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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Read our general advice for Australians planning to travel overseas with medications or medical equipment.
You may get sick from infectious diseases or other health conditions overseas. Find out what vaccinations and other preventative measures can help.
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.
Anyone travelling to Australia from China, including Hong Kong and Macau, will be required to undertake COVID-19 testing within 48 hours before travelling to Australia.
No matter why or where you're travelling overseas, there remains a threat of terrorism. You may not want to think about it, but the better prepared you are, the safer and more enjoyable your travel will be. Learn more about how to reduce your risks while travelling.