Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
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Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.
Foreign governments often require you to get a visa before they let you enter. This page provides general advice and information about visas overseas.
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.
Read general travel advice in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) before you go. Learn about laws, entry requirements, insurance, dual citizenship, travelling with children, getting help overseas and more.
A marriage must be entered into with the full and free consent of both people. Learn more about forced marriage.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Australian laws apply to acts of female genital mutilation overseas as well as domestically.