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25 May 2005

U.S. Embassy, All U.S. Facilities in Indonesia To Close May 26

All facilities closed until further notice because of security threat

The U.S. Embassy, Consulate General and all other U.S. government facilities in Indonesia will be closed beginning May 26 until further notice because of a security threat, according to a message released that day by the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta.

Information on re-opening will be posted on the embassy’s Web site at http://jakarta.usembassy.gov/.  U.S. citizens needing emergency consular assistance may call the embassy in Jakarta at 021-3435-9000 and ask for the duty officer.

Following is the State Department Warden message:

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U.S. Embassy Jakarta
U.S. Consulate General Surabaya
Warden Message
May 26, 2005

The U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Consulate General wish to inform all American citizens in Indonesia that the Embassy, Consulate General and all other U.S. Government facilities in Indonesia will be closed beginning May 26, 2005 until further notice because of a security threat.  The Embassy regrets the inconvenience to Americans and Indonesians who had planned to seek consular services while U.S. offices are closed.  Every effort will be made to accommodate consular clients as quickly as possible once the Embassy and other U.S. Government offices in Indonesia re-open.  Information on re-opening will be posted on the Embassy’s website at http://Jakarta.usembassy.gov.  U.S. citizens needing emergency consular assistance may call the Embassy in Jakarta at 021-3435-9000 and ask for the duty officer.  Consular officers are available in Jakarta and Surabaya to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens even though U.S. Government facilities are closed to the public.

The Embassy reminds all Americans that the terrorist threat in Indonesia remains high.  Attacks could occur at any time and could be directed against any location, including those frequented by foreigners and identifiably American and other western facilities or businesses in Indonesia.  Detailed information about the terrorist threat, and all security-related Travel Warnings and Public Announcements are posted on the Department of State’s website at www.travel.state.gov.  These are also found on the Embassy’s website at http://jakarta.usembassy.gov, in addition to recent warden messages.

The Embassy is located at Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan, No. 4-5, Jakarta; the 24-hour telephone number is 021-3435-9000.  The telephone number of the Consulate General in Surabaya is 031-295-6400; the telephone number of the U.S. Consular Agency in Bali is 0361-233-605.

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(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)



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