Tuesday, January 14, 2014

For Our Australian Readers: Please Register Your Foreign Travel with http://www.smarttraveller.gov.au

For the benefit and security of our Australian readership, please go to the following website to register your travel itinerary on-line at:

http://www.smartraveller.gov.au

There are countless advantages in registering your foreign travel itinerary with DFAT:

1. DFAT will know that you are abroad and in the country of your destination;

2. If there is a family emergency in Australia, DFAT can contact you with what is happening back home;

3. The fact that you have registered with DFAT will ensure you are kept abreast of time-sensitive security alerts and information; and

4. In the event of a hostile or permissive evacuation of Australian citizens from your destination country, you will automatically be included among those to be contacted.

The specific site to begin registering your itinerary go to:

https://www.orao.dfat.gov.au/orao/weborao.nsf/fInterim?OpenForm