The shocking and unprecedented events in Christchurch on 15 March have attracted global attention.
These terrorist attacks, motivated by extreme right-wing ideology, have drawn strong condemnation internationally.
The Australian Embassy in Beijing lowered the Australian flag to half-mast to express condolences to New Zealand, the victims and their families.
At this stage, it is difficult to anticipate fully international reactions to the attacks.
Australians travelling overseas should continue to use common sense, be vigilant and exercise caution. They should look out for and report suspicious behaviour, as they would in Australia. They should monitor the media and other sources for information about possible new safety or security threats, and follow the advice of local authorities. They should avoid demonstrations and protests, as they can turn violent.
Australia keeps its travel advisories under constant review, and will continue to assess whether the risks for Australians travelling have changed.
The safety and security of Australians in Australia and overseas is our highest priority.
For emergency assistance please contact the DFAT Crisis Centre
+61 2 6261 3305 from overseas
1300 555 135 from within Australia
+61 421 269 080 for SMS
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