Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
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Foreign governments often require you to get a visa before they let you enter. This page provides general advice and information about visas overseas.
This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
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.
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.
Browse our general advice pages on a range of travel topics, to learn what you need to know before you go.
If you're leaving Australia, travel insurance is just as essential as your passport. The CHOICE buying guide makes finding the right travel insurance easy.
Wherever you’re going overseas, there remains a threat of terrorism. Terrorists continue to carry out attacks around the world, and they target both locals and foreign tourists. Learn more about how to reduce your risks while travelling.