VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Indonesia
Russian citizens receive a visa upon arrival in the country. It can be affixed at the following checkpoints:
– Soekarno Hatta (Jakarta), Ngurah Rai (Denpasar), Juanda (Surabaya), Polonia (Medan), Sultan Syarif Kaim II (Pekanbaru), Tabing (Padang) and Sam Ratulangi (Manado) airports);
– in the seaports of Sekupang, Bantu Ampar, Nongsa, Marina Teluk Senimba (Batam), Bandar Bintan Telani Lagoi, Bandar Sri Udara Lobam (Tanjung-Uban), Belawan (Medan), Sibolga (Sibolga), Yos Sudarso (Think), Teluk Bayur (Padang), Tanjung Priok (Jakarta), Padang Bai (Bali), Jayapura (Jayapura).
You must have with you:
– a passport with a validity period of at least 6 months from the date of the end of the trip;
– migration card;
– receipt of payment of the fee (for tourists over 9 years old).
The validity period of the minimum visa is 6 days. These visas are single entry.
The import and export of foreign currency is not limited, the national currency can be exported in an amount not exceeding 50,000 rupees. It is forbidden to import weapons, drugs (their use and distribution within the country is punishable by death), explosives and pornography, large-scale electronics, Chinese-language publications and Chinese medicines. Duty-free import of up to 200 pieces is allowed. cigarettes, up to 2 liters of alcoholic beverages, perfumes – within the limits of personal needs, as well as souvenirs in the amount of not more than 100 US dollars. It is forbidden to export rare animals and birds, things of historical and artistic value, without special permission.
Embassy in Indonesia
Indonesia, embassy in Moscow
Novokuznetskaya st., 12.
Indonesia, Russian Embassy in the country:
Jakarta, J1. HR Rasuna Said Kav. X-7, 1-2, Kuningan.
Phone: 8-10-62-21-522-2912, 522-2914, 720-2722.
Communication in Indonesia
You can call any pay phone throughout the country. They work with cards sold in supermarkets, post offices and newsstands. International calls are made from a hotel room or from telephone booths.
To call Indonesia, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 62 – area code – subscriber number. Code Jakarta – 21, Bali – 361.
Emergency Phones in Indonesia
Ambulance – 118;
Police – 110;
Fire Department – 113;
Information Desk – 108.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year
April 21 – Kartini Day
August 17 – Independence Day
October 1 – Defense Day
October 5 – Armed Forces Day
November 10 – Heroes Day
December 25 – Christmas
Cultural events and a colorful carnival are organized on Independence Day. Ramadan takes place in January-February, and the Muslim New Year – Muharram – is celebrated in April-May. Very interesting is the Galungan Festival, which takes place annually on the island of Bali and lasts for 10 days.
Most of the locals are Muslims who respect their traditions, so you should not behave too provocatively, as well as sunbathe on the top-less beaches. It is also not recommended to travel alone to areas remote from tourist centers.
According to ehuzhou, shops are open from 10:00 to 18:00, large shopping centers can be open until 21:00, and on Sunday until 14:00.
In restaurants and hotels, tips are usually included in the bill. At the airport, the porter is given from 2,000 to 5,000 rupees.
Indonesians are very good-natured towards tourists, but at the same time, they honor their traditions and do not forgive liberties.
Before traveling to the small Indonesian islands, it is recommended to get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, yellow fever, be aware of malaria (there is no vaccine against which, but prevention with special medicines is effective), in the islands of Java and Bali, such diseases are rare, and medical care in pretty high level. In any case, you should take out health insurance. It is also recommended to drink bottled water.
History in Indonesia
The history of Indonesia begins from the most ancient times. On the territory of the archipelago, the remains of a five-canthropus were found, whose age exceeds 1.8 million years. Modern humans arrived here in the 40th millennium BC. e. From the 1st century AD Hinduism and Buddhism began to penetrate the islands. In the 13th century, Islam came here and drove Hinduism to the outlying areas. The first European to set foot on this land was the navigator Marco Polo (1292). The Portuguese were immediately attracted by the location of the region at the crossroads of the most important trade routes and the spicy spices that the local people produced. Despite this, only in 1511 the Portuguese began to develop these territories. Later, for several centuries, there were disputes between Great Britain, France, Portugal and Holland about the right to own the archipelago. By the beginning of the 20th century, it was completely under the control of Holland.