The Australian Federation of Travel Agents Limited (AFTA) is the peak body for Australia's travel agents, with its office located in Pitt Street, Sydney and represents the majority of travel agents in Australia. Founded in 1957, AFTA's aim has been to stimulate, encourage and promote travel, and to uphold the interests of travel agents who form a vital part of Australia's highly specialised travel and tourism industry.
This Advice was last issued on Wednesday, 16 April 2014.
It contains updated information in the Summary and under Safety and Security: Civil unrest/Political tension (tension in the south and east of Ukraine continues. Violent clashes have occurred in several areas, including in Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk provinces. Some clashes have resulted in fatalities. The security situation is unpredictable and could rapidly deteriorate further at any time). We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Ukraine overall and not to travel to Crimea. Australians should avoid all demonstrations and large public gatherings as even peaceful protests may turn violent.
This Advice was last issued on Tuesday, 15 April 2014.
It contains new information in the Summary and under Safety and security: Terrorism (on 14 April 2014, a bomb attack at a bus station in Abuja reportedly killed seventy one people and injured dozens more). Australians in Nigeria are reminded that in recent years places of worship have been attacked during the Easter period. We continue to advise Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Nigeria at this time due to the very high threat of terrorist attack, the high risk of kidnapping, the unpredictable security situation, the heightened risk of violent civil unrest and the high level of violent crime.