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Taal Volcano, in the southern Luzon province of Batangas, erupted on 12 January 2020. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the alert level to four (4 out of 5), meaning an "explosive eruption" could happen in the coming hours or days. Local authorities have increased increased the exclusion zone to 14 kms from the volcano's crater. Follow the instructions of local authorities, including any evacuation orders.
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 is an active outbreak of a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, originating from the Wuhan region. This new type of coronavirus was initially linked to a large seafood and live animal market in Wuhan City, in China’s Hubei Province. The majority of reported cases are in the Wuhan region. There have been reports of individuals with the novel coronavirus outside of China.
The Pacific cyclone season is usually between October and May. During this period, even small tropical storms can develop into major cyclones. Their direction and strength can change with little warning. Cyclones lead to landslides, mudslides and flash flooding causing extreme damage to infrastructure. This can cut off communications and access to transportation, emergency assistance, medical care, and food and water.
On 20 January 2020, the Chinese authorities have identified an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus, in Wuhan City in Hubei Province. We now advise all Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Wuhan. If you have travelled to Wuhan and have developed symptoms of respiratory illness, contact your doctor. See our health section for more information.
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 trip before you go. Read our frequently asked questions to learn why.