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No More VOA to Enter Indonesia

June 13, 2015 by IamMariza in Indonesia with 1 Comment

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:

  1. Austria
  2. Bahrain
  3. Belgium
  4. Canada
  5. China
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Denmark
  8. Finland
  9. France
  10. Germany
  11. Hungary
  12. Italy
  13. Japan
  14. Kuwait
  15. Mexico
  16. Netherlands
  17. New Zealand
  18. Norway
  19. Oman
  20. Poland
  21. Qatar
  22. Russia
  23. South Africa
  24. South Korea
  25. Spain
  26. Switzerland
  27. Sweden
  28. United Kingdom
  29. United Arab Emirates
  30. United States

no voa to enter indonesia

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:

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

If your country is listed below, that means you still have to pay the $35 VOA when you arrive.

  • Algeria
  • Australia
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Egypt
  • Fiji
  • India
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Maldives
  • Monaco
  • Panama
  • Suriname
  • Taiwan PRC
  • Timor Leste
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey


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.

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One Comment

  1. RaJun 14, 2015 at 8:32 amReply

    What do you expect a 30 day visit in Indonesia and it’s non extendable. a $ 35 VOA is considered cheap for these tourist, I’d rather like pay 35 buck but I can extend for another 2 months, only for 60 up to 90 buck.

    By this new rule, you have to do visa run to Singapore or Malaysia, … well, well.. I smell, Jokowi and Air Asia has been dealt with this… We’ve been fooled. Don’t you think so??

    Visa run to SG or Malaysia, it will spend more money than you extend visa in Indonesia. You have to pay for accommodation there, return tickets.. Hmmm…

    To be honest, as an Indonesian, I’m not happy with this Visa-Free regulation.. it’s like an insult for me… we’re like animal in the zoo. It’s easy for foreigner to visit or see us, FREE, but we need a loooong and expensive procedure to visit these countries, let says.. The US, and EU countries…

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