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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 our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
Piracy is a major issue around the world. Explore this page to learn about high risk areas for piracy, how to reduce your risk and where to get help.
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.
Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.
There is an ongoing threat of kidnapping in many parts of the world. Explore this page to learn about reducing the risk of kidnapping, before you go.