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Latest travel advice updates

  • Afghanistan - updated 24 November 2014
  • Kenya - updated 24 November 2014
  • Indonesia - updated 21 November 2014
  • Mexico - updated 21 November 2014
  • Burundi - updated 20 November 2014
  • Yemen - updated 20 November 2014
  • Mali - updated 20 November 2014

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  • The Australian Government has introduced a suite of reforms focused on the prevention and disruption of domestic terrorist threats in the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment (Foreign Fighters) Act 2014. The reforms will make it an offence for Australians to enter or remain in an area overseas which has been declared by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, in which a listed terrorist organisation is engaging in a hostile activity.
  • On 23 October 2014, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop launched the CHOICE travel insurance buying guide. In an interview on Today the Minister said, "If you can't afford travel insurance you can't afford to travel overseas. We urge all Australians travelling overseas to take out comprehensive travel insurance otherwise you might find yourself with significant medical bills or hospital bills if something should happen to you, and when you take out travel insurance make sure you take out the right insurance that covers the activities you're likely to be undertaking."
  • On 12 September 2014, the Government raised the domestic National Terrorism Public Alert level to High. This represents the assessed threat of terrorist attack within Australia. Heightened security arrangements are in place at Australia's international airports. Consider giving yourself extra time to clear security formalities at airports.

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