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 the province. The Embassy continues to closely monitor the situation.
U.S. citizens should reconsider travel to Papua province due to civil unrest. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Papua province as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization before traveling to those areas.
Actions to Take:
· Avoid areas where demonstrations or political rallies are occurring and exercise caution if within the vicinity of any large gathering.
· Stay current with media coverage of local events, be aware of your surroundings, and practice personal security awareness at all time.
· Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
· Prepare an emergency response plan. Use the tools available at https://www.ready.gov/to create a plan for your family, work and school.
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