With less than a month until the FIFA World Cup kicks off, I urge all Australians planning to travel to Brazil to read the Smartraveller bulletin issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

This World Cup bulletin provides fans with information on ticketing, visas, transport and accommodation, safety and security, in-country emergency contacts, travel health, and helpful match day reminders. The bulletin should be read in conjunction with the travel advice for Brazil.

To ensure you receive the latest updates to the bulletin and the travel advice, I encourage Australians to subscribe to Smartraveller, so e-mail updates can be sent directly to you while you are on the move.

I also strongly advise all Australians travelling to the World Cup to register their travel and contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and to take out comprehensive travel insurance.

In addition to the Smartraveller website, major updates to travel advice are posted on the Smartraveller Facebook page and on twitter via @Smartraveller.

I wish the Socceroos all the best with their final preparations for the tournament and Australian fans travelling to Brazil to support our national team a safe and enjoyable journey.

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