Australia’s Human Biosecurity Portal – Travel Information and Warnings

This page contains information and links to travel information and health warnings.

Page last updated: 04 October 2017

Overseas travel exposes you to wonderful new experiences, but it can also expose you to potentially serious health risks. Below are links to information about protecting yourself when travelling overseas and current health warnings and information for overseas travellers.

General travel health information

Travel alerts

Current travel health alerts for overseas travellers

Australia’s Vaccination Entry Requirements

Yellow fever is a viral disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes which can lead to serious illness and even death. With few exceptions, vaccination is recommended for all travellers to countries or areas where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission. The yellow fever vaccine not only protects against yellow fever, but is a requirement of entry into some countries. Travellers to yellow fever risk countries within Africa, South America and Central America should be aware of the risk and the entry requirements of each country they intend to visit.

Upon return to Australia from a yellow fever risk country, travellers may be required to present a valid International Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate to Australian Border Force Officers. Vaccination is recommended at least 10 days before departure to risk countries.