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Large-scale strike action across France began on 5 December and may continue for some time. Expect demonstrations and significant disruption to public transport, train, air and other public services. Avoid protests and demonstrations, monitor local media and check with your travel provider before travelling.
Holidays don't always go as planned. If you're leaving Australia, travel insurance is just as essential as a passport. It's really that simple. If you're going overseas, even to London or just visiting family, it's your responsibility to get travel insurance...
The Australian Government provides consular services for Australians while overseas. While we no longer ask you to register your overseas travel with us, our embassies and consulates can provide emergency assistance in a crisis.
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There’s currently an active measles outbreak in a number of Pacific countries, including Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and New Zealand.
From Thursday 5 December large-scale strike action is planned to take place across France. The strike could continue beyond 5 December.
Christmas overseas can be a great experience. We want to make sure you don’t miss out on the festive fun. The better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be. Many Australians travel to Europe or North America for a winter Christmas; others head to South East Asia or the Pacific for the sun. Wherever you’re going there are some risks that are greater at Christmas.
The Australian Passport Office issues passports to Australian citizens in Australia and overseas under the Australian Passports Act 2005 and related laws.
You may need to get a visa to enter a foreign country. For some countries you must apply in advance. In other countries you can apply on arrival.
We no longer ask you to register your overseas travel with us before you go ‘just in case’ something happens. Instead, we will activate a crisis page if there’s a situation overseas that could affect Australians, and you or your family/friends/employer can get in touch with us if you need our help.