Preparing for your trip requires so much more than just booking flights and accommodation. We have put together a list of websites you should visit in your detailed planning, to seek advice before you head off on your overseas travel. If you have any questions at all, please talk with your Angas Travel Professional.
We strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance to cover your travel arrangements. Travel insurance is also strongly recommended by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade for all overseas travel. Your insurance protection should include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. Please be aware that insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive.
Passport and Visas
All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and many countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return. A machine-readable passport is required. You will find helpful information on applying for or renewing an Australian passport here. Visalink is the global leader in travel visas. Get the latest visa advice or secure your tourist visas or business visas.
DFAT no longer requires you to register your overseas travel with them before you go ‘just in case’ something happens. Instead, they will activate a crisis page if there is a situation overseas that could affect Australians. At that point in time, if you’re affected and need their help, you or your family can contact them. You can call the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on:
- +61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas)
- 1300 555 135 (within Australia), or
- +61 421 269 080 for SMS
It is important to be fully prepared for travel, and that means making sure your health is in order. Always consult your local doctor or travel medical service to obtain up-to-date medical advice for the countries you plan to visit. Visit the Department of Health for general health advice. Find out more here.
Using Your Mobile Phone Overseas
Click here for advice regarding travelling with mobile phones.