Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Australians told to reconsider travel to Indonesia
CANBERRA. Australians travelling to Indonesia have been warned to reconsider their plans because of a very high threat of terrorist attacks. The Department of Foreign Affairs has updated its travel warning, saying there is a possibility of attacks in Indonesia including popular tourist destination Bali.
"Terrorists have previously attacked or planned to attack places where Westerners gather including nightclubs, bars, restaurants, hotels and airports," the latest advice reads.
"Analysts judge that these types of venues could be targeted again."
Three Australians were among the nine people killed in the suicide bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton hotels in Jakarta last July. The updated advice was issued as Indonesia's Garuda airline announced a new discounted travel package deal to Bali.