Australia Travel Vaccines and Advice
It suffices to say that the attractions of Australia can be summarised as natural beauty and cultural richness. Whether for its Great Barrier Reef, desert landscapes, bold vineyards, beautiful beaches, cosmopolitan culture or geological formations, this country in itself embodies the beauty of Oceania. For all those who are looking for adventure, Australia is a must. You’ll have the choice between many extremes, from idle and calm beaches to scorching deserts. During your visit, be sure to also make a stop in the big urban cities of Australia like Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney.
Recommended travel vaccinations for Australia
|Traveler’s diarrhea||Contaminated water/food|
|Hepatitis B||Contaminated body fluids|
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
|Japanese Encephalitis||Mosquito bites|
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Australia
|Acetazolamide/Dexamethasone||Recommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness|
|Azithromycin/Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Australia
Medical Care in Australia
Australia not only serves as a dream travel destination, but offers visitors an excellent health care system. There is no need to worry about emergency or medical complications if travelling to the country, as you will have access to an excellent quality of care, especially in large cities. In addition, most medical centers offer modern equipment. Australian general practitioners and specialists operate in private clinics or in public hospitals, yet fees can prove quite expensive. You can equally take advantage of the special care offered by flying doctors, especially in emergency situations. If there are serious health problems, medical evacuation to the United States will be recommended.
In case of an emergency, you should dial 000.
Is Australia Safe for Travel
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Caution required in rural areas|
|Public transportation||Safe and reliable|
|Remote areas||Monitor reports carefully before entering such areas|
|Trekking/mountaineering/hiking||Click the link below for precautions|
|Women’s safety||Risk present|
|Swimming||Swim in supervised beaches only|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Australia?
Before you travel, check with your transportation company about passport requirements. Its rules on passport validity may be more stringent than the country’s entry rules.
A visa (or an Electronic Travel Authority) and a passport are required to enter Australia. The passport must be valid at the time of entry.
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Embassy of Canada to Australia information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian High Commission to Australia (CANBERRA)
Canberra ACT, Australia 2600
Tel.: (61) 2 6270 4000
Fax: (61) 2 6270 4060
Email: [email protected]
Canadian Consulate to Australia (SYDNEY)
Level 5, Quay West Building, 111 Harrington Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Tel.: 61 (2) 9364-3000
Fax: 61 (2) 9364-3098
Email: [email protected]