Event: On April 17, 2019, Indonesia will hold nationwide general elections, including for the presidency and regional and national legislatures. Political rallies and other campaign events may increase in size and frequency. In general, political gatherings are announced in advance but actual crowd sizes are difficult to predict. Large rallies may lead to road closures and other traffic disruptions.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid areas where 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 times.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia
+62-21-5083-1000 ext. 0
U.S. Consulate General Surabaya, Indonesia
U.S. Consular Agency Bali, Indonesia
+62-361-233-605 or +62-081-133-4183 after hours
For regular updates, follow the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on Twitter and Facebook and the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya on Twitter and Facebook.
State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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