Travel Alerts

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the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller advisory service
Updated: 19 hours 54 min ago

Vietnam

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 11:35
In some hotels, foreigners might be requested to leave passports with hotel staff for registration purposes (Entry and exit). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Vietnam.
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Turkey

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 10:38
The city of Diyarbakir in south-east Turkey is now included in the do not travel area due to security concerns. The overall level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Turkey.
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Sudan

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 09:51
Due to increased stability in the North and East of the country (excluding the eastern border regions) we have lowered the overall level for Sudan to reconsider your need to travel. The possibility of violent civil unrest and terrorist attacks still remain. Higher levels still apply in some parts of the country.
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Netherlands

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 09:15
This advice has been reviewed and updated with minor editorial amendments. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the Netherlands.
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Fiji

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 10:28
This advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendments. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Fiji.
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Republic of Korea

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 09:37
The DPRK conducted a long-range rocket launch on 7 February 2016, following its underground nuclear test in January 2016, further aggravating the already tense situation on the Peninsula. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the Republic of Korea (ROK).
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Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 09:34
Relations on the Korean Peninsula remain tense. The DPRK conducted an underground nuclear test and launched a long range ballistic missile in early 2016.The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to the DPRK.
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Uganda

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 14:18
This advice contains safety information on the Ugandan general elections on 18 February. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Uganda overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
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Maldives

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 14:15
This advice contains new information on gang-related crime (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution on Malé Island, and to exercise normal safety precautions elsewhere in the Maldives.
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Jamaica

Sat, 06/02/2016 - 14:34
Jamaica is experiencing ongoing transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. All travellers should protect themselves from mosquito bites. Given possible transmission of the disease to unborn babies, and taking a very cautious approach, pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Jamaica or talk to their doctor about implications (see Health). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Jamaica.
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Costa Rica

Sat, 06/02/2016 - 14:32
Costa Rica is experiencing ongoing transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. All travellers should protect themselves from mosquito bites. Given possible transmission of the disease to unborn babies, and taking a very cautious approach, pregnant women should consider postponing travel to Costa Rica or talk to their doctor about implications (see Health). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Costa Rica.
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Morocco

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 13:37
The Moroccan authorities have warned of an increased threat linked to the number of Moroccans sympathetic or belonging to international terrorist organisations operating in Syria and Iraq. Recent terrorist attacks in Egypt and Tunisia are a further indication of the heightened risk of terrorism in the region. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Morocco.
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Sri Lanka

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 10:25
This advice contains the latest figures on the incidence of dengue fever in Sri Lanka (see Health). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Sri Lanka.
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China

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 09:59
This advice contains revised information on the possibility of terrorist attacks in China. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in China overall and to exercise a high degree of caution in Tibet and Xinjiang.
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Niger

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 09:58
National and local elections will be held between February and May 2016. You should exercise heightened vigilance during the period surrounding the elections and avoid any political events and protests as they may turn violent. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise against all travel to Niger. However levels apply in some parts of the country, including the capital, Niamey.
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Macau

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 09:28
This advice has been reviewed and updated with minor editorial amendments. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Macau.
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Federated States of Micronesia

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 09:06
This advice contains new information on travelling with prescription medication (see Entry and exit). The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in the Federated States of Micronesia.
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Kosovo

Fri, 05/02/2016 - 06:24
There have been anti-government protests, mainly in Pristina and Gjakova. Some protests have turned violent. You should keep clear of all areas where protests and demonstrations take place. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Kosovo overall.
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