This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
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Piracy is a major issue around the world. Explore this page to learn about high risk areas for piracy, how to reduce your risk and where to get help.
Read general travel advice in Traditional Chinese (中文) before you go. Learn about laws, entry requirements, insurance, dual citizenship, travelling with children, getting help overseas and more.
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.