Iraq: Do not travel
Kenya, Mozambique: High degree of caution
President Trump’s new border protection measures have been causing chaos and outrage over the weekend in the US, and have the potential to impact some Australian travellers.
The Trump administration’s new visa ban will affect Australians trying to enter the US who have travelled to any of the seven Muslim-majority nations cited in the Order – Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – in the past six years, and any Australian citizens trying to enter the US who are dual citizens of Iran, Iraq, Sudan or Syria will no longer be allowed to apply for the standard electronic travel authorisation – ETSA – which travellers must complete before heading to the US.
DFAT’s Smartraveller website warns that:
“Any of these Australians who have previously been issued an ESTA are likely to have the ESTA revoked.”
All those affected will have to apply for a non-immigrant visa at a US embassy or consulate.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said officials are in talks with the US to further clarify how the order may affect Australians.
“The Australian embassy in Washington is engaging with US officials on the potential implications of the suspension for Australian travellers, including dual nationals,” a spokeswoman told AAP in a statement.
“Travellers should contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the United States for the most current information,” the spokeswoman added.
DFAT is warning travellers that local authorities have declared a dengue fever epidemic in New Caledonia, following an increase in confirmed cases in late 2016 and early 2017.
Most recent cases have been reported in the Greater Noumea Area, however, DFAT is highlighting an ‘alert not alarm’ approach and advises travellers to New Caledonia to exercise normal safety precautions and prepare against being bitten by mosquitoes by using an insect repellent, wearing loose fitting, light-coloured clothing, and ensuring accommodation is mosquito-proof.
Travellers should seek medical advice if they develop a fever, muscle pain, rash or severe headache.
Local authorities have dengue fever, zika virus and chikungunya prevention measures in place.
Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo: Do not travel
Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Venezuela: Reconsider your need to travel
Côte d’Ivoire, India, Indonesia, Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, Guinea, Mexico, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, The Gambia, Turkey, Ukraine: High degree of caution