Travel to Indonesia

Indonesia: traffic, diplomatic Representations

How do you get to Indonesia?

By plane

Those arriving from Europe by plane will enter Indonesia via Jakarta or Bali.

In addition to a large number of international airlines, the Indonesian airline Garuda Indonesia flies to the country.


Overland you can enter the following places:


From Eastern Malaysia to Kalimantan you can enter Entikong. The visa is issued upon entry.


From East Timor to West Timor one enters via Motoian. The visa can be obtained in the East Timor enclave of Dili or before departure.

Papua New Guinea

From Vanimo in Papua New Guinea you can enter Jayapura or Sentani in Indonesia.

You should have obtained the visa beforehand and find out about the political situation in the area before entering the country.

Over water

From Malaysia you can easily enter Indonesia with fast ferries. The main routes are from Penang in Malaysia to Belawam in Sumatra or from Johor Bahru in Malaysia to the Batam or Bintam Islands and from Tarakan to Nunukan on the east coast of Kalimantan.

Travel in the country

Flight connections

The country has – not least because of the numerous islands – a dense network of flight connections, which are served by the following airlines:

Bouraq Indonesia Airline

Garuda Indonesia

GarudaCitilink com

Merpati Nusantara Airline

Mandala Airlines


Indonesia has a rail network with a length of around 6,460 km. However, there is only a railroad on the islands of Java and Sumatra. The network on Java is very well developed and the railway is the main mode of transport here. On Sumatra, the railway is only available in the southern part. The network is nowhere near as good here. Mostly tourist trains run.


The country has a dense and well-functioning bus system. The bus is the main means of transport in the country. There are different classes of buses, luxury buses with air conditioning or mini buses (Bemo).


The country has a road network with a length of around 342,700 km, of which around 158,670 km are tarred.

Rental car

It is not recommended for the traveler to drive himself. The following simple rule applies: In the event of an accident, the stranger is always to blame! For those who still want to try, there are car rental companies in Bali and Lombok.


The bicycle is only suitable as a means of transport in Bali, as the distances are not that great here.

Ferry connections

In total there are around 21,580 km of waterways.

So on Sumatra 5,470 km, on Java and Madura 820 km, on Kalimantan 10,460 km, on Sulawesi (Celebes) 240 km and on Irian Jaya 4,590 km.

Traffic rules

In Indonesia there is left-hand traffic.


alcohol limit In Indonesia there is an official blood alcohol limit of 0.0 per mille for drivers of motor vehicles. According to the German embassy there, there are practically no controls.

Tourist office

Ministry Of Culture And Tourism, Republic Of Indonesia

Sapta Pesona Building

Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat No. 17th

Entry and exit regulations

German, Swiss and Austrian citizens require a visa to enter the country, which is issued upon entry for a fee of US $ 25. The visa is valid for a period of 30 days. A visa that is only valid for three days costs 10 US dollars.

Since mid-2010, the visa can also be extended for 30 days in the country at any branch of the Indonesian immigration authorities for a fee of 25 US dollars. The passport must be valid for more than six months.

Upon entry, the visa can be applied for at the following airports or seaports:


Soekarno Hatta – Jakarta, Halim Perdana Kusumah – Jakarta, Sam Ratulangi – Manado (North Sulawesi), Adi Sumarmo – Surakarta (Central Java), Adi Sucipto – Yogyakarta, Polonia – Medan (North Sumatra), Sultan Syarif Kasim II – Pekanbaru (Ria Pekanbaru) Ngurah Rai – Denpasar (Bali),

Selaparang – Mataram (West Nusa Tenggara), Sepinggan – Balikpapan (East Kalimantan), El Tari – Kupang (East Nusa Tenggara), Hasanuddin – Makassar (South Sulawesi), Sultan Iskandar Muda – Aceh (Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam), Hang Nadim – Batam, Minangkabau – Padang (West Sumatra), Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II – Palembang (South Sumatra), Husein Sastranegara – Bandung (West Java), Ahmad Yani – Semarang (Central Java) and Supadio – Pontianak) (

Sea ports of

Sekupang, Citra Tritunas (Harbor Bay), Nongsa, Marina Teluk Senimba and Batam Center in Batam – Riau Island (Kepulauan Riau), Bandar Bintan Telani Lagoi and Bandar Sri Udana Lobam in Tanjung Uban – Riau Island (Kepulauan Riau), Sri Bintan Pura in Tanjung Pinang – Riau Island (Kepulauan Riau), Tanjung Balai Karimun – Riau Island, Belawan in North Sumatra, Sibolga in North Sumatra, Yos Sudarso in Dumai – Riau, Teluk Bayur in Padang – West Sumatra, Tanjung Priok in Jakarta, Padang Bai in Karang Bai – Bali, Benoa in Badung – Bali, Jayapura – Papua, Bitung in Bitung – North Sulawesi, Tanjung Mas – Semarang, Tenau in Kupang – East Nusa-Tenggara, Pare-pare in Pare-pare – South Sulawesi, Soekarno Hatta in Makasar – South Sulawesi and Maumere in Maumere – East Nusa Tenggara


types of entry If you intend to enter in another way, you should apply for the visa in advance!

Anyone staying in the country beyond the visa period must pay a fine of US $ 20 per day.

Attention – mandatory registration!

There is an obligation to register in the country. You have to report to RT- Rukun Tetangga within 24 hours of entering the country. Those who book a package tour are usually registered automatically.

Departure fee, departure fee

A departure fee is charged for all flights within Indonesia and the amount depends on the respective airport (R

When leaving Indonesia, the fee is correspondingly higher.

Tourists are only allowed to enter the country if they have a return ticket and sufficient financial means to finance their stay in the country themselves.

Import and export of goods

The import and export of weapons, ammunition or explosives is strictly prohibited. In addition, the import and export of plants and animals protected under the Washington Species Protection Act is prohibited. Violation can result in severe penalties.

Beware of drugs

Anyone entering Indonesia should be aware of the country’s drastic drug policy.

The Indonesian state takes tough action and does not allow itself to be influenced by foreign states in finding and enforcing its verdict. Drug possession is punishable by draconian penalties up to the death penalty.

The case of Corbie, an Australian photo model, should be mentioned as an example. Corbie was sentenced to 20 years in Indonesia for guilty of smuggling several pounds of hashish into Indonesia with her boogee board.

But even small amounts of drugs can lead to a stay in Indonesian prisons. At the end of August 2005, another Australian model was arrested for possession of 15 ecstasy tablets.

The visitor is therefore urgently warned against the import and possession of drugs!

Travel medicine, vaccinations and warnings

Infectious Diseases

In Indonesia, the following infectious diseases, which are not or less common in Germany or Central and Northern Europe, are to be expected:

  • Malaria: There is a high risk of malaria in the country across the country. There is little or no risk of malaria infection in the large cities and tourist centers of Java and Bali. 60% to 70% of the infections occur with the very dangerous malaria tropica, the rest with malaria tertiana.
  • Amoebic dysentery
  • Bacterial agitation
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Chikungunya – a non-fatal but serious viral infection for a healthy adult human, which is transmitted by the mosquito “Aedes albopictus” (tiger mosquito). The name of the disease comes from the East African Swahili (Kiswahili) language and roughly means: “who walks crookedly”.
  • Cholera – but there is only a risk of infection for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • dengue fever
  • Intestinal infections from contaminated food or water, including amoebas, lamblia, salmonella, shigella, worm infestation and all kinds of viruses and bacteria
  • Filariasis – there is a risk of infection nationwide.
  • Typhus – there is a risk of infection nationwide.
  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Japan encephalitis – only rural areas have a low risk of infection.
  • Polio, polio
  • Plague – there is a risk of infection across the country.
  • Rabies – there is a risk of infection nationwide.
  • Typhoid – however, there is only a risk of infection for travelers who come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Bird flu – people have already been infected with the dangerous virus type H 5 N 1.

Recommended vaccinations

when traveling to Indonesia are recommended vaccinations against the following diseases:

  • Cholera – but only among travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.
  • Diphtheria – a vaccination against diphtheria should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Japan encephalitis – but only for special risk travelers
  • Polio, polio – vaccination against polio should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Tetanus – a vaccination against tetanus should always exist, also in the home country.
  • Rabies – but only for high-risk travelers who can come into contact with the vector animals.
  • Typhoid – but only for travelers who can come into contact with polluted water or contaminated food.

Malaria prophylaxis

When traveling in the country, it is strongly advised to undergo malaria prophylaxis. However, if the side effects seem questionable to you, you should at least have a “stand-by preparation” with you.

Compulsory vaccination

For all persons older than one year and coming from a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO, there is a compulsory vaccination against an illness with yellow fever.

Yellow fever vaccination for children

In most of the countries where yellow fever vaccination is mandatory, this also applies to children over 1 year of age, in some countries even from 6 months. It should be noted that

vaccination against yellow fever had a number of side effects, such as encephalitis. Around two thirds of those affected were children under 6 months. Therefore, under no circumstances should children under this age be vaccinated. But children under one year of age should also not be vaccinated if possible. If in doubt, yellow fever infection areas must then be avoided.

Any vaccination against yellow fever may only be carried out in specially authorized yellow fever vaccination centers!

Warning notices

Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany

Citizen Service

Tel.: 0049 – (0) 30 – 5000 – 2000

National currency

The national currency of Indonesia is:

Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

Bank shop opening hours

Bank opening hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday: in some locations 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Shop opening hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (break for Friday prayer)

Cheap or country-specific goods, souvenirs

Indonesia is a paradise for lovers of handicrafts. In addition to brocade fabrics interwoven with metal, you can also buy batik fabrics. Wood carvings are offered in Papua and Sumatra. Pottery: on Lombok and Java. Jewelry: The manufacture of jewelry has a long tradition, especially filigree work made of silver. In any case, action is the order of the day!

International license plate

The international license plate of Indonesia is:


Indonesia: Diplomatic missions

Representations of Indonesia in Germany

The building of the Indonesian embassy is located in a large, functional building on Lehrter Strasse in the Moabit district of Berlin’s Mitte district.

The Berlin Central Station with the entrance and exit of the “Tiergarten Tunnel” is located near the embassy.

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Berlin

Lehrter Str. 16-17

10557 Berlin

Tel: 0049 – (0) 30 – 47 0


Consulate General in Frankfurt/Main

Zeppelinallee 23

60325 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 0049 – (0) 69 – 24 70 980

Consulate General in Hamburg

Bebelallee 15

22299 Hamburg

Tel: 0049 – (0) 40 – 51 20 71/-73

Fax: 0049 – (0) 40 – 51 17 531

Honorary Consulate General Stuttgart

Airport Stuttgart, Service

Building E5, Room 5.045 70629 Stuttgart

Tel: 0049 – (0) 711 – 79 70 788

Fax: 0049 – (0) 711 – 79 70 769

You can find further honorary consulates in Bremen, Kiel and Munich.

German representations in Indonesia

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Jakarta

Jalan MH Thamrin No. 1

Jakarta 10310

Tel: 0062 – 21- 39 85 50 00



The German embassy in Indonesia is still responsible for East Timor


Honorary Consulate in Sanur

Jalan Pantai Karang 17

PO Box 100, Denpasar/Bali, Indonesia

Tel: 0062 – 361 – 28 85 35


Honorary Consulate in Surabaya

Jl. Dr. Wahidin 27

Surabaya 60264

Tel: 0062 – 31 – 563 18 71


Austrian representations in Indonesia

Austrian Embassy in Jakarta

Jalan Terusan Denpasar Raya (Jalan HR Rasuna Said Kav. X/3 N ° 1, Kuningan)

Jakarta Selatan 12950

PO Box 2746, Jakarta Pusat 10001

Tel: 0062 – 21 – 25 93 037

E-Mail: jakarta-ob @


The Austrian embassy in Indonesia is still responsible for Singapore and East Timor

Honorary Consulate in Bandung

Jalan Padasaluyu Utara II, No. 3

Bandung 40154, Indonesia

Tel: 0062 – 22 – 20 11 632/633


Representations of Indonesia in Austria

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Vienna

Gustav-Tschermak-Gasse 5-7

1180 Vienna

Tel: 0043 – (0) 1 – 476 23 0



Honorary Consulate in Hallein

Salzburgerstrasse 80

5400 Hallein

Tel: 0043 – (0) 6245 – 891 311


Honorary Consulate in Klagenfurt

Hoffmanngasse 15

9020 Klagenfurt

Tel: 0043 – (0) 463 – 50 46 77


Swiss representations in Indonesia

Swiss Embassy in Jakarta

Jl.HR Rasuna Said

Blok X 3/2, Kuningan

Jakarta-Selatan 12950

Tel: 0062 – 21 – 525 60 61/74 51/22 89



The Swiss embassy in Indonesia is still responsible for East Timor

Consulate of Switzerland

Kuta Central Park

Blok Valet 2 No 12

Jl. Patih Jelantik

80361 Kuta/Bali

Tel: 0062 – 36 – 175 17 35


Representations of Indonesia in Switzerland

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Bern

Elfenauweg 51

3006 Bern

Tel: 0041 – (0) 31 – 352 09 83/84/85



Travel to Indonesia