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Before you head away, check out these great travel sites for useful information on staying safe and healthy on your journey.
Remember, all Cover-More Travel Insurance policy holders have access to our emergency assistance team should the unexpected occur.
Smartraveller is the Australian Government's travel advisory and consular assistance service website.
It has a detailed travel advisory section which covers more than 160 countries and contains information about potential risks you might face overseas, enabling you to make well-informed decisions about whether, when and where to travel.
You can also find important information about travel health and subscribe to an automatic email notification for you desired travel destination. For backpackers, the website provides an additional section with helpful information that you can see here.
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) offers country specific facts for almost 240 countries, including information about land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations.
You can also find a list of Australian embassies and consulates around the world here.
Lost or Stolen Passports
In this section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (DFAT) website you can report your passport lost or stolen. If you want to do this online, you must know your passport number, so please remember to note down the number or even better, take a copy of your passport and store it in a separate location.
Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service
If you are unsure about what items you can bring back to Australia from your travel destination, visit the website of the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS).
Medicare offers information on Reciprocal Health Care Agreements with other countries. They explain that Medicare benefits are not available for most countries and therefore strongly recommend taking out suitable travel insurance cover.
General Health and Vaccinations
The website of the Traveller's Medical and Vaccination Centre (TMVC) offers expert travel health advice, information about vaccination and malaria and current health alerts for overseas travel.
The Healthy Travel Fact Sheets are a useful resource for all travellers.
World Health Organisation
The WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations. Its website offers health specific information sorted by countries and health topics.
Australian Government - Health Department
The Australian Government Department of Health and Aging gives general guidelines for travellers bringing medicines to and from Australia. Medicines brought into and taken out of Australia may be subject to controls under the Customs Regulations. Check the website for further advice.
The travel security website by the Australian government provides information on the security measures in place at Australian airports. The information on the site is intended to help travellers prepare for their journey.
Australian Government - Civil Aviation Safety Authority
On the website of the Australian Government Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) you find a detailed section on advice for air travellers, passenger safety, travelling with children, aviation in Australia etc.
FIDO - Australian Securities and Investments Commission
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission offers financial tips and safety checks, a special fact sheet for young travellers and lots of good advice on what is important when buying travel insurance.
Stay Safe when travelling
Get more information on how to ensure staying safe while travelling in this Wikitravel article. It covers areas such as getting around, what to eat and buy and how to stay healthy.
Dealing with Emergencies
This article in Wikitravel gives you an overview on how to prepare your trip and how to deal with emergencies when you are on holiday.
Insurance Council of Australia
The Insurance Council of Australia published helpful information on reasons why every holiday maker and traveller should get travel insurance. View or print this pdf file here.
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The Australian Federation of Travel Agents points out the benefits of having quality travel insurance cover during your travels and gives useful tips for preparing your trip.
This website is a great resource for advice and reviews from real travellers. You can compare prices, find hotel and restaurant reviews, photos and destination info.
Daily updated exchange rates from the Reserve Bank of Australia.
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The world clock - time zones sorted by city, country or time zone.
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