- There is an outbreak of Japanese encephalitis in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria.
This page contains the main health risks for travellers and general recommendations. Travel conditions are different for everyone and each patient's health condition varies. Discuss your trip during a travel consultation with your doctor or in a travel clinic, preferably six to eight weeks before departure.
Check the current security situation on the federal government website.
Important health risks
There is a risk of Ross River virus and Barmah Forest virus all over the country, especially from January until May.
Dengue can occur in Queensland or on the Cocoseilande (Throat Islands).
Sporadic cases of Japanese encephalitis in Outer Torres Strait Islands are reported. Since a few years outbreaks in the other states have also been reported.
Protect yourself against insects.
Ticks can transmit diseases.
Take a look at the general preventive measures related to COVID-19.
- Carefully read the entry conditions and local measures of this country.
Other frequent health risks while travelling
Read these tips before you leave.
Update of basic vaccinations
Discuss with your doctor whether one of the following vaccinations is recommended for you:
- Japanese encephalitis: vaccination is recommended when travelling for at least 4 weeks to Outer Torres Strait Islands.
- Hepatitis B
There is no risk of yellow fever in this country. Vaccination is not required if you are travelling from Belgium.
Vaccination is exceptionally compulsory if you have been in a country where yellow fever may occur in the past six days (see map) from the age of one year. This also applies to transit through an airport that takes more than twelve hours.
This vaccination must be administered at least ten days prior to arrival by an official yellow fever vaccination centre and must be registered in an International Certificate of Vaccination and Prophylaxis.