Indonesia Visa Free Travel Now Extended To 45 Countries (30 Joined On June 13)

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Indonesia was supposed to extend the list of 15 countries that have visa free travel to 45 back in April (read more here), but the implementation took until June 9, 2015, when president Widodo signed the regulation and it was then published on official paper on June 13th. .

Indonesia VOA

You cannot extend the stay over 30 days if you don’t purchase the VOA stamp and this new facility is only available at select air and seaports.

You can read more about this development on TTG Asia’s website here, Bali Discovery Tour’s site here and on Emirates 24/7 here.

Here’s the list of eligible countries and air/seaports from Bali Discovery:

  • China
  • Russia
  • South Korean
  • Japan
  • USA
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • Mexico
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • France
  • The Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Sweden
  • Austria
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Finland
  • Poland
  • Hungary
  • Czech Republic
  • Qatar
  • U.A.E.
  • Kuwait
  • Bahrain
  • Oman
  • South Africa

The new facility is available at the following point of entries:

  • Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta
  • Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar, Bali
  • Kualu Namu Airport in Medan, North Sumatra
  • Juanda Airport in Surabaya, East Java
  • Hang Nadim Airport in Batam
  • Port of Sri Bintan in Bintan
  • Port of Sekupang in Batam
  • Port of Batam Center in Batam
  • Port of Tanjung Uban in Riau

The previous 15 countries that didn’t require visa were mainly ASEAN countries and a few random ones from Latin America:

  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Philippines
  • Chile
  • Morocco
  • Peru
  • Vietnam
  • Ecuador
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • Myanmar
  • Hong Kong
  • Macau

Conclusion

When I was checking Timatic, the information there didn’t reflect this new regulation that just took effect late last week.

Australians are still required to pay the VOA fee, however. This is probably due to the spat that the governments have had with espionage, illegal immigration to Australia via Indonesia from third countries and the recent execution of two Australian citizens who were convicted on drug related charges.

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