Learn how to stay safe and avoid danger if you're travelling to a country where earthquakes are common.
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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.
Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
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.
Find out what to do if you're travelling overseas and there's been an earthquake nearby. Learn how and where to get help.
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.
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.
A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.