Indonesia: FAQs

Our frequently asked questions about travel to Indonesia. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge.

Do I need to get a visa?

For citizens of the UK, Hong Kong and US, there is no need for a visa. This is also the case for many European countries and Canada. Please check the visa situation for your country and double-check the regulations, as these can change.

Do I need to take malaria tablets or have any vaccinations?

There is no risk of yellow fever in Indonesia. The government of Indonesia requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever.

Parts of Indonesia are prone to malaria including Lombok and Papua. None of the resort areas of Bali or Java are reported to be malarial but Jacada Travel recommends discussing your itinerary with your doctor for official medical advice and to make sure you are up to date on all other inoculations.

Which currency should I bring?

The Indonesia currency is the rupiah. There are plenty of ATMs and opportunities to withdraw money in Bali, Java and Lombok. It is a good idea to have emergency cash if visiting the Raja Ampat islands as the opportunities to change or withdraw money are scarce.

Shopping and dining out at local shops and markets in Indonesia can be a pleasantly surprising price for travellers coming from European countries, America and Canada.

Travel insurance

It is vital that you take out valid comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical repatriation, cancellation and curtailment for you trip to South East Asia. This gives you peace of mind that you will not lose money should you be forced to cancel your trip due to illness before you travel or during your vacation.

Please ensure that your insurance covers you for medical evacuation and repatriation both internationally and locally, and we could advise that your policy covers loss and theft of your possessions.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all aspects of your vacation. You must ensure that you will be covered for activities such as walking, rafting, canoeing and horse riding.

Remember to carry your insurance details with you at all times.


The electricity current in Indonesia is 220 volts using A& C plugs. Travellers from America who use 110-120V electronics will need a plug adapter + step-down transformer. Large, international hotels are usually able to lend these to guests if available, but if travelling to smaller more remote lodges it is best to bring one with you. Rural villages will not have electricity.