Travel advice for Indonesia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Indonesia.

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  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Rupiah IDR

Currency exchange rate

IDR 100 = ~ CHF 0.01 ; CHF 1 = ~ IDR 12’903.23 (07/2020)

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Time difference with Switzerland

+ 6-8 h / + 5-7 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Indonesian

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Jakarta

Country code for calling Switzerland

001 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

110/220 volt / adapter required

Travel documents for Swiss citizens
  • Passport still valid 6 months or more after arrival, return or onward travel ticket.

  • For a stay not exceeding 30 days, Swiss citizens do not need a visa if they enter and exit via the airports of Batam, Denpasar (Bali), Jakarta, Medan, or Surabaya or by ship via the islands of Batam and Bintan. A visa is required for a stay of more than 30 days or if you do not use one of the above entry or exit points.

  • Travelers must register within 24 hours upon arrival. These formalities are settled by the hotel for package travel.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Jakarta-Selatan, Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said, Blok X 3/2, Kuningan
Tel. +62 21 525 60 61 / +62 21 520 74 51

Opening hours

Banks

8.00 - 15.00 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00 - 21.00/22.00 h (daily)

Driving
  • Left-hand driving.

  • International driver's licence required for car rentals.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 to 25 (varies by company).

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.0 ‰.

Health situation
  • Do not drink tap water.

  • Mosquito protection advised.

  • Risk of malaria in certain areas.

  • Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis A, polio and measles recommended.

Other information
  • Indonesia also comprises the Sunda islands of Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba, Sawu, Southern Borneo, Sulawesi, the Molucca Islands and West New Guinea.

  • This country is in an active earthquake zone.

Security

  • Travelers who wish to travel to this country are advised to inquire about current traveler safety prior to departure.

  • Malgrado l'aumento delle misure di sicurezza esiste sempre il rischio di attacchi terroristici.

  • Si consiglia di rispettare le abituali misure precauzionali contro la microcriminalità.

  • Do not carry valuables (watches, jewelry, expensive cameras, etc.) on you.

  • Avoid nighttime driving.

Special legal regulations

Severe penalties for violations of drug laws (up to life imprisonment/death penalty).

Cultural characteristics
  • Indonesia is a predominantly Moslem country.
    Please observe local customs for dress code and conduct.

  • Ramadan 2019: 05.05. - 04.06.

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Important

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