Friday, May 30, 2008

Foregin Affairs and International Trade Canada issues travel advisory to Indonesia

House in Bali, Indonesia. Photo by Sue Frause.
OFFICIAL WARNING: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada advises against non-essential travel to Indonesia, including Bali.

You are advised to exercise a high level of security awareness in the country due to the current threat of terrorist attacks against Western interests in Indonesia. The possibility for terrorist attacks puts Canadians at greater risk throughout the country.

Canadian travellers should evaluate carefully the implications for their security and safety before deciding to travel to Indonesia. Terrorist attacks can occur at any time and in any location, including in Bali

I'm in Bali right now, and have no qualms about being here. Although coincidentally, I did hear today that the travel advisory to Indonesia has been lifted by the United States.

Is Canada far behind?