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Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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 Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt).
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.