Australians Detained Abroad Blog

Ethiopia Travel Advice Reissued

This Advice was last issued on Thursday, 16 October 2014.   This advice contains new information in the Summary and under Safety and security (the US Embassy in Ethiopia issued a message to US citizens on 14 October 2014 advising of a possible terrorist threat to Bole area of Addis Ababa). We continue to advise

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Reconsider Travel to Saudi Arabia

DFAT Have issued a travel advisory on Saudi Arabia: This Advice was last issued on Friday, 17 October 2014.   This advice contains new information under Safety and security (on 14 October 2014, one US national was killed and another injured during a shooting incident at a petrol station in Riyadh). We continue to advise

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Are You Heading Overseas To Party?

Large numbers of Australians get into trouble overseas as a direct result of partying too hard and forgetting about simple safety precautions. Parties and festivals like Full Moon Parties in Koh Phangan, Thailand and Oktoberfest in Germany can be fun experiences but drinking too much or taking drugs can put you in difficult and often

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Central African Republic Travel Advisory Changed

This Advice was last issued by DFAT on Tuesday, 21 October 2014.   This advice includes updated information in the Summary and under Entry and exit (the Central African Republic may take preventative measures to avoid the spread of Ebola, including border closures). We continue to strongly advise you not to travel to the Central

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Australians In Turkey Urged Caution

From DFAT: This Advice was last issued on Friday, 26 September 2014.   This advice contains information in the Summary and under Safety and Security (spill-over from the Syrian conflict could lead to attacks against targets in Turkey, including Ankara, Istanbul and areas close to the Syrian border. Syrian refugees have clashed with locals in

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