high following the 28 October 2017 election re-run and unrest is possible throughout the country. Monitor local and international media, avoid protests and prepare for further unrest. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution […]

  • Thailand
    on 11/01/2017 at 09:08

    Thai authorities have announced that from November 2017, they will introduce a smoking ban on beaches in certain tourist areas, including in Koh Samui, Pattaya, Phuket, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chon Buri and Songkhla provinces (see Laws). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise […]

  • Spain
    on 11/01/2017 at 07:39

    Following recent political developments, elections will be held in Catalonia on 21 December. Demonstrations and large gatherings of people are likely to continue in major cities, particularly in Barcelona and other parts of Catalonia, in the lead up.  The level of our advice has […]