The new law approving of these 79 countries was officially signed by President Joko Widowo (Jokowi) on 2 March 2016. The new law was then made public by the ministry of justice on 10 March 2016 and finally implemented on 21 March 2016.
Indonesia free visa countries
These are the 169 countries that receive an Indonesia free visa. The countries with an asterisk (*) are the 79 newly added countries for visa free entry.
Continue here to see what the requirements are for the 30 day Indonesia free visa and the 30 day visa on arrival.
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- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Commonwealth of Dominica
- Costa Rica
- Cote D’Ivoire
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong SAR
- Macau SAR
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Solomon Island
- South Africa
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- St Kitts and Nevis
- St Lucia
- St Vincent and Grenadines
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
Below is a a copy of the new Indonesian Law on visa free countries signed by President Jokowi on 2 March 2016.
Visitors from Pakistan and some other countries are not included in this list. Other countries need to apply for a visa in advance of travelling to Indonesia. To apply for a visa please visit the nearest Indonesian Embassy.
This is a link to Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad for Pakistan visitors.
You can also get the help from a visa agent to apply for a visa. Please contact our friends at Visa For Bali.
This free visa is for 30 days only and cannot be extended. You can enter and exit Indonesia on a free visa through 29 airports and 88 harbours and 7 land crossings.
The purpose of increasing the lost of free visa countries was to boost the number of foreign visitors to Indonesia. This increase will then create new job opportunities.
According to Rizal the original extra 45 countries (added on 10 June 2015) had at that time already created a 15% growth in tourist arrivals.
These Indonesia free visa countries are chosen on a set of strict government criteria.
“Countries that are known to have issues with drugs, economic stability, and radicalism are not eligible” said Rizal.
Director General of Immigration Ronny Sompie said that they will add immigration counters at the airports specifically for visa-free visitors.
Video of press release;
The above was released in a meeting on Tuesday, 1 September 2015. This meeting was attended by the Director General of Immigration Ronny Sompie, the Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya, Major General Erfi Triassunu, Representatives of the Police and Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Source; Sekretariat Kabinet Republik Indonesia, Peraturan Presiden Republik Indonesia Nomor 21 Tahun 2016 Tentang Bebas Visa Kunjungan
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