Information and general advice on travelling with children, children travelling without both parents, child custody and international child abduction.
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The better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be.
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.
If you're going overseas to get married, you may need a Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI) to prove you're free to marry.
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
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.