Visit Indonesia Tourism Officer
Visit Indonesia Tourism Officer
The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelago in the world comprising 17,504 large and small tropical islands fringed with white sandy beaches. Indonesia has a total population of more than 215 million people from more than 200 ethnic groups.
Among the most well known islands are Sumatra, Java, Bali, Kalimantan (formerly Borneo), Sulawesi (formerly Celebes), the Maluku Islands (or better known as Moluccas, the original Spice Islands) and Papua.
The Visit Indonesia Tourism office has been very active in promoting tourism through numerous source markets and in 2015 the Indian visitors arrival numbers 262,000.. VITO works closely with its Partner Representatives across the globe taking part in roadshows, trade events and other promotional activities.
Indonesia General Information:
Major Airlines connecting India to Indonesia
1. Singapore Airlines
2. Malaysian Airlines
3. Thai Airways
4. Malindo Airlines
5. Air Asia
6. Cathay Pacific
7. Jet Airways and Garuda Indonesia
The Indonesia Rupiah is also called IDR. Information of daily exchange rate can be found in newspapers or from the net. Some Indonesia banks provide this on their websites.
IDR and US$ are the most acceptable currencies.
Most tourism resorts have money changer facilities. When you are traveling to remote areas it is advisable to exchange your money and clear your check. Credit cards are only acceptable in big hotels, restaurants, shops and traveling agencies.
Government of Republic of Indonesia offers Indian tourists a visa free facility to enter and exit through 124 checkpoints
To attract more tourists to Indonesia, the Government of Republic of Indonesia has recently signed Presidential Decree no. 21/2016, granting special short stay Visa Free facilities for tourists who are nationals of a total of 169 countries including India. India was already in the visa-on-arrival list since October 2015.
Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and cannot be converted into any other type of stay permit. The visa exemption facility can be used for tourism, family visit, social visit, art and cultural, government duty, to deliver a speech or attend a seminar, international exhibition, meetings with head office or representative office in Indonesia, or for transit.
Nationals of the 169 countries including India can now enter and exit Indonesian Territory through 124 Immigration Checkpoints in airports, seaports and land borders.
The entry can be made through the following checkpoints : http://www.indonesia.travel/en/travel-guidance/visa-and-immigration
Being a tropical country, Indonesia is blessed with two seasons, namely dry and rainy. Dry usually occurs from June to September and the rest is rainy season. Sunshine is abundant except in rainy season when the sky tends to be cloudy. It is advisable to visit Indonesia during dry season.
Indonesia’s climate can be hot and humid, so bringing along sunblocks and moisturizers during dry season is recommended. No need to bring umbrellas during rainy season because they are abundant and can easily be bought even in small shops. You might need extra clothing though, and you can purchase them almost anywhere.
Make sure that your visit does not coincide with holiday festivities such as Muslim holiday Eid (or Lebaran, like Indonesians are fond to say), because the traffic tends to be heavy especially in Java island. Unless you are interested in seeing the festivals up close and experiencing them, of course.