In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
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A handy checklist to tell you what you need to do before you head off on your trip.
All travellers face risks overseas. Risks can be higher for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in some destinations.
Read our general advice on reducing your risk of being assaulted. See practical tips on staying safe and avoiding danger.
Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
Death overseas is always a possibility. Even for people who are fit and healthy. Sometimes, things just go wrong.
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.
It's traumatic to be robbed or mugged. It can happen to anyone, anywhere, anytime. Even if you've taken steps to reduce your risks.