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If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
The Australian Government delivers passport services for Australians through the Australian Passport Office. Read more about passports in Australia and overseas.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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Explore this page for information about staying safe and secure during the Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah (Mecca).
Ramadan is the most important month on the Islamic calendar. Explore this page to learn local laws and customs during Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr, after Ramadan.