Indonesia was ranked at 20th in the world tourist industry in 2017, ranked as the ninth-fastest growing tourist sector in the world, the third-fastest growing in Asia and accounted as the fastest-growing in Southeast Asia – according to a press release by the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism. The archipelago is indeed attractive for many international tourists to visit.
The Indonesian Government has announced that from July 3rd, 2014, the Visa on Arrival (VOA) fee shall be revised. From this date onwards, all travelers visiting Bintan, Batam or Karimun from the list of countries eligible for VOA facility will be charged as follows:
1. US$15 per person for VOA applicable for a stay not exceeding seven (7) continuous days;
2. US$35 per person for VOA applicable for a stay not exceeding thirty (30) continuous days.
The following conditions will continue to apply:
*The above VOA fees are applicable only to visitors traveling for leisure activities, conferences, exhibitions, and national/regional/governmental seminars.
*There is strictly no extension of the seven (7) day or thirty (30) day VOA and it supersedes all other Indonesian visas that a person may be holding.
Visitors are advised to bring along with them the exact amount in US dollars for the payment of VOA fees and to have the following documents:
– Passport with a minimum validity of six (6) months from the date of travel
– Fully completed Arrival/Departure card
– Return journey ticket
Please also note that VOAs are only applicable for regular passports. Special, temporary, emergency passports or any other type of document of identity used by the passenger, are required to get a pre-approved Visa from the Indonesian Embassy.
Always make sure that you do more research! For more information, please visit relevant websites.
Tripcetera – Visa Application