The alert against terrorism remains high in Indonesia, especially in Jakarta and in the other main cities and tourist areas after the attack that took place in Jakarta on 14.01.2016. Indonesian Authorities keep monitoring in order to prevent possible actions by terroristic groups which in the past targeted institutions, western groups of interest, touristic areas like Bali, centres of worship and American cafes. It is therefore recommended to always verify and comply with security indications of Indonesian Authorities.
The Immigration, Police and Narcotics Board Authorities of Indonesia are curretnly reinforcing actions in order to verify that foreigners hold regular residence permits or whether they are making any use of drugs. Police inspections are being carried out in full force at private dwellings during evening or night hours and without any warning. It is therefore recommended to make sure that all documents related to regular residence permits or to procedures for their renewal are always at hand. It is to be reminded that the use of drugs is severely punished by the Indonesian law, also with death penalty.