The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has updated its travel advice to Indonesia after the United States warned of a possible threat against US-linked hotels and banks in the East Java City of Surabaya.
DFAT’s alert level of ‘exercise a high degree of caution’ has not changed, but has been to updated to include a high threat of terrorist attack.
The Government’s Smart Traveller website has posted new information about a potential threat in Surabaya, against hotels and banks associated with the US.
Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said terrorism was treated as the highest of national security issues and Australia was monitoring the developing security threat in Indonesia “very closely”.
The US recently warned of a potential threat against US-linked hotels and banks in the East Java city.
Ms Bishop said Australia was working closely with Indonesian authorities on the warnings of a potential terrorist attack.