Health Alert – (COVID-19 Update #16) U.S. Embassy Jakarta

Alert – U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, April 3, 2020 Location:  Indonesia Event:  Health Alert: (COVID-19 Update #16) U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia International commercial flight options currently exist in Indonesia.  U.S. citizens who wish to return to the United States should make commercial arrangements as soon as possible unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite …

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Health Alert – (COVID-19 Update #15) U.S. Embassy Jakarta

Alert – U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, April 3, 2020 Location:  Indonesia Event:  Health Alert: (COVID-19 Update #15) U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia As of April 3, 2020, the Indonesian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,986 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Under the  Global Level 4 Health Advisory , U.S. citizens currently in Indonesia should arrange for immediate return to the United States, …

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Health Alert – (COVID-19 Update #14) U.S. Embassy Jakarta

Alert – U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, April 2, 2020 Location:  Indonesia Event:  Health Alert: (COVID-19 Update #14) U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia As of April 2, 2020, the Indonesian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,790 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Under the  Global Level 4 Health Advisory , U.S. citizens currently in Indonesia should arrange for immediate return to the United States, …

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Health Alert – (COVID-19 Update #13) U.S. Embassy Jakarta

Alert – U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, April 1, 2020 Location:  Indonesia Event:  Health Alert: (COVID-19 Update #13) U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia As of April 1, 2020, the Indonesian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,528 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Under the  Global Level 4 Health Advisory , U.S. citizens currently in Indonesia should arrange for immediate return to the United …

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Health Alert – (COVID-19 Update #12) U.S. Embassy Jakarta

Alert – U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, March 31, 2020 Location: Indonesia Event: Health Alert: (COVID-19 Update #12) U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia As of March 31, 2020, the Indonesian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,414 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Under the Global Level 4 Health Advisory, U.S. citizens currently in Indonesia should arrange for …

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Health Alert – (COVID-19 Update #11) U.S. Embassy Jakarta

Alert – U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, March 30, 2020 Location:  Indonesia Event:  Health Alert: (COVID-19 Update #11) U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia As of March 30, 2020, the Indonesian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1285 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Under the  Global Level 4 Health Advisory , U.S. citizens currently in Indonesia should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they …

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Health Alert – (COVID-19 Update #10) U.S. Embassy Jakarta

Alert – U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, March 29, 2020 Location:  Indonesia Event:  Health Alert: (COVID-19 Update #10) U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia As of March 29, 2020, the Indonesian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1155 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Under the Global Level 4 Health Advisory , U.S. citizens currently in Indonesia should arrange for immediate return to the …

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Health Alert – (COVID-19 Update #9) U.S. Embassy Jakarta

Alert – U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, March28, 2020 Location:  Indonesia Event:  Health Alert: (COVID-19 Update #9) U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia As of March 28, 2020, the Indonesian Ministry of Health has confirmed 1155 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Under the Global Level 4 Health Advisory , U.S. citizens currently in Indonesia should arrange for immediate return to the United …

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Health Alert – (COVID-19 Update #8) U.S. Embassy Jakarta

Alert – U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, March 27, 2020 Location:  Indonesia Event:  Health Alert: (COVID-19 Update #8) U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia As of March 27, 2020, the Indonesian Ministry of Health has confirmed 893 cases of COVID-19 in the country. Under the Global Level 4 Health Advisory , U.S. citizens currently in Indonesia should arrange for immediate return to the …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Employees’ Family Members Under 21 Years Are Ordered to Depart Indonesia

Alert – U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, March 26, 2020 Location:  Indonesia Event:  Ordered Departure of Certain Dependents from Embassy Jakarta, the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, Consulate General Surabaya and Consulate Medan. On March 25, the U.S. Department of State ordered the departure of Embassy employees’ family members under the age of 21 from Embassy Jakarta, …

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Health Alert – (COVID-19 Update #7) U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

Location:  Indonesia Event:  The government of Indonesia confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia, including in Jakarta and Bali.  Visitors can expect that local governments may begin to close public places and schools; cancel large gatherings; and limit mass transport.  Visit the Indonesian government COVID-19 website for updated information. We understand that Indonesia’s health system has limited capacity …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health Alert – COVID-19 Update #6 U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

Location:  Indonesia Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Indonesia. The government of Indonesia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travel restrictions could be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Visit Indonesian Immigration’s website for additional information about current travel restrictions and quarantine measures. The …

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Health Alert: (COVID-19 Update #5) U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

Location:  Indonesia Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Indonesia.  On March 11, 2020, the Indonesian Ministry of Health announced the first death of a person confirmed to be infected with COVID-19.  COVID-19 cases have been identified in Jakarta and Bali. The Indonesian Ministry of Health has set up a COVID-19 information hotline at +62 21-5210411 or +62 82 …

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Health Alert: COVID-19 Update #4

Location:  Indonesia Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China. On March 2, 2020, the Indonesian Ministry of Health announced two (2) confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the greater Jakarta area. The Indonesian Ministry of Health has set up an information hotline regarding the potential for COVID-19 in Indonesia.  …

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Health Alert:  COVID-19 Update #3

Health Alert:  COVID-19 Update #3 (March 04, 2020) Location:  Indonesia Event: On March 2, 2020, the Government of Indonesia announced two confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.  U.S. citizens should read the Centers for Disease Control’s and Prevention guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19. Actions to Take: Read the  Centers for Disease …

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Health Alert: Coronavirus Outbreak in China – Travel Restrictions

Location: Indonesia Event: Coronavirus Outbreak in China – Travel Restrictions The United States has imposed travel restrictions and quarantines on individuals traveling from China. U.S. citizens who have visited China’s Hubei Province within 14 days before reentry to the United States will face a mandatory quarantine, while citizens returning from other parts of mainland China …

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Health Alert: Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Location:  Indonesia Event:  Coronavirus Outbreak in China The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring the outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus in China and associated cases in other countries.  U.S. citizens are urged to regularly check the CDC webpage for accurate and up-to-date information about the outbreak. Actions to Take: …

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Security Alert: Heightened Middle East Tensions

Location:  Indonesia, country-wide Event:  Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile Be aware of your surroundings Stay …

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Security Alert: Holiday Season

Location: Indonesia, countrywide Event: During the holiday season, the Indonesian National Police will visibly increase their presence at tourist sites, churches, malls, and other public gathering places. The Embassy advises heightened personal security awareness, particularly in public areas frequented by foreigners during this period. Actions to Take: Exercise additional vigilance especially in crowded streets, shopping  …

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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 …

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Demonstration Alert: Protests Continue

Demonstration Alert:  U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia – Protests Continue Location:  Nationwide Since September 24, political demonstrations have occurred in various cities Indonesia-wide.  These demonstrations, which can take place with little or no notice, are likely to continue.  Most of the protests have been organized outside of government buildings, but some have spilled over into residential, …

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Security Alert: Possibility of Demonstrations

Location:  Nationwide On September 24, thousands of demonstrators gathered in Jakarta to protest recent legislation and some Indonesian government policies. The demonstrations were largely peaceful but caused some damage to property and significant disruptions to rush-hour traffic. Indonesian police used non-lethal force in confrontations with protesters. Demonstrations also took place yesterday in Medan and Palembang, …

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Security Alert: Travel Advisory for Papua Province

Security Alert:  U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, August 30, 2019 Location:  Papua Province, Indonesia Over the last several days, demonstrations in Papua province have resulted in damage to personal property and government buildings, injuries, and reported deaths.  Internet access has been restricted.  U.S. citizens in these provinces should avoid demonstrations and exercise caution when moving within …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, May 22, 2019 – Demonstrations

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, May 22, 2019 – Demonstrations Demonstrations related to the announcement of election results that began on May 21 have continued overnight and as of 0600 this morning remain ongoing. At multiple sites in central Jakarta, specifically near Tanah Abang and Jl. Wahid Hasyim in Menteng, clashes are taking place between …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, May 17, 2019

Location:  Indonesia, country-wide Event:  On May 22, 2019, the General Election Commission (KPU) is expected to announce the official results of the Indonesian presidential and parliamentary elections.  Indonesian police officials have publicly cited a heightened risk of terrorism in connection with the finalization of election results, and media has reported recent arrests of Indonesians on …

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Alert: U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia (April 10, 2019) – General Elections

Location:  Indonesia Event: On April 17, 2019, Indonesia will hold nationwide general elections, including for the presidency and regional and national legislatures.  Political rallies and other campaign events may increase in size and frequency.  In general, political gatherings are announced in advance but actual crowd sizes are difficult to predict.  Large rallies may lead to …

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Health Alert:  U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia (March 6, 2019)

Location:  Papua Province, Indonesia Event:  On February 28, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Level 2 Travel Notice – Practice increased precautions due to a polio outbreak in Papua Province, Indonesia. This outbreak is caused by vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV), a sign of low oral polio vaccine coverage in the country. World Health …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: U.S. Embassy Jakarta – Tsunami on the West Coast of Banten and Lampung

Subject: Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Jakarta – Tsunami on the West Coast of Banten and Lampung Location:  Banten, West Java and Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia Event:  A tsunami hit coastal areas around the Sunda Strait on 22 December 2018, affecting the Pandeglang, South Lampung, and Serang districts (including the resort area of Anyer). The …

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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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