25 October 2014
This Advice was last issued on Saturday, 25 October 2014.
This advice contains new information in the Summary and under Entry and exit and Health (on 23 October 2014, Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola virus disease in Kayes, Western Mali). We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to the southern part of Mali including in the region of Segou south of the Niger River, as well as to the regions of Kayes, Koulikoro and Sikasso (with the exception of Bamako and areas north of the latitude of Diema) due to the threat of kidnapping, terrorism and banditry. We continue to advise Australians not to travel to all other areas in Mali because of the unpredictable security situation, ongoing armed conflict in northern Mali, the activities of armed groups (including terrorists and bandits), and the threat of kidnapping.
24 October 2014
This Advice was last issued on Friday, 24 October 2014.
This advice contains updated information in the Summary and under Safety and security (heightened terrorism threat in Belgium due to those motivated by the Iraq and Syria conflict). We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in Belgium.