Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of over 17,000 islands, including Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and parts of Borneo and New Guinea.
Climate in Indonesia
Indonesia’s climate is largely hot and humid, with rainfall occurring mostly in low-lying areas and mountainous regions experiencing cooler temperatures. The cities of Jakarta, Ujung Padang, Medan, Padang, and Balikpapan have an average minimum temperature of 22.8°C and a high of 30.2°C.
Time Difference in Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia is 6 hours ahead of United Kingdom Ubud, Bali, Indonesia is 7 hours ahead of United Kingdom
Language in Indonesia
Indonesian – Official language
Commonly Used Words in Indonesia
Hello = Halo
Goodbye = Selamat tinggal
Thank you = Terima kasih
Please = Tolong
Yes = Iya
No = Tidak
Which Plug Do I Need in Indonesia?
For Indonesia there are two associated plug types, C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins, with two earth clips on the side. Indonesia operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
What is The Local Currency in Indonesia?
Indonesian Rupiah £100 = 1,966,359.69 Indonesian Rupiah
What Credit Cards Can I Use in Indonesia?
The most widely accepted card in all merchants in Indonesia is Visa and Mastercard. There will be instances where stores may not display the symbols of the cards they accept. Be sure to check with the salesperson in the store prior to using your card if your card is acceptable or not.
Tipping in Indonesia
Tips are not included in the overall price of our treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.
Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Indonesia (January 2024)
Coke/Pepsi 8,435.01 Rp
Water 4,754.41 Rp
Coffee 31,744.82 Rp
Beer 57,500.00 Rp
Inexpensive Meal 30,000.00 Rp
Passport Validity for Indonesia
Make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from your date of entry into Indonesia.
Check with your travel provider or the nearest Indonesian Embassy or Consulate to make sure your passport and other travel documents meet the requirements.
COVID-19 Requirements for Indonesia? (January 2024)
Effective June 2023, authorities no longer require international travelers to present proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to enter the country. Plus, there is no requirement to undergo PCR tests or quarantine for unvaccinated travelers.
Vaccination requirements for Indonesia (other than COVID-19)
At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the vaccinations and vaccination certificates you may need on TravelHealthPro.
Depending on your circumstances, these may include:
- yellow fever
- Zika virus
Do I Need a Visa for Indonesia? (January 2024)
You can apply for an e-visa before arrival on the Indonesian immigration website.
Visas on arrival
British nationals who visit Indonesia for the following reasons can also apply for a visa on arrival at a cost of 500,000 Indonesian rupiah:
- official visit or government duties
- business or official meeting
- procurement of goods
The visa is valid for 30 days. It can be extended once (for a maximum of 30 days) by making an application to an immigration office within Indonesia. Make sure you extend your visa within the initial 30 days to avoid an overstay fine of 1 million rupiah a day.