Travel alerts for Indonesia as post-election unrest spreads

Travel Warnings For Indonesia As Post-election Unrest Spreads

So far, nine countries have issued travel advisories for citizens planning to visit Indonesia following a rally on May 22 that turned into riots in Jakarta over the past days.

Seven people have been killed and hundreds injured in violent clashes between protesters and security forces on the streets of Jakarta following the announcement of Indonesia’s presidential election results.

The violence erupted during peaceful protests over official results from the April 17 election that confirmed Indonesian President Joko Widodo had been returned to power

Canada, the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand have issued travel advisories, and four other countries that followed the decision were Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines.

The US was the first in issuing a travel advisory for a week after the riots, on the website of the US Embassy to Indonesia, Tempo reported. The UK, Canada and Australia followed suit.

Neighbouring Malaysia, meanwhile, issued an advisory on May 18 via its official Twitter account @MYEmbassyJakarta, calling its citizens to take precautions when traveling to Indonesia.

The Philippines also issued the alert via its Twitter account twice on May 21 and May 22, while Singapore and Thailand published their advice on the countries’ embassy websites.

A travel advisory or travel alert does not mean that a country bans its citizens from visiting a destination country, but it provides information about relative safety for traveling. It is a common appeal and does not pose a threat to Indonesia’s tourism sector.

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So far, nine countries have issued travel advisories for citizens planning to visit Indonesia following a rally on May 22 that turned into riots in Jakarta over the past days. Seven people have been killed and hundreds injured in violent clashes between protesters and security forces on the streets of Jakarta following the announcement of Indonesia’s presidential election results. The violence erupted during peaceful protests over official results from the April 17 election that confirmed Indonesian President Joko Widodo had been returned to power Canada, the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand have issued travel advisories, and four other countries...

Travel Warnings For Indonesia As Post-election Unrest Spreads

So far, nine countries have issued travel advisories for citizens planning to visit Indonesia following a rally on May 22 that turned into riots in Jakarta over the past days.

Seven people have been killed and hundreds injured in violent clashes between protesters and security forces on the streets of Jakarta following the announcement of Indonesia’s presidential election results.

The violence erupted during peaceful protests over official results from the April 17 election that confirmed Indonesian President Joko Widodo had been returned to power

Canada, the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand have issued travel advisories, and four other countries that followed the decision were Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and the Philippines.

The US was the first in issuing a travel advisory for a week after the riots, on the website of the US Embassy to Indonesia, Tempo reported. The UK, Canada and Australia followed suit.

Neighbouring Malaysia, meanwhile, issued an advisory on May 18 via its official Twitter account @MYEmbassyJakarta, calling its citizens to take precautions when traveling to Indonesia.

The Philippines also issued the alert via its Twitter account twice on May 21 and May 22, while Singapore and Thailand published their advice on the countries’ embassy websites.

A travel advisory or travel alert does not mean that a country bans its citizens from visiting a destination country, but it provides information about relative safety for traveling. It is a common appeal and does not pose a threat to Indonesia’s tourism sector.

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