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Smart Travel Update, Jan 11

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Chile
Exercise normal safety precautions
10 January 2019
On 4 January 2019, an explosion at a bus stop in Santiago injured five bystanders. Be aware of your surroundings, exercise caution when using public transport and report suspicious behaviour or unattended packages to local authorities. We haven’t changed the level – exercise normal safety precautions in Chile.

Niger
Do not travel
10 January 2019
We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Niger with new information in Where to get help. We haven’t changed the level – do not travel to Niger overall. Reconsider your need to travel to the capital, Niamey.
Region: Niamey
Reconsider your need to travel

Gabon
High degree of caution
10 January 2019
We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Gabon with new information in Where to get help. We haven’t changed the level – ‘Exercise a high degree of caution’.

Cameroon
High degree of caution
10 January 2019
We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Cameroon with new information in Where to get help. We haven’t changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution in Cameroon. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Region: North and Adamaoua regions
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Far North region and within 40 kms of borders with Central African Republic, Chad and Nigeria’s Adamawa state
Do not travel
Region: Northwest and Southwest regions, including Bakassi Peninsula
Do not travel

Benin
High degree of caution
10 January 2019
We’ve reviewed our travel advice for Benin with new information in Where to get help. We haven’t changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution in Benin. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Region: W National Park, Mékrou and Djona hunting zones
Do not travel

The Gambia
High degree of caution
10 January 2019
We’ve reviewed our travel advice for The Gambia with new information in Where to get help. We haven’t changed the level – exercise a high degree of caution in The Gambia.
Region: Overland travel through the Casamance region in southern Senegal
Reconsider your need to travel

Nigeria
Reconsider your need to travel
10 January 2019
The Australian High Commission in Abuja is relocating to new premises from 11 January. For new contact details see Where to get help. There will be a period of several days when consular and passport services are not available in Abuja. For urgent assistance in a consular emergency during this time contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305; or 1300 555 135 within Australia. We haven’t changed our level of advice – reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria due to the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Region: Edo, Ekiti, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo states
High degree of caution
Region: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna and Yobe states
Do not travel
Region: Riverine areas (coastal) of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta and Rivers states
Do not travel

Costa Rica
High degree of caution
10 January 2019
This travel advice has been reviewed and includes information on ongoing protest activity. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Costa Rica.

Smart Travel Update, Nov 5

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Ghana
Exercise normal safety precautions
02 November 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Ghana.
Region: Bawku, Tamale municipality, Yendi District and Bimbilla area in northern Ghana
High degree of caution

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Brazil
High degree of caution
02 November 2018
There’s an outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil. Get vaccinated before you travel. Carry your yellow fever vaccination certificate with you. Outbreaks of other mosquito-borne illnesses are common. Protect yourself against mosquito bites. The level of this advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil.

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United Arab Emirates

Exercise normal safety precautions
02 November 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed and includes information on safety and security requirements. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Smart Travel Update, Nov 2

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Pakistan
Reconsider your need to travel
01 November 2018
Political organisations are staging demonstrations across Pakistan following the verdict in a high-profile blasphemy case. Some are blocking roads between major cities. Avoid protests, which can turn violent with little warning. Monitor the media and other sources for news of planned or possible unrest (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Pakistan overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Region: Balochistan, Federally-Administered Tribal Areas
Do not travel
Region: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (excluding Chitral district)
Do not travel
Region: Border areas with Afghanistan and India (excluding Lahore, Wagah, Kasur, Narowal and Sialkot)
Do not travel

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Ukraine
High degree of caution
01 November 2018
In April 2018, Ukraine introduced e-Visas for Australian tourist and business visitors. The overall level of the advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Ukraine. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Region: Crimea
Do not travel
Region: Regions of Donetsk and Luhansk
Do not travel

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Nigeria
Reconsider your need to travel
01 November 2018
Protests in Abuja and other Nigerian cities are becoming increasingly frequent in the lead up to Presidential elections in February 2019. Curfews can be imposed at short notice. Avoid protests, demonstrations and large crowds as they could turn violent. Be alert to possible security threats. Monitor local media for news of unrest (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Nigeria due to the high threat of terrorist attack and kidnapping. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Region: Edo, Ekiti, Kwara, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo states
High degree of caution
Region: Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna and Yobe states
Do not travel
Region: Riverine areas (coastal) of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross Rivers, Delta and Rivers states
Do not travel

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Singapore
Exercise normal safety precautions
01 November 2018
Reminder: your passport needs to be valid for at least six months to enter or exit Singapore, even if you’re transiting. The level of advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Singapore.

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United Arab Emirates

Exercise normal safety precautions
31 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed and includes information on safety and security requirements. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Vietnam

Exercise normal safety precautions
31 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Vietnam.

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Smart Travel Update, Oct 29

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Turkey
High degree of caution
26 October 2018
Istanbul’s new airport is scheduled to open on 29 October 2018. Flights will be gradually transferred from Istanbul’s existing Ataturk airport until the end of December 2018, with flights operating into/out of both airports during the transition period. Flight delays and cancellations may occur and increased traffic congestion around both airports is likely. Contact your airline or tour operator for the latest update. The level of our advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to Ankara and Istanbul because of the high threat of terrorist attack. Exercise a high degree of caution in Turkey overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of Turkey.
Region: Ankara and Istanbul
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Provinces of Batman, Bingol, Bitlis, Diyarbakir Province, Gaziantep, Hakkari, Hatay, Kilis, Mardin, Sanliurfa, Siirt, Sirnak, Tunceli and Van
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Areas within 10 kilometres of the border with Syria, Diyarbakir city
Do not travel

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Czech Republic

Exercise normal safety precautions
26 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the Czech Republic.

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United Arab Emirates

Exercise normal safety precautions
26 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed and includes information about bringing medication into the UAE (see Entry and exit). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Smart Travel Update, Oct 24

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Myanmar
High degree of caution
23 October 2018
Defaming, disturbing or threatening any person using a telecommunications network is illegal in Myanmar. Do not post negative comments on social media. The level of our travel advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Myanmar overall. Higher and lower levels apply in some parts of the country.
Region: Cities of Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Nay Pyi Taw and Inle Lake
Exercise normal safety precautions
Region: Rakhine State (except resort areas at Ngapali Beach)
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Paletwa township, southern Chin State
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Northern and Central Shan State, Kachin State
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Areas bordering China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh and India
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Townships of Maungdaw, Buthidaung and Rathedaung in northern Rakhine State
Do not travel

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Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank
High degree of caution
23 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution overall. Higher levels apply in some areas.
Region: The West Bank, including Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramallah; all parts of Golan Heights east of Route 98
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Areas within 5 kms of the border with the Gaza Strip
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Gaza Strip
Do not travel

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Kosovo

High degree of caution
23 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Kosovo overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Region: Leposavic, Zubin Potok and Zvecan municipalities and North Mitrovica
Reconsider your need to travel

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Bulgaria
Exercise normal safety precautions
23 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Bulgaria.

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France

High degree of caution
23 October 2018
The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in France, due to the high threat of terrorist attack.

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Serbia

Exercise normal safety precautions
22 October 2018
This advice has been reviewed and remains current. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Serbia.

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Italy
Exercise normal safety precautions
22 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Italy.

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New Zealand
Exercise normal safety precautions
22 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed and includes new information on entry and exit conditions. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in New Zealand.

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Smart Travel Update, Oct 18

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United States of America
Exercise normal safety precautions
15 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed and contains new information under Health. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in the United States of America, including Alaska and the Hawaiian Islands. Reconsider your need to travel to the US Virgin Islands and the US territory of Puerto Rico.
Region: US Virgin Islands and US Territory of Puerto Rico
Reconsider your need to travel

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Kazakhstan

India
High degree of caution
15 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed and includes new information under Mosquito borne-illnesses (see Health). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in India overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Region: North-eastern states (Assam (except Guwahati), Nagaland and Manipur) and Chhattisgarh and the border areas of neighbouring states
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Cities of Jammu and Srinagar
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: State of Jammu and Kashmir (except Ladakh region, Jammu and Srinagar) and India-Pakistan border (except Atari crossing)
Do not travel

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Kazakhstan
Exercise normal safety precautions
15 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Kazakhstan.

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Smart Travel Update, Oct 15

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Belarus
Exercise normal safety precautions
12 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Belarus.

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Smart Travel Update, Oct 10

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Uganda
High degree of caution
08 October 2018
The Uganda Police Force has issued a warning of possible terrorist attacks around Independence Day on 9 October 2018. Pay close attention to your personal security and follow the instructions of local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Region: Within 50 kilometres of the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Karamoja region
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Within 50 kilometres of the border with South Sudan
Do not travel

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Thailand
High degree of caution
08 October 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Thailand overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Region: Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Songkhla
Do not travel

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China
Exercise normal safety precautions
08 October 2018
There are increased security measures in Xinjiang (see Safety and security). The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in China. Higher levels apply in Tibet and Xinjiang.
Region: Tibet
High degree of caution
Region: Xinjiang
High degree of caution

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Smart Travel Update, Sept 10

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Belize
High degree of caution
08 September 2018
On 4 September 2018, the Government of Belize declared a state of emergency for the George Street and Ghost Town areas of Southside Belize City, as a result of a significant increase in violent crime. Police have been deployed to the areas to stabilise the situation. Avoid the affected areas, remain vigilant at all times and follow the advice of local authorities. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise a high degree of caution in Belize.

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Papua New Guinea
High degree of caution
07 September 2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported Vaccine-Derived Polio Virus (Type 1) cases in parts of PNG. The National Department of Health (NDOH) and WHO are undertaking contact tracing, testing and polio vaccination of children across the country. Ensure you’re vaccinated against polio (See Health). Exercise a high degree of caution in PNG overall. Higher levels apply in some parts of the country.
Region: Porgera Township
Reconsider your need to travel
Region: Tari in Hela Province
Reconsider your need to travel

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Iceland
Exercise normal safety precautions
07 September 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in Iceland.

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South Korea (Republic of Korea)
Exercise normal safety precautions
07 September 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of our advice has not changed. Exercise normal safety precautions in South Korea.

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North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)
Reconsider your need to travel
07 September 2018
This travel advice has been reviewed. The level of this advice has not changed. Reconsider your need to travel to North Korea.

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