There is a high threat of terrorism in Indonesia. Terrorist groups have the capacity to plan attacks and carry out attacks across the region. Extremist groups have proven that they can strike anywhere ranging from government buildings, security officers, bars and restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and tourist destinations. One such example was the 2002 Bali bombing which caused widespread fatalities amongst foreign nationals and locals.
Despite Indonesia’s security authorities employing tight enforcement of extremist groups the threat of an attack still remains high in Indonesia. In addition, travelers should exercise caution when traveling to Aceh, Central Sulawesi Province, Maluku Province, Papua and West Papua Province due to the potential for violence or violent conflict.
There is significant risk of street crime and pickpocketing, particularly in busy tourist areas in Bali. There is also potential for travelers to have their drinks spiked which typically results in theft of personal belongs from the victim.
Natural disasters are also commonplace where the country is subject to regular earthquakes and tsunamis. However, Indonesia does have a tsunami early warning center which has been employed on various occasion. The country also has numerous active volcanoes which can give little to no warning before eruptions.
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