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There is an outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are keeping all our travel advisories under close review in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer and our network of overseas embassies and consulates. We have raised our advice level for four countries: China, South Korea, Japan and Mongolia. We have also raised our advice levels for regions in northern Italy.
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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We are working closely with the international cruise line industry in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China. We have provided the following information and advice to Australians on cruises in the Asian region. Australian officials in Tokyo are providing consular assistance to the Australians who were passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship.
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.
From 1 February 2020, the UK is no longer a member of the EU ('Brexit'). There will be a transition period until 31 December 2020, while the EU and UK negotiate new arrangements. If you are an Australian living or working in, or travelling to, the UK or the EU nothing will change in the transition period during 2020, including visa arrangements. This also applies to Australian-British dual nationals.
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.
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