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20 Actual Requests By Australian Travellers Abroad

No, DFAT can't feed your dogs, pack your bags, provide armoured cars, or guarantee first class seats when evacuating you from a disaster zone.

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Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has released a list of calls taken by Australian consular staff.

8. Panicked callers regularly reporting Australian travellers missing overseas, after not hearing from them within the first few hours of arriving in country (consular officers usually explain that getting through customs and immigration can take time)