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Indonesia visa free travel regulation was just expanded to citizens of 45 countries.
Visa Free Travel to Indonesia
On 9 June 2015 Indonesian President Joko Widodo signed a new law. Presidential Directive No. 69/2015 expands the list of countries whose citizens can enter Indonesia visa free. This marks an effort to boost tourism from those countries. It also aims an improving relations. Citizens of those countries can receive an Indonesia visa for free upon arrival. The new Indonesia visa provides a 30 day stay. The new free visa cannot be extended. This visa is for visit purposes only and not for study or business.
Ports of Entry
The free Indonesia visa is only available at certain ports of entry. These are Soekarno Hatta Airport (Jakarta), Ngurah Rai Airport (Bali), Kuala Namu Airport (Medan), Juanda Airport (Surabaya), Hang Nadim Airport (Batam), Seaport Sri Bintan, Seaports Sekupang, Batam Center Seaports and Seaport of Tanjung Uban (Riau).
Citizens Receiving Indonesia Visa Free
Citizens from countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have long enjoyed visa free visits to Indonesia. The new list includes many western nationals. Although Australians comprise the third largest group to visit Indonesia, they will still need to purchase a visa on arrival. The current list for the free visa is:
Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.
This is great news for divers from those countries. Divers from other countries or those entering Indonesia at a different port will need to purchase an arrival visa. To arrange your dive trip to Gorontalo, please book your dive trip with us.