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  • Chad
    The Government of Chad has extended until October 2016 a state of emergency in the Lake Chad region. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Chad.
    - 1 day ago, 3 May 16, 12:59am -
  • Yemen
    This advice has been reviewed and reissued. The level of this advice has not changed. The ongoing political instability and dangerous security situation present a significant risk to foreigners in Yemen. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Yemen, including the island of Socotra.
    - 12 days ago, 22 Apr 16, 1:15am -
  • Burundi
    Australians in Burundi are required to register in a national census of foreign nationals between 4-15 April 2016 (see Entry and exit). 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.…
    - 41 days ago, 24 Mar 16, 3:39am -
  • 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. Australian Government consular assistance is no longer available within Syria.
    - 69 days ago, 25 Feb 16, 2:39am -
  • Afghanistan
    This advice has been reviewed and updated. The overall level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to Afghanistan.
    - 71 days ago, 22 Feb 16, 10:50pm -
  • Mali
    The threat of terrorism in Mali remains high. Terrorist attacks may occur at any time and could target venues frequented by foreigners (see Safety and Security). We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to parts of southern Mali and not to travel to all other areas, inclu…
    - 72 days ago, 22 Feb 16, 6:08am -
  • Somalia
    This advice is updated with new information on a recent explosion on a commercial flight and terrorist attack at a beachside restaurant in Mogadishu. The level of the advice has not changed. We continue to advise you not to travel to any part of Somalia.
    - 78 days ago, 16 Feb 16, 3:44am -
  • Niger
    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…
    - 89 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 11:58pm -
  • Iraq
    The Government of Iraq has begun to take measures to improve the structural integrity of the Mosul Dam. It is currently impossible to predict if or when a dam failure might occur. A dam failure could cause significant flooding and interruption of essential services. If you are in Iraq, particularly…
    - 10 Dec 15, 5:26am -
  • Central African Republic
    This advice has been reviewed and reissued. The level of the travel advice has not changed. We continue to strongly advise you not to travel to the Central African Republic.
    - 26 Nov 15, 5:24am -
  • South Sudan
    The ability of the Australian Government to provide consular services to Australians in South Sudan remains extremely limited. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to South Sudan.
    - 24 Nov 15, 1:38am -
  • 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…
    - 9 Jul 15, 6:51am -

FCO Travel Advice

  • newUganda
    Latest update: Summary - Ugandan police have announced information about a terrorist threat to airports and government installations in Entebbe and Kampala.
    - 12 hours ago, 3 May 16, 6:12pm -
  • newBangladesh
    Latest Update: There remains a high threat from terrorism in Bangladesh, including against foreign nationals and the LGBTI community. You should take appropriate security precautions.
    - 12 hours ago, 3 May 16, 5:47pm -
  • newThe Occupied Palestinian Territories
    Latest update: Local laws and customs section - if you are caught breaking local laws on import and export of wild animals you can expect to receive a substantial fine and up to 2 years in prison
    - 13 hours ago, 3 May 16, 4:53pm -
  • newIsrael
    Latest update: Local laws and customs section - if you are caught breaking local laws on import and export of wild animals you can expect to receive a substantial fine and up to 2 years in prison
    - 13 hours ago, 3 May 16, 4:51pm -
  • newTurkey
    Latest update: Summary - removal of information and advice on May Day rallies
    - 14 hours ago, 3 May 16, 4:13pm -
  • newTrinidad and Tobago
    Latest update: Entry Requirements section - you must be in possession of a valid return/onward ticket
    - 16 hours ago, 3 May 16, 2:03pm -
  • newAzerbaijan
    Latest update: Entry requirements section – if you’re travelling to Baku in connection with the Formula One Grand Prix you may be able to obtain a visa on arrival, specific conditions apply; if you’re staying in Azerbaijan for longer than 10 days you must register with the State Migration serv…
    - 16 hours ago, 3 May 16, 2:00pm -
  • newHungary
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) - updated road traffic accident figures
    - 18 hours ago, 3 May 16, 12:21pm -
  • newEgypt
    Latest update: Terrorism section - removal of advice about heightened threat of terrorist attacks targeting celebrations of Orthodox Easter (24 April to 1 May 2016)
    - 18 hours ago, 3 May 16, 12:05pm -
  • newPortugal
    Latest update: Safety and security section (Road travel) - updated road traffic accident figures
    - 18 hours ago, 3 May 16, 11:38am -
  • newEcuador
    Latest update: Natural disasters section (Earth tremors) - aftershocks are still occurring following the earthquake of 16 April 2016; if you’re in the affected provinces, monitor local news for latest developments and follow the instructions from local authorities
    - 19 hours ago, 3 May 16, 11:09am -
  • newTimor-Leste
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
    - 20 hours ago, 3 May 16, 9:39am -
  • newBrunei
    Latest update: this advice has been reviewed and re-issued without amendment
    - 21 hours ago, 3 May 16, 9:35am -
  • newSouth Sudan
    Latest update: Summary - commercial flights are now operating from Juba airport 7 days per week
    - 21 hours ago, 3 May 16, 9:32am -
  • India
    Latest update: Summary - Simhasth Mahaparv Kumbh Mela 2016
    - 2 days ago, 2 May 16, 7:54am -
  • Cape Verde
    Latest update: Summary - there is no British Embassy in Cape Verde. For urgent consular assistance call +44 1908 516666
    - 3 days ago, 1 May 16, 9:09am -
  • Serbia
    Latest update: Safety and security section - some demonstrations expected from 30 April following recent elections.
    - 4 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 9:57pm -
  • Germany
    Latest update: Summary - removal of info and advice about Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 5:04pm -
  • Afghanistan
    Latest update: Summary - a significant attack in Kabul, threat of kidnap remains high
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 2:33pm -
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
    Latest update: Summary - the funeral of Congolese musician Papa Wemba is taking place in Kinshasa on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 May 2016
    - 5 days ago, 29 Apr 16, 10:23am -

Travel Alerts & Warnings

  • Philippines Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and through the southern Sulu Sea, and to exercise extreme caution when traveling to the island of Mindanao, due to continued terrorist threats, insurgent activities and kidnappings.This Travel Warn…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 10:02pm -
  • Mali Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of ongoing terrorist attacks and criminal violence in Mali. The security environment in Mali remains fluid, and the potential for attacks throughout the country, including in Bamako, remains high. Additionally, the Federal Aviation Administration (FA…
    - 12 days ago, 21 Apr 16, 6:52pm -
  • Chad Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of ongoing terrorist activity throughout Chad. U.S. citizens should avoid all travel to the border regions, and exercise extreme caution elsewhere in the country. The U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services outside the capitol area is…
    - 15 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 9:23pm -
  • 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 homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbe…
    - 19 days ago, 15 Apr 16, 2:37pm -
  • Central African Republic Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to the Central African Republic (CAR) due to an unpredictable security situation subject to rapid deterioration, activities of armed groups, and violent crime. We urge U.S. citizens who are currently in CAR to consider departing. U.S. citiz…
    - 19 days ago, 14 Apr 16, 10:05pm -
  • Saudi Arabia Travel Warning
    The Department of State urges U.S. citizens to carefully consider the risks of traveling to Saudi Arabia.There continue to be reports of threats against U.S. citizens and other Westerners, as well as locations frequented by them.  There have been multiple attacks on mosques which were directed or i…
    - 22 days ago, 12 Apr 16, 2:58am -
  • Pakistan Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all non-essential travel to Pakistan. This Travel Warning replaces the Travel Warning dated August 28, 2015, reminding U.S. citizens of ongoing security concerns in Pakistan.The American Embassy in Islamabad and the Consulate General in Karachi con…
    - 26 days ago, 7 Apr 16, 9:44pm -
  • Colombia Travel Warning
    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 recent years, including in tourist and business travel destinations such as Bogota, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Medellin,…
    - 28 days ago, 5 Apr 16, 9:38pm -
  • Tunisia Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens to avoid travel to southeastern Tunisia along the Libyan border as well as the mountainous areas in the country’s west due to the threat of terrorism. A March 7 attack by ISIL-affiliated militants in the southeastern border town of Ben Guerdane res…
    - 33 days ago, 1 Apr 16, 2:45pm -
  • 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 August 27, 2015, to remind U.S. citizens that the security situation remains d…
    - 33 days ago, 31 Mar 16, 9:32pm -
  • Laos Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to shooting attacks targeting vehicles traveling the “new road” northwest of Kasi in Luang Prabang Province at about 9:00p.m. on March 23, 2016. A charter bus and a pickup truck were both hit by automatic weapons fire on this heavily traveled route be…
    - 35 days ago, 30 Mar 16, 2:25pm -
  • Turkey Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of increased threats from terrorist groups throughout Turkey and to avoid travel to southeastern Turkey. Effective March 29, 2016, the Department of State ordered the departure of family members of U.S. government personnel posted to U.S. Consulate i…
    - 36 days ago, 29 Mar 16, 2:45pm -
  • Djibouti Travel Alert
    The U.S. Department of State alerts U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Djibouti that a presidential election has been scheduled for April 8, 2016. There is a possibility that spontaneous protests will occur during the election cycle and some could turn violent.  This Travel Alert expires on Ap…
    - 37 days ago, 28 Mar 16, 2:25pm -
  • Europe Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL. Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist…
    - 43 days ago, 22 Mar 16, 2:25pm -
  • Republic of Congo Travel Alert
    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to The Republic of the Congo regarding the upcoming presidential elections scheduled for March 20. U.S. citizens should maintain a high level of security awareness due to the potential for political unrest leading up to, during, and…
    - 48 days ago, 17 Mar 16, 2:25pm -
  • Iran Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Iran.This replaces the Travel Warning for Iran of January 29, 2016, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and detention of U.S. citizens, particularly dual national Iranian-Americans, in Iran, and to note that the Federal…
    - 50 days ago, 15 Mar 16, 3:42am -
  • Haiti Travel Alert
    The State Department has revised the Travel Alert issued on January 11, 2016 concerning the election period. The latest announced date for the twice-postponed elections is April 24, 2016.  This Travel Alert expires on June 10, 2016. Tensions remain high and we strongly urge U.S. citizens to exerc…
    - 54 days ago, 11 Mar 16, 3:25pm -
  • Burundi Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens against all travel to Burundi. The Department of State has terminated Ordered Departure status for Embassy Bujumbura, thereby allowing non-emergency personnel and adult dependents employed at the Embassy to return to Burundi.  Minors and…
    - 54 days ago, 11 Mar 16, 5:02am -
  • 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 26, 2015, to update information on the current security situation in Algeria. The Department of Sta…
    - 63 days ago, 2 Mar 16, 4:25am -
  • Mauritania Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of traveling to Mauritania, particularly the eastern regions, due to activities by terrorist groups including al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which are active in the neighboring regions of Mali.The ability of the U.S. Embassy to p…
    - 70 days ago, 24 Feb 16, 3:39am -
  • Bangladesh Travel Alert
    The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the ongoing potential for extremist violence in Bangladesh. This Travel Alert supersedes the November 10, 2015 alert and expires on May 15, 2016.Reports suggest that terrorist attacks could occur against foreigners in Bangladesh, especially in large…
    - 82 days ago, 12 Feb 16, 3:25pm -
  • 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…
    - 88 days ago, 5 Feb 16, 10:35pm -
  • Sudan Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the continued risks of travel to Sudan.U.S. citizens should avoid all travel to the Darfur region, Blue Nile, and Southern Kordofan states, and consider carefully the risks of travel in other areas of Sudan, due to the continued threat of terrorism…
    - 21 Jan 16, 10:58pm -
  • 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 Niger’s border regions, including the Diffa region and particularly the Lake Chad basin area. The entire Lake Chad region is especially vulnerable because of ongoing act…
    - 21 Jan 16, 9:56pm -
  • Burkina Faso Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel to Burkina Faso. U.S. citizens in Burkina Faso, and those considering travel to Burkina Faso, should evaluate their personal security situation in light of continuing threats to safety and security.The ability of the U.S. Embassy to…
    - 20 Jan 16, 1:06pm -
  • 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, and U.S. citizens traveling to El Salvador should remain alert to their surroundings.This Travel Warning supersedes the Travel Warning dated June 22, 2015, and includes updat…
    - 16 Jan 16, 4:42am -
  • 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…
    - 31 Dec 15, 10:02pm -
  • Cameroon Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the high risk of traveling to Cameroon, and urges U.S. citizens to avoid all travel to the North and Far North Regions of the country because of the general threat of violent crime, terrorism, and the targeting of westerners for murder and kidnappings,…
    - 22 Dec 15, 11:05pm -
  • Israel, The West Bank and Gaza Travel Warning
    The security environment remains complex in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. U.S. citizens need to be aware of the continuing risks of travel to areas described in this Travel Warning where there are heightened tensions and security risks.The security situation can change day to day, depending on t…
    - 16 Dec 15, 10:27pm -
  • 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 July 16 to provide updated informa…
    - 15 Dec 15, 12:29am -
  • Yemen Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Yemen because of the high security threat level in Yemen posed by the ongoing conflict and terrorist activities.On February 11, 2015 due to the deteriorating security situation in Sanaa, the Department of State suspended embass…
    - 14 Dec 15, 10:24pm -
  • 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.  This supersedes…
    - 12 Dec 15, 4:13am -
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risks of travel 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, the provinces of Bas-Uele, Haut-Uele and Ituriz (northeastern par…
    - 5 Dec 15, 2:31am -
  • Iraq Travel Warning
    The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all but essential travel to Iraq.  Travel within Iraq remains very 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…
    - 4 Dec 15, 10:46pm -
  • 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 April 15, 2015, to reiterate and highlight the risk of arrest and long-term detention due to the DPRK’…
    - 21 Nov 15, 12:40am -
  • 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 May 22…
    - 20 Nov 15, 2:55am -
  • Kenya Travel Warning
    The U.S. Department of State warns U.S. citizens of the risk of traveling 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 Trav…
    - 10 Nov 15, 10:24pm -
  • 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 March 2015 and includes additional information on crime and securit…
    - 31 Oct 15, 2:03am -
  • South Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season - 2015 - 2016
    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…
    - 15 Oct 15, 1:41am -
  • 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 October 24, 2014, to update information on security concerns.There is no U.S. Embassy or other formal U.S. diplomatic facility in Somalia at this time. Consequently, the…
    - 2 Oct 15, 2:16am -
  • Venezuela Travel Warning
    The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens about security conditions in Venezuela.Thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Venezuela each year for study, tourism, business, and volunteer work. While U.S. citizens are not specifically targeted, violent crime in Vene…
    - 19 Sep 15, 1:55am -
  • 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, 2014, the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff outside of the country because of ongoing violence between…
    - 16 Sep 15, 11:54pm -
  • Haiti Travel Warning
    The Department of State has issued this Travel Warning to inform U.S. citizens traveling to or living in Haiti about the lack of adequate emergency medical facilities, and the security environment in Haiti. This replaces the Travel Warning dated December 4, 2014 and provides updated information reg…
    - 6 Aug 15, 2:03am -
  • 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…
    - 6 May 15, 4:12am -