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If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides notarial services overseas. We deliver these services through our embassies and consulates.
A community hub for Smartraveller information and advice in Simplified Chinese (中文 简体).
A community hub for Smartraveller information and advice in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).
We work closely with a range of government and not for profit partners to prepare our advice, and to promote Smartraveller.
Explore this page for information about staying safe and secure during the Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah (Mecca).
Ramadan is the most important month on the Islamic calendar. Explore this page to learn local laws and customs during Ramadan and Eid-ul-Fitr, after Ramadan.
Read general travel advice in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) before you go. Learn about laws, entry requirements, insurance, dual citizenship, travelling with children, getting help overseas and more.