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Indonesia country information

Indonesia map
Republic of Indonesia
Area: 1,919,440 sq km
Population: 234,693,997
Population density: 134 per sq km
Capital: Jakarta
Passport & Visa
Passport Required?
British Yes
Australian Yes
Canadian Yes
USA Yes
Other EU Yes
Visa Required?
British Yes
Australian Yes
Canadian Yes
USA Yes
Other EU Yes

Passports

Passport valid for at least six months from date of entry required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Note: Nationals not referred to in the chart above are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements

Visa Note

All nationals referred to in the chart are eligible for a 30-day visa on arrival; visas on arrival are not extendable; for stays longer than 30 days or for non-touristic stays nationals should apply for a visa in advance. To apply in advance nationals must:
(a) have a passport valid for at least six months from the date of entry;
(b) enter Indonesia through one of the main ports listed below: 
Airports: Adi Juanda (Surabaya), Adisutjipto (Yogyakarta), Adi Sumarno (Solo), El Tari (Kupang), Halim Perdanakusuma (Jakarta), Hassanudin (Makasar), Ngurah Rai (Denpasar), Polonia (Medan), Sam Ratulangi (Manado), Selaparang (Mataram), Sepinggan (Balik Papan), Soekarno Hatta (Jakarta), Sultan Syarif Kasim II (Pekan Baru) and Tabing (Padang).
Seaports: Bandar Bintan, Selani Lagoi and Bandar Sri Udana Lobam (Tanjung Uban, Bintan), Batu Ampar, Marina Teluk Senimba, Nongsa, Sekupang and Batam Centre (Batam Island), Belawan (North Sumatera), Benoa (Island of Bali) Bitung (Sulawesi), Bitung (Sulawsi), Jayapura (Irian Jaya), Marina Teluk Senimba (Batam Island), Maumere (East Nusa Tenggara), Padang Bai (Bali), Pare-Pare (South Sulawesi), Sibolga (North Sumatera), Soekarno-Hatta (Makasar), Sri Bintan Pura (Riau), Tanjung Balai Karimun (Sumatera), Tanjung Mas (Semarang), Tanjung Priok (Jakarta), Teluk Bayur (Padang), Tenau (Kupang), Yos Sudarso (Dumai, Sumatra).

Visitors who exceed their 30-day stay will be fined US$20 per day. Visitors staying longer than 60 days risk large fines and may face deportation or imprisonment.

Journalists should apply for a visa through the information department of the Indonesian embasy.

Types of Visa and Cost

Single-entry: 35. Multiple-entry: 125 (business only). Transit: 15. Tourist visas issued on arrival: minimum US$25, depending on port of entry. Fees are non-refundable.

Validity

Single-entry: Three months from date of issue for a maximum stay of 60 days. Multiple-entry: One year, with each stay lasting no longer than 60 days. The first entry must be within three months of date of issue. Transit: Three months from the date of issue for a maximum stay of seven days.

Applications to:

Consular section at embassy. All visitors are advised to process their visas at the visa section at the embassy before entry to Indonesia.

Working Days Required

Two to six. Applications for multiple-entry business visas and applications from nationals of certain countries will need to be referred to the authorities in Indonesia and may take two months or more. There is an additional 5 fee in this case.
Getting there

Getting There by Air

The national airline is Garuda Indonesia (GA) ( www.garuda-indonesia.com ) .

Approximate Flight Times

There are no direct flights from Europe and the USA - most transit Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) or Singapore. From London to Jakarta, Java is about 16 hours and to Denpasar, Bali is about 18 hours (including approximate stopover time).

Main Airports

Java: Jakarta (CGK) (Soekarno-Hatta) ( www.angkasapura2.co.id ) is 20km (13 miles) northwest of Jakarta city centre (journey time - 45 minutes). To/from the airport: A bus goes to the city every 30 to 60 minutes. Buses leave Jakarta from Gambir railway station and from Rawamangun, Blok M and Pasar Minggu bus stations. Taxis are also available to the city centre. Facilities: Banks/bureaux de change, a post office, internet, duty-free shops, gift shops, restaurants, snack bars, car hire, left luggage and medical facilities.

Bali: Denpasar (DPS) (Ngurah Rai)
( www.ngurahrai-airport.co.id ) is 13km (8 miles) southwest of Denpasar city centre, is the main airport on Bali (journey time - 30 minutes). To/from the airport: A bus goes to the city centre. Taxis are available to the city and to Kuta, Urud, Nusadua and Sanur. Facilities: Restaurant/bar, newsagent, bank/bureau de change, left luggage, post office, internet and car hire.
Departure Tax
Rp100,000 from Jakarta and Denpasar; Rp75,000 from other airports; transit passengers continuing their journey on the same day, and infants under the age of 2 are exempt.

Getting There by Water

Main ports: Belawan (Medan), Dumai and Padang on Sumatra.

High-speed ferries run between Sumatra and Malaysia. The most popular route is Belawan (Medan)-Penang (journey time - 4 hours), operated by Langkawi Ferry (tel: (61) 452 1111; www.langkawi-ferry.com ). There are also services between Dumai-Malacca and Mandalo (Sulawesi).

Many cruise lines serve Indonesia.

Getting There by Road

Indonesia's international land borders are between Kalimantan and the Malaysian state of Sarawak on the island of Borneo, West and East Timor and Papua and Papua New Guinea. There are no road links with Sabah.  It is always worth checking if the borders are still open and whether a visa is required in advance to enter Indonesia by road, as the situation fluctuates.
Cycling & Maps
Cost of living
Indonesia: all prices in Indonesian Rupiahs (IDR)
drinks and snacks

food: local markets; restaurants; and stores

water (mineral)
juice
soft drink (can)
soft drink (bottle)

1.5 litre
1 litre
300ml
1.5 litre
3,000
13,000
tba
9,500

baguette
bread loaf-whole grain

30cm
750g
6,000
16,700
nasi / mee goreng
local warung meal
dessert - ice campur
pizza-takeaway
one serving
one serving
one serving
large
5,000
12,000
4,000
90,000
beer-local
wine
300ml
700ml
8,200
80,000
tea
coffee (cafe / bar)
Nescafe instant
coffee-ground
25 bags
per cup
125g
500g
5,700
3,000
22,000
7,800
rice (white)
pasta
eggs
tinned tomatoes

kg
500g
per 10
250g

8,000
9,000
5000
15,000
milk
yoghurt / curd
cheese
Magnum icecream
1 litre
500g
kg
each

11,700

92,000
tba

potatoes
onions
tomatoes
asian spinach
kg
kg
kg
kg
20,000
18,500
22,000
10,000
chips
salted peanuts
dried mango
200g pack
kg
kg
tba
tba
tba
apples
oranges
bananas
rambutan
kg
kg
kg
kg
12,000
12,000
6,000
7,000
cornflakes
chocolate

biscuits-plain
biscuits-chocolate
375g pack
100g block

200g pack
200g pack
34,000
10,500

9,500
tba
pineapple (can)
oil (corn)
500g can
500ml

6,000
peanut paste
jam
500g jar
400g jar
tba
 
accommodation personal
budget city hostel
guesthouse
budget city hotel
30,000-75,000 per dorm bed
200,000 double share bathroom
400,000+ double with ensuite

deodorant - roll-on
soap
shampoo
toothbrush
toothpaste
disposable razor
toilet paper

50ml
150g bar
200ml
each
100ml
5 pack
each
12,000
1,400
15,000
12,000
3-25,000
tba
tba
camping
wild camping

possible to camp in NP
check with john

internet 6,000-15,000 per hour

* tba = price to be announced
* January 2009: at time of writing 1.00 USD = 12,023 IDR
all prices have been taken from internet resources such as wikitravel, hostel world, leading supermarket chains, travel blogs, forums and of course our own travel experiences and purchases of everyday products in food markets, bazaars and local shopping facilities. They are only an indication and designed to give you a general impression of the cost of living in Indonesia. Items are geared towards the budget conscious traveller with an occasional craving for a bit of luxury.
Accommodation
Food & drink
Bike shops
   
Badung, Bali The Bike Shop
Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai Jimbaran 130
Jimbaran - Badung 80361
Tel: 0361 - 708500
website
 
Surabaya Graha Speda
Jl Dharmawangsa 119A
Surabaya 60214
Tel: +62-31-502 4575 or +62 888 570 7100
Fax: +62-31-502 4374
website
   
Bumi Serpong Damai SepedaMTB.com
Ruko MALIBU Blok D5 ( dalam komplek ITC BSD / Carrefour , seberang AMWAY )
BUMI SERPONG DAMAI
Telp : 62-21-531-567-11
website
   
Tangerang SepedaMTB.com
Puyuh Barat Raya EF4 no 11
Bintaro Jaya Sektor 5
Tanggerang
website
Climate
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