Indonesia announces visa waiver for another 84 countries from January 2016

Last week, Dr. Rizal Ramli, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs have announced the anticipated visa waiver for the citizens of 84 countries (see the list below), thus enabling 1,29 billion more people with easier travel to Indonesia for tourism purpose. It would be an addition to the 75 other countries, whose citizens became eligible for visa-free travel earlier this year (March-October). An amazing reform indeed!

Changes are reported to take effect from January 1st, 2016, however in airlines’ timatic the visa requirement is already lifted.

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Indonesian tourist visa – no longer needed for almost everyone except for citizens of several countries (e.g. Iran, Colombia)

The requirements for entry will still include posessing a valid passport (plus 6 months) and holding a return/onward ticket. Visa-free stay may not be extended beyond 29 full days from the date of entry (including the latter).

Entry without visa is possible via 20 international aiports and the 23 seaports (see the list at the bottom).
Countries eligible for visa waiver, from January 1st, 2016 (light-green on the map):
Albania, Andorra, Antigua & Barbua, Armenia, Australia, The Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Botswana, Brasil, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominicana, El Salvador, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haïti, Honduras, Côte d’Ivoir, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, R. of Macedonia, Madagaskar, Malawi, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritus, R. of Moldova, Mongol Uls, Montenegro, Moçambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Paraguay, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé & Príncipe, Senegal, Srbija, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St.Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Sudan, Tajikistan, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad y Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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Countries where visæ have been waived earlier in 2015:
Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Rep., Danmark, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italia, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvija, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lietuva, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, México, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norge, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Polska, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, the United States, Vatican City and Venezuela.
List of the international ports of entry to Indonesia (according to embassy in Sweden). Airports:
1. Adi Sucipto, Yogyakarta (Java).
2. Adi Sumarmo, Surakarta (Central Java).
3. Ahmad Yani, Semarang (Central Java).
4. El Tari, Kupang (East Nusa Tenggara).
5. Halim Perdana Kusuma, Jakarta (DKI Jakarta).
6. Hang Nadim, Batam (Kepulauan Riau).
7. Hasanuddin, Makasar (South Sulawasi).
8. Husein Sastranegara, Bandung (West Java).
9. Juanda, Surabaya (East Java).
10. Minangkabau, Padang (West Sumatera).
11. Ngurah Rai, Denpasar (Bali).
12. Polonia, Medan (North Sumatera).
13. Sam Ratulangi, Manado (North Sulawasi).
14. Selaparang, Mataram (West Nusa Tenggara).
15. Sepinggan, Balikpapan (East Kalimantan).
16. Soekarno-Hatta, Jakarta (DKI Jakarta).
17. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Banda Aceh (NAD).
18. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, Palembang (South Sumatera).
19. Sultan Syarif Kasim II, Pekanbaru (Riau).
20. Supadio, Pontianak (West Kalimantan).
Seaports:
1. Bandar Bintan Telani Lagoi in Tanjung Uban, Bintan (Sumatera).
2. Bandar Seri Udana Lobam in Tanjung Uban (Sumatera).
3. Batu Ampar in Batam (Batam Island).
4. Belawan in Belawan (North Sumatera).
5. Benoa in Bali (Island of Bali).
6. Bitung in Bitung (Sulawesi).
7. Jayapura in Jayapura (Irian Jaya).
8. Marina Teluk Senimba (Batam Island).
9. Maumere in Flores (East Nusa Tenggara).
10. Nongsa in Batam (Batam Island).
11. Padang Bai in Bali (Island of Bali).
12. Pare-pare in Pare-pare (South Sulawesi).
13. Sekupang in Batam (Batam Island).
14. Sibolga in Sibolga (North Sumatra).
15. Soekarno-Hatta in Makassar (South Sulawesi).
16. Sri Bintan Pura in Tanjung Pinang (Riau).
17. Tanjung Balai Karimun (Sumatera).
18. Tanjung Mas in Semarang (Central Java).
19. Tanjung Priok in Jakarta (Capital of Indonesia).
20. Teluk Bayur in Padang (West Sumatra).
21. Batam Centre in Batam (Batam Island).
22. Tenau in Kupang (East Nusa Tenggara Province).
23. Yos Sudarso in Dumai (Riau Province, Sumatra)
Selamat datang! – Welcome!

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