Do I need a visa for Indonesia?
Yes, you will need a visa to enter Indonesia. If you are an Australian passport holder or are from one of the other countries on the Visa On Arrival (VOA) list, you can either obtain a VOA at the airport or apply online for an e-VOA before arriving in Indonesia. It costs approximately $50 AUD and is valid for 30 days – with the option to extend once for an additional 30 days. You can apply for your e-VOA 14 days in advance and at least 48 hours prior to departure.
If you hold a passport for one of the nine countries on the Visa Exemption Agreement (VEA) list, then you do not need a visa to enter Indonesia.
When is the best time to visit Indonesia?
The tropical climate means Indonesia only experiences two seasons - dry (generally April to October) and rainy (November to March). However, the temperature remains fairly consistent, averaging 28°C along the coast and 26°C in the inland and mountainous regions.
What is the main language in Indonesia?
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language of Indonesia and is widely spoken and used in print across the country. Dialects may also differ depending on where you are visiting. Although English is not widely spoken, you will find that small levels of English can be understood in the main cities and in popular tourist destinations.
What is the time zone in Indonesia?
Due to its large size, Indonesia is split into three different time zones. Indonesia Western Standard Time (WIB) is GMT+7, Indonesia Central Standard Time (WITA) is GMT+8, and Indonesia Eastern Standard Time (WIT) is GMT+9 - only one hour behind Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
What is the currency of Indonesia?
The official currency of Indonesia is Rupiah (IDR). You can order IDR from Travelex with ease, before you travel to Indonesia, leaving you with one less thing to worry about! Organise your foreign cash with Travelex online and collect at your nearest Travelex store or at your local Australia Post office.