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Travel Alerts
We all love to travel to distant and interesting destinations. At times this means we may find ourselves affected by issues beyond our control. Below are a few of the current international health alerts. For safe travel we always advise registering your itinerary on the Smart Traveller website and subscribing to the destination specific alert emails it offers.


  • Democratic Republic of Congo – Ebola Virus

    With more than 130 new cases weekly,  the current outbreak of Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to be of concern to the region. Neighbouring countries remain on high alert with  border screening protocols in place to prevent its spread.  Most...

  • Measles – multiple destinations

    Measles outbreaks are currently occurring in many destinations around the world, including first world countries. An acute viral illness, measles is highly contagious and can survive in the air for up to 2 hours. Symptoms typically include fever, cough and conjunctivitis followed by a rash....

  • Polio – Indonesia

    The Centre for Disease Control is reporting an outbreak of polio in Papua Province, Indonesia. All travellers to Indonesia should be fully vaccinated against polio, and some adults may be recommended  a single lifetime booster dose. Those travelling in Indonesia for a month or longer...

  • New Caledonia – Dengue

    A dengue fever outbreak is being reported in New Caledonia. With dengue outbreaks common across the tropics, including the Pacific Islands, it is always wise to be careful to avoid mosquito bites when travelling, particularly during daylight hours in urban areas. There has been a...

  • Fiji – Typhoid

    Fiji’s Minister of Health has been quoted as reporting 31 confirmed and 14  suspected cases of typhoid fever in Naitasiri Province. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for all travelers to the affected area and strict hand hygiene precautions / food and water borne disease avoidance measures...

  • Madagascar – Measles

    Around 6,500 cases of measles have been reported in Madagascar since October, with the outbreak yet to peak. Anyone travelling there should ensure their vaccination status is up to date. Adults in particular may need a booster, depending on age.

  • Zimbabwe – Typhoid

    A significant number of cases of  typhoid continue to be reported in Harare by the WHO. Typhoid vaccination is considered for all travelers going to this country. Strict food and water borne prevention measures are also recommended.  

  • Bali – Japanese Encephalitis

    The media is reporting an increase in the number of cases of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in Bali. Children are thought to be at more risk from complications of the disease. A vaccination campaign aimed at children is underway for Balinese locals. A mosquito borne infection,...

  • South Africa – Rabies Increase

    Following an ongoing outbreak of dog rabies, South African authorities are reporting a significant increase in human rabies cases in some provinces. 14  cases have been confirmed since January.  Rabies is almost always fatal if contracted and depending on itinerary, a course of vaccinations prior...

  • PNG – Polio outbreak widens

    The recent outbreak of polio in PNG continues with 19 confirmed cases since June and potentially 3 more cases pending confirmation. Emergency polio vaccinations are being distributed to local people in an effort to reach unvaccinated children.  Anyone travelling to PNG should ensure they have...

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