You might be able to avoid a high seas journey on the Gold Coast but you need to be aware of the travel advisory issued by the Federal Department of Tourism.
Read more about travel advisory:High seas travel is banned from the Gold and Sunshine Coast until August 16.
There are several reasons for this: it is dangerous for everyone, especially for those on the coast, and the travel advice issued by Queensland’s Department of Natural Resources warns that the risk is greatest in the northern beaches.
There is a significant risk of anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction, from wearing a mask or covering your mouth.
The Gold Coast’s tourism department recommends wearing a face mask when travelling at high altitudes.
It also advises that travellers to areas of high water should be cautious when walking, boating, fishing or swimming.
Anyone with a history of allergies should contact their GP before travelling, or seek medical advice if they feel they are allergic.
The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection also issued a travel advisory warning against people travelling to the Gold, Sunshine and Pilbara Coast, including from Darwin.
A high sea travel advisory is issued by federal tourism department to inform the public of the risks of high seas, and advise the public on the best ways to ensure safety.
It’s issued when a person is not familiar with the water and can not be fully immersed.
The advisory is only issued when there is a credible risk of exposure to a person or animal.
The department advises that people should avoid swimming or boating at high water.
Those travelling to high water, and especially those who are not familiar or who have a history or history of a health problem, should take special care to avoid touching water, especially where the water is very high.
It is also recommended that those planning to travel to high seas should be wearing a special mask.
The State Government has not issued a high sea warning, but has been working with Queensland Tourism and Marine Management and the Department of Primary Industries to establish guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.
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