Travel Info and Visa

Visa rules and regulations

All visitors to Indonesia are required to possess a valid passport with an expiration date at least 6 months after the date of entry into the territory of Indonesia. 

Passports must contain at least two blank visa pages.
The “amendment” and “endorsement” pages at the back of the passport do not generally count as blank pages and cannot be used for visa and stamp for entry permit purposes.
Depending on your passport there are three options to enter Indonesia that apply to most travellers that come for tourist or social purposes only:

1. No Visa required (majority of countries) - FREE entry, 30 days valid, NOT extendable
2. Conditional visa on arrival
3. Visa on Arrival - currently 35US$, 30 days valid, extendable (once for 30 days)

1. Visa-free Entry

Allows nationals to be exempt from the visa requirements to enter the territory of Indonesia for a short visit of up to 30 days. Visa-free entry countries do not need to pay for a visa, DO NOT STOP AT THE CASHIER DESK, go straight to the line to obtain a visa on arrival.

  1. Albania
  2. Algeria
  3. Andorra
  4. Angola
  5. Antigua and Barbuda
  6. Argentina
  7. Armenia
  8. Australia
  9. Austria
  10. Azerbaijan
  11. Bahamas
  12. Bahrain
  13. Bangladesh
  14. Barbados
  15. Belarus
  16. Belgium
  17. Belize
  18. Benin
  19. Bhutan
  20. Bolivia
  21. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  22. Botswana
  23. Brazil
  24. Brunei
  25. Bulgaria
  26. Burkina Faso
  27. Burundi
  28. Cambodia
  29. Canada
  30. Cape Verde
  31. Chad
  32. Chile
  33. China
  34. Commonwealth of Dominica
  35. Comoros
  36. Costa Rica
  37. Cote D’Ivoire
  38. Croatia
  39. Cuba
  40. Cyprus
  41. Czech Republic
  42. Denmark
  43. Dominican Republic
  44. Ecuador
  45. Egypt
  46. El Salvador
  47. Estonia
  48. Fiji
  49. Finland
  50. France
  51. Gabon
  52. Gambia
  53. Georgia
  54. Germany
  55. Ghana
  56. Greece
  57. Grenada
  58. Guatemala
  59. Guyana
  60. Haiti
  61. Honduras
  62. Hong Kong SAR
  63. Hungary
  64. Iceland
  65. India
  66. Ireland
  67. Italy
  68. Jamaica
  69. Japan
  70. Jordan
  71. Kazakhstan
  72. Kenya
  73. Kiribati
  74. Kuwait
  75. Kyrgyzstan
  76. Laos
  77. Latvia
  78. Lebanon
  79. Lesotho
  80. Liechtenstein
  81. Lithuania
  82. Luxembourg
  83. Macau SAR
  84. Macedonia
  85. Madagascar
  86. Malawi
  87. Malaysia
  88. Maldives
  89. Mali
  90. Malta
  91. Marshall Islands
  92. Mauritania
  93. Mauritius
  94. Mexico
  95. Moldova
  96. Monaco
  97. Mongolia
  98. Morocco
  99. Mozambique
  100. Myanmar
  101. Namibia
  102. Nauru
  103. Nepal
  104. Netherlands
  105. New Zealand
  106. Nicaragua
  107. Norway
  108. Oman
  109. Palau
  110. Palestine
  111. Panama
  112. Papua New Guinea
  113. Paraguay
  114. Peru
  115. Philippines
  116. Poland
  117. Portugal
  118. Puerto Rico
  119. Qatar
  120. Romania
  121. Russia
  122. Rwanda
  123. Samoa
  124. San Marino
  125. Sao Tome and Principe
  126. Saudi Arabia
  127. Senegal
  128. Serbia
  129. Seychelles
  130. Singapore
  131. Slovakia
  132. Slovenia
  133. Solomon Island
  134. South Africa
  135. South Korea
  136. Spain
  137. Sri Lanka
  138. St Kitts and Nevis
  139. St Lucia
  140. St Vincent and Grenadines
  141. Suriname
  142. Swaziland
  143. Sweden
  144. Switzerland
  145. Taiwan
  146. Tajikistan
  147. Tanzania
  148. Thailand
  149. Timor-Leste
  150. Togo
  151. Tonga
  152. Trinidad & Tobago
  153. Tunisia
  154. Turkey
  155. Turkmenistan
  156. Tuvalu
  157. Uganda
  158. Ukraine
  159. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  160. United Kingdom (UK)
  161. Uruguay
  162. United States (US)
  163. Uzbekistan
  164. Vanuatu
  165. Vatican City
  166. Venezuela
  167. Vietnam
  168. Zambia
  169. Zimbabwe

2. Conditional Visa on Arrival

If you have a passport from a country that is not listed above then you have to apply for a visa abroad - in one of the Indonesian embassies or consulates. Visas are issued to those persons who are visiting Indonesia on government work, on business, for social-cultural activities and for holidays (purpose of visit). If you wish to stay longer than 30 days then you could apply for 60 days Visa - depending on your purpose of visit (e.g. sponsor letter needed). Note: A standard 30 days Visa on Arrival can be extended in Indonesia in one of the immigration offices (or with the help of an agent). A 30 days free entry stamp cannot be extended.

3. Visa on Arrival

Following nationalities cannot get a free entry stamp but still have to obtain at least a Visa on Arrival. (Costs: US$35 payable by cash). The visa is extendable at the immigration office for another 30 days. Money exchange and banking services are available next to the Visa on Arrival desk in the airport arrivals area, for those who need to exchange money to pay the fee. Visa on Arrival is not convertible to other types of visas.

  1. Libya

Important Information and tips when traveling to Bali

The island of Bali has an area of only 5,632 square kilometres (2,175 square miles) and measures just 55 miles (90 kilometres) along the north-south axis and less than about 90 miles (140 kilometres) from east to west. Because of this, it is easy to explore the island on day tours. You can go wherever you want on the island and return to your hotel or villa in the evening.

Located only two kilometres east of Java, Bali has similar climate, flora, and fauna to its much larger neighbor. The island is famous for its beautiful landscape. A chain of six volcanoes, between 1,350 meters and 3,014 meters high, stretches from west to east. Bali’s natural attractions include miles of sandy beaches (many are well-known amongst surfers), picturesque rice terraces, towering active volcanoes over 3,000 meters (10,000 ft.) high, fast flowing rivers, deep ravines, pristine crater lakes, sacred caves, and lush tropical forests full of exotic wildlife. The island’s rich cultural heritage is visible everywhere—in over 20,000 temples and palaces, in many colorful festivals and ceremonies (including tooth filings and cremations), in drama, music, and dance.

In spite of many changes caused by the rapid development of Bali’s economy, local and international tourism, and communications (television, fax, pagers, GSM hand phones, Internet); the influx of people from other Indonesian islands; and the strong influence of the government and “big business” in Jakarta, the island of Bali in Indonesia is, year after year, voted by the readers of all major travel magazines as the most enchanting travel and holiday destination in the whole world.

For further info about Bali, visit:

The Government of Indonesia and the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center have put in place strong security measures for the ICM. Please find a comprehensive event protection plan here.

All conference attendees are required to register to ensure everyone has been cleared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Convention Center is an enclosed compound that requires all who enter to go through security checkpoints.

The Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center is located at:
Kawasan Nusa Dua Blok NW/1 (BTDC) Bali
Phone: +62 361-773000

Recommended dress during the conference is business casual. Light clothing is advisable for the hot and humid climate.

The climate of Bali is tropical, with high temperatures throughout the year. Daytime temperatures in Bali rarely stray from minimum 27°C / 77°F to maximum 30°C / 86°F. Be sure to bring wet-weather gear as well as sun protection.

Indonesia has three time zones. Bali is located within GMT+8, Waktu Indonesia Tengah (WITA) / Central Indonesian Time.

The official language of the archipelago is Bahasa Indonesia, a modern variant of Malay. More than 300 different languages are spoken across Indonesia, and most Balinese are bilingual or trilingual. Most people speak at least a bit of English.

The working language of the ICFP will be English. During the plenaries, there will be simultaneous interpretation in French and Bahasa. Headphones will be provided.

Indonesia’s national currency is Rupiah (Indonesian Rupiah = IDR). Websites such as can provide current currency exchange rates.

Banking hours are Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 15:00. Most banks handle travelers’ cheques and change foreign currencies. Passports are required when cashing travelers’ cheques. A nominal commission may be charged.

Most shopping malls and money changers in Bali only accept US dollar banknotes printed recently (2009 and newer) and in excellent, uncirculated physical condition.

Major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are widely accepted. Foreign ATM cards with the Visa, Cirrus, Maestro, or Plus symbols can be used to withdraw Indonesian Rupiah from most ATMs.

Electrical power in Indonesia is at 220–240 volts (50 hertz). Plugs are European-style, with two round prongs. Don’t forget to bring appropriate adapters (and converters for 110V electrical goods).

Telephone services are available in hotels, restaurants, and cafes.

Most GSM cellular phones will work with local GSM SIM cards. Vendors that sell GSM SIM cards as well as recharge credits (pulsa) for local GSM numbers are located throughout Bali. They are inexpensive—$10 to $15 will buy about 300 minutes of talk and text/2GB data.

SIM cards will be available for purchase at the Convention Center and at the airport (international terminal). GSM vendors at the airport can provide local GSM SIM cards and registration services for your cellular phone for approximately US $6, or IDR 50.000.

Dialing instructions:

The country code for Indonesia is +62
The local area code for Bali is 0361. Omit the 0 (zero) when dialing with the country code, followed by the phone number: +62 361…..
For international calls, dial 007 + country code + area code + phone number

A value-added tax of 10 percent is added to bills. In larger cities, 5 percent is commonly added for service in restaurants. Tipping is not compulsory, even in cities, but tips are generally highly appreciated. Tips need be no more than 20 percent.

It is safe to use taxis to get around Nusa Dua. The recommended company is the Blue Bird Group.

Complimentary daily breakfast for conference participants will be provided by hotels or resorts where participants will be staying. During the conference, lunch and two coffee breaks are provided at no cost at the conference venue. Dinner is on your own.

Special arrangements will be made to ensure accessibility for persons with disabilities. Participants with disabilities are kindly requested to inform the Secretariat of their requirements (see bottom of the page for contact information).

Laundry service is available in the hotels for an additional charge.

The Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center features free Wi-Fi that can be accessed by conference participants from within the conference center. No login/password is required. The network will be named ICM2020.

The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all travelers be up-to-date on routine vaccinations and that they visit their doctor 4 to 6 weeks prior to their trip to discuss any vaccination or medications they may need for travel. For additional information, please visit

Evidence of valid yellow fever vaccinations are required of travelers coming from affected areas.

Tap water is not safe to drink. Conference attendees are advised to drink bottled or sterilized water. Most restaurants use a filtration system for drinking water.

During the conference, there will be a medical room. Exact location to be confirmed.

It is suggested that conference participants secure travel medical insurance. Please bring your own personal medications as needed. First aid at the conference venue and ambulance services will be available. There are various international clinics and hospitals located within a convenient distance from the BNDCC. Serious medical costs shall be borne at personal expense.

The ICM Secretariat shall not be responsible for personal accidents or damage to the private property of conference attendees. It is highly advisable that attendees make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.

The carriage of narcotic drugs, arms, and ammunition into the territory of the Republic of Indonesia is strictly prohibited. Offenders are subject to strict and severe punishment.

Participants may bring with them duty-free goods with a declared value not exceeding US $250 per person. Travelers bringing in goods for temporary importation will be required to leave a deposit at the port of entry; the refund of deposit will be made when the goods are taken out of the country.

No restriction is imposed as to the maximum amount of foreign currency allowed to be brought in. However, foreign currency worth more than Rp. 100 million must be declared to the custom authorities upon arrival at the first port of entry.

Change money only at authorized money changers.
Leave important documents in the hotel safe.
Keep a copy of your passport or ID with you at all times.
Remember to save Rupiah for the departure tax (about $16 USD) at the airport.


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