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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Understand the local laws of the country you're visiting and the Australians laws that still apply to you when overseas
Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.
Never buy, use or travel with illegal drugs when overseas.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.
A marriage must be entered into with the full and free consent of both people. Learn more about forced marriage.
Australian laws apply to acts of female genital mutilation overseas as well as domestically.
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.