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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All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some countries.
Advice for Australians staying overseas, including questions on whether to stay overseas or return to Australia, and travelling to other countries and within countries.
Advice for Australians overseas who are trying to return home to Australia.
Read our advice on COVID-19, including leaving Australia, trying to get home, arriving in Australia and staying overseas.
Following changes to international travel that came into effect on 1 November 2021, DFA
COVID-19-related information for Australians and permanent residents in Australia who want to go overseas.
Many destinations are putting different entry and exit rules in place for vaccinated travellers. Read more to find out about COVID-19 vaccinations and travel.