Travel Alerts

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the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller advisory service
Updated: 11 hours 41 min ago

Portugal

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 14:02
This advice has been reviewed and updated with minor editorial changes. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Portugal.
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United Kingdom

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 13:27
Australians who are planning to spend more than six months in the UK, or who are applying from within the UK to extend their stay, are now required to pay a £200 per annum Immigration Health Surcharge (Entry and exit). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the United Kingdom.
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Chad

Tue, 03/05/2016 - 10:59
The Government of Chad has extended until October 2016 a state of emergency in the Lake Chad region. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Chad.
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Mexico

Sat, 30/04/2016 - 18:14
We have raised the level for the city of Acapulco, including its tourist areas, following a spike in murders in recent months. It is now reconsider your need to travel (see Safety and Security). The overall level of advice for Mexico remains unchanged. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Mexico.
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Ethiopia

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 07:20
Recent violence resulting in over 200 deaths in the Gambella Region reflects high regional tension (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Ethiopia. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
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Pakistan

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 07:11
On 27 April the US Government warned that it continues to receive threat reporting regarding possible terrorist attacks against various locations, including the Serena Hotel in Islamabad, Marriott hotels in Islamabad and Karachi, the Monal Restaurant in the Margalla Hills, and Kohsar Market in the F6 area of Islamabad. US officials in Islamabad and at the American Consulate in Karachi have been restricted from these areas at this time, which, in the case of the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad includes the Aga Khan road immediately outside in front. In Karachi, employees are restricted from going to the Marriott and nearby locations on Abdullah Haroon Road such as the Sind Club. Australians should avoid or limit visits to these locations. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to strongly advise Australians to reconsider the need to travel to Pakistan.
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Sweden

Thu, 28/04/2016 - 16:46
The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm has advised its citizens that Swedish Police are actively investigating a potential terror threat against Sweden. You should exercise heightened vigilance in public places, including when using public transport. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Sweden.
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