SYDNEY (AFP) ― The Canberra government has alerted Australians traveling to Indonesia to exercise a high level of caution following new U.S. warnings about potential terrorist attacks.
The Department of Foreign Affairs travel advisory was advising “a high degree of caution in Indonesia, including Bali, at this time due to the high threat of terrorist attack” and to reconsider the need to travel.
Thousands of Australians holiday in Indonesia during the southern summer months of December, January and February.
“We continue to receive information that indicates that terrorists may be planning attacks in Indonesia, which could take place at any time,” the online advisory said.
The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on Saturday warned of threats against U.S.-associated hotels and banks in Indonesia’s second-biggest city, Surabaya.