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Iran-Israel conflict: Kemlu advises Indonesian citizens to postpone non-essential travel

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Jakarta, IO – The Indonesian Foreign Ministry (Kemlu) continues to take measures to ensure the safety of Indonesian citizens in the Middle East region after Iran launched a retaliatory attack on Israel on Saturday (13/4).

The government has also appealed to Indonesian citizens to take extra precautions by not traveling to both countries unless it is absolutely necessary, per Kemlu.go.id, Monday (15/4).

There are currently 376 Indonesian citizens in Iran, the majority of them students, while 115 in Israel, mostly in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Arava.

Kemlu’s citizen protection director Judha Nugraha said the ministry has coordinated with a number of Indonesian diplomatic missions in these regions and advised Indonesian citizens to contact them in the event of an emergency.

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There are several hotlines they can contact, including the Indonesian Embassy in Tehran (+989024668889), the Indonesian Embassy in Amman (+962779150407) and the Indonesian Embassy in Cairo (+201022229989).

Iran launched aerial attacks on Israel in response to the latter’s strike against Iranian consulate in Damascus, Syria, on April 1 which killed top Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commanders. (un)

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