Indonesia travel health insurance and visa guide
January 04, 2019
Indonesia is a beautiful holiday destination and is home to islands such as Bali and Lombok. Not only does Indonesia have endless stretches of golden beaches, but it also houses exotic temples, picturesque waterfalls and endless mouth-watering dining options. There’s a lot to get excited about when organizing your visit. To fully enjoy your adventure, make sure you give yourself peace of mind and organize your travel insurance policy as soon as possible, so you can kick back, relax and enjoy your vacation knowing that you have got all your bases covered.
Aside from finding the right cover for you, here are some other important travel tips to be aware of before you set off on your adventure:
Visa Information for Indonesia
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Indonesia?
U.S. Citizens traveling to Indonesia for up to 90 days do not need a Visa. Your U.S. passport must be valid for at least one month from your date of arrival. You should also have a valid return ticket and enough money for your trip.
Health and Medical Advice
Before jetting off on your travels, you should check for any health risks, required vaccinations and any epidemic breakouts occurring in Indonesia. It’s also a good idea to learn the emergency numbers and find out where the nearest hospital is in case of an emergency.
Do I Need to be Vaccinated When Travelling to Indonesia?
There are no obligatory vaccination shots for travelling to Indonesia, but we would highly recommend that you get protected against Typhoid, Hepatitis A and B and Rabies as well as getting your routine vaccinations updated. The standard vaccines are:
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
Book an appointment with your local practitioner or find your local Passport health clinic. You should book an appointment, at the latest, four to six weeks before your trip, giving enough time for the vaccinations to take effect.
Emergency Contact Information in Indonesia
No one ever wants to have to call the emergency services while they’re on vacation, but unfortunately, accidents happen and it’s important to be prepared for when they do.
Police Emergency number: 112
Ambulance Emergency number: 118
Indonesia Local Laws and Customs
You can drive using an International Driving Permit issued in Indonesia.
If you need to take any medications when in Indonesia, bring the prescription for the medication as well as the quantity you will need. Some medications may not be permitted in Indonesia so a supporting prescription from a Doctor will be required.
The majority of Indonesia’s citizens follow the Muslim faith. Always be respectful local traditions and be aware of any holy periods that may coincide with your trip.
Safety and Security
• Be aware that alcoholic drinks served in Indonesian bars can be stronger than those served in the United States.
• There have also been numerous reports of drink spiking incidents in Bali. Drink responsibly, never leave your drink unattended and always be aware of your surroundings.
• Beware of thieves on public transport.
• Use taxis from an official firm.
• Always be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye out on your belongings.
There is a high risk of a terrorist attacks in Bali, terrorists have operated here before and have the capacity to carry out further attacks anywhere within the country. Be vigilant at all times and be aware of your surroundings.
U.S. Embassy Jakarta
JI. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 3 – 5
Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Telephone: (62) (21) 3435-9000
Fax: (62) (21) 386-2259
Useful Tips for Indonesia
Official Languages: Indonesian
Currency: Indonesian rupiah
Before your trip make sure to exchange enough Indonesian rupiah for your spending requirements and to get the best exchange rates.
Plug Sockets: Types C
Indonesia uses Type C plug sockets. The standard voltage and frequency is 220V and 50 Hz. We would recommend that you buy a plug adapter if you don’t have one already.
You can determine if you need a converter or a transformer by looking at the appliance rating plate. A dual voltage rated appliance will display for example ‘INPUT: 110-240 V’ on the appliance body. In this case, you wouldn’t need a converter or transformer.
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