Alert: Presidential Inauguration, U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, October 18, 2019

Location:  Indonesia, country-wide

Event:  On October 20, 2019, the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) will inaugurate President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President-elect Ma’ruf Amin at the national legislative complex in Senayan. Indonesian Police have announced that additional security personnel will secure inauguration-related sites and other locations in greater Jakarta.  Areas near the inauguration ceremony may be affected by road closures and other traffic disruptions. Demonstrations are possible at inauguration-related and other public sites in Jakarta, and potentially other cities, which may result in additional traffic disruption.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid areas where demonstrations or political rallies are occurring and exercise caution if within the vicinity of any large gathering.
  • Stay current with media coverage of local events, be aware of your surroundings, and practice personal security awareness at all times.
  • Be advised that foreigners who join protests in Indonesia may be arrested and/or deported.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
  • Follow the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya on Twitter and Facebook and the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on Twitter and Facebook.

Assistance:   

Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive updates.  Follow U.S. State Department – Consular Affairs on Twitter and Facebook.