The U.S. State Department today issued a travel advisory for Indonesia. This advisory is asking American Tourists to reconsider travel to Central Sulawesi and Papua due to civil unrest.
It appears this was triggered by the recent tsunami on 28 September 2018,when a shallow, large earthquake struck in the neck of the Minahasa Peninsula, Indonesia, with its epicenter located in the mountainous Donggala Regency, Central Sulawesi.
The magnitude 7.5 quake was located 77 km (48 mi) away from the provincial capital Palu and was felt as far away as Samarinda on East Kalimantan and also in Tawau, Malaysia.
The challenging situation in Central Sulawesi is also causing civil unrests.
The United States State Department suggests exercising increased caution in Indonesia due to terrorism and natural disasters. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Americans should reconsider travel to Central Sulawesi and Papua due to civil unrest.
Terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in Indonesia. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting police stations, places of worship, hotels, bars, nightclubs, shopping areas, and restaurants.
Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis or volcano eruptions may result in disruptions to transportation, infrastructure, sanitation, and the availability of health services.
Central Sulawesi and Papua
Shootings continue to occur in the area between Timika and Grasberg in Papua. In Central Sulawesi and Papua, violent demonstrations and conflict could result in injury or death to U.S. citizens. Avoid demonstrations and crowds.
The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in Central Sulawesi and Papua as U.S. government employees must obtain special authorization before traveling to those areas.
According to Indonesia.travel the Central Sulawesi province is a beautiful region with its mountain; lakes and dales decorate this area. All the things are tourism potency that becomes a fascination for tourist to visit it. The fascination of main tourism in Central Sulawesi is megalith omission area of a historical epoch, which stays in Bada and Besoa, however, the natural beauty and sociability of its public become a valuable asset for the tourism expansion in this area. Central Sulawesi is one of the regions in Indonesia that has compatible solidarity between natural beauties, cultural properties, and long history.
Tourism is an important part of the economy in Central Sulawesi, and when the situation improves, here are some of the tourism options:
- Poso Lake
- Sulewana Waterfall
- Lore Lindu National Park
- Togean Archipelago
- Batu Daka Island
- Kadidiri Island
- Malenge Island
- Walea Kodi Island
- Banggai Archipelago