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Indian Passport Holders: Good News! This country announced free visa entry for tourists from 20 countries including India, Check complete details here

Visa-free entry: Indonesia is going to implement a visa-free entry policy for tourists from 20 countries, including India. This new policy, to be finalised by October 2024, is expected to attract high-spending tourists, which will contribute significantly to Indonesia’s economy.

Visa-free country: Indonesia is about to make your dream vacation even more attainable. The Indonesian government has announced plans to offer free visas to travellers from India, alongside 19 other countries, to boost tourism and revitalize the economy.

Indonesia Free Entry Visas

This exciting initiative, spearheaded by Indonesia’s Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno, aims to finalize the free visa program before the October 2024 government change.

By eliminating visa hassles for travellers from India and other major tourism markets, Indonesia hopes to see a surge in foreign tourist arrivals. This, in turn, is expected to stimulate domestic spending, attract foreign investment, and accelerate the digital economy’s growth.

Focus on Quality Tourism

Pre-pandemic, the average tourist spent around $900 in Indonesia. However, recent trends show a significant increase, with visitors spending an average of $1,600 each. Minister Uno believes this program will attract “quality tourist arrivals” – travellers who tend to stay longer and contribute more to the local economy.

List of Countries Eligible for Free Entry Visas

The proposed list of 20 countries to enjoy free visa access to Indonesia includes some of the world’s biggest tourism hubs:

  1. Australia
  2. China (PRC)
  3. India
  4. South Korea
  5. USA
  6. UK
  7. France
  8. Germany
  9. Qatar
  10. United Arab Emirates
  11. Saudi Arabia
  12. The Netherlands
  13. Japan
  14. Russia
  15. Taiwan
  16. New Zealand
  17. Italy
  18. Spain
  19. Two Unspecified Middle Eastern Countries

Tourist Visa Options for Travellers

Indians and other international travellers can choose from several tourist visa options tailored to their visit duration and activities. For those who require a tourist visa currently, here’s a breakdown of the available options;

Type B1 – 30 Days

  • Stay: Up to 30 days (extendable for an additional 30 days).
  • Cost: Rp 500,000 (Rs 2,557).
  • Activities: Tourism, family visits, meetings, conventions, exhibitions, yachting.
  • Requirements: Passport valid for at least 6 months, outbound ticket.

Type D1 (1 Year)

  • Stay: Up to 60 days per entry.
  • Cost: IDR 3,000,000 (Rs 15,344).
  • Activities: Meetings, conventions, tourism, family visits.
  • Requirements: Passport valid for at least 6 months, proof of living expenses, recent
  • photograph, supporting documents.

Type D1 (2 Years)

  • Stay: Up to 60 days per entry.
  • Cost: IDR 6,000,000 (Rs 30,689).
  • Activities: Similar to Type D1 (1 Year).
  • Requirements: Similar to Type D1 (1 Year).

Type D1 (5 Years)

  • Stay: Up to 60 days per entry.
  • Cost: IDR 15,000,000 (Rs 76,723).
  • Activities: Similar to Type D1 (1 Year).
  • Requirements: Similar to Type D1 (1 Year).
Shyamu Maurya
Shyamu Maurya
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