Indonesia international travel guide

Landscape view of Indonesia

Indonesia 🇮🇩

Indonesia is part of Asia with main city at Jakarta. It's usually 🌤️ 26.25 °C in Indonesia with a rainfall of 🌧 246.63 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Indonesia. Internet speed in Indonesia is on average 3.9 Mbps. In Indonesia you drive on the left side. Its Developing country with a population of 259M people. The main currency is Rupiah. The languages spoken are Indonesian. Automatic teller machines are common in Indonesia. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~26.25 °C   🌧 ~246.63 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 259M people


🛡️ Travel safety

Do not travel

From 13 July, Indonesia’s Directorate General of Immigration (DGI) will no longer automatically extend expired visas or stay permits under the COVID-19 emergency arrangements. For more information, see the ‘Travel' section of this advice. in Indonesia should consult DGI as soon as possible to confirm your stay permit’s validity and how and whether it can be renewed under the new arrangements within 30 days of 13 July. Australian holders of expired stay permits (KITAS/KITAP) who are currently outside Indonesia will have to return to Indonesia within 60 days of 13 July to renew their visa – contact DGI and/or the nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate for more information. Overstaying your permit may result in fines, detention and/or deportation. Flight options to Australia are already very limited and may reduce further. Indonesian authorities require a negative PCR COVID-19 test result for all foreign arrivals. This test must have been conducted within the 7 days prior to travel. You must also self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival in country. Domestic travel restrictions and social distancing measures remain in place for many locations. COVID-19 is widely prevalent in Indonesia with continuing transmission across the country. We advise: Do not travel to Indonesia, including Bali.

issued date: July 14, 2020


🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall


🔌 Sockets

Indonesia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Indonesian


💱 Currencies Used

Indonesia uses the Indonesian rupiah (symbol: Rp), code IDR.Banknotes come in denominations of 100000, 50000, 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000 and 1000 rupiahs. Rupiah is subdivided into 100 sens. Coins come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200 and 100 rupiahs.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Indonesia. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Indonesia. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Indonesia is on average 3.9 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Indonesia is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 65,999.24 IDR, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 7 telecoms: 3 (Tri), Bolt, IM3 Ooredoo, Net1, Smartfren, Telkomsel or XL Axiata. Indonesia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Indonesia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Indonesia, dial +, then 62 (the country code for Indonesia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Indonesia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 61 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Indonesia you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 100 km/h (62 mph) on motorways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on expressways, 40-50 km/h (24-31 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-80 km/h (37-49 mph) on undivided highways.

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Last updated: November 9, 2020

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