Plan ahead for a safe trip

Have you got your passport ready? Do you need a visa for your destination? Are you aware of any travel warnings or important advice about health and vaccinations? We've got some helpful resources and contacts to help you stay safe and healthy on your trip.

Remember your passport

Everybody needs a valid passport for international travel. Some countries require at least six months before the passport expires. You should check with the consulates of all the countries you're planning to visit prior to your departure. You may be refused entry if you don’t comply.

If you need to apply for, or renew an Australian passport, visit Passports Australia, opens in new window for more details. You should allow approximately three weeks to receive a new passport.

If your passport goes missing, it’s important to report lost or stolen passports, opens in new window as soon as possible.

If you’re overseas and you need to organise a new passport, contact the nearest Australian diplomatic mission or consulate, opens in new window.

Check to see if you need a visa

You may need a visa to travel in certain countries, whether you're passing through in transit or planning to stay and visit. Check with the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, opens in new window for information about visa requirements and how to obtain one if needed.

Check travel advice and warnings

Get country specific travel advice, opens in new window before you travel so you’re aware of the risks and precautions you can take.

The risk of becoming ill while travelling overseas can be reduced by proper preparation. Smartraveller has some helpful information about vaccinations, opens in new window and staying healthy while travelling.

Make sure you register your travels, opens in new window before you leave so it’s easier for authorities to contact you in the case of an emergency.

If you need help overseas, opens in new window, Smartraveller can assist you. The Australian Government also provides 24hr consular assistance from overseas. Call +61 2 6261 3305.

Access to NAB’s online services are blocked in some countries due to international sanctions. Please check the locations where NAB services are blocked to see if you will be impacted.

Tell us when you're going overseas

To keep your cards active and your money safe, make sure you tell us about your overseas trip. You can tell us where and when you’re going in the NAB appNAB Internet Banking or by:

Update your personal details

Don’t forget to update your personal details using the NAB app before you go. You can change your email, mailing address and phone numbers if needed.

Travel smart with the NAB app

When you’re travelling overseas, you can stay in control and track your spending with a suite of travel tools in the NAB app.

Check out our range of handy travel tools in the NAB app including a foreign exchange calculator that will make your overseas trip that much smoother. Setting up this feature is quick and easy.

If you haven’t already, download or update to the latest NAB app today.

Get the NAB app

Download the NAB app before you travel to make it easier to manage your banking overseas.

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The information contained in this article is intended to be of a general nature only. It has been prepared without taking into account any person’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on this information, NAB recommends that you consider whether it is appropriate for your circumstances. NAB recommends that you seek independent legal, financial and taxation advice before acting on any information in this article.

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