The latest travel warnings from Australia is advising all Australian citizens to register with the Australian Embassy in Seoul and subscribe to smartraveller.gov.au (below) for additional updates.
Read the current travel advice from the Australian Government below:
Current as of December 1, 2010
This advice has been reviewed and reissued. It contains new information in the Summary and under Civil Unrest/Political Tension (exchange of artillery fire with DPRK). The overall level of the advice has not changed.
- We advise you to be alert to your own security in the Republic of Korea (ROK).
- Relations between the ROK and the Democratic People‚Äôs Republic of Korea (DPRK) are at present very tense following an exchange of artillery fire on 23 November 2010 across the Northern Limit Line, a disputed border, in the West Sea (Yellow Sea) off the coast of North Korea. We advise against travel to the Northern Limit Line Islands in the ROK. Australians in the ROK should continue to monitor developments closely and follow the instructions of local authorities.
- Australians in the ROK should continue to monitor developments closely because of the risk that tensions on the Korean Peninsula could escalate with little warning.
- You should avoid all protests and demonstrations as they may turn violent.
- Be a smart traveller. Before heading overseas:
- organise comprehensive travel insurance and check what circumstances and activities are not covered by your policy
- register your travel and contact details, so we can contact you in an emergency
- subscribe to this travel advice to receive free email updates each time it’s reissued.