General Information: Indonesia


AIRLINES FLYING TO INDONESIA. International Airlines: Air India, Air Asia, Air China, Air France KLM, All Nippon Airways, Air Nuigini, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific Airlines, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Continental Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Eva Air, Garuda Indonesia, Hongkong Airlines, Japan Airlines, Jetstar Australia, Korean Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Philippines Airlines, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Royal Brunei Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Shenzen Airlines, Silk Air, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Tiger Airways, Valuair, Viva Macau, Yemenia Airlines.
National Airlines: Batavia Airlines, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia Air Asia, Kartika Airlines, Linus Airways, Lion Air, Mandala Airlines, Merpati Airlines, Pelita Air, Riau Airlines, Sriwijaya Airlines, Wings Air.

AIRPORT TAX . Airport tax, which is payable by passengers at the airport, varies from one airport to another. International departure airport tax starts from Rp. 75,000 to Rp. 150,000 and Rp. 25,000 to 40,000 for passengers travelling on domestic routes.

CURRENCY. The Indonesian currency is Rupiah (Rp). Approximate exchange rate (sell to bank) for US$1 is Rp.11,000, £1 for Rp.16,500, €1 buys Rp.15,000, ¥1 for Rp.120. For more and last-minute-updated exchange rates can be obtained from these links: Bank Mandiri, Bank of Indonesia, Bank Central Asia, HSBC.

CLIMATE. Basically there are only two seasons: wet (average rainfall can be more than 300 mm/month, some regions can be as high as 600s mm/month), usually around December to May and dry (average rainfall varies about 50mm/month), around June to November. The average temperature varies between 20s°C to 30s°C through out the year, while in the mountainous areas it can drop below 10°C. Humidity varies between 50s% and 90s%. Click here for: Current and forecast weather for Indonesia.

COUNTRY DIALING CODE AND TIME. + 62. Timing for western parts of Indonesia (Java, Sumatera, etc) GMT (UTC) + 7 hours, centre (Sulawesi, Bali, Lombok, etc) UTC + 8 hours, eastern parts (Papua, etc) UTC + 9 hours.

CUSTOMS. Indonesian customs allow a maximum of one liter of alcoholic beverages, 200 cigarettes/50 cigars/100 grams of tobacco and a reasonable amount of perfume per adult on entry. The export or import of Indonesian currency (Rupiah) exceeding Rp. 100,000,000 must be declared to customs. There is no restriction on export or import of foreign currencies. More on Indonesian customs: Directorate General of Customs and Excise.

ELECTRICITY. 220-240V, 50 Hz, the adapter/electric plug types used are C/E/F (2 round pins).

FOREIGN EMBASSIES AND CONSULATES. Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea Rep, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Rusia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, UK, USA.

Other countries details are available here: Department of Foreign Affairs Republic of Indonesia.


INTERNET ACCESSIBILITY. Public internet access can be easily found in warnets (the Indonesia's version of internet cafes). Connections are also available through satellites, mobile phone access and Wi-Fi. Some areas in big cities are also covered by wireless hotspots. There were 25 millions internet users in Indonesia in 2008 (an estimation by the Internet World Stats).

GOVERNMENT WEBSITES. Department of Culture and Tourism , Department of Foreign Affairs, Immigration of Republic of Indonesia, Attorney General of Republic of Indonesia, National Police of Indonesia, Directorate General of Customs and Excise.


New Year 2009
Chinese New Year 2560
Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Balinese Hindu New Year 1931
Good Friday
Public Holiday (Waisak)
Ascension Day
Isra Mi'raj Prophet Mohammad SAW
Independence Day
Idul Fitri 1430 H
Idul Adha 1430H
Islamic New Year 1431H

RELIGIONS. About 88% of the people in Indonesia are Muslims, Christians stand at 9% and the rest are Hinduism, Buddhism and others. Christianity is the predominant religion in mostly eastern part of Indonesia, eg. Toraja, Manado, Timor, Papua, etc, while in Bali Hinduism is the predominant religion.

VISA REQUIREMENT. The citizens of Brunei, Chile, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are granted visa-free facility for a maximum of 30 days visit.

Visa-on-arrival (VOA) is applicable to the citizens of Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Rep, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Visa-on-arrivals are available at airports: Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta International Airport and Halim, Balikpapan-Sepinggan Airport, Bandung-Husein Sastranegara, Batam-Hang Nadim, Denpasar-Ngurah Rai, Kupang-El Tari, Manado-Sam Ratulangi, Makassar-Hassanudin Airport, Mataram/Lombok-Selaparang, Medan-Polonia, Padang-Tabinga, Pekanbaru-Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Semarang-A Yani, Solo-Adi Sumarmo, Surabaya-Juanda International and Yogyakarta-Adi Sucipto. They are also available at seaports: Batam, Kupang-Tenau, Makassar-Soekarno Hatta, Manado-Bitung, Medan-Belawan Port, Bali-Benoa and Padang Bai, North Sumatra-Sibolga, Jakarta-Tanjung Priok, Jayapura, Padang-Teluk Bayur, Surabaya-Tanjung Perak and Tanjung Pinang-Sri Bintan Pura.

Visitors have to obtain this visa first at VOA counters upon arrival, just before the immigration counters. Depending on the number of passengers, there might be a long queue at these VOA counters. One week visit visa costs US$10 and 30-day visa costs US$25. Day of arrival is counted as day one and this type of visa is non extendable.

Should you like to talk to your nearest Indonesian embassy, please click here for its address: Department of Foreign Affairs.

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