Natural Disasters

After Sandy: when will NY & airports reopen?

New York's two international airports, Qantas-served John F Kennedy (JFK) and Newark (EWR), are r...

New look for DFAT Smartraveller advice site

There's a fresh new look and additional information on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trad...

Typhoon Nesat hits Hong Kong: flight info

After closing Manila Airport earlier this week, Typhoon Nesat has shut down much of Hong Kong, wi...

Ash cloud crisis: airlines need to do better

Airlines are doing a bad job of contacting passengers when major disruptions like the Chilean vo...

Travel insurance & the European volcanic ash cloud

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled across Europe as the Icelandic Grimsvotn volcanic ash clo...

Is it safe to go to Japan yet?

Business travellers with appointments, suppliers and counterparts in Japan are making decisions a...

Tokyo earthquake hit as plane was on runway

A commercial airline pilot tells what it felt like in his plane as the magnitude 9.0 earthquake h...

Leave now, DFAT tells Australians in Japan

Australia's DFAT Smartraveller safety warning level against travel to Japan has been raised even ...

Do not travel to Japan, warns Australian govt

The Australian government has upgraded its travel warning to "do not travel" to the north of Japa...

How to register with DFAT's Smartraveller

When disaster strikes abroad -- whether it's an earthquake in Christchurch, an earthquake-tsunami...

Qantas crews won't stay in Tokyo

Qantas management has decided international cabin crews will be accommodated overnight in Hong Ko...

MAP: Japan's main crisis areas

Australian Business Traveller has plotted the areas of disruption and potential danger in Ja...

Earthquake, tsunami, volcano disrupt Japan travel

Earthquake and tsunami damage, a nuclear crisis, the ash cloud from an erupting volcano, severe f...

Japanese volcano ash cloud affects Asian flights

Business travellers with flights to Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan should check arrival and depar...

Emergency preparedness tips for travellers

We've put together five useful and practical tips to help you stay safe when you're travelling. T...

Aussies evacuated from Tokyo under nuclear threat

Australians travelling in Japan are being evacuated ahead of a possible nuclear emergency, follow...

Japanese earthquake: Airlines waive change fees

Last updated at 1300 Wednesday March 16th, Sydney time  We now have details on the temporar...

Sendai Airport hit by tsunami triggered by quake

Following the massive earthquake hitting off the coast of Japan, tsunami warnings have been issue...