No More VOA to Enter Indonesia
No more VOA to enter Indonesia? Is it true? I am happily to say, now in total there are 45 countries that can enter Indonesia for free! Yes, starting June 10th 2015 you don’t have to pay the $35 VOA to enter Indonesia. All you have to do when you arrive is queue at the immigration and get your passport stamped. But note that this only applies if you are a passport holder of:
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- United Arab Emirates
- United States
This means you can visit Indonesia for free for 30 days as a tourist. If you want to stay longer than 30 days, you can do a visa run to the nearby country or you can apply the 60 days visitor visa at the Indonesia embassy before entering Indonesia. How much money do you have to pay for the 60 days visa? I’m not sure. I will update this post as soon as i got some updated news about it. OR… you can still pay the $35 VOA and extend for another 30 days within your stay in Indonesia. Usually this would cost around $80 using an agent to do this. What happened if you overstayed? You will have to pay a IDR200,000/day (around $20) fine at the immigration counter. Please remember that the first day of arrival and the day of departure also do count as full days.
Please do note that you have to enter Indonesia via one of these ports:
- Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK – Jakarta)
- Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS – Bali)
- Kuala Namu International Airport (KNO – Medan)
- Juanda International Airport (SUB – Surabaya)
- Hang Nadim International Airport (BTH – Batam)
- Sri Bintan Seaport (Bintan)
- Sekupang Seaport (Batam)
- Batam Center Seaport (Batam)
- Tanjung Uban Seaport (Riau)
There are also 15 countries who get free visa to enter Indonesia:
- Brunei Darussalam
If your country is listed below, that means you still have to pay the $35 VOA when you arrive.
- Taiwan PRC
- Timor Leste
Okay, that’s the latest update from Indonesia Gov at the moment. See you soon in Indonesia!
- @iamMariza, who’s happy that there will be more travelers visiting beautiful Indonesia.