Kuwait, Philippines, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: High degree of caution
DFAT Smartraveller Updates
Egypt: Reconsider your need to travel
DFAT advises Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in France and Belgium due to the high threat of terrorist attack.
Since 2015, over 200 people have been killed and hundreds injured in attacks in France. ISIL has claimed responsibility for some of these attacks. There have been a number of recent attacks in France. A terrorist attack in Nice during Bastille Day celebrations on 14 July 2016 killed at least 84 people and injured more than 100. On 18 March 2017, a man was shot at Orly Airport, Paris’ second airport, after attempting to take a firearm from a security patrol. Future attacks are likely.
The Islamic holy month of Ramadan is expected to begin in late May 2017. If you are travelling during this period to a country with significant Muslim communities, take the time to learn about Ramadan and ensure you respect religious and cultural sensitivities, rules and customs.
This bulletin should be read in conjunction with individual country advisories, which provide details on any specific and credible terrorism threats at destinations. Travel advice explained also outlines ways to manage risk for our country levels.
In March 2017, a number of countries tightened aviation security arrangements in response to concerns about a heightened threat of attack against the aviation sector. Check the country advisory for the country or countries you intend to visit for information on whether these measures apply to your destination.
Egypt, Pakistan: Reconsider your need to travel
Morocco, Philippines: High degree of caution
Lebanon: Reconsider your need to travel
Ecuador, Trinidad and Tobago: High degree of caution
Somalia: Do not travel
Turkey: High degree of caution
Anzac Day 2017 in Gallipoli
There is information that suggests terrorists may seek to target Anzac Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula. Turkish authorities are aware of this information and traditionally provide a high level of protective security around Anzac Day commemorations on the peninsula.
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Reconsider your need to travel
Mozambique, Russia: High degree of caution
Algeria, Saudi Arabia: Reconsider your need to travel
Gabon, Uganda: High degree of caution
Mali: Do not travel
Bangladesh, Ethiopia: Reconsider your need to travel
Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia: Reconsider your need to travel
Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Turkey: High degree of caution
France, India, Jordan, Peru, Turkey: High degree of caution
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea: Reconsider your need to travel
Kenya, Timor-Leste: High degree of caution
Bolivia, Kosovo, Madagascar, Peru: High degree of caution
Afghanistan: Do not travel
Bangladesh, Pakistan: Reconsider your need to travel
France, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico: High degree of caution
Bahrain, Pakistan, Tunisia: Reconsider your need to travel