Indonesia has attracted more and more tourists in recent years, and the Nordic travelers have also opened their eyes to the Southeast Asian country. Injury statistics from SOS International's alarm center indicate that Indonesia is the second-largest injury country in Asia. Beautiful beaches, good climate, and delicious food are often cited as the reasons for planning a trip to Indonesia, but what to think about when traveling to Indonesia? Is there a lot of crime and how do you secure yourself and your family best?
At SOS International, we assist Nordic policyholders if they become ill or an accident occurs while traveling. Below you will find a number of good tips for a safe and secure journey in Indonesia.
The general security situation in Indonesia
There is a generally increased risk of terrorism and crime. The threat of terrorism is generally high.
The most common type of crime in Indonesia is opportunistic ie. one typically goes for 'easy' victims where the risk is minimal. It includes various types of theft and in some cases robbery. The majority of thefts are, for example, pocket theft and pocket theft. bow for car
Serious crime is less likely, but there is a growing trend due to increased access to firearms.
The number of local and international Islamist extremists, as well as self-radicalized people, are at increased risk of terrorist attacks. Due to increased efforts by local security forces, the level of threat from more well-organized terrorist organizations has decreased.
Please note that theft is frequent in public transport.
Caution should be exercised when using taxis especially in major cities such as Jakarta. There have been several episodes of pirate taxis claiming to be a 'real' taxi, and after the trip requires a disproportionate amount of payment. In some cases, driving with pirate tax has been linked to theft, robbery or assault. The risk of kidnapping is generally between but increased. East Kalimantan, Aceh, and North Sulawesi.
The so-called 'ATM' or 'express kidnappings', where a person is typically under threat of being forced to enter a PIN or withdraw money in various ATMs is a growing concern.
Credit card fraud is a growing concern.
Earthquakes are not uncommon throughout Indonesia. There is an underlying risk of underwater earthquakes, which increases the risk of a tsunami. The monsoon season is from November to March and floods often occur during these periods.
Good advice on the journey
If you are exposed to crime, contact your local tourist police as soon as possible.
Whenever possible, keep an eye on your stuff.
Follow travel advice to Indonesia from the Foreign Ministry on www.um.dk .
We also recommend that you register on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel database, the so-called Dane's List, so that you can be informed and warned by the Danish authorities should this become necessary.
In recent years, we have seen increasing numbers of examples of Scandinavians seeking help for bites and suspected rabies in Thailand and Bali. Rabies is a disease that cannot be joked with, and we must do what we can to avoid it.
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