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

In Indonesia, Mount Agung Volcano has erupted and Anak Krakatau Volcano has experienced increased activity which caused a tsunami in the surrounding areas. Mt Etna in Italy recently erupted following a magnitude 4.8 earthquake. If you have been affected by these events and require medical assistance, please contact our Emergency Assistance team on 001 803 61 098. Click here for Indonesia and Italy travel alert.

Do Not Travel
Country Date of Issue
Afghanistan 04 Oct 2018
Somalia 08 Feb 2019
Venezuela 12 Feb 2019
South Sudan 07 Nov 2018
Chad 15 Feb 2019
Syria 18 Dec 2018
Niger 09 Jan 2019
Central African Republic 24 Apr 2018
Burundi 05 Nov 2018
Iraq 23 Jan 2019
Mali 17 Jan 2019
Libya 21 Dec 2018
Yemen 22 Jun 2018
Reconsider Your Need to Travel
Country Date of Issue
Eritrea 03 Apr 2018
Sudan 21 Dec 2018
Burkina Faso 17 Jan 2019
Bangladesh 06 Feb 2019
Pakistan 14 Dec 2018
Saudi Arabia 18 Sep 2018
Nicaragua 31 May 2018
Egypt 28 Dec 2018
Algeria 25 Jun 2018
Nigeria 11 Feb 2019
Mauritania 24 Jan 2019
Iran 26 Nov 2018
Democratic Republic of the Congo 11 Jan 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 21 Dec 2018
Gabon 09 Jan 2019
Trinidad and Tobago 10 Sep 2018
India 15 Feb 2019
Rwanda 10 Aug 2018
Brazil 08 Feb 2019
Djibouti 25 Jun 2018
Philippines 31 Jan 2019
Turkey 31 Dec 2018
Russia 21 Nov 2018
Liberia 04 Feb 2019
Belize 07 Sep 2018
Ukraine 27 Dec 2018
Kuwait 22 Jun 2018
Uzbekistan 11 Jan 2019
Timor-Leste 05 Nov 2018
Guyana 23 Jan 2019
Nepal 10 Dec 2018
Guinea 13 Jul 2018
Costa Rica 09 Jan 2019
Honduras 22 Jan 2019
Bahrain 22 Jun 2018
Paraguay 10 Jul 2018
Guatemala 30 Jul 2018
Morocco 21 Dec 2018
Thailand 07 Jan 2019
Tunisia 05 Nov 2018
Cameroon 09 Jan 2019
The Gambia 09 Jan 2019
Papua New Guinea 11 Feb 2019
Sierra Leone 22 Jun 2018
Tajikistan 18 Oct 2018
Lebanon 22 Jun 2018
Tanzania 30 Aug 2018
Haiti 14 Feb 2019
Senegal 28 Aug 2018
Zimbabwe 24 Jan 2019
Uganda 08 Oct 2018
Mexico 24 Jan 2019
Panama 29 Jan 2019
Ethiopia 20 Sep 2018
Dominican Republic 20 Nov 2018
Israel, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank 11 Feb 2019
Mozambique 09 Jun 2018
Angola 17 May 2018
Lesotho 08 May 2018
South Africa 30 Nov 2018
Kyrgyz Republic 25 Sep 2018
The Bahamas 13 Dec 2018
Benin 09 Jan 2019
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 29 Jan 2019
Bolivia 06 Sep 2018
Indonesia 08 Feb 2019
Peru 10 Oct 2018
Madagascar 07 Jan 2019
Kenya 04 Feb 2019
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 18 May 2018
El Salvador 08 Jan 2019
Colombia 18 Jan 2019
Ecuador 10 Oct 2018
Belgium 06 Dec 2018
France 13 Dec 2018
Jordan 29 Oct 2018
Myanmar 05 Jan 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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