Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

ALERT - Security Alert (State Dept.)

Location: Indonesia, countrywide

Event: The U.S. Embassy encourages American citizens in Indonesia to maintain increased security awareness.  Indonesian authorities warn that the terrorism threat level remains high.  A suicide bomber attacked a church in Makassar, Sulawesi on March 28, and an assailant with an Airsoft gun attacked the Indonesian National Police (INP) headquarters in South Jakarta on March 31.  The INP may visibly increase its presence at Indonesian government buildings, tourist sites, churches, malls, and other venues. The U.S. Embassy advises heightened personal security awareness, particularly in public areas.

Actions to Take:

  • Exercise additional vigilance especially in crowded streets, shopping areas, places of worship, and locations with large crowds.
  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid demonstrations and large gatherings.
  • Be vigilant when visiting banks or ATMs.
  • Do not display signs of wealth, such as wearing expensive jewelry or watches.
  • Do not physically resist any robbery attempt.
  •  Monitor local media for updates.

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