Guidelines to Visit Indonesia

IMMIGRATION

All visitors to Indonesia must hold passports which are valid for at least six months after arrival and have proof of onward journey, either return or through tickets.

Visas are required, except for the following nationals who are going on holiday or are attending conventions up to 30 days: Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hong Kong SAR (Special Administrative Region), Macau SAR (Special Administrative Region), Malaysia, Marocco, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam.

The Netherlands national and nationals of the following countries may apply for Visa on Arrival: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan Territory, Timor Leste, Tunisia, United Arab Emirate, United Kingdom, United States of America

HEALTH CERTIFICATE

International health certificate is required only of valid yellow fever vaccinations from travelers coming from infected areas.

CUSTOMS

Free import (by adults only): a maximum of one liter of liquor, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 grams of tobacco, a reasonable quantity of perfume, personal goods up to a value of USD 250.- per passenger or USD 1,000.- per family.

(Video) cameras, portable radio cassette recorder, binoculars and sport equipment may be imported by tourists provided also exported upon departure.

Passengers not entering on a tourist visa have to pay duties for photo and film cameras unless this equipment is registered in their passport by the Indonesian Customs on former occasion. Importation of electronic equipment is not permitted at all. Film pre-recorders, video tapes, video laser disc, records and computer software must be screened by censor board.

Chinese medicines and printings, narcotics, firearms and ammunition, pornography, fresh fruit, cordless telephone are not permitted except for those holding licence.

Prohibited are any commercial or merchandised goods as part of baggage. Infringements will be charged IDR 25,000.- per piece. The use of cardboard boxes as baggage must be dissuaded.

Residents of Indonesia are recommended to register valuable belongings with Customs prior to departure from Indonesia.

CURRENCY

Currency Export regulations: local currency (Indonesian Rupiah, IDR) for amounts up to IDR 100,000,000.- a form of the Central Bank should be filled out. Amounts exceeding IDR 100,000,000.- require an approval from the Central Bank or External Affairs. Approval can be obtained from the headquarters of the Central Bank in Jakarta, local branches or Indonesian representatives abroad. Violation will result in heavy fines. Foreign currencies: amounts exceeding the equivalent of IDR 100,000,000.- (approx. USD 11,000.-) must be declared.

Main foreign currencies are freely exchangeable at existing daily rates at banks and money changers in the major cities of Indonesia. The exchange rate at present fluctuates heavily and it is best to obtain information about the current rate shortly before
departure. Indonesian rupiahs come in denominations of 100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000,
1,000, and 500, 100, 50, 25 in coins.

AIRPORT EMBARKATION TAX

Airport Tax is levied on passengers as follows:

a. International flights departing from:

- CGK, DPS, SUB: IDR 150,000.-;
- BTJ: IDR 115,000.-;
- HLP: IDR 80.000.-;
- AMQ, BIK, BPN, BTH, JOG, LOP, MDC, MES, SOC, TIM, UPG: IDR 75,000.-;
- BDO, PDG, PKU, PLM, PNK: IDR 60,000.-;
- KOE, TNJ: IDR 50,000.-;

b. Domestic flights departing from:

- CGK: IDR 40,000.-
- DPS: IDR 30,000.-;
- all other airports vary from IDR 13,000.- to IDR to 30,000.-

Place of payment: Airport of departure.

Exempt:

  1. Children under 2 years, provided not occupying a seat in the aircraft.
  2. Transit passengers in possession of through tickets and continuing their journey the same day (not applicable in Jakarta unless passengers stay within customs area/ transit room).
  3. Officials on duty - with a travel order - of the Directorate General of Air Communications.
  4. Official guests of the Indonesian government.
  5. Crew members.


PETS

Dogs or cats require import permit issued by the Directorate General of Livestock Service together with good health and rabies vaccination certificate issued by an authorized Government Veterinarian in the country of origin. Vaccination should have been performed at least 30 days prior to exportation and not more than 1 year. Pets must be at least 90 days old at time of exportation. Pets should not be pregnant nor in breast-fed condition. Pets shall, upon arrival, be subject to quarantine inspection and submitted to the quarantine officer for quarantine measures for at least 14 days. Shipment must be reported to Animal Quarantine Officer at Jakarta International Airport Soekarno-Hatta at least 2 days prior to arrival. Phone +65-21-5507931, Fax: +65-21-5500623.

Import of pets is permitted, with the exception of Bali. For further information please refer to the Directorate General of Livestock Service, Directorate of Animal Health, at Gedung (Building) C. Lantai 9, Jl. Harsono RM-Ragunan-Jakarta Selatan. Phone: +62-21-7810090/21-7815783. Fax: +62-21-7827774 or at: http://ditjennak.deptan.go.id.