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Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.
There’s plenty you can do to reduce the risk of theft, muggings and robberies when you travel.
When you go overseas, you may be exposed to a range of infectious diseases. Before you go, learn about the health risks in your destination and see your doctor.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.