Due to on-going tensions in the Middle East, demonstrations are expected to take place in and around major cities, especially near government buildings and common gathering places such as the Hotel Indonesia circle in Jakarta. As with any demonstration, there is a potential for violence so we encourage people to avoid this area. We remind U.S. citizens to remain aware of your surroundings at all times, as even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
U.S. citizens living and traveling in Indonesia are urged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program and update their contact information with the U.S. Embassy Jakarta, U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, U.S. Consulate Medan or U.S. Consular Agency Bali. Enrolling facilitates the U.S. Mission’s contact with U.S. citizens in emergencies, and may be done online and in advance of travel. Information on enrolling with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program can be found at the U.S. Department of State’s Consular Affairs website and at the Embassy’s website, where you can also find recent Embassy messages to public.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State’s Consular Affairs website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Alerts, Travel Warnings and health-information resources can be found. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S. and Canada, or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
U.S. Embassy Jakarta is located at Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan 5, Jakarta; the 24-hour switchboard telephone number is 62-21-3435-9000. The telephone number of U.S. Consulate General Surabaya is 62-31-297-5300; U.S. Consulate Medan is 62-61-451-9000; U.S. Consular Agency Bali is 62-361-233-605.