Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, January 28, 2020

ALERT - Health Alert

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:

  • Reconsider travel to China, per the January 27 Travel Advisory.
  • Monitor CDC Travel Notices for up to date information about the coronavirus outbreak.
  • 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 Wuhan, China and feel sick or were exposed to someone who was in Wuhan in the last six weeks who has fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, seek medical care immediately.
  • Avoid visiting markets where live or dead animals are sold.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
  • Follow the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on Twitter and Facebook and U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya on Twitter and Facebook.

Assistance:  

U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, Indonesia

U.S. Consular Agency in Bali, Indonesia

State Department – Consular Affairs

Indonesia Country Information

Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.