Embassy warns of high threat for travelers in Indonesia
TOKYO — The U.S. Embassy on Monday highlighted a State Department travel warning for Indonesia issued in November.
The warning states: “The Embassy reminds Americans that in recent years terrorist attacks have occurred in Indonesia during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday season.
The possibility of terrorist attacks appears even higher this year in view of … new threat information. … Due to these serious security concerns, the Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer non-essential travel to Indonesia.”
In November, Pacific Command listed the terrorist and criminal threat in the country as high.
Under PACOM guidelines, active-duty servicemembers wishing to go on leave to Indonesia require country and theater clearance.