Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.
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Civil unrest is conflict between different groups of people living in the same country. It can be peaceful or violent. Read more to learn how to stay safe if there is civil unrest while you're travelling.
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.
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
Medical tourism is when you go overseas for medical treatment. Before you go, gather the information you need. Make informed choices about your medical procedure.
Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.