Terrorism remains a threat to Australians living and travelling overseas. Before you travel overseas, it's important to understand the risk of terrorism worldwide.
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A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
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.
Australia has reciprocal health care agreements with 11 countries. These countries provide some emergency care to Australians.
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 leaving Australia, travel insurance is just as essential as your passport. The CHOICE buying guide makes finding the right travel insurance easy.
Assault and violence can happen to anyone, anywhere. Read this page for advice on what to do immediately after an assault while travelling.