Safety Concerns

Traveling to Indonesia bring some safety concern, so we put together a list of it, to make it easier for you to understand what you can and can not do while you are visiting.


  • PASSPORT VALIDITY: 6 months beyond date of arrival


  • TOURIST VISA REQUIRED: No (for tourist travel under 30 days)

  • CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR ENTRY: 100,000,000 Indonesian rupiah (approx. $7,500 USD)

  • CURRENCY RESTRICTIONS FOR EXIT:100,000,000 Indonesian rupiah (approx. $7,500 USD)

    Entry requirements are subject to change at the sole discretion of Indonesian immigration authorities. If you overstay your visa, you are subject to a fine of 300,000 Indonesian rupiah (about $25 USD) per day and may be detained and deported.



  • Possession, trafficking and manufacture of drugs are serious offences in Indonesia. Some offences carry the death penalty. Don’t get involved.
  • Indonesia sits along a volatile seismic strip called the ‘Ring of Fire’. with 127 active vulcanos at this time.  Volcanic eruptions and earthquakes occur regularly and tsunamis are possible. Flash floods and more widespread flooding occur regularly.
  • With the exception of Garuda Airlines, Mandala Airlines, Airfast and Ekspres Transportasi Antarbenua (operating as PremiAir), Indonesia Air Asia, Batik Air, Citilink and Lion Air, all other Indonesian passenger airlines are refused permission to operate services to the EU because of safety concerns.
  • There have been a number of deaths and cases of serious illness of tourists in Indonesia, caused by drinking alcoholic drinks contaminated with methanol, while you travel avoid local alchohol and ask for drinks with imported one.
  • You should be respectful of local traditions and dress modestly.
  • Diarrheal diseases are very common throughout Indonesia and food and water precautions are recommended.
  • Climate can be really humid, so don’t forget to drink a lot of water in all the time of your visiting.