Update 30-Day Visa Without Charge – Indonesia Introduces Free Visa On Arrival For 168 Nations

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Update 30-Day Visa Without Charge – Indonesia Introduces Free Visa On Arrival For 168 Nations

March 2 marks a historic moment for Indonesia as President Joko Widodo signed the Presidential Regulation (Perpres) Number 21 of 2016 which expands the list of countries that are able to receive free Visa on Arrival in Indonesia to 168 countries.

The new law officially took effect on March 10 2016 but current checks show that many visitors from the newly expanded list are still paying the USD35 for a 30 day Visa on Arrival. In addition, a letter from the Indonesian Consulate General in Sydney on the new Indonesian free visa for Australian citizens states that the free visa is yet to become effective at entry points as implementing procedures have not been finalized. The actual implementation of the new presidential decree will take some time to be implemented.

Available at specific major gateways to Indonesia, the nationals of the 168 countries covered under the new rules are entitled to a 30-day visa without charge. The “free visa” is not extendable or convertible into another class of visa. The free visa is strictly limited to tourism visits and not to be used for work or journalistic visits.

The 168 nations eligible for free-visa under the newly announced law are:

Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Belize
Belorussia
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Canada
Cape Verde
Chad
Chile
Comoros
Commwlth Dominica
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Egypt
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong (SAR)
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Lichtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao (SAR)
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldavia
Monaco
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Norway
Oman
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
China (PRC)
Peru
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts & Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent & Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
São Tomé & Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Korea 
Spain
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tanzania
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
The Netherlands
The Philippines
The Vatican
Timor Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
United Kingdom (UK)
United States (USA)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia

 

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