FAQ

Do I pay an airport tax on departure?

There is two types of airport tax when leaving from airports. Payable at either check in or at counter before going through security.

International airport tax of IDR 150,000

Domestic airport tax of IDR 40,000

Will I need vaccinations?

  • Malaria: There is no risk in Jakarta, resort areas of Bali, or the island of Java, except for the Menoreh Hills in central Java.
  • Hepatitis A: Recommended for all travelers
  • Typhoid: For travelers who may eat or drink outside major restaurants and hotels
  • Polio: One-time booster recommended for any adult traveler who completed the childhood series but never had polio vaccine as an adult
  • Yellow fever: Required for all travelers greater than one year of age arriving from a yellow-fever-infected area in Africa or the Americas. Not recommended otherwise.
  • Japanese encephalitis: For travelers who may spend a month or more in rural areas and for short-term travelers who may spend substantial time outdoors in rural areas, especially after dusk
  • Hepatitis B: Recommended for all travelers
  • Rabies: For travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, or at high risk for animal bites, or involved in any activities that might bring them into direct contact with bats
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR): Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given
  • Tetanus-diphtheria: Revaccination recommended every 10 years

Currency

Rupiah (Rp) IDR: 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000, 100,000. Coins IDR: 100, 200, 500, one way. At all major airport terminals, inquires about local transportation should be directed to the information counter. 50, 100, 500 US dollars and other major currencies in banknotes or travelers cheque are easily exchangeable in banks or at authorised money changers in main tourist destinations.

Time Zones

  • Western Indonesia GMT+7 (Sumatra & Java)
  • Central Indonesia GMT+8 (Bali, East Timor, East & South Kalimantan, Lombok, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara))
  • Eastern Indonesia GMT+9 (Maluku & Papua)

Clothing

Dress is normally casual and light clothing is advisable due to the hot, humid climate. Trousers or slacks and shirts are generally considered appropriate but a jacket and tie are required for formal occasions or when making official calls. For certain formal occasion’s long sleeved batik shirts are acceptable. For travel to mountain areas, a light sweater or jacket is recommended. Halter tops and shorts are frowned upon in most places except around spots facilities or on the beach, proper decorum should especially be observed when visiting places or worship.