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Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Getting medical assistance overseas can be challenging and expensive, especially in an emergency. Read our advice on what to do when when you need help.