Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
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Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.
It's traumatic to be robbed or mugged. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Even if you've taken steps to reduce your risks.
Travelling for a religious event can be an important moment in your life. Read this page to learn about:
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
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.
Explore this page for information about staying safe and secure during the Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah (Mecca).