Visitors planning to travel to
Indonesia must obtain a visa from one of the Indonesian diplomatic
missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries.
All visitors must hold a passport
valid for 6 months as well as a valid return ticket. The
immigration officer at the port of entry may ask the passenger to
produce any necessary documents (such as hotel reservation and
proof of finance).
To boost its economy,
starting from April 2015, Indonesia has opened visa-free travel to
foreigners from an additional 30 countries. Indonesia had
previously exempted 15 countries from visa requirements for short
visits. These are Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore,
Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Chile, Hong Kong,
Macau, Morocco, Peru and Ecuador.
The 30 new countries whose
citizens do not need a visa for short visits are China, Japan,
South Korea, the US, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, Russia, the UK,
Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland,
Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Poland,
Hungary, Czech Republic, Qatar, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and