With almost nine million Australian residents travelling overseas in the last financial year, there is no doubt about it – we love to travel.
With travel companies vying for our money by offering competitive and affordable flights and accommodation online, travelling overseas is now as simple as a click of a button.
However no matter how accustomed, confident or comfortable we are travelling overseas, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) encourages all Australians to register their travel plans before leaving the country.
Registering your travel plans will help the Australian Government contact or find you in an emergency – whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or family emergency.
Traveling can be an exciting and rewarding, but can also carry potential risks. Each year approximately 20,000 Australians need consular assistance. To assist travellers, DFAT offers Australians up to date travel advisories for more than 160 destinations, see here
Currently the Australian Government recommends you do not travel to Afghanistan, Chad, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. And urges you to reconsider travelling to Algeria, Bahrain, DPR Korea, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Lebanon, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.
To register your intent to travel and travel plans, visit here.