East Asia & Pacific

Indonesia Visa Concerns
As many as 100,000 Americans travel to Indonesia each year, a majority of whom do so without incident. Recently, however, OSAC has received multiple…

More Violence in Restive Laotian Province
A recent attack in Laos that killed two people and injured a third underscores the risks associated with travel to the country’s Xaisomboun province.…

ISIL Outside Iraq and Syria: Australia
Although there are no known specific, credible terrorist threats regarding Australia at this time, the country experienced a number of planned or…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Kaohsiung (Taiwan), 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake in…
On February 6 at around 4:00am, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake and series of aftershocks – centered in the Tainan and Kaohsiung areas – struck Taiwan. …

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tonga, Zika Virus
The U.S. Embassy in Suva informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has upgraded its advisories regarding the Zika Virus. On…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Suva (Fiji), Credit Card Fraud
The U.S. Embassy would like to make you aware that there is a recent significant increase in the number of reported credit card fraud incidents in…