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Director of the Protection of Indonesian Citizens and Legal Entities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal said that the idea of ​​making this application emerged after the devastating earthquake shook Nepal in 2015. At that time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not have accurate information on how many citizens were victims in Nepal.In fact, in 2017, the Ministry launched the "Safe Travel" application, in Beta version and only available on Android for the purpose of getting input from users. A year after the trial, in 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will re-launch the latest version or Full Version of the Safe Travel app on April 14th. This application can be downloaded via Android and iOS phones.In regard to the launch of "Safe Travel", a spokesman of Foreign Affairs Ministry, Armanatha Nasir argues that this application will be one effective tool to improve the protection of Indonesian citizens abroad. There are many benefits for Indonesian citizens with this application, including obtaining the latest information about the situation in the destination country, including the security situation and weather conditions.In addition, "Safe Travel" also provides information on the location of worship places, halal food restaurants, and contact addresses of Indonesian representatives abroad. With this application, Indonesians traveling overseas can identify other Indonesian fellow citizens.This app also provides "Panic Button" feature that can be used by Indonesian citizens in emergency situation overseas. The "Panic Button" will continue to connect with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) and the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia (KJRI) to enable representatives of Indonesia to find the newest location of users who are in an emergency in a bid to provide the necessary assistance. The "Safe Travel" application will also make it easier for Indonesians to report themselves to an Indonesian representative office in their destination country.

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