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, may result in some disruptions to infrastructure, transportation, communication, food supply, sanitation and the availability of health services.  U.S. citizens are advised to carefully consider all travel to disaster-affected areas until relief and recovery efforts are complete.

Actions to Take:

  • Carefully consider travel plans and avoid nonessential travel to disaster affected areas.
  • For further information on health guidance, please see the CDC warning to avoid nonessential travel to Central Sulawesi.
  • Review the Travel Advisory for Indonesia which continues to advise reconsidering travel to Central Sulawesi and Papua due to civil unrest.
  • Review information about what to do in the event of an earthquake.
  • Notify friends and family of your well-being.
  • Review information from the Government of Indonesia’s agency for disaster management here (Indonesian language only) and here.
  • 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.