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.

Do Not Travel
Country Date of Issue
Afghanistan 17 Sep 2017
Somalia 06 Apr 2017
South Sudan 13 Jun 2017
Chad 21 Jul 2017
Syria 15 Sep 2016
Niger 22 Jun 2017
Central African Republic 08 Feb 2017
Burundi 06 Dec 2016
Iraq 11 Aug 2017
Mali 01 Sep 2017
Libya 23 Jan 2017
Yemen 25 Jul 2017
Reconsider Your Need to Travel
Country Date of Issue
Eritrea 24 Jul 2017
Sudan 14 Jun 2017
Burkina Faso 05 Sep 2017
Bangladesh 13 Sep 2017
Pakistan 11 Aug 2017
Venezuela 04 Aug 2017
Bahrain 21 Jun 2017
Tunisia 26 May 2017
Saudi Arabia 28 Aug 2017
Egypt 04 Sep 2017
Lebanon 14 Sep 2017
Ethiopia 19 Sep 2017
Algeria 30 Mar 2017
Nigeria 20 Jul 2017
Mauritania 01 Feb 2017
Democratic Republic of the Congo 02 Aug 2017
Democratic People's Republic of Korea 06 Sep 2017

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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