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

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Do Not Travel
Country Date of Issue
Afghanistan 22 Feb 2019
Somalia 22 Jul 2019
Venezuela 05 Jul 2019
South Sudan 07 Nov 2018
Chad 15 Feb 2019
Syria 09 Aug 2019
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 12 Jul 2019
Burkina Faso 17 Jan 2019
Bangladesh 06 May 2019
Pakistan 07 Aug 2019
Saudi Arabia 04 Jul 2019
Egypt 07 Aug 2019
Haiti 17 Feb 2019
Algeria 28 May 2019
Nigeria 27 Jun 2019
Mauritania 24 Jan 2019
Iran 14 Aug 2019
Democratic Republic of the Congo 25 Jul 2019
North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) 23 Jul 2019
High Degree of Caution
Country Date of Issue
Kosovo 25 Jul 2019
Jamaica 15 May 2019
Gabon 09 Jan 2019
Trinidad and Tobago 21 Mar 2019
India 10 Aug 2019
Rwanda 10 Aug 2018
Brazil 19 Jun 2019
Djibouti 15 May 2019
Philippines 13 Aug 2019
Turkey 05 Jul 2019
Russia 17 Jul 2019
Liberia 04 Feb 2019
Belize 19 Jun 2019
Ukraine 26 Jun 2019
Kuwait 09 Apr 2019
Uzbekistan 26 Mar 2019
Timor-Leste 20 Feb 2019
Guyana 31 Jul 2019
Nepal 02 Aug 2019
Guinea 13 Jul 2018
Costa Rica 08 Aug 2019
Honduras 22 Jul 2019
Bahrain 01 May 2019
Paraguay 05 Jun 2019
Guatemala 28 Jun 2019
Morocco 01 May 2019
Thailand 03 Aug 2019
Tunisia 28 Jun 2019
Nicaragua 05 Mar 2019
Cameroon 09 Jan 2019
The Gambia 09 Jan 2019
Papua New Guinea 07 Aug 2019
Sierra Leone 21 Jun 2019
Tajikistan 25 Jul 2019
Lebanon 16 Apr 2019
Tanzania 31 Jul 2019
Senegal 02 Aug 2019
Zimbabwe 24 May 2019
Uganda 14 Jun 2019
Mexico 16 Aug 2019
Panama 17 May 2019
Ethiopia 25 Jul 2019
Dominican Republic 20 Nov 2018
Sri Lanka 13 Jun 2019
Israel, Gaza and the West Bank 21 Aug 2019
Mozambique 01 Aug 2019
Angola 16 Apr 2019
Lesotho 15 Apr 2019
South Africa 17 May 2019
Kyrgyz Republic 21 May 2019
Hong Kong 16 Aug 2019
The Bahamas 15 Mar 2019
Benin 15 May 2019
Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) 29 Jan 2019
Bolivia 06 Sep 2018
Indonesia 02 Aug 2019
Peru 26 Jul 2019
Madagascar 25 Feb 2019
Kenya 20 Aug 2019
North Macedonia (Republic of North Macedonia) 19 Feb 2019
El Salvador 08 Jan 2019
Colombia 08 Jul 2019
Ecuador 29 Mar 2019
Belgium 17 Mar 2019
France 07 Jun 2019
Jordan 07 Mar 2019
Myanmar 18 Aug 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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