By Isabelle Stackpool For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 07:03 GMT, 1 November 2020 | Updated: 07:03 GMT, 1 November 2020
Australia has issued a 'do not travel' order to the United States amid fears of riots after the upcoming presidential election.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade updated the risk level on Friday despite Australian citizens not being permitted to travel without an exemption.
Tuesday's election, where Americans will chose between Joe Biden and Donald Trump for president, has sparked fears of widespread unrest.
National Guard members patrol the area around Philadelphia City Hall on October 30 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in response to widespread unrest in the aftermath of a police shooting
The Australian Government have issued a 'do not travel' order for the United States (pictured) despite Australian citizens not being permitted to travel without an exemption
The Australian Government website on travel advice and safety issued a statement advising Australians to avoid any travel to the US.
'Protests and demonstrations continue in several US cities. Avoid areas where protests are occurring due to the ongoing potential for violence,' the SmartTraveller statement read.