Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Jakarta – Guidance for Travel to Disaster Affected Regions

Subject: Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Jakarta – Guidance for travel to disaster affected regions, October 18, 2018 Location:  Indonesia Event:  U.S citizens traveling in Indonesia are advised to exercise increased caution in areas that have recently experienced natural disasters.  Natural disasters, such as the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi on September 28, ...
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Security Alert – Security Threat at Airlangga University in Surabaya, Indonesia

Location:  Surabaya, Indonesia Event:  There are media reports indicating the potential for terrorist attacks in Surabaya and other areas of Indonesia, including the potential targeting of Western interests at Airlangga University on August 23, 2018.  Out of an abundance of caution the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya is closing its American Corner at Airlangga University on ...
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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Embassy Jakarta

Location:  Lombok and Gili Islands, Indonesia Event:  Following the magnitude 6.9 earthquake on August 5, 2018, the areas around Lombok and the Gili Islands (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air) continue to experience aftershocks and tremors. Actions to Take: Reconsider your travel plans to the Gili Islands and review your travel plans to Lombok.  ...
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Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, Indonesia

Location: Bali, Indonesia. Event: Mt. Agung, an active volcano in East Bali, is currently emitting ash.  As of June 29, the ash cloud has closed the Bali airport until 07:00 p.m. local time.  The airport on the neighboring island of Lombok is currently open, and the port in Gilimanuk in West Bali serving ferries to ...
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Demonstration Alert – Demonstrations on Friday, June 8, 2018

Event: Indonesian police informed the Embassy that there will be a demonstration today, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Horse Statue, Presidential Palace, and across from the main Embassy compound. Hundreds of additional police will position themselves around National Monument Square (MONAS) and increased traffic congestion and delays are likely. Actions to take: Keep a ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, Indonesia

Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, Indonesia (June 7, 2018)  Location:  The announced gathering point is the U.S. Consulate General Surabaya; Jalan Citra Raya, No. 2 Event:  Members from the group KUMAIL (Komite Umat Islam Anti-Amerika-Israel) have scheduled demonstrations on Friday, June 8, 2018, from approximately 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Actions to Take: ...
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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, Indonesia

Location: Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, the following locations in Surabaya: U.S. Consulate General Surabaya; Jalan Citra Raya, No. 2 Disnakertransduk Jatim (East Java Office of Labor and Transmigration); Jalan Dukuk Menanggal, No. 124-126 East Java Governor’s Office; Jalan Pahlawan, No. 110 Event: Members of various labor organizations have scheduled demonstrations ...
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Security Alert : U. S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

Location: Indonesia, Countrywide Event: Crime and traffic accidents tend to increase during the month of Ramadan and the Idul Fitri holiday period. During this time, Police will increase their presence at popular gathering places such as tourist sites, transportation hubs, malls, etc. Recent attacks against churches and police remind us that terrorists may strike with ...
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Security Alert: Ongoing Security Threat

Location: Indonesia, countrywide Event:  Indonesian police operations against terrorists are ongoing.  The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on conducting attacks in Surabaya and other areas of Indonesia.  Terrorists may target police stations, places of worship, tourist locations, transportation hubs and other public venues. Actions to Take: Seek secure shelter. Review your personal ...
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Security Alert: Explosions in Surabaya, Indonesia

Security Alert: Explosions in Surabaya, Indonesia (May 13, 2018) Location:  Indonesian police are responding to at least three bomb explosions at the following churches in Surabaya: Gereja Santa Maria (GKSM) Tak Bercela di Ngagel, Gubeng; Gereja Kristin Indonesia (GKI), Jalan Raya Diponegoro; Gereja Pantekosta Pusat Surabaya (GPPS), Jalan Raya Arjuna.  There are reports of casualties.  ...
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Demonstration Alert: Demonstrations on Friday, May 11, 2018

Event: Various organizations have scheduled demonstrations on Friday, May 11, 2018, starting at about 4:00 a.m. near the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta (Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan) and starting at 1:00 p.m. near the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya (Jalan Citra Raya Niaga). The upcoming relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel on May 14 may ...
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Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Uptick in Criminal Activity in South Jakarta

Police and media reports indicate a recent increase in criminal incidents in the Kemang and Jalan Sudirman areas of Jakarta. Violent assaults against or among patrons at bars and clubs along Jalan Kemang Raya have been reported, in some cases perpetrated by groups of males on motorcycles. Individual women walking alone have also reported instances ...
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