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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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.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
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 the event of a natural disaster or other crisis in or near your location, you may require assistance. Read this page to see where to get help.
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.