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  • Yemen
    A number of armed clashes have taken place between Houthi and government forces across Yemen, including around Taiz and Aden, in late March 2015, as the Houthis expanded their influence and control. Airstrikes conducted by regional countries have been reported. The security situation remains volat…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Mar 15, 6:42am -
  • Mali
    This advice has been reviewed and updated. Two attacks in early March, in Bamako and Kidal, underscore the ongoing terrorist threat in Mali. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to parts of southern Mali and not to travel to all…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Mar 15, 6:06am -
  • Iraq
    From 3 March 2015 it will be an offence for Australians to enter or remain in the Iraqi district of Mosul which has been declared by the Minister for Foreign Affairs as an area in which listed terrorist organisation is engaging in a hostile activity. Further information on the declaration of Mosul d…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 1:30am -
  • Niger
    There is an ongoing high threat of kidnapping of westerners in Niger. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise against all travel to Niger, except for the capital, Niamey, and areas south of the latitude of Niamey in the regions of Dosso and Tillaberi where we continue to advise…
    - 29 days ago, 27 Feb 15, 4:05am -
  • Afghanistan
    On 24 February the US Government advised that militants planned to conduct multiple imminent attacks against an unspecified target or targets in Kabul City, Afghanistan. The overall level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Afghanistan because of the e…
    - 31 days ago, 25 Feb 15, 6:45am -
  • Libya
    The security environment in Libya continues to deteriorate. There has been a series of deadly attacks in recent weeks directed against foreigners. Australians in Libya should depart immediately if it is safe to do so. Limited commercial departure options are still available. The level of advice h…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 7:03am -
  • Chad
    This advice has been thoroughly reviewed and updated. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise against all travel to Chad.
    - 32 days ago, 24 Feb 15, 6:19am -
  • South Sudan
    Australians in South Sudan in need of consular assistance should contact the Australian Embassy in Addis Ababa. We continue to strongly advise Australians not to travel to South Sudan due to political instability and ongoing conflict. We advise all Australians in South Sudan to depart as soon as p…
    - 51 days ago, 5 Feb 15, 5:17am -
  • Central African Republic
    This advice contains new information under Where to get help (from 19 January, the Australian Embassy in Ethiopia will provide consular assistance to Australians in the Central African Republic, however these services will remain limited). The level of the travel advice has not changed. We continu…
    - 71 days ago, 16 Jan 15, 6:21am -
  • Syria
    It contains new information in the Summary and Entry and exit (Lebanese authorities have implemented new border regulations governing entry into Lebanon from Syria. We have received reports of Australians experiencing difficulty at the border. We understand, however, that Australian citizens may b…
    - 78 days ago, 9 Jan 15, 6:37am -
  • Sudan
    This advice contains new information in the Summary and under Safety and security (political tensions and civil unrest could escalate in the lead up to and following national elections scheduled for April 2015) and under Entry and exit (under Sudanese law, women and their children, regardless of the…
    - 78 days ago, 9 Jan 15, 12:12am -
  • Somalia
    This advice contains updated information under Safety and security (recent terrorist incidents). The travel advice level has not changed. We continue to strongly advise you not to travel to any part of Somalia because of armed conflict, the ongoing very high threat of terrorist attack and kidnappi…
    - 79 days ago, 8 Jan 15, 5:49am -

FCO Travel Advice

  • newYemen
    Latest update: Summary – further airstrikes have taken place in parts of the country
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 5:52pm -
  • newGuinea
    Latest update: Summary – update on Ebola outbreak
    - 3 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 5:23pm -
  • newLiberia
    Latest update: Summary – update on Ebola outbreak
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 4:55pm -
  • newSierra Leone
    Latest update: Summary - residents of Sierra Leone are required to stay at home from 6am on Friday 27 March until 6pm on Sunday 29 March (except for church services on Palm Sunday); there will be no trading activities across the country during this period; similar arrangements for staying at home wi…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 4:51pm -
  • newPalau
    Latest update: Summary - from 27 March 2015, a tropical cyclone is forecast to strengthen as it heads eastwards away from Micronesia
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 4:12pm -
  • newMicronesia
    Latest update: Summary - from 27 March 2015, a tropical cyclone is forecast to strengthen as it heads eastwards away from Palikir towards Yap; you should monitor the latest weather reports, take extra care and follow the advice of local authorities
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 4:10pm -
  • newTurkey
    Latest update: Summary – the Turkish Government has highlighted the increased risk of attacks in the run-up to elections on 7 June; bombing in the Sisli district of Istanbul on 25 March; Turkish police intercepted a vehicle carrying weapons into Istanbul over the weekend of 21/22 March
    - 5 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 4:03pm -
  • newKenya
    Latest update: Summary – the FCO now advise against all but essential travel to within 15km of the coast from the Tana River down to and including Tiwi; this area includes Mombasa Island, Moi International Airport (including transit through the airport), Malindi, Kilifi and Watamu
    - 6 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 2:44pm -
  • newSouth Africa
    Latest update: Summary - removal of advice about looting in the outskirts of Johannesburg and Pretoria
    - 8 hours ago, 27 Mar 15, 12:26pm -
  • Chile
    Latest update: summary - state of catastrophe declared by the authorities.
    - 1 day ago, 26 Mar 15, 7:55pm -
  • Saudi Arabia
    Latest update: Summary – flights from a number of airports in the south of the country have been suspended
    - 1 day ago, 26 Mar 15, 5:34pm -
  • Peru
    Latest update: Summary - severe landslides in the area of Chosica, Lima have caused disruptions to the Carretera Central (Central Highway)
    - 1 day ago, 26 Mar 15, 5:32pm -
  • Tunisia
    Latest update: Terrorism section - the Tunisian authorities have increased security, including in some tourist areas
    - 1 day ago, 26 Mar 15, 5:12pm -
  • France
    Latest update: Summary - removal of hotline number
    - 1 day ago, 26 Mar 15, 2:18pm -
  • Senegal
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about demonstrations on 23 March
    - 1 day ago, 26 Mar 15, 12:47pm -
  • Spain
    Latest update: Summary - removal of hotline number
    - 1 day ago, 26 Mar 15, 12:31pm -
  • Germany
    Latest update: Summary - removal of hotline number
    - 1 day ago, 26 Mar 15, 12:26pm -
  • Bahrain
    Latest update: Safety and security section - calls for unauthorised protests on 26 March
    - 1 day ago, 26 Mar 15, 12:22pm -
  • Uganda
    Latest update: Summary and Terrorism sections: We are aware of recent alerts concerning possible threats to locations in Kampala, including hotels.
    - 2 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 7:48pm -
  • Nigeria
    Latest update: Summary - land and sea borders (but not airports) will be closed from midnight on 25 March to midnight on 28 March
    - 2 days ago, 25 Mar 15, 4:11pm -

Travel Alerts & Warnings

  • Israel, The West Bank and Gaza Travel Warning
    The security environment remains complex in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, and U.S. citizens need to be aware of the continuing risks of travel to these areas, particularly to areas described in this Travel Warning where there are heightened tensions and security risks.The security situation can c…
    - 37 days ago, 18 Feb 15, 10:27pm -
  • Lesotho Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Lesotho to the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for February 28, 2015.U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and remain abreast of the security situation throughout the electoral period. This Travel Alert expires on…
    - 42 days ago, 13 Feb 15, 3:25pm -
  • Yemen Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high security threat level in Yemen due to terrorist activities and civil unrest.On February 11, 2015, due to the deteriorating security situation in Sanaa, the Department of State suspended embassy operations and U.S. Embassy Sanaa American st…
    - 44 days ago, 11 Feb 15, 10:24pm -
  • Sierra Leone Travel Warning
    After review of health conditions and limited availability of medical evacuation options, the U.S. Department of State, on August 14, 2014, ordered the departure of eligible family members residing with Embassy staff in Freetown, and issued a Travel Warning advising U.S. citizens against non-essenti…
    - 50 days ago, 6 Feb 15, 3:16am -
  • Cameroon Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high risk of traveling to Cameroon and cautions U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the Far North region of Cameroon.This replaces the Travel Warning of August 6, 2014 and updates information on the continuing threat of kidnappings and other armed…
    - 51 days ago, 4 Feb 15, 11:05pm -
  • Potential Implications for Travel Because of Ebola in Parts of West Africa
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to screening procedures, travel restrictions, and reduced aviation transportation options in response to the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.This Travel Alert will expire on June 2, 2015.Due to an outbreak of EVD…
    - 53 days ago, 3 Feb 15, 2:41am -
  • Nigeria Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nigeria and recommends that U.S. citizens avoid all travel to Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states because the security situation in northeast Nigeria remains fluid and unpredictable.The U.S. Department of State strongly urges U.S. cit…
    - 53 days ago, 2 Feb 15, 10:35pm -
  • Liberia Travel Warning
    On August 7, 2014 the U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Warning advising against non-essential travel to Liberia.After review of health conditions, the U.S. Department of State ordered the departure of family members residing with Embassy staff in Monrovia. The Embassy recommended this action…
    - 65 days ago, 22 Jan 15, 4:42am -
  • Libya Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately.On July 26, the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff, due to ongoing violence between Libyan militias in the immediate…
    - 66 days ago, 21 Jan 15, 12:54am -
  • Iran Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of travel to Iran.Dual national Iranian-American citizens may encounter difficulty in departing Iran.  U.S. citizens should stay current with media coverage of local events and carefully consider nonessential travel.  This…
    - 70 days ago, 17 Jan 15, 4:42am -
  • Mali Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Mali. We strongly warn against travel to the northern parts of the country and along the border with Mauritania because of ongoing military operations and threats of attacks and kidnappings targeting westerners.  Mali faces…
    - 73 days ago, 13 Jan 15, 7:52pm -
  • Chad Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Chad and recommends citizens avoid travel to eastern Chad and all border regions. Chad’s historically volatile security environment could deteriorate unexpectedly, particularly along the border areas. The ability of the U.S. Emb…
    - 78 days ago, 8 Jan 15, 10:23pm -
  • Republic of South Sudan Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to the Republic of South Sudan. The U.S. Embassy in Juba continues to operate at reduced staffing levels due to continued armed conflict outside Juba. The U.S. Embassy is consequently able to offer only very limited emergency services t…
    - 79 days ago, 7 Jan 15, 10:02pm -
  • Ukraine Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to eastern Ukraine.Despite the signing of a ceasefire agreement in September 2014, violent clashes between Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian forces continue in parts of the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, resulting in t…
    - 81 days ago, 6 Jan 15, 12:29am -
  • Mexico Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens about the risk of traveling to certain places in Mexico due to threats to safety and security posed by organized criminal groups in the country.U.S. citizens have been the target of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organi…
    - 93 days ago, 24 Dec 14, 3:37pm -
  • Venezuela Travel Warning
    The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Venezuela.Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Venezuela each year for study, tourism, business, and volunteer work. Violent crime in Venezuela is pervasive, however, both in the…
    - 12 Dec 14, 2:55am -
  • Haiti Travel Warning
    The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Haiti concerning the lack of adequate emergency medical facilities and the security environment in Haiti.This replaces the Travel Warning dated March 12, 2014 and provides updated information reg…
    - 5 Dec 14, 3:03am -
  • Lebanon Travel Warning
    The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon because of ongoing safety and security concerns.U.S. citizens living and working in Lebanon should understand that they accept risks in remaining and should carefully consider those risks. This supersedes the Travel Warning i…
    - 27 Nov 14, 4:13am -
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (a.k.a. DRC or Congo-Kinshasa,). U.S. citizens should avoid all but essential travel to the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu, northeastern Orientale, and northern and central Katanga, whe…
    - 26 Nov 14, 2:31am -
  • Djibouti Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Djibouti. U.S. citizens in Djibouti should evaluate their personal security situation in light of specific threats from terrorism.This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Djibouti dated June 8, 2014.The U.S. government…
    - 26 Nov 14, 12:29am -
  • El Salvador Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that crime and violence levels in El Salvador remain critically high.This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated April 25, 2014, and includes updated information on crime and security in El Salvador.Tens of thousands of U.S. citizen…
    - 22 Nov 14, 4:42am -
  • Philippines Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to the Philippines, in particular to the Sulu Archipelago, the island of Mindanao, and the southern Sulu Sea area.This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated May 19, 2014, and reflects continuing threats in those areas due…
    - 20 Nov 14, 11:02pm -
  • Colombia Travel Warning
    The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about the security situation in Colombia.Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Colombia each year for tourism, business, university studies, and volunteer work. Security in Colombia has improved significantly in…
    - 14 Nov 14, 10:38pm -
  • Syria Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against all travel to Syria and strongly recommends that U.S. citizens remaining in Syria depart immediately.This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated May 5, 2014, to remind U.S. citizens that the security situation remains danger…
    - 12 Nov 14, 10:32pm -
  • Central African Republic Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to the Central African Republic (CAR). U.S. citizens who have decided to stay in CAR despite this warning should review their personal security situation.  This replaces the Travel Warning of May 13, 2014, to reflect the continued lack…
    - 5 Nov 14, 11:05pm -
  • Burkina Faso Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to or residing in Burkina Faso and recommends U.S. citizens defer all non-essential travel. This Travel Alert will expire on January 29, 2015.  On October 31, Burkina Faso’s President Compaore resigned.  The status of a transitio…
    - 31 Oct 14, 2:25pm -
  • Sudan Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Sudan, urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the Darfur region of Sudan, the Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states, and advises you to consider carefully the risks of travel in other areas of Sudan.This Travel Warning rep…
    - 30 Oct 14, 9:58pm -
  • Burundi Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Burundi and recommends U.S. citizens avoid non-essential travel. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated April 3, 2014, reiterates existing security concerns, and notes updated security restrictions on travel for Em…
    - 30 Oct 14, 4:02am -
  • Somalia Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to Somalia.This replaces the Travel Warning dated February 7, 2014, to update information on security concerns.There is at this time no U.S. Embassy or other formal U.S. diplomatic presence in Somalia.  Consequently, t…
    - 25 Oct 14, 2:16am -
  • South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2014 - 2015
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to the South Pacific region about the ongoing threat of tropical cyclones affecting the area.While tropical cyclones in the South Pacific may occur throughout the year, the current South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season begins on N…
    - 11 Oct 14, 1:41am -
  • Mauritania Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Mauritania, and urges those who travel to Mauritania to exercise extreme caution because of activities by terrorist groups in the region, including al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). AQIM continues to demonstrate its…
    - 8 Oct 14, 2:39am -
  • Eritrea Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea and strongly recommends U.S. citizens not travel to the country since there is increasing possibility U.S. citizens will not receive the requisite exit permit from Eritrean authorities.This replaces the Travel Warning…
    - 12 Sep 14, 4:12am -
  • Afghanistan Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan. The security situation in Afghanistan is extremely unstable, and the threat to all U.S. citizens in Afghanistan remains critical.  This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning for Afghanistan issued on February 20, 201…
    - 6 Sep 14, 1:55am -
  • Algeria Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Algeria. This replaces the Travel Warning for Algeria dated February 6, 2014, to update information on the current security situation in Algeria, the continuing threat posed by terrorism, and to reiterate information…
    - 14 Aug 14, 3:25am -
  • Iraq Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq. Travel within Iraq remains dangerous given the security situation. The Embassy in Baghdad and the Consulate General in Erbil remain open and operating, but the Department of State has relocated a limited number of…
    - 10 Aug 14, 9:46pm -
  • Saudi Arabia Travel Warning
    The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Saudi Arabia. Recent developments include an attack by members of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on a border checkpoint along the Saudi-Yemeni border on July 4, 2014, and increased media reports of…
    - 9 Aug 14, 2:58am -
  • Pakistan Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan.This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated February 5, 2014, to remind U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Pakistan.The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi c…
    - 8 Aug 14, 9:44pm -
  • Honduras Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains critically high. This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated December 24, 2013, and includes additional information on crime and security in Honduras, as well as updated cont…
    - 25 Jun 14, 2:03am -
  • Kenya Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Kenya. The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Kenya.  U.S. citizens in Kenya, and those considering travel to Kenya, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continui…
    - 19 Jun 14, 9:24pm -
  • North Korea Travel Warning
    The Department of State strongly recommends against all travel by U.S. citizens to North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea, or DPRK). This replaces the Travel Warning for North Korea of November 19, 2013, to update information on the risk of arbitrary arrest and detention of U.S. citizens…
    - 20 May 14, 11:40pm -
  • Niger Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger. U.S. citizens in Niger, and those considering travel to Niger, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing threats to safety and security. On June 13, 2013, the Department of State approved auth…
    - 27 Mar 14, 8:56pm -