VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

Visa is not required for a stay of up to 30 days

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

Visa is not required for a stay of up to 30 days

Note:

Holders of an emergency travel document in transit require a visa, unless they leave the international airport zone

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may not enter or transit through Indonesia unless they have a permanent (KITAP) or temporary residence permit (KITAS). A negative coronavirus-test result is necessary. If one does not have a negative test result upon entry, testing will be organised, and the result awaited in hotels designated by the Indonesian authorities. Prior to travelling, it is necessary to contact the nearest Indonesian embassy.             

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Visa is required if employment relationship is to be established or for journalists` visits as well as for a period of stay longer than 30 days, and it should be provided before leaving for Indonesia. The period of validity of a passport for the purpose of tourist travel must be 6 months longer than the period for which the visa is requested, while, for submitting a request for regulating one's stay (residence), that period is 18 months.
The passport must have a sufficient number of blank pages for the visa sticker. Upon entering Indonesia, travellers are not required to have health insurance, proof of vaccination, or a certain amount of money. More information can be found on the website of the General Directorate of Customs (www.beacukai.go.id), contact telephone number: 15 00 225 (country calling code for Indonesia is 00 62).

Persons applying for a visa for Indonesia are required to contact the Embassy of Indonesia in Belgrade.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT

No social security agreement has been concluded.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

HEALTH SITUATION — Bacterial diseases, hepatitis A and E, are widespread in some parts of Indonesia, so it is advisable to use bottled water only. It is safest for foreign travellers to consume only thermally processed food during their stay, otherwise food will have to be washed in a hyper manganese solution before use. It is very important to avoid eating food from street vendors.

To eliminate the risk of catching dengue fever, travellers are advised to use mosquito repellents. There is also the risk of malaria in some parts of Indonesia.

Although there is no obligation to vaccinate when travelling to Indonesia, travellers should take all the mentioned precautions.

Healthcare in Indonesia is quite underdeveloped, given the situation of the common population. The prices of hospital and medical services vary greatly, starting from 50 euros for a simple examination. There are a number of hospitals such as: the Brawijaya Women & Children Hospital in Jakarta (telephone number: 62 21 72 11 337), the Metropolitan Medical Center in Jakarta (telephone number: 021 52 03 435), the BIMC Hospital in Bali, Kuta (telephone number: 62 36 17 61 263).

 

SECURITY SITUATION — There is a risk of terrorist attacks, which is why the Government is taking prevention and control measures (the last terrorist attack took place in central Sulawesi in November 2020). Citizens of the Republic of Serbia who intend to travel to Indonesia are advised to be especially careful in public places, to avoid mass gatherings and places of larger gatherings, as well as to visit larger shopping centres. They are also advised to monitor the information in the media and to follow the instructions of local authorities and to cooperate with them.

In Indonesia, there are known problems with piracy and ship hijacking in the South China Sea and in the area of the Moluccas. Crime, robbery and corruption are widespread. It is recommended to move only in safe parts of a city, without carrying valuables. If incidents occur, they need to be reported to the police.

The usual precautionary measures are advised regarding personal documents, the possible loss of which should be reported immediately to the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Jakarta.

TRANSPORT — The largest airports are in Jakarta and Bali. There are about 150 more airports in the country. The largest port is in Jakarta.

Quality and development of road infrastructure is at a relatively low level, especially outside the capital (Indonesia has about 8,500 km of railways and 438,000 km of roads). The transport culture is underdeveloped, traffic jams are frequent, and regulations are not respected. It is especially difficult for pedestrians because there are often no pedestrian crossing and pavement. An international driving permit is required to drive a motor vehicle. In Jakarta, there is a very limited public city transport (several lines), so foreigners most often rely on taxi services, and the most used companies are Blue Bird and Silver Bird.

OTHER INFORMATION — The national currency in Indonesia is the rupee (one euro was worth about 16,900 rupees in January 2021, with the exchange rate varying daily). Visa and MasterCard are widely used.

When dressing, one should consider the tropical climate with frequent heavy showers and consequent floods. Communication in a foreign language may be problem.

Useful links: https://www.indonesia.travel/id/en/home, Bali Tourism Board https://balitourismboard.or.id/.

 

Contact information

During your stay in Indonesia, for consular assistance and protection you may contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Jakarta, via the following telephone numbers: 00 62 21 / 314 35 60, 00 62 21 / 314 37 20, and e-mail address: embjakarta@serbian-embassy.org.