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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We deliver a range of consular services for Australians overseas. These include travel advice, notarial services, passports, consular support and crisis response.
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 explains our travel advisories for destinations, how we develop and update our travel advisories and what each advice level means in travel advisories.
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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.