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  • Burundi
    Presidential elections were held on 21 July. The volatile security situation is likely to continue after the elections. If you are in Burundi, you should consider leaving if it is safe to do so. Monitor the local media and other sources for developments which may affect your safety. The level of the…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 15, 4:35am -
  • Yemen
    This advice has been reviewed and updated. Australians who remain in Yemen may not be able to access sufficient food, water or medical care (see Safety and security). We continue to advise those Australians remaining in Yemen should depart immediately. The Australian Government is no longer able to…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jul 15, 2:38am -
  • Afghanistan
    There is a heightened threat to westerners when travelling in Afghanistan during Eid. Australians residing in Kabul should avoid road movement throughout the city during this period (see Safety and Security). The overall level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians not to t…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 5:36am -
  • Sudan
    This advice has been reviewed and updated. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Sudan. We continue to strongly advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Khartoum and not to travel elsewhere in Sudan.
    - 13 days ago, 15 Jul 15, 11:23pm -
  • Mali
    Australians in Mali should exercise increased vigilance during the end of Ramadan observances (see Safety and security). 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 other areas, including…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Jul 15, 7:10am -
  • Libya
    This advice has been reviewed and updated. Australia can no longer provide consular assistance in Libya except in very limited circumstances. For consular advice please contact the Australian embassy in Rome. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to strongly advise Australians against all…
    - 20 days ago, 9 Jul 15, 6:51am -
  • Chad
    This advice has been reviewed and updated. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Chad.
    - 21 days ago, 8 Jul 15, 12:26am -
  • Somalia
    This advice has been reviewed and updated. There has been an increase in terrorist attacks across Somalia in recent weeks. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise you not to travel to any part of Somalia because of armed conflict, the ongoing very high threat of terrorist atta…
    - 27 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 1:23am -
  • South Sudan
    This advice has been reviewed and updated. 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 possible using commercial means. Australians in South Sudan in need of c…
    - 50 days ago, 9 Jun 15, 1:49am -
  • Niger
    This advice has been reviewed and updated. Since early 2015, the Nigeria-based militant group Boko Haram has undertaken a series of attacks in Diffa (see Safety and security). There is an ongoing high threat of kidnapping of westerners in Niger. The level of advice has not changed. We continue to…
    - 72 days ago, 18 May 15, 7:38am -
  • Syria
    This advice has been reviewed and updated. The travel advice level for Syria has not changed. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Syria because of the extremely dangerous security situation, highlighted by ongoing military clashes, kidnappings and terrorist attacks. If you are in S…
    - 90 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 5:35am -
  • Iraq
    This advice has been reviewed and updated. It contains new information, including on recent attacks targeting official buildings in Iraqi Kurdistan (see Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise against travel to all of Iraq, including Iraqi Kurdistan. Aust…
    - 98 days ago, 22 Apr 15, 5:55am -
  • 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…
    - 16 Jan 15, 6:21am -

FCO Travel Advice

  • newBahrain
    Latest update: Summary and Terrorism section - information about attack on three policemen on 28 July
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 5:26pm -
  • newLebanon
    Latest Update: Local travel section - higher than usual levels of air pollution in Beirut
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 5:24pm -
  • newNepal
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice about general strike on 24 July
    - 11 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 5:22pm -
  • newSomalia
    Latest update: Terrorism section - in July there were two major terror attacks in Mogadishu
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 5:16pm -
  • newAngola
    Latest update: Summary - there are reports of a possible protest at 3pm on Wednesday 29 July in or near Independence Square (Praça da Independência). There may be protests in other parts of the city
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 4:30pm -
  • newIndonesia
    Latest update: Summary and entry requirements section – removal of advice about public holidays and update to visa waiver scheme
    - 14 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 2:43pm -
  • newIndia
    Latest update: Terrorism section - on 27 July, terrorists attacked a police station in Dinanagar, Gurdaspur district of Punjab causing several fatalities
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:41pm -
  • newHungary
    Latest update: Summary – removal of advice on Hungarian Grand Prix
    - 15 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 1:21pm -
  • newColombia
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Local travel) - if you’re travelling to Caño Cristales, only do so with a reputable tour company, and travel by air to and from the town of La Macarena; Terrorism section - the FARC announced a unilateral cease-fire on 20 July 2015 to last for 4 months
    - 17 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 11:22am -
  • newGreece
    Latest update: Summary - reference to Western Union suspending transfer of money to and from Greece removed
    - 20 hours ago, 28 Jul 15, 8:43am -
  • Turkey
    Latest update: Summary - on 27 July there were reports of possible threats to public transport in Istanbul, in particular the metro stations at Yenikapi, Taksim, Osmanbey and Haciosman and stops on the Metrobus line
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 15, 3:55pm -
  • France
    Latest update: Summary - industrial action by farmers is causing road blockades and closures
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 15, 2:26pm -
  • South Korea
    Latest update: Summary - removal of advice about Typhoon Halola
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 15, 10:42am -
  • Japan
    Latest update: Summary - removal of advice about Typhoon Halola
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jul 15, 10:37am -
  • Iraq
    Latest update: Safety and Security section - visitors in remote mountainous areas should exercise caution after air strikes by Turkey in the far north of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 15, 2:41pm -
  • Iran
    Latest update: Summary – the FCO’s advice against travel has been lifted for most parts of the country; the FCO continue to advise against all travel to some border areas and parts of the south-east
    - 4 days ago, 25 Jul 15, 1:01pm -
  • Ecuador
    Latest update: Natural disasters (Rainy seasons) - during July 2015, there have been long and heavy rains in the eastern part of the country, especially in the Amazon region, with heavy landslides and disruption to road travel. The Baños-Puyo, Riobamba-Macas and Baeza-Papallacta roads are currently…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 15, 4:48pm -
  • Trinidad and Tobago
    Latest update: Summary - increase in seismic and volcanic activity in the eastern Caribbean; monitor local media and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre website for alerts and warnings
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 15, 4:21pm -
  • St Lucia
    Latest update: Summary - increase in seismic and volcanic activity in the eastern Caribbean; monitor local media and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre website for alerts and warnings
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 15, 4:03pm -
  • Barbados
    Latest update: Summary - increase in seismic and volcanic activity in the eastern Caribbean; monitor local media and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre website for alerts and warnings
    - 5 days ago, 24 Jul 15, 4:02pm -

Travel Alerts & Warnings

  • Djibouti Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Djibouti, including the risk of attack by terrorist organizations in the region.This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning for Djibouti dated November 25, 2014.The U.S. government remains concerned about possible attacks on U…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Jul 15, 11:29pm -
  • Niger Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Niger and specifically recommends citizens avoid travel to the Diffa region, particularly those areas adjacent to Niger’s southern and eastern border, and Lake Chad. The entire Lake Chad region, not only Niger’s border with Ni…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Jul 15, 8:56pm -
  • Ukraine Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer all travel to Crimea and the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk, and recommends those U.S. citizens currently living in or visiting these regions to depart. This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated January 5 to provide updated info…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 11:29pm -
  • Tunisia Travel Alert
    The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the risks of travel to Tunisia and recommends that U.S. citizens in Tunisia maintain a high level of vigilance in light of recent terrorist attacks on sites frequented by tourists. The Tunisian government has shown its commitment to addressing se…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Jul 15, 2:25pm -
  • 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 January 1, 2016.Due to an outbreak of…
    - 14 days ago, 15 Jul 15, 1:41am -
  • Kenya Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens that the Sixth Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) is scheduled to take place July 24 – 26, 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya.As with all large public events, there is the opportunity for criminal elements to target participants and other visitors. Large-scal…
    - 16 days ago, 13 Jul 15, 2:25pm -
  • Nepal Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Nepal and recommends that they exercise caution there following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25. The Department of State terminated the authorized departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel and dependents on Jun…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Jul 15, 9:58pm -
  • 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 has little capacity to reach U.S. citizens with emergencies outside J…
    - 27 days ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:02pm -
  • El Salvador Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that crime and violence levels in El Salvador remain high, and U.S. citizens traveling to El Salvador should remain alert to their surroundings.This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated November 21, 2014, and includes updated info…
    - 36 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 3:42am -
  • 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 ability of the Embassy to assist U.S. citizens facing difficulty, including arrest, is extremely limited. Private U.S. citizens are strongly dis…
    - 36 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 9:46pm -
  • Sudan Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Sudan. We urge U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the Darfur region of Sudan, and to Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states, and advise U.S. citizens to consider carefully the risks of travel in other areas of Sudan.This sup…
    - 43 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 9:58pm -
  • 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…
    - 53 days ago, 5 Jun 15, 9:38pm -
  • 2015 Hurricane and Typhoon Season
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the Hurricane and Typhoon Seasons in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane and Typhoon Season will last through November 2015, though most tropical cyclones typically develop between May and October.  The Na…
    - 55 days ago, 4 Jun 15, 1:41am -
  • 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 the risks of remaining in the country and should carefully consider those risks.  In the past tw…
    - 60 days ago, 30 May 15, 3:13am -
  • Afghanistan Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn 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 Sept…
    - 67 days ago, 23 May 15, 1:55am -
  • 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, certain regions and cities of the island of Mindanao, and the southern Sulu Sea area.This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated November 20, 2014, and reflects con…
    - 69 days ago, 20 May 15, 10:02pm -
  • Burundi Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Burundi and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Burundi depart as soon as it is feasible to do so. As a result of the deteriorating security situation, the Department of State ordered the departure of dependents of U.S. g…
    - 76 days ago, 14 May 15, 4:02am -
  • Kenya Travel Warning
    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 be aware of continuing and recently heightened threats from terrorism and the high rate of violent crime in some areas. This replaces the Travel War…
    - 76 days ago, 13 May 15, 9:24pm -
  • Burundi Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the risks of traveling to Burundi and urges caution during its election season which could extend from May through September 2015.  Political protests and demonstrations related to these elections have resulted in several incidents of violence.  Tens…
    - 82 days ago, 8 May 15, 2:25pm -
  • Mali Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Mali.We especially 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 s…
    - 82 days ago, 7 May 15, 6:52pm -
  • Eritrea Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Eritrea. The Government of Eritrea continues to restrict the travel of all foreign nationals, including U.S. diplomats posted in Asmara.  Consequently, the U.S. Embassy cannot guarantee its ability to provide em…
    - 84 days ago, 6 May 15, 4:12am -
  • 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 victims of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organ…
    - 85 days ago, 5 May 15, 2:37pm -
  • Central African Republic Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to the Central African Republic (CAR). The Government of Chad closed its border with CAR May 12, 2014.  Only citizens of Chad returning home will be able to cross the Chad-CAR border.  U.S. citizens who have decided to stay in CAR des…
    - 88 days ago, 1 May 15, 10:05pm -
  • 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 May 14, 2014, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and possibly lengthy detention due to the DP…
    - 96 days ago, 23 Apr 15, 11:40pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 Apr 15, 9:24pm -
  • 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 November 12, 2014, to remind U.S. citizens that the security situation remains…
    - 3 Mar 15, 10:32pm -
  • 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, although it has declined in the past two years.This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated June 2014 and includes additional information on crime and security…
    - 3 Mar 15, 3:03am -
  • Chad Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Chad and recommends citizens avoid travel to all border regions, particularly those areas adjacent to Chad’s eastern border and the Lake Chad region.The entire Lake Chad region, not only along Chad’s border with Nigeria, is es…
    - 26 Feb 15, 10:23pm -
  • Algeria Travel Warning
    The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against travel to the Kabylie region and remote areas of southern and eastern Algeria.This replaces the Travel Warning for Algeria dated August 13, 2014, to update information on the current security situation in Algeria. The Department of Sta…
    - 25 Feb 15, 4:25am -
  • Saudi Arabia Travel Warning
    The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Saudi Arabia.There have been recent attacks on U.S. citizens and other Western expatriates, an attack on Shi’ite Muslims outside a community center in the Eastern Province on November 3, 2014, and continuin…
    - 25 Feb 15, 3:58am -
  • 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 August 8, 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 con…
    - 24 Feb 15, 10:44pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 13 Feb 15, 3:25pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 4 Feb 15, 11:05pm -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 17 Jan 15, 4:42am -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -