We strongly recommend that you read and subscribe to DFAT travel advice and ISOS alerts, regardless of the location or the length of your trip or how many times you've been there before. It's a key step in being a well-informed and resilient traveller.

Smart Traveller (DFAT)

All travellers need to take responsibility for their overseas travel decisions. Smartraveller's advisories assist you to make informed decisions. They highlight the threats that you could face at your destination, whether related to security, safety, health, local laws, or natural disasters. They also highlight areas that are clearly not safe for travel.

By understanding these threats, you'll be better placed to avoid, minimise, or cope with difficulties overseas. This is true for a holiday, business trip, school visit or university exchange.

In addition to our 176 destination advisories, we also produce bulletins for special events (such as ANZAC Day commemorations) and issues (such as entry requirements for countries in Europe under the Schengen Convention). You can subscribe or unsubscribe to any of these through your account. By subscribing, you'll receive an email whenever the advice changes.  

These travel advisories and bulletins offer advice. But you should always seek out other information, including from guide books, friends, and online resources. Our travel advice is not a news service - we don't update for every incident overseas, so you still need to monitor multiple sources to stay informed.

And in areas where more serious threats exist, we encourage you to subscribe to commercial services providing information on the safety and security environment. Or just not travel. Be aware that your insurance policy may not cover you if you travel to these locations.

We strongly recommend that you read and subscribe to the travel advice, regardless of the location or the length of your trip or how many times you've been there before. It's a key step in being a well-informed and resilient traveller.

International SOS (ISOS) Alerts

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