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The Advice was issued on Wednesday, 10 August 2005, 12:04:04, AEST.
The terrorist attacks outside the Australian Embassy in Jakarta on 9 September 2004 and in Bali on 12 October 2002 underscore the ongoing threat to Australians across the world posed by international terrorism. The terrorist attacks against the public transport systems in the United Kingdom in July 2005 and Spain in March 2004 further highlight the world wide risk of terrorist attack against Westerners and Western interests. Over the past year, terrorist bombings have also targeted and killed foreigners in Egypt, and Qatar. We continue to receive reports that terrorists are planning attacks. Terrorist operations could range from kidnappings, hijackings, bombings, suicide operations or other acts of violence, such as drive-by shooting. Terrorists do not discriminate between official and civilian targets.
Violent and petty crime occurs in many countries. Australians should familiarise themselves with the types of crime that may occur and locations where you may be particularly at risk.
Australians can take a number of steps to prepare for travel overseas
- Organise comprehensive travel insurance and check what circumstances and activities are not covered by your policy
- Register your travel and contact details, to help us contact you in an emergency
- Subscribe to the travel advice for your upcoming destinations to receive free email updates each time the travel advice is reissued.
Full and complete details and other important travel information and tips can be found at www.smartraveller.gov.au