Your safety while travelling on your adventure is important, just like making sure your insurance policy is valid when you embark on your adventure.

To ensure your policy is valid whilst travelling, we've pulled an up-to-date list of countries the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) consider as "Do not travel" & "Reconsider your travel" – this is provided via the Smartraveller website.

It's important to keep up-to-date with this page and the Smartraveller website. If the country you intend to visit is on this list, your travel insurance policy may not be valid.

Important travel alert

A magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck Lombok, Indonesia on 5 August 2018. Aftershocks are still occurring and may be felt in neighbouring Bali. We urge customers to take care during their travels and understand the impact on their insurance cover. Click here for Bali travel alerts.

Do Not Travel
Country Date of Issue
Afghanistan 03 Aug 2018
Somalia 22 Jun 2018
South Sudan 10 Nov 2017
Chad 25 Jun 2018
Syria 25 Jun 2018
Niger 21 Sep 2018
Central African Republic 24 Apr 2018
Burundi 06 Nov 2017
Iraq 22 Jun 2018
Mali 04 Sep 2018
Libya 22 Jun 2018
Yemen 22 Jun 2018
Reconsider Your Need to Travel
Country Date of Issue
Eritrea 03 Apr 2018
Sudan 16 Jan 2018
Burkina Faso 17 Aug 2018
Puerto Rico 10 Apr 2018
Bangladesh 10 Aug 2018
Pakistan 23 Aug 2018
Venezuela 17 Aug 2018
Saudi Arabia 18 Sep 2018
Nicaragua 31 May 2018
Egypt 18 Sep 2018
Algeria 25 Jun 2018
Nigeria 21 Sep 2018
Mauritania 22 Jun 2018
Democratic Republic of the Congo 27 Aug 2018
North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) 07 Sep 2018
High Degree of Caution
Country Date of Issue
Kosovo 10 Apr 2018
Jamaica 10 Sep 2018
Gabon 01 May 2018
Trinidad and Tobago 10 Sep 2018
India 18 Sep 2018
Rwanda 10 Aug 2018
Brazil 21 Sep 2018
Djibouti 25 Jun 2018
Philippines 16 Sep 2018
Turkey 03 Aug 2018
Russia 25 Jul 2018
Liberia 08 Mar 2018
Belize 07 Sep 2018
Ukraine 14 May 2018
Kuwait 22 Jun 2018
Uzbekistan 22 Jun 2018
Timor-Leste 16 May 2018
Guyana 15 Feb 2018
Nepal 31 Aug 2018
Guinea 13 Jul 2018
Costa Rica 03 Mar 2018
Honduras 30 Jan 2018
Bahrain 22 Jun 2018
Paraguay 10 Jul 2018
Guatemala 30 Jul 2018
Morocco 22 Jun 2018
Thailand 07 Aug 2018
Tunisia 13 Apr 2018
Cameroon 07 Jun 2018
The Gambia 19 Sep 2018
Papua New Guinea 07 Sep 2018
Sierra Leone 22 Jun 2018
Tajikistan 31 Jul 2018
Lebanon 22 Jun 2018
Tanzania 30 Aug 2018
Haiti 21 Aug 2018
Senegal 28 Aug 2018
Zimbabwe 14 Sep 2018
Uganda 23 May 2018
Mexico 09 Jul 2018
Panama 14 Dec 2017
Ethiopia 20 Sep 2018
Dominican Republic 22 Sep 2018
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 18 May 2018
Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank 14 Aug 2018
Mozambique 09 Jun 2018
Angola 17 May 2018
Lesotho 08 May 2018
South Africa 25 May 2018
Kyrgyz Republic 25 Sep 2018
The Bahamas 10 Sep 2018
Benin 21 May 2018
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 28 Jan 2018
Bolivia 06 Sep 2018
Indonesia 24 Sep 2018
Peru 10 May 2018
Madagascar 03 Jul 2018
Kenya 17 Aug 2018
El Salvador 20 Dec 2017
Colombia 06 Jul 2018
Ecuador 19 Jun 2018
Belgium 26 Jun 2018
France 13 Aug 2018
Jordan 15 Aug 2018
Iran 17 Sep 2018
Myanmar 16 Mar 2018

Please note: there are exclusions applicable to claims arising from travelling against Government advice, warning and/or mass media statements. To find out more, see the General Exclusions section of the PDS.

Visit the Smart Traveller site for more information

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