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Take out comprehensive travel insurance and ensure it covers you for the places you plan to visit and the things you plan to do.
Before travelling overseas register your travel plans and contact details online or at the local Australian embassy, high commission or consulate once you arrive so we can contact you in case of an emergency.
Obey the laws of the country you're visiting even if these seem harsh or unfair by Australian standards. Don't expect to be treated differently from the locals just because you're Australian.
Make sure that you have the right visas for the countries you are visiting or transiting and check any other entry or exit requirements.
Make copies of your passport details, insurance policy, travellers cheques, visas and credit card numbers. Carry one copy in a separate place to the originals and leave a copy with someone at home.
Check with health professionals for information on recommended vaccinations and other health precautions. Remember that vaccinations can be an entry requirement for some countries. Also find out about taking medication overseas - certain medicines aren't allowed in some countries.
Make sure your passport has at least six months' validity from your planned date of return to Australia. Carry extra passport photos in case your passport is lost or stolen and you need to replace it while you're away.
Keep in contact with friends and family back home and give them a copy of your travel itinerary so they know where you are.
Check to see if you're regarded as a national of the country you plan to visit, and whether dual nationality will have any implications for your travel plans.
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Check your carry on and checked baggage meets the allowances for domestic & international travel.
• Make sure your passport is arranged well in advance of your departure date, valid for at least 6 months from departure and valid for the duration of your trip.
The Australian Government encourages all Australians travelling overseas to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before travel, so you can be contacted in an emergency.
If you are taking medications, make sure that you have enough for your trip, and carry all medications in your carry on baggage. Read more tips on travelling with medications.
You should carry your e-ticket receipt at all times for your international flight and photographic identification must be produced at check-in.
For restrictions on goods that you can bring in and out of Australia.
Australian Customs manages the movement of goods and people across the Australian border.
There are restrictions on goods that you can bring in and out of Australia including animal and plant material, food, wildlife, drugs and medicinal products, firearms and more than A$10,000 of currency.
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You are required to have a valid airline ticket to travel. If you are travelling on an electronic ticket
(e-ticket), you will be issued with an itinerary receipt which you should carry with you at all times.