Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
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When death happens overseas it can be difficult. During this time, consular staff will do what we can to assist you. However, there are limits to our help.
This brochure is designed to provide information to help you understand what consular staff in Australia and overseas can do to assist during this difficult time.
Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.
Wherever you’re going overseas, there remains a threat of terrorism. Terrorists continue to carry out attacks around the world, and they target both locals and foreign tourists. Learn more about how to reduce your risks while travelling.
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.
When you go overseas, you may be exposed to a range of infectious diseases. Before you go, learn about the health risks in your destination and see your doctor.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.