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Australian government sent out travel warning for their citizens traveling during the holiday period to Bali.

Australian government sent out travel warning for their citizens traveling during the holiday period to Bali.

Tourists are being warned to steer clear of a popular holiday destination over fears of an increased risk of Islamic violence.


The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) issued a new warning for Australians to exercise greater caution when in Bali over the holiday period, concerned that protests in the nation's tourist hotspots could turn violent.

The protests come after Prime Minister Scott Morrison endorsed a formal recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Saturday morning.

With Indonesia being the biggest supporters of the Palestinian Authority outside of the Middle East, DFAT are making tourists aware of potential protest


DFAT did not increase its travel warning level - which sits at 'high degree of caution' - but did issue an urgent alert.

'Protests may continue at the embassy in Jakarta or at any of Australia's consulates-general in Surabaya, Bali and Makassar,' the alert said.

We haven't changed our level of advice — exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia overall, including Bali.'

The alert also highlighted recent demonstrations, which were peaceful, carried out the front of the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.

The Consulate-General in Surabaya, northwest of Bali, was also targeted by protesters.

'Exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia, including in Bali, Surabaya and Jakarta, because of the high threat of terrorist attack,' another warning reads.

'Avoid protests, demonstrations and rallies, which can turn violent without warning.'

Mr Morrison made the controversial announcement in Sydney on Saturday afternoon.

'Australia now recognises west Jerusalem - being the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government - is the capital of Israel,' Mr Morrison said.

'And we look forward to moving our embassy to west Jerusalem when practical, in support of and after final status of determination.' 

For the time being, the embassy will remain in Tel Aviv, as are majority of international consulates. Israel itself designates Jerusalem as its capital and seats its government there.  

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