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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From 1 February 2020, the UK is no longer a member of the EU ('Brexit'). There will be a transition period until 31 December 2020, while the EU and UK negotiate new arrangements. If you are an Australian living or working in, or travelling to, the UK or the EU nothing will change in the transition period during 2020, including visa arrangements. This also applies to Australian-British dual nationals.
There is an ongoing threat of kidnapping in many parts of the world. Explore this page to learn about reducing the risk of kidnapping, before you go.
Medical tourism is when you go overseas for medical treatment. Before you go, gather the information you need. Make informed choices about your medical procedure.
Many countries don't have the same access, services or support for people with disabilities as Australia. Learn more about travelling with a disability.
This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
This page will help you understand the risks and take appropriate precautions before you head out on the water.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.