Rules of concern to citizens

Customs laws

The Indonesian General Administration of Customs obligates those coming to Indonesia to fill out a "customs declaration form" for goods and objects which they must inform their customs authorities as follows

  • Any goods purchased or obtained abroad that exceed US $ 50 per flight crew, or US $ 250 per person or US $ 1000 per household.
  • More than 200 regular cigarettes, 25 beets, 100 grams of tobacco, or 1 liter of alcoholic beverages.
  • Commercial goods, materials and components used for commercial or industrial purposes.
  • Animals, fish, trees and their products are subject to quarantine in Quarantine.
  • Movies, Video cassettes, Videotapes.
  • Any currency in the local currency (rupee) or other currencies equivalent to Rs 100 million or more (equivalent to approximately $ ...
  • Drugs, firearms, ammunition, explosives, pornography are prohibited (drugs are punishable by death(

Importers who carry goods purchased for personal use are entitled to a customs exemption for the following goods:

  • Goods purchased or obtained abroad and not exceeding $ 250 per person or $ 1000 per household.
  • 200 regular cigarettes  or 25 cigarettes, 100 grams of tobacco, or 1 liter of alcoholic beverages.

We also note that the Indonesian authorities prevent the taking of birds, reptiles, animals, rare or endangered species, and this requires prior authorization from the competent authorities.

General Instructions

Security aspects
The security situation in Indonesia is very appropriate and stable, but we advise our nationals to take care and caution in their movements and in their dealings and caution from persons who provide suspicious services or commercial projects in order to circumvent and exploit. It is also necessary to be cautious and refrain from receiving unknown items or materials or unknown persons. Transfer any objects that you are required to take by plane.

The Crime
Although the streets of Indonesia are generally safe, street crimes such as pickling, especially in crowded markets, must be taken care of, which requires greater care and caution to protect holdings from portable electronic devices, cash, credit cards and identification documents.

It is also necessary to be cautious in public transport, especially in taxis that do not follow known companies, where incidents of burglary of property belonging to foreigners involving taxi drivers have been repeated. It is recommended to use well-known taxis such as Blue Bird, Silver Bird and Express.

Natural Disasters

  • Indonesia is located in the area of the so-called pyramidal belt, which is active volcanoes and earthquakes. Sumatra is one of the most vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis. There are also a large number of active volcanoes that erupt from time to time, such as the volcanoes of Promo and Kelod in East Java, Merapi volcano in Central Java, Barkanai Sinabong and Luon in North Sumatra and Krakatau volcano.
  • Floods and landslides from natural disasters, which are repeated every year during the rainy season, so be careful, especially in highlands such as the Ponshak area, where landslides abound.

Diseases and Epidemics
In Indonesia there are a number of epidemics and infectious diseases such as avian flu, malaria, haemorrhagic fever, tuberculosis, AIDS and intestinal influenza, so travelers are advised to consult with a doctor about vaccination doses that can be taken before coming to Indonesia.