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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 our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
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.
Studying overseas can be exciting and rewarding. Whether you're doing a quick school trip or an extended university exchange, it's important to be prepared.