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This page provides general advice about what to do if you find out an Australian friend or family member has been kidnapped overseas.
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.
There is an ongoing threat of kidnapping in many parts of the world. Explore this page to learn about reducing the risk of kidnapping, before you go.
Read our advice on COVID-19, including leaving Australia, trying to get home, arriving in Australia and staying overseas.
Australia has strict border measures in place to protect the health of the Australian community.