Alert: Additional Security for Presidential Inauguration

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.


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