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.
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You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.
If you're travelling overseas for (or during) a major cultural, sporting or religious event, you may need to take extra precautions.
Before you go on a cruise, make sure you take steps to be prepared, and reduce your risks of things going wrong.
This page will help you understand the risks and take appropriate precautions before you head out on the water.
Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.