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Around the world: Overseas travelers given ‘panic button’

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 16 2018   /  02:06 am

The Foreign Ministry launched a “Safe Travel” mobile application over the weekend to provide protection and information to Indonesians traveling abroad.

“Safe Travel was created because the government wants to be responsible for protecting all Indonesian citizens — now [our services] are available in the palm of your hand,” Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said on Saturday. The free app provides profiles of countries, travel warnings and a list of services available around the world. For example, according to the app’s database, Indonesia is currently warning against traveling to Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

The app also provides a “panic button”, which enables users to send pictures, record video, share their locations, or get in touch with officials from the nearest overseas mission during ...