Today we acknowledge the 20th anniversary of 9/11. On that day nearly 3,000 innocent people died, including 10 Australians, in the most devastating terrorist attack in the US. Terrorists continue to carry out attacks around the world. Terrorists may target places associated with foreigners or Westerners.
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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.
Many Australians hold two or more nationalities. If you're travelling to the country of your other nationality, find out how your citizenship can impact you.
When death happens overseas it can be difficult. During this time, consular staff will do what we can to assist you. However, there are limits to our help.
Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when travelling.
No matter why or where you're travelling overseas, there remains a threat of terrorism. You may not want to think about it, but the better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be. Learn more about how to reduce your risks while travelling.
This brochure is designed to provide information to help you understand what consular staff in Australia and overseas can do to assist during this difficult time.