90 Countries Now Eligible to Visit Indonesia without a Visa
Many of you may have already heard that Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo recently signed Presidential Decree No. 104 of 2015 extending short stay visa free facilities to the citizens of 75 countries. This means nationals from 90 countries can now enjoy Visa Free Entry into Indonesia, effectively doubling the number of visa-free nationalities with immediate effect.
Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for only 30 days and are non-extendable and cannot be converted into any other type of visa. The Visa Free facility can be used for the following purposes: government duties, education, social-cultural purposes, business, tourism, family visits and on transit.
5 Entry Ports
To enjoy the visa free facility on arrival, entry must be made through 5 designated airports: Jakarta, Bali, Batam, Surabaya and Medan and 4 seaports: Sekupang, Batam Center, Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Marina Teluk Senimba and Citra Tri Tunas.
Exit must be made only through specified International Airports, Seaports and Land Borders.
The Departure points where visa-free tourists may exit Indonesia are:
Airports: Soekarno-Hatta and Halim Airport, Jakarta; Bandung airport; Adisucipto Yogyakarta; Solo; Semarang; Surabaya, Bali; Kupang; Aceh; Batam; Pekanbaru airport; Palembang; Padang; Kuala Namu and Polonia Medan; Hasanuddin ; Sam Ratulangi Manado; and Balikpapan.
Seaports : Nongsa , Sekupang, Batam Center, Harbor Bay, Marina Teluk Senimba, Batam; Bandar Bentan Telani, Bandar Seri Udana, and Tanjung Pinang on Bintan, Tg Balai Karimun; Dumai Riau; Teluk Nibung Tg. Balai Asahan; Bandar Sri Setia Raya Bengkalis; Belawan Medan; Kuala Langsa; Sibolga, Siak Seri Indrapura Riau; Padang; Bengkulu port; Benoa and Padang Bai Bali; Tg Priok Jakarta, Yos Sudarso Cirebon; Tg Mas Semarang, Surabaya, Makassar; Bitung port; Kupang Nunukan, Malundung Tarakan; and Jayapura.
Land borders: Mota’an Atambua and Entikong, Kalimantan.
The following are the Countries extended Visa Free Facilities according to Presidential Decree No. 104 of 2015:
- South Africa
- United States of America
- The Netherlands
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- The United Kingdom
- South Korea
- The Maldives
- Papua New Guinea
- People’s Republic of China
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- New Zealand
- Timor Leste
- United Arab Emirates
- The Vatican
While the existing 15 countries/Regions already given Visa Free status are:
- Brunei Darussalam
- The Philippines
- Hong Kong SAR
- Macau SAR