Media Release from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade advises that it has credible
information that terrorist groups with a history of targeting Westerners and
Western interests may be planning terrorist activity on or about 23 March
in Surabaya, Indonesia.
Australians are advised not to travel to Surabaya. Australians in Surabaya
are advised to exercise extreme caution, to remain at home wherever possible
and to avoid commercial and public places frequented by foreigners such as
clubs, restaurants, bars, other entertainment areas, hotels, schools, outdoor
recreation events, tourist areas, places of worship, office buildings, international
fast food outlets, shopping centres, public transport including ferries, luxury
hotels and premises and buildings associated with foreign governments or interests.
Australians in or planning to travel to Indonesia are also reminded of the
importance of monitoring closely the Department’s travel advice for Indonesia (http://www.dfat.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/Indonesia). The travel advice was
updated on 21 March, to advise against travel to Surabaya. The Australian
Embassy in Jakarta also issued a bulletin on 21 March informing Australians
in Indonesia of this advice. We continue to advise Australians to defer non-essential
travel to Indonesia, including Bali.
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