Information and general advice on travelling with children, children travelling without both parents, child custody and international child abduction.
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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.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
If you're pregnant and planning to travel overseas, research your destination before you go. Being informed about the risks will help you manage them.
All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some destinations.
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.