Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Central Surabaya

The U.S. Consulate has received reports that approximately 10,000 Persebaya Soccer Club members are scheduled to hold a demonstration in Central Surabaya from around 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. on August 28 to August 30.  The demonstration is expected to originate at Taman Apsari and continue in the vicinity.

The U.S. Consulate would like to remind all U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.

We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Indonesia enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).  STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.  If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

You can stay in touch and get updates by checking U.S. Consulate General Surabaya’s website.  You can also get global updates at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs Website where you can find the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Country Specific Information for Indonesia.

Follow Consular Affairs on Twitter and on Facebook or download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App for travel information at your fingertips.  If you don’t have Internet access, you can obtain current information about safety and security by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States, or, for callers from other countries, a regular toll line 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).

Surabaya:The U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya is located on Jalan Citra Raya Niaga No. 2, Surabaya, Indonesia.  The Consular Section can be contacted at (62) 31-297-5300, or via email at   For assistance after hours or in an emergency, you can contact us at (62) 81-133-4183.

Bali: The U.S. Consular Agency in Bali is located on Jalan Hayam Wuruk 310, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.  The Consular Agency can be contacted at (62) 36-123-3605, or via email at   For assistance after hours or in an emergency, you can contact us at (081) 133-4183.