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

Bombing attacks throughout Sri Lanka, 21 April. DFAT advice: “Reconsider your need to travel”. Click here for more information on Sri Lanka and Indonesia travel alerts and understand the impact on your insurance. 

Do Not Travel
Country Date of Issue
Afghanistan 22 Feb 2019
Somalia 08 Feb 2019
Venezuela 01 Mar 2019
South Sudan 07 Nov 2018
Chad 15 Feb 2019
Syria 18 Dec 2018
Niger 09 Jan 2019
Central African Republic 16 May 2019
Burundi 05 Nov 2018
Iraq 16 May 2019
Mali 17 Jan 2019
Libya 15 Apr 2019
Yemen 18 Feb 2019
Reconsider Your Need to Travel
Country Date of Issue
Eritrea 27 Feb 2019
Sudan 16 Apr 2019
Burkina Faso 17 Jan 2019
Bangladesh 06 May 2019
Pakistan 04 Mar 2019
Saudi Arabia 01 Mar 2019
Egypt 08 May 2019
Haiti 17 Feb 2019
Sri Lanka 01 May 2019
Algeria 20 Mar 2019
Nigeria 15 Mar 2019
Mauritania 24 Jan 2019
Iran 26 Feb 2019
Democratic Republic of the Congo 22 Mar 2019
North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) 23 Jan 2019
High Degree of Caution
Country Date of Issue
Kosovo 08 Feb 2019
Jamaica 15 May 2019
Gabon 09 Jan 2019
Trinidad and Tobago 21 Mar 2019
India 20 May 2019
Rwanda 10 Aug 2018
Brazil 21 May 2019
Djibouti 15 May 2019
Philippines 24 Apr 2019
Turkey 08 Apr 2019
Russia 21 May 2019
Liberia 04 Feb 2019
Belize 07 Sep 2018
Ukraine 11 Apr 2019
Kuwait 09 Apr 2019
Uzbekistan 26 Mar 2019
Timor-Leste 20 Feb 2019
Guyana 23 Jan 2019
Nepal 22 Mar 2019
Guinea 13 Jul 2018
Costa Rica 09 Jan 2019
Honduras 26 Mar 2019
Bahrain 01 May 2019
Paraguay 10 Jul 2018
Guatemala 17 May 2019
Morocco 01 May 2019
Thailand 15 Apr 2019
Tunisia 27 Mar 2019
Nicaragua 05 Mar 2019
Cameroon 09 Jan 2019
The Gambia 09 Jan 2019
Papua New Guinea 15 Feb 2019
Sierra Leone 22 Jun 2018
Tajikistan 18 Oct 2018
Lebanon 16 Apr 2019
Tanzania 30 Apr 2019
Senegal 28 Aug 2018
Zimbabwe 18 Mar 2019
Uganda 05 Apr 2019
Mexico 24 Jan 2019
Panama 17 May 2019
Ethiopia 20 Sep 2018
Dominican Republic 20 Nov 2018
Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank 29 Mar 2019
Mozambique 30 Apr 2019
Angola 16 Apr 2019
Lesotho 15 Apr 2019
South Africa 17 May 2019
Kyrgyz Republic 21 May 2019
The Bahamas 15 Mar 2019
Benin 15 May 2019
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 29 Jan 2019
Bolivia 06 Sep 2018
Indonesia 23 May 2019
Peru 21 May 2019
Madagascar 25 Feb 2019
Kenya 21 May 2019
North Macedonia (Republic of North Macedonia) 19 Feb 2019
El Salvador 08 Jan 2019
Colombia 26 Apr 2019
Ecuador 29 Mar 2019
Belgium 17 Mar 2019
France 03 May 2019
Jordan 07 Mar 2019
Myanmar 16 Apr 2019

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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