WASHINGTON -- The State Department said it is allowing its
employees and their dependents to return to its offices on the
Indonesian island of Java.
Staff and dependents at the embassy in Jakarta and the
consulate-general in Surabaya were told to depart the country
during a period of political unrest in mid-May.
The department continues to warn Americans to avoid crowds,
disturbances and areas where violence has been reported.
Due to robberies of taxi passengers, it also has advised
Americans visiting Indonesia to avoid hailing taxis from the street
and, instead, to engage them from queues at major hotels or by to
call taxi companies.