Information about Visa and Customs
Visa Guide for Indonesia
All travelers to Indonesia must be in possession of a Passport that is valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival, and have proof (tickets) of onward or return passage.
Free Tourist Visa
By Presidential Decree of 21 of 2016 dated 2 March 2016 on Visa-Free, replacing Presidential Regulation Number 104/2015 on Amendments to Presidential Regulation Number 69/2015 on Visa Free, Indonesia now provides special Short Stay Visa Free Facilities for tourists who are nationals of a total 169 countries who wish to travel to Indonesia.
Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of stay permit.
The visa exemption facility can be used for tourism, family visit, social visit, art and cultural, government duty, to deliver a speech or attend a seminar, international exhibition, meetings with head office or representative office in Indonesia, or transit.
MONEY AND BANKS
You’ll find banks capable of handling foreign exchange in provincial capitals and bigger cities throughout Indonesia, and most bigger places have ATMs, which take at least one from Visa, MasterCard or Cirrus-Maestro. There are also privately run moneychangers in major tourist centres. Always count your money carefully, as unscrupulous dealers can rip you off, either by folding notes over to make it look as if you’re getting twice as much, or by distracting you and then whipping away a few notes from your pile.
In less-travelled regions, provincial banks won’t cash travellers’ cheques, but will take US dollar notes. Over-the-counter cash advances on Visa can be used for getting the best possible exchange rate.
Sometimes prices for tourist services, such as diving or organized trips, are quoted in dollars, or increasingly in euros, but you can pay in rupiah at whatever the exchange rate is on the day.
Sensible precautions are all that is required:
+ Don’t wear unnecessary jewelry
+ Don’t carry large amount of cash
+ Always carry name and address of the hotel with you
+ Should you run into troubles, contact the emergency:
Police t 110
Ambulance t 118/119
Fire t 113