Foreign governments often require you to get a visa before they let you enter. This page provides general advice and information about visas overseas.
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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.
Travelling for a religious event can be an important moment in your life. Read this page to learn about:
This page will help you understand the risks and take appropriate precautions before you head out on the water.
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
Ramadan is the most important month on the Islamic calendar. Explore this page to learn local laws and customs during Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr, after Ramadan.
Explore this page for information about staying safe and secure during the Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah (Mecca).