Travel Alerts

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the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller advisory service
Updated: 13 weeks 17 hours ago

Peru

Tue, 31/05/2016 - 14:01
Peru's second round of presidential elections will take place on Sunday 5 June 2016. Over that weekend, transport disruption and protests may affect travellers. You should avoid being caught in large crowds and follow the advice of local authorities. The level of the advice has not changed. We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in Peru.
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Kenya

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 18:03
Due to an improved security environment, we have lowered the level of our advice for Nairobi from reconsider your need to travel to exercise a high degree of caution. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Kenya overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
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Algeria

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 17:34
This travel advice has been reviewed and reissued with minor editorial amendments. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Algeria.
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Greece

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 16:53
Care should be taken to avoid drink spiking (particularly of spirit-based drinks) on major tourist islands such as Mykonos, Santorini and Ios. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Greece.
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France

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 16:42
Following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, a state of emergency has been extended until 26 July 2016 (see Safety and security). Separately, regular demonstrations, including all-night gatherings, have recently been occurring in major cities and some have turned violent (see Safety and security). You should remain vigilant, follow the instructions of local authorities and follow the media for latest information on security. The overall level of advice for France has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in France.
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Ecuador

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 13:50
The level of advice for the province of Carchi and the town of Tulcán has been reduced. The overall level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Ecuador. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
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Madagascar

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 12:59
This advice has been reissued with updates on staying safe in the Anosy region. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Madagascar. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
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Turkmenistan

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 11:15
All foreign citizens need a visa to transit Turkmenistan (see Entry and exit). There have been a number of skirmishes between militants and Afghan forces at the Turkmen border in April and May (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Turkmenistan. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
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Sweden

Fri, 27/05/2016 - 10:26
This advice has been updated with minor editorial changes. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Sweden.
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Oman

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 16:25
This advice has been updated with minor editorial amendments. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Oman overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
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Bulgaria

Thu, 26/05/2016 - 07:37
Our travel advice for Bulgaria has been updated with minor editorial changes. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Bulgaria.
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Saudi Arabia

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:26
This advice contains new information on recent security incidents in Saudi Arabia (see Safety and Security). The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Saudi Arabia and not to travel within 30 kilometres of the border with Yemen.
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Kazakhstan

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:13
We have updated our travel advice for Kazakhstan with minor editorial changes. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Kazakhstan.
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Syria

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 12:07
This advice has been updated with minor editorial amendments. The travel advice level for Syria has not changed. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Syria.
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Papua New Guinea

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 11:31
This advice has been reissued with a reminder that taxis are not a safe option at night, especially for women (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in PNG. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
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Nepal

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 11:22
The level of advice has changed. We no longer advise you to reconsider travel in southern Nepal. We now advise you to exercise a high degree of caution throughout Nepal.
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Thailand

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 10:44
The Australian Consulate in Chiang Mai is closed until further notice. For passport and consular services, please contact the Australian Embassy in Bangkok (see Where to get help). This advice also contains information about commercial surrogacy, which is illegal in Thailand (see Laws). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Thailand. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
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