Travel Advisories

Travel Advisories, Travel Warnings and Travel Notifications

  • Sri Lanka
    on 04/22/2019 at 08:40

    Multiple bomb blasts occurred at different hotels and churches in Sri Lanka on 21 April, including in Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa. Australians are advised to avoid all affected areas and minimise movement until the situation stabilises.  A nationwide police curfew has been […]

  • United Kingdom
    on 04/19/2019 at 10:50

    On 18 April 2019, violent clashes occurred in Londonderry during a police operation at a housing estate. One person was killed in an attack that police are treating as a terrorist act. Avoid all protests, monitor the media for latest information and follow instructions of local […]

  • Italy
    on 04/18/2019 at 15:47

    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. […]

  • Brazil
    on 04/18/2019 at 13:10

    The Venezuelan Government has closed its land border with Brazil. There’s an increased risk of violent protest and unrest occurring in this border region (see Safety and security). We haven’t changed the level for Brazil – exercise a high degree of caution. […]

  • India
    on 04/18/2019 at 11:25

    On 17 April 2019, Jet Airways announced the suspension of all flights - domestic and international. Contact Jet Airways, your travel agent or ticket provider (in the case of Qantas codeshare bookings) for information on refunds and alternate travel options (Local travel). General […]

  • Solomon Islands
    on 04/18/2019 at 05:52

    National elections were held on 3 April 2019. Maintain a high degree of awareness throughout the election period and during the selection of the Prime Minister which is scheduled to happen on 24 April. Avoid protests, political rallies and concerts, as they may turn violent […]

  • Lebanon
    on 04/16/2019 at 07:38

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Lebanon and included new information under Safety and security. We now advise you to reconsider your need to travel to the southern suburbs in Beirut. Exercise a high degree of caution in Lebanon overall due to the unpredictable security […]

  • Myanmar
    on 04/16/2019 at 06:51

    Due to armed conflict between the Arakan Army and Myanmar military do not travel to townships of Maungdaw, Buthidaung or, Rathedaung, Kyauktaw, Ponnagyun, Mrauk-U in Rakhine State and Palewta in southern Chin State. Exercise a high degree of caution in Myanmar overall. Higher and lower […]

  • Cyprus
    on 04/16/2019 at 00:36

    You can only legally enter Cyprus through airports and seaports in the Republic of Cyprus government-controlled areas. You can be refused entry if immigration officials have concerns about previous or planned travel to, accommodation or activities (including but not limited to commercial, […]

  • Angola
    on 04/16/2019 at 00:21

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

  • Sudan
    on 04/16/2019 at 00:19

    Following the 11 April removal of President Bashir by the Sudanese military, Sudanese authorities have announced the imposition of a three month state of emergency and a one month curfew. Please note that border crossing can be closed at short notice. The state of emergency bans […]

  • Lesotho
    on 04/15/2019 at 23:33

    This advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Lesotho. […]

  • Thailand
    on 04/15/2019 at 04:22

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Thailand to include information on crime and laws. We haven't changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution in Thailand overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • Libya
    on 04/15/2019 at 04:05

    The security situation in Libya remains volatile due to ongoing armed conflict, a high risk of terrorist attacks and kidnapping, an unpredictable political situation and a high crime rate. Unexploded ordnances, including landmines, are a hazard throughout Libya. We haven’t changed […]

  • Brexit – Implications for Australian travellers
    on 04/12/2019 at 06:39

    The United Kingdom (UK) is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) on or before 31 October, 2019. The UK is currently negotiating the terms of its exit with the EU. If you are an Australian living or working in, or travelling to, the UK or the EU nothing will change in the short-term, […]

  • United Arab Emirates
    on 04/12/2019 at 05:35

    Between 16 April 2019 and 30 May 2019, Dubai International Airport (DXB) will refurbish a runway. Some flights to and from Dubai will operate from Dubai World Central Airport (DWC), also known as Al Maktoum International Airport. See Local Travel. Contact your airline or […]

  • South Africa
    on 04/12/2019 at 01:02

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for South Africa to include information on entry and exit conditions. We haven’t changed our level of our advice - ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’ in South Africa. […]

  • Ukraine
    on 04/11/2019 at 06:38

    The first round of Presidential elections were held on 31 March 2019, and a second round is to be held on 21 April. Large protests and demonstrations may happen during this period, involving increased security presence and road closures. Avoid demonstrations and large […]

  • 2019 Australian federal election
    on 04/11/2019 at 01:51

    The 2019 Australian federal election has been announced. It will be on Saturday 18 May2019. If you're an eligible Australian citizen overseas you can still vote. To vote you must be enrolled by 8pm, Thursday 18 April (Australian time, in the electorate you're enrolled). To enrol, […]

  • Portugal
    on 04/09/2019 at 05:12

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

  • Kuwait
    on 04/09/2019 at 03:18

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

  • Serbia
    on 04/09/2019 at 00:04

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

  • Turkey
    on 04/08/2019 at 10:59

    We have reviewed our travel advice for Turkey - we haven't changed the level - it remains exercise a high degree of caution in Ankara and Istanbul, and in Turkey overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. For information on the ANZAC Day commemorative service see […]

  • France
    on 04/08/2019 at 10:57

    Demonstrations linked to the Yellow Vest movement may continue across France for some time, including in tourist areas. Protests mostly happen on Saturdays. Avoid all demonstrations, as they can turn violent. Monitor local media and follow the advice of local authorities. We haven't […]

  • ANZAC Day commemorations at Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux
    on 04/08/2019 at 10:03

    This travel bulletin provides information for Australians planning to travel to Turkey and France for commemorations at Gallipoli and Villers-Bretonneux and other sites on the Western Front. The Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) manages the Anzac Day Service at the Anzac Commemorative […]

  • Colombia
    on 04/05/2019 at 14:56

    ​Protests in the departments of Cauca, Valle del Cauca, Huila and Caqueta are affecting the Pan-American Highway. Limit road travel in this area. Consider flying between Colombia and Ecuador to avoid violence and delays. Follow the advice of local authorities and remain vigilant at […]

  • Uganda
    on 04/05/2019 at 01:05

    On 2 April 2019, a foreign national was kidnapped from the Ishasha section of Queen Elizabeth National Park, which borders the Democratic Republic of Congo. We haven’t changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Uganda. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country. […]

  • China
    on 04/01/2019 at 23:33

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for China. We haven’t changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions. Higher levels apply in Tibet and Xinjiang. […]

  • Ramadan
    on 04/01/2019 at 03:38

    The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin on 5 May and end on 4 June 2019. If you're travelling during this period to a country with a significant Muslim community, take the time to learn about Ramadan and ensure you respect religious and cultural […]

  • Kazakhstan
    on 04/01/2019 at 02:42

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

  • Kenya
    on 03/30/2019 at 20:53

    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, coastal areas of Kenya, Naivasha and Nanyuki. Be particularly alert in […]

  • Ecuador
    on 03/29/2019 at 18:34

    You can visit the Galapagos Islands for tourism for up to 60 days. For visits other than tourism, you must get a visa or special permission from the local authority before you arrive in Ecuador (see Entry and exit). We haven’t changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in […]

  • Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank
    on 03/29/2019 at 02:47

    In March 2019 several long-range rockets were fired into central Israel. Similar incidents and Israeli military responses may occur (See Safety and Security). Do not travel to the Gaza Strip. It is dangerous. Border crossings from Egypt and Israel into the Gaza Strip can close […]

  • Tunisia
    on 03/27/2019 at 16:45

    Our advice for Tunisia has been reviewed to include updates on local laws and hospitals. We haven’t changed our level of advice – 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. […]

  • Brunei Darussalam
    on 03/27/2019 at 07:01

    From 3 April 2019 the full sharia penal code (law) takes effect in Brunei. It applies to Muslims, non-Muslims and foreigners even when on Brunei registered aircraft and vessels. Under this code some offences can attract physical punishment while others attract executions. Offences that […]

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    on 03/27/2019 at 05:52

    Our travel advice for Bosnia and Herzegovina has been updated to include information on Health and Consular Services. The level of our advice has not changed - exercise normal safety precautions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. […]

  • Honduras
    on 03/26/2019 at 14:59

    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 […]

  • Uzbekistan
    on 03/26/2019 at 04:35

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

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    on 03/22/2019 at 05:42

    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 […]

  • Nepal
    on 03/22/2019 at 02:47

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Nepal to include new information on airport services and laws. We haven’t changed our level of advice – ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’ in Nepal. […]