Travel Advisories

Travel Advisories, Travel Warnings and Travel Notifications

  • Norway
    on 08/19/2019 at 06:34

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Norway and included new information under 'Laws'. We haven't changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions.

  • Myanmar
    on 08/18/2019 at 02:19

    Fighting between Myanmar security forces and armed groups continued on 17 August in northern Shan State. There was an attack at Nam Ton Pan Hat near Lashio and a military battalion in Kyaukmae was also attacked. Two bridges in the area have been destroyed. Local authorities have evacuated […]

  • Hong Kong
    on 08/16/2019 at 05:20

    Protests in Hong Kong continue and are less predictable. Violent confrontations have taken place between police and protesters across Hong Kong, including at the International Airport, often following otherwise peaceful protest activities. As crowd control measures, police have used tear […]

  • South Korea (Republic of Korea)
    on 08/16/2019 at 04:53

    There's an outbreak of Hepatitis A in South Korea. Boil tap water before drinking or cooking (see Health). We haven't changed the level of advice – exercise normal safety precautions in South Korea.

  • Mexico
    on 08/16/2019 at 04:46

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Mexico to include new information on food-borne cyclosporiasis illness (see Health). We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Iran
    on 08/14/2019 at 05:46

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Iran. We haven't changed the level: reconsider your need to travel, due to the risk that foreigners including Australians could be arbitrarily detained or arrested. See Safety and security. Higher levels apply in some parts of the […]

  • Philippines
    on 08/13/2019 at 02:05

    We have reviewed our travel advice for the Philippines. We remind Australians of the very high threat of kidnapping in the southern Philippines, especially along the Zamboanga peninsula, in the Sulu Archipelago and in coastal waters between Philippines and Sabah, Malaysia (see Safety and […]

  • India
    on 08/10/2019 at 06:31

    On 5 August, the Government of India announced constitutional changes that will affect the internal political status of Jammu and Kashmir. A heightened Indian security presence is now in place, with additional restrictive measures applying to public gatherings, and internet and […]

  • Syria
    on 08/09/2019 at 04:49

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Syria. We haven’t changed the level – do not travel to Syria.

  • Costa Rica
    on 08/08/2019 at 23:22

    This travel advice has been reviewed and includes new information on drink spiking. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Costa Rica.

  • Egypt
    on 08/07/2019 at 04:11

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice with information on safety and security. We haven’t changed our level of advice – ‘reconsider your need to travel’ to Egypt overall. The highest level applies in some parts of the country.

  • Laos
    on 08/07/2019 at 00:59

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Laos and included new information under 'Visas'. We haven't changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Pakistan
    on 08/07/2019 at 00:57

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Pakistan. We haven't changed our level of advice – 'reconsider your need to travel' to Pakistan and 'do not travel' to the border areas with India and Afghanistan.

  • Papua New Guinea
    on 08/07/2019 at 00:30

    We've included new information about security in the Sugu Valley, Southern Highlands province (see Safety and security) and restrictions on removing remnants of war (see Laws) in our travel advice for Papua New Guinea (PNG). We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree […]

  • Thailand
    on 08/03/2019 at 00:14

    On 2 August, a series of explosions occurred in public areas throughout Bangkok, including near Chong Nonsi BTS station and outside several Thai Government buildings. We haven't changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution in Thailand overall. Higher levels apply in […]

  • Senegal
    on 08/02/2019 at 01:50

    The Senegal travel advice has been reviewed. The level hasn't changed - exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Indonesia
    on 08/02/2019 at 01:06

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Indonesia. We haven’t changed the level of our advice – ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ in Indonesia, including Bali. Higher levels apply in Poso Regency in Central Sulawesi, and Papua Province.

  • Nepal
    on 08/02/2019 at 00:54

    We have reviewed our travel advice for Nepal. Politically motivated demonstrations occur at short notice. Avoid protests and other public gatherings and monitor media for the latest update. Bombings occur in Nepal. While not usually targeted at foreigners, you could get caught up in […]

  • Mozambique
    on 08/01/2019 at 00:51

    We've updated our travel advice with information on safety and security. We haven't changed the level of our advice - 'exercise a high degree of caution' in Mozambique overall. 'Reconsider your need to travel' to Cabo Delgado Province. &nbs

  • Malaysia
    on 08/01/2019 at 00:32

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Malaysia and included updates on the kidnapping risk in eastern Sabah. We haven't changed the level  – exercise normal safety precautions overall. Reconsider your need to travel to the coastal region of eastern Sabah.

  • Guyana
    on 07/31/2019 at 22:23

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

  • Germany
    on 07/31/2019 at 04:19

    The annual Oktoberfest festival will be held at the Theresienwiese in Munich, Bavaria, from 21 September to 6 October 2019. If you visit Oktoberfest in Munich, behave responsibly and respect local laws and customs. See Local travel. We haven't changed the level – exercise normal […]

  • Tanzania
    on 07/31/2019 at 04:15

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Tanzania and included new information on entry and exit conditions, and safety and security (terrorism and laws). We haven't changed our level  - exercise a high degree of caution.

  • Seychelles
    on 07/31/2019 at 03:53

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Seychelles. The level advice has not changed - exercise normal safety precautions.

  • Peru
    on 07/26/2019 at 06:20

    Peru will host the Pan American Games from 26 July to 11 August and the Parapan American Games from 23 August to 1 September 2019. Follow the advice of local authorities on safety and security issues (see Safety and security). We haven’t changed the level of our advice – […]

  • French Polynesia
    on 07/26/2019 at 05:52

    On 10 April 2019, local health authorities declared a dengue type 2 epidemic for the island of Tahiti and on 12 July for the island of Bora Bora. Local authorities advise other islands such as Moorea and Nuku Hiva may be at risk. Protect yourself from mosquito bites (see Health). We […]

  • Greece
    on 07/26/2019 at 05:22

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Greece. We haven’t changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions.

  • Solomon Islands
    on 07/26/2019 at 04:57

    We've reviewed our advice for Solomon Islands. We now advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in Solomon Islands overall.

  • Kosovo
    on 07/25/2019 at 23:06

    We've added new information to our Kosovo travel advice on the risk of terrorism (see Safety and security). We haven't changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution in Kosovo overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Ethiopia
    on 07/25/2019 at 07:07

    Expect heightened security measures, restrictions on movement and expression, and disruptions to internet and telephone services in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region of Ethiopia, including Hawassa/Awasa. Avoid protests and demonstrations, as they could turn […]

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
    on 07/25/2019 at 06:43

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and included new information on Ebola – see Health. We haven’t changed the level – reconsider your need to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo overall. Higher levels apply in some […]

  • Zambia
    on 07/25/2019 at 03:20

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Zambia. The level has not changed - exercise normal safety precautions overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • Tajikistan
    on 07/25/2019 at 02:01

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Tajikistan and included updates on entry and exit conditions and safety and security. The level of our advice hasn’t changed - exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.

  • United States of America
    on 07/24/2019 at 07:10

    We’ve updated our travel advice with information on protests in Puerto Rico. See Safety and security. We haven’t changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions in the United States of America.

  • North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)
    on 07/23/2019 at 06:43

    ​​We’ve reviewed our travel advice. We haven’t changed the level – ’reconsider your need to travel’ to North Korea, due to the very different laws affecting visitors and the uncertain security situation. Our ability to provide consular assistance […]

  • Kazakhstan
    on 07/23/2019 at 05:03

    This travel advice has been reviewed and includes an update on entry and exit conditions, and civil unrest and political tension. The level of our advice hasn't changed - exercise normal safety precautions.&nbs

  • Italy
    on 07/23/2019 at 00:31

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Italy. We haven’t changed the level - exercise normal safety precautions.

  • Somalia
    on 07/22/2019 at 07:27

    The security situation in Somalia is highly volatile and there is an ongoing very high threat of terrorist attack. On 13 July 2019, an attack at a hotel in the city of Kismaayo in southern Somalia killed 26 people and left over 50 injured. There has been a large number of significant […]

  • Honduras
    on 07/22/2019 at 02:53

    We've reviewed our travel advice for Honduras, including an update on demonstrations and protests currently occurring (see civil unrest and political tension). We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the […]

  • Latvia
    on 07/19/2019 at 04:29

    We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Latvia. We haven’t changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions.