Smartraveller https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/ en webmaster@dfat.gov.au Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2011 60 zcms Iran https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/iran We continue to advise do not travel to Iran. Protests and demonstrations are expected in the coming days. Avoid all protest activity and monitor media for possible threats. Some airlines may cancel flights at short notice - check with your airline. Australians, including dual nationals, should strongly consider leaving Iran as soon as possible. Foreigners, including Australians, are at a high risk of arbitrary detention or arrest. Foreign and dual nationals, including Australians, have been detained without due process of law. Kidnap for ransom is a risk in Iran. Terrorist attacks could happen anywhere in Iran, including Tehran or other locations frequented by foreigners and tourists. They could occur anytime without warning. Due to the current security environment, and as a precaution, Australian government officials and their dependents posted in Iran have been directed not to travel outside the greater Tehran region (see &#039;Safety&#039;). The Australian Embassy in Tehran will be closed on 14 April. Sun, 14 Apr 2024 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 0e9f9775-6769-4920-9c3d-937d805efb59 Iran 5/5 Do not travel Türkiye https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/turkiye We&#039;ve reviewed our travel advice for Türkiye and continue to advise exercise a high degree of caution. You&#039;ll need an e-visa for tourism or business if you&#039;re staying for less than 90 days. If you plan to travel to Türkiye to commemorate Anzac Day, understand the risks and plan ahead (see &#039;Travel&#039;). Fri, 12 Apr 2024 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 05ccedd6-0114-4980-881f-1695bdf79f11 Türkiye 3/5 Exercise a high degree of caution Iraq https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/iraq We&#039;ve reviewed our advice for Iraq and continue to advise do not travel to Iraq. The security situation throughout Iraq remains volatile. Due to the security environment and the ongoing threat of kidnappings, you should leave Iraq immediately by commercial means, if it&#039;s safe to do so. If you&#039;re staying in Iraq, be alert and check media for updates on new threats (see &#039;Safety&#039;). <br /> <br /> Large protests and political rallies occur regularly across Iraq. These can quickly turn violent. Avoid large public gatherings. If you&#039;re caught in an affected area, stay indoors. Follow the advice of local authorities or your security provider (see &#039;Civil unrest and political tension&#039;). <br /> <br /> Due to the current security environment, and as a precaution, Australian government officials posted in Iraq have been directed not to travel outside the greater Baghdad region. Fri, 12 Apr 2024 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 147e5bb3-3362-4c9b-b859-f2a7eaeb2e14 Iraq 5/5 Do not travel Lebanon https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/lebanon We&#039;ve reviewed our travel advice and continue to advise do not travel to Lebanon due to the volatile security situation and the risk of the security situation deteriorating further.<br /> <br /> There&#039;s a possibility of an increase in armed conflict that could affect wider areas of Lebanon. If the security situation in Lebanon deteriorates, it’s likely that Beirut airport would close and you may be unable to leave for an extended period. Australians in Lebanon who wish to leave, should leave now while commercial flights remain available. If the security situation deteriorates and there is armed conflict, the Australian Government may not be able to assist you to leave in such circumstances. See our advice on ‘Armed conflict’ in ‘Safety’.<br /> <br /> Daily military action is occurring in southern Lebanon, including rocket and missile fire, as well as airstrikes. The situation could escalate quickly or spread to other areas in Lebanon, including Beirut. This could affect your ability to move to safety. Avoid areas where military activity is ongoing.<br /> <br /> Terrorist attacks could occur anytime and anywhere, including in Beirut.<br /> <br /> If you&#039;re an Australian citizen or permanent resident in Lebanon, you can register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade&#039;s crisis registration portal. See the &#039;Safety&#039; section for details on how to register. Keep your registration details up to date so we can contact you. <br /> <br /> If you need emergency consular assistance, contact the Australian Government&#039;s Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 (if you&#039;re overseas) or 1300 555 135 (in Australia). <br /> <br /> Due to the current security environment, and as a precaution, Australian government officials and their dependents posted in Lebanon have been directed not to travel outside the greater Beirut region. Fri, 12 Apr 2024 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller b70f3cf9-376c-4395-b688-f3b1be15aceb Lebanon 5/5 Do not travel Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/middle-east/israel-and-occupied-palestinian-territories There’s an increased threat of military and terrorist attacks against Israel and Israeli interests across the region. The security situation could deteriorate quickly, with little or no notice. <br /> <br /> This may also result in airspace closures, flight cancellations and flight diversions, and other travel disruptions. Airports may pause operations due to heightened security concerns. This may cause flight delays or cancellations. Israel has a naval blockade in place. Don&#039;t join others to try to break the naval blockade.<br /> <br /> Terrorist attacks can occur anywhere at any time. There are ongoing threats of rocket attacks. Be alert to personal safety risks. Monitor local media and public safety information updates through the National Emergency Portal (accessible in Israel only).<br /> <br /> We continue to advise reconsider your need to travel overall due to the volatile security situation including the threat of terrorism, armed conflict and civil unrest. We continue to advise do not travel to Gaza, border areas with Gaza, border areas with Lebanon closed by Israeli authorities and the West Bank (excluding East Jerusalem), due to the volatile security situation. <br /> <br /> If you&#039;re an Australian citizen or permanent resident in Israel or the Occupied Palestinian Territories, you can register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade&#039;s crisis registration portal. See the &#039;Safety&#039; section for details on how to register. Keep your registration details up to date so we can contact you.<br /> <br /> Due to the current security environment, and as a precaution, Australian government officials and their dependents posted in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories have been directed not to travel outside the greater Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or Ramallah regions. Fri, 12 Apr 2024 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 86fe25c9-6dc4-42a1-ab3c-4dddf85e8025 Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories 4/5 Reconsider your need to travel Myanmar https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/myanmar We&#039;ve reviewed our advice for Myanmar and continue to advise do not travel to Myanmar. Violence, including explosions and attacks, can occur anywhere and anytime, including in Yangon. Attacks may be planned against locations that foreigners frequent, including public spaces and civilian infrastructure. Attacks are unpredictable in their location and intensity. Remain aware of the security environment at all times. Minimise movement, especially on anniversaries and days of national significance, and monitor media closely. There&#039;ve been widespread detentions, including of foreigners. Australians may be at risk of arbitrary detention. If local authorities consider you are a citizen of Myanmar, you may be required to serve in the armed forces. If you are an Australian-Myanmar dual national holding an Australian passport, you may not be exempt from this law. Be aware of offers of employment that appear &#039;too good to be true&#039;. Foreign nationals have been trafficked into Myanmar (either directly into Yangon or via a neighbouring country) and forced to work in fraudulent activity, with poor pay and living conditions, restrictions on movement, and severe mistreatment. (See Safety). Fri, 12 Apr 2024 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 52713dd9-36a5-4c83-a261-71172e6275cc Myanmar 5/5 Do not travel Russia https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/europe/russia There&#039;s an ongoing threat of terrorism. Terrorist groups, including al-Qaeda and Daesh-aligned groups, continue to call for attacks in Russia. Attacks can be indiscriminate and may occur on or around seasonal, festive, or religious events in public places and could include popular tourist sites. Attacks may occur with little or no warning. Always be alert to possible threats and have a clear exit plan. On 23 March, there was a terrorist attack at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, resulting in significant loss of life.<br /> <br /> Russian authorities have made strong, negative comments regarding Western countries. Local authorities may adopt a more negative attitude towards foreigners in Russia and enforce local laws in an arbitrary manner. Avoid any protests or demonstrations and avoid commenting publicly on political developments.<br /> <br /> The security situation in Russia could deteriorate with little warning. If you&#039;re in Russia, leave immediately using the limited commercial options available or private means if it&#039;s safe to do so. Departure routes from Russia may become disrupted at short notice. If you&#039;re in Russia, have an alternate exit plan.<br /> <br /> Review your personal security plans and carefully consider the safest means and route to depart. You&#039;re responsible for your own safety and that of your family. Make sure your travel documents are up to date. Our ability to provide consular assistance in Russia is limited. The Australian Government will not be able to evacuate you from Russia.<br /> <br /> Fri, 12 Apr 2024 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 014b41e8-893f-4e04-b1a9-8c632a99a564 Russia 5/5 Do not travel Filipino community https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/filipino <p>See general travel advice before you go. Learn about travel during COVID-19, laws, insurance, dual citizenship, getting help overseas and more.</p> Smartraveller 9a7c9fb5-aa1d-4dcf-9eeb-20a8c31be331 Indian community https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/indian <p>See general travel advice before you go. Learn about travel during COVID-19, laws, insurance, dual citizenship, getting help overseas and more.</p> Smartraveller 84d882b9-c23f-484a-8f52-e05b8fa7c075 Morocco https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/morocco There&#039;s currently an increased risk of demonstrations and protests occurring around the country. Avoid protests and demonstrations. Follow the advice of local authorities and check media for updates. Reconstruction work is still continuing following the earthquake in September 2023. Avoid travelling to impacted areas. Thu, 11 Apr 2024 22:00:00 +1000 Smartraveller 769a19b1-2dba-41f2-9865-1f984644a200 Morocco 3/5 Exercise a high degree of caution