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Smartraveller Advice

24 May 2017

Following a terrorist attack in Manchester on 22 May 2017, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries, the UK Government has increased the UK's domestic threat level to 'Critical' (the highest of the UK's five domestic threat levels). UK Prime Minister May has also announced that armed soldiers will be deployed in UK cities to assist police with security. Continue to avoid the area surrounding the Manchester Arena and anticipate significant transport delays in the Manchester area. Expect an increased police and security presence across the UK. Be vigilant about your personal security, monitor the media and follow local authorities' instructions (Safety and security). In light of the UK's increase to its threat level, we now advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the United Kingdom.

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United Kingdom ›

Smartraveller Advice

23 May 2017

On 22 May 2017, an explosion caused a number of deaths and injuries at Manchester Arena in central Manchester. Authorities are treating the incident as a possible terrorist attack. Avoid the area and follow local instructions (See Safety and security). The level of advice has not changed. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions in the United Kingdom.

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Federated States of Micronesia ›

Smartraveller Advice

23 May 2017

This advice has been reviewed and remains current. It contains new information, including on same-sex relationships, see Local Customs. The level of this advice has not changed. We continue to advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in the Federated States of Micronesia.                             

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Papua New Guinea ›

Smartraveller Advice

17 May 2017

Campaigning has started for national elections and will run until 23 June. Polling is scheduled to take place between 24 June and 08 July with vote counting scheduled to be finalised by 24 July. Tensions may escalate around national elections. We advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Higher levels apply in parts of the country.   

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