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Planning your trip to Indonesia

Once you’ve decided to experience all of the charms of beautiful Indonesia, you will certainly have to deal with various technical aspects of your journey. In order to help you thoroughly plan your vacation, we’re bringing you answers to some of the frequently asked questions. That way, you can be sure that anything won’t go wrong during your Indonesian adventure.

 

How to get a tourist visa?

 

Indonesian Government announced that from October 2015, citizens of 45 countries don’t have to possess visa in order to come to Indonesia for less than 30 days. These countries are:

1.

South Africa

26.

Japan

51.

Qatar

2.

Algeria

27.

Germany

52.

The PRC

3.

United States

   28.

Canada

53.

Rumania

4.

Angola

29.

Kazakhstan

54.

Russia

5.

Argentina

30.

Kyrgyzstan

55.

San Marino

6.

Austria

31.

Croatia

56.

Saudi Arabia

7.

Azerbaijan

32.

South Korea

57.

New Zealand

8.

Bahrain

33.

Kuwait

58.

Seychelles

9.

Netherlands

34.

Latvia

59.

Cyprus

10.

Belarus

35.

Lebanon

60.

Slovakia

11.

Belgium

36.

Slovenia

61.

Liechtenstein

12.

Bulgaria

37.

Lithuania

62.

Spain

13.

Czech Republic

38.

Luxembourg

63.

Suriname

14.

Denmark

39.

Sweden

64.

Maldives

15.

Dominican Republic

40.

Malta

65.

Switzerland

16.

Estonia

41.

Mexico

66.

Taiwan

17.

Fiji

42.

Egypt

67.

Tanzania

18.

Finland

43.

Monaco

68.

East Timor

19.

Ghana

44.

Norway

69.

Tunisia

20.

Hungary

45.

Oman

70.

Turkey

21.

India

46.

Panama

71.

UAE

22.

United Kingdom

47.

PNG

72.

The Vatican

23.

Ireland

48.

France

73.

Venezuela

24.

Iceland

49.

Poland

74.

Jordan

25.

Italy

50.

Portugal

75.

Greece

However, if you aren’t citizen of any of these countries, there are a couple of ways of getting a tourist visa.

  • You can get your visa before you go to Indonesia, by filling the application form and submitting required documents to Indonesian Embassy in your country. These documents may vary from country to country, but in most cases, you’ll be required to submit at least: copies of your passport and return ticket, two passport-size photographs, and a proof of booked accommodation. In addition, getting your visa will cost you about 40.00EUR.
  • Another way of getting a visa is to require it when you arrive at Indonesian airport, which is possible only if you plan to stay for less than 30 days. This way, you will have to pay 35.00EUR for it, and your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the moment you came to Indonesia. In this case, you have to show departure ticket, as well.

Customs

 

For travelers who are planning to bring some stuff from their own country, it is good to know the amount which is acceptable on Indonesian customs. Visitors entering the country can bring:

No more than 2 bottles - Indonesia

No more than 2 bottles – Indonesia

  • up to two liters of beverages based on alcohol;
  • 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes, or 100 grams of snuff;
  • a small amount of perfume (personal use only)

Photographic equipment and laptops must be declared upon entering.

Prohibited items are:

  • narcotics, firearms and ammunition;
  • TV, radios, tape recorders;
  • pornography;
  • printed materials in Chinese;
  • Chinese medicines.

All films, DVDs must be deposited for inspection by the Office of Censorship. The import and export of Indonesian currency above 50,000 rupees is not allowed.

Healthy in Indonesia

Take Some mosquito repellent to avoid Malaria

Take Some mosquito repellent to avoid Malaria

 

The first thing you should know is that there is no need of being particularly vaccinated before getting on a plane to Indonesia. Everything will be alright if you had your routine vaccines. Of course, it is pretty convenient to pack some vaccines if anything unpredicted happens. Most of the patients are advised to have hepatitis A and typhoid vaccines with them during their journey.

Other ways of remaining healthy in Indonesia are based on wearing long-sleeved clothes and mosquito repellent (in order to avoid malaria), drinking bottled water, not eating fresh vegetables, peeling your fruits and avoiding walking without your shoes on.

If you are in need of a doctor in Indonesia, it is good to know that Jakarta and Bali offer services of some international hospitals. Hospitals’ policies in other parts of the country are not based on European standards, so it’s advisable to stick to international ones whenever it’s possible. Emergency services can be required by dialing 118.

Being safe in Indonesia

 

Police-Indonesia

Police-Indonesia