There’s plenty you can do to reduce the risk of theft, muggings and robberies when you travel.
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A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Read general travel advice for your community, in your language.
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.
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