The U.S. Embassy has received a threat from unidentified sources against U.S. interests, in particular U.S. Government facilities, but possibly also extending to U.S. tourists and tour groups. In view of this threat, travelers should be especially alert to their surroundings and as much as possible try to avoid drawing attention to themselves.

The oil and gas rich province of Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra continues to be plagued with violence and should be avoided.