NEDLANDS: 2/141 Stirling Highway


FREMANTLE: 85 South St, Beaconsfield


NEDLANDS: 2/141 Stirling Highway


FREMANTLE: 85 South St, Beaconsfield

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.


  • Samoa – Measles epidemic (state of emergency declared)

    The government of Samoa have declared a one-month state of emergency as of 15 November 2019 and proof of immunity to measles is required in order to enter the country.  This is in response to a measles epidemic the country is currently experiencing that has...

  • Fiji – Measles

    Like many destinations around the world, Fiji is currently experiencing an outbreak of measles. All travellers, regardless of destination, should ensure they have had two measles/mumps/rubella vaccines.

  • Philippines – Diphtheria increase

    Authorities are reporting a significant increase in the incidence of diphtheria in the Philippines, with around 200 cases being reported since January 2019. All travellers should be up to date with immunisation against diphtheria, which should include having had their primary course and then a...

  • Nepal – Scrub typhus

    Health Authorities in Nepal are reporting a significant increase in the incidence of Scrub Typhus, with around 135 cases currently being diagnosed weekly. Areas of concern include Kathmandu and Provinces 3, 5 and Sudurpaschim. Scrub typhus is caused by a bacteria called Orientia tsutsugamushi and...

  • Pakistan – drug resistant typhoid fever

    The first case of Extensively Drug Resistant (XDR) Typhoid Fever in Australia was recently discovered in a young child returning to Sydney after visiting family in Pakistan. Typhoid Fever is a Salmonella illness picked up through ingestion of contaminated food and water. There are currently...

  • Nepal – Dengue Fever

    There has been an outbreak of dengue fever across Nepal, including in Kathmandu and the popular Chitwan National Park area. Travellers are advised to adopt mosquito avoidance precautions at all times.

  • South Korea – Hepatitis A

    Nearly 13,000 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported since January of this year throughout South Korea, according to their Ministry of Health. Travellers to South Korea are recommended to have a Hepatitis A vaccine prior to departure and maintain strict food and hygiene precautions.

  • Democratic Republic of Congo – Ebola Virus

    World Health Organisation has declared the current outbreak of Ebola in DRC a ‘Public Health Emergency of International concern’. Commencing just over 12 months ago, the outbreak now appears to have spread to Goma, a large city in the south east of DRC, on the...

  • Burundi – Malaria

    The World Health Organisation is reporting that almost 6 million cases of malaria in Burundi have been recorded this year, with the situation continuing to worsen. Around 1800 people have died since January 1st. A mosquito borne disease, anti-malarial medication and mosquito avoidance measures are...

  • Philippines – fake rabies vaccines

    With a rabies vaccine shortage in the Philippines, the Philippine Department of Health Food and Drug Administration has issued a worldwide warning of the emergence of counterfeit brand named rabies vaccines throughout the country. Initially confirmed for only one brand, recent reports confirm a number...

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