Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, February 4, 2020

ALERT - Health Alert

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 will face advanced screening and a self-imposed quarantine to monitor their health. U.S. permanent residents, immediate family of U.S. citizens and permanent residents and others exempted from the entry ban are also expected to be subject to quarantine.
Foreign nationals who have visited China within 14 days of seeking admission to the United States will be denied entry, with the exception of lawful permanent residents, immediate family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents, and certain others. Read the Presidential Proclamation.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Warning for all of China. The CDC has published suggestions on how to reduce your risk of contracting the Novel Coronavirus. Visit the CDC webpage for expanded information about the Novel Coronavirus, including prevention, signs and symptoms, and treatment.

Actions to Take:

  • Do not travel to China due to the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • If you traveled to China and feel sick or were exposed to someone who was in China in the last six weeks who has fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical care right away. For the most up-to-date information, please consult the CDC website.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security, health and other updates
  • Follow the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya on Twitter and Facebook and the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on Twitter and Facebook


U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

  • +62-21-5083-1000

U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, Indonesia

  • +62-31-297-5300 or +62-21-5083-1000 after hours

U.S. Consular Agency in Bali, Indonesia

  • +62-361-233-605 or +62-21-5083-1000 after hours

For regular updates, follow the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya on Twitter and Facebook and the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta at Twitter and Facebook

State Department – Consular Affairs

  • 1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

Indonesia Country Information
Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security update