Visa on Arrival
In accordance with the Regulation of Minister of Law and Human Right of the Republic of Indonesia Number: M.HH-01.GR.01.06, on January 12, 2010, citizens from 63 countries and 1 region are eligible for obtaining Visa on Arrival (VOA) to enter Indonesia.
This visa can be obtained directly when you are landed at the certain airports and seaport in Indonesia regardless of the purpose of your visits (Business, Tourist, Social). The Visa on Arrival is not a work visa nor a visitation visa. Therefore, it cannot be converted to obtain other immigration permits. The maximum stay permitted for the visa on arrival is 30 days. If you plan to stay longer than 30 days, you need to mention your intention to stay longer. Visa on Arrival can be extended for another 30 days.
The general requirements for Visa On Arrival are:
- Expiration date of the applicant's passport must be at least 6 (six) months at the date of entry.
- Round-trip airplane ticket
The fees for Visa On Arrival are:
- Visa for stay up to 30 (thirty) days = US$ 25,-
- Extension of stay for up to 30 (thirty) days = US$ 25,-
Those 64 countries and 1 region are as follows:
Uni Arab Emirates
United Kingdom (British)
United States of America
In Airports in Indonesia, you will be charged for passing the embarkation gate. The service fee for domestic flight is Rp40,000 (forty thousand rupiahs) for Jakarta Airport, and Rp35,000 (thirty thousand rupiahs) for Yogyakarta Adisucipto Airport. The International flight fee is Rp150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand rupiahs). Please make sure you prepare money before going on board the aircraft.
Currency and Banking Facilities
The currency in Indonesia is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Notes are available in denominations of Rp100,000; Rp50,000; Rp20,000; Rp10,000; Rp5,000; Rp2,000 and Rp1,000. Coins are available in Rp500 and Rp1,000 formats. One US Dollar is approximately equal to Rp10,000. One Euro is approximately equal to Rp12,000.
Facilities for banking and exchange of foreign currency will be available at the conference venue itself, but better rates are to be found nearby. There are several banks and foreign exchange facilities located in the area. Participants may also exchange foreign currency at the airport.
The electrical current in Yogyakarta, Indonesia is 220 volts, using Two Rounds Pin Euro Standard Wall Socket.
Bahasa Indonesia is the official language in Indonesia, but people often have a basic knowledge of other languages, especially English.
Some basic Indonesian expressions and greetings might be of some help:
My name is Smith.
Nama saya Smith.
Internet services are easy to find. All of the hotels recommended provide this service mostly for free.
Yogyakarta features a tropical monsoon climate. The city features a lengthy wet season running from October until June and a short dry season that only covers the months of July, August and September. The city averages roughly 2200 mm of precipitation annually. Yogyakarta experiences particularly heavy rainfall from November through April. Temperatures remain relatively constant throughout the course of the year, with average high temperatures at around 30 degrees Celsius and average lows at around 22 degrees Celsius.
Participants are encouraged to kindly bring umbrellas or rain coats and wear light clothing.
The Conference venue is located near to the largest mall in Yogyakarta, Plaza Ambarrukmo, recently opened. Other shopping centers like Malioboro and Beringharjo Market are about 10 minutes? slow drive.
Shops are generally opened between 09.00 am and 21.00 pm on weekdays. Shopping centers opens at 09:00 and close at 22:00 on Monday to Sunday.
Yogyakarta time is GMT +7 (7 UTC).
Public transport to the city
Public transportation in Yogyakarta is quite easy to find. There are buses which, although sometimes crowded, are relatively easy to find for getting around. There are also trishaw carts and horse carts which tend to be cheap, a bit more comfortable than buses and have the added benefit of offering a unique travel experience for visitors from other parts of the world. It is also desirable to take a Taxi cab if necessary, but it is important to make sure the taxi driver is using the meter.
The trishaw, which is called becak and the horse carriage, which is called andong are both local forms of public transportation. The trishaw comes in different forms, including the three-wheel traditional becak.
The horse-cart is more like a carriage and tends to be a bit more comfortable, and slightly pricier than the trishaw. Each of these is inexpensive and prices can be negotiated with the drivers. The main difference between the two in terms of travel around the area is that the hose-cart is frequently set up on a standard route (similar to the modern bus system) while the trishaw will take travelers to their specified destination (similar to the modern taxi system).
Travelers interested in using the public bus system to get around the area should find that it is relatively convenient. Trans Jogja is a bus rapid transit (BRT) system operating in Yogyakarta City. Trans Jogja started its operation in February 2008, operated by PT. JogjaTugu Trans. Right now, there are more than 50 buses, 100+ bus stops (shelters), with 6 different routes. The bus-stop is located at designated stops which is clearly stated on a map with a name. Each bus-stop has a name to indicate the landmark of the location, for example ?Terminal Prambanan" means the stop is near the Prambanan Temple. The bus-stop is built like a trailer with an entrance gate for ticket check. You can buy the ticket on the spot preferably with a small receipt, then wait for the right bus to come. If you are not sure whether it is the right bus, you can always check with the guy standing next to the door.
Map of Yogyakarta
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Trans Jogja Bus
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