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Indonesia Warden Message

Issued by US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia

Jul 17, 2009

Jakarta – The U.S. Embassy sent the following message to all registered U.S. citizens in Indonesia today: "Early morning of 17 Jul 09, there were explosions at Marriott and Ritz Carlton Mega Kuningan hotels in Jakarta. There are casualties. U.S. Embassy is monitoring the situation and has sent officers to both hotels and hospital.  Affected guests have been relocated to Marriott Mayflower Apartments and Ritz Pacific Place, respectively.  We suggest that Americans inform interested parties directly of their wellbeing.  In order to allow Indonesian authorities to do their work, please avoid the Mega Kuningan area.

Americans living and traveling in Indonesia are urged to register and update their contact information with the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, U.S. Consulate Medan, or U.S. Consular Agency in Bali.  Registration facilitates the U.S. Mission's contact with Americans in emergency situations, and may be done on line and in advance of travel.  Information on registering can be found at the U.S. Department of State's Consular Affairs website at https://travelregistration.state.gov, at the Embassy's website at http://jakarta.usembassy.gov, or at the Consulate General's website at http://jakarta.usembassy.gov/sby. All Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, Worldwide Cautions, and recent warden messages are posted on the Embassy website.

For the latest security information, Americans living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Alerts, Travel Warnings, and health-information resources can be found.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S. and Canada, or, for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

The Embassy is located at Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 4-5, Jakarta; the 24-hour telephone number is 62-21-3435-9000.  The telephone number of the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya is 62-31-295-6400; the number for the U.S. Consulate in Medan is 62-61-415-2200; and the number for the U.S. Consular Agency in Bali is 62-361-233-605."

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