Travel Insurance for Indonesia

With its wide stretch of beaches, Indonesia attracts a lot of travelers every year. The most favorite destination in Indonesia is Bali which is famous among Indian honeymooners. The diverse culture of this country can easily be seen in its collection of islands and mesmerizing landscapes.

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    To secure your travel from untoward instances during travel and subsequent stay, one should buy a travel insurance policy. Travel insurance for Indonesia provides coverage against baggage loss, flight delays, loss of travel documents, and loss of travel-related documents, as well as covers unfortunate instances wherein an insured needs medical help.

    From beautiful Bali to gorgeous Gini island and amazing Borneo, there is so much to see in Indonesia. So, before finalizing all the beautiful places to visit in Indonesia, one must clarify his/her all the questions related to Indonesia visa, travel, and travel insurance. Here we are addressing all of them.

    Fast Facts about Indonesia

    Capital

    Jakarta

    Government

    Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic

    People

    40% Javanese, Sundanese 16%, Batak 3.8%, Sulawesi 3.2%, Madurese 3.03%, Betawi 2.9%

    Religion

    86.70% Islam, 10.72% Christianity, 1.74% Hinduism, and 0.84% Other

    Population

    270.6 million

    Climate

    Tropical climate with two seasons – the wet season and dry season with no extremes of winter or summer.

    Entry Essentials for Indonesia

    The biggest advantage of traveling to Indonesia from India is that one does need an Indonesian visa if he/she stays here for less than 30 days. Under this, one is required to visit the immigration desk in this country and go for ‘Visa Exemption Stamp’. This visa type is non-extendable. Moreover, one does not have to pay anything to get this stamp.

    However, the visa process is different for those who want to stay longer (between 30 days to 60 days) in Indonesia. In this case, one can apply for a visa upon arrival for 30 days with the option to extend it to 60 days.

    Note: One should make sure that his/her passport is valid for at least six months from the day of his/her arrival and it must have two free pages for stamps as he/she will not be able to travel otherwise.

    Types of Indonesian Visa for Indians

    There are four types of Indonesian visas offered by the Embassy of Indonesia in India. These four types are:

    1. Short Stay Visa: To stay for less than 30 days in Indonesia, one does not need a visa. At the immigration center of Indonesia, an Indian traveler can get Visa Exemption Stamp.

    2. On Arrival Visa:One is eligible to apply for an Indonesian visa upon arrival. This visa is valid for 30 days only and it can be extended only once for another 30 days.

    3. B-211 – Social and Cultural Visa: One of the ways to stay for a long duration in Indonesia is to apply for a Social and Cultural Visa – B 211. An Indian traveler with this visa can stay in Indonesia for 60 days. One can extend this visa four times and each time for 30 days. To apply for this visa, one needs a sponsorship letter from a citizen of Indonesia who is staying in this country only.

    4. Long Stay Visa:Under this type of Indonesian visa for travelers of India permits one to stay long, i.e. for more than 60 days in this country. This visa type is the best choice for those who want to stay in this country for business purposes, or study, or for any kind of work. One has to apply for this visa in advance.

    Despite the visa type, it is always recommended to have travel insurance before traveling to Indonesia. This is to ensure financial safety while traveling to a different country.

    Documents Required for Indonesian Visa

    To apply for an Indonesian visa, one can go to the Indonesian embassy or consulate in India or can apply online. While applying for a visa, one has to provide the following documents:

    • Passport size photograph
    • Copy of last and first page of the passport
    • Return flight tickets
    • Duly filled and signed visa application form
    • Business travelers also require to provide a cover letter
    • Proof of sufficient finances

    Indonesian Visa Procedure

    Any traveler from India can apply for an Indonesian visa in one of the below-mentioned ways:

    • On arrival at the Indonesian airport
    • At Indonesian embassy

    Applying for Indonesian Visa Upon Arrival:

    Visa on arrival is issued only for a short duration and as mentioned earlier, one has to get a 'Visa Exemption Stamp' at the immigration desk in Indonesia.

    Applying for Indonesian Visa at a Consulate or Embassy:

    The Indonesian visa application procedure is as follows:

    • Go to the website of the Indonesian embassy and make an appointment.
    • Make an appointment
    • Collect are the documents necessary for visa application. One has to submit his/her passport along with his/her documents.
    • Submit all the required documents at the Indonesian embassy. In some cases, one can submit the documents online via email.
    • Wait for the consulate or embassy to process the visa application.
    • If one has applied via e-mail or online, the embassy may email the visa to him/her.

    In case of any queries, an applicant can contact the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia directly:

    Embassy/Consulate

    Working Hours

    Contact Number

    Address

    Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia, New Delhi

    Monday to Friday

    9.00 AM to 5.00 PM

    +91 (11) 26874402

    50-A Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021

    Indonesia Travel Insurance

    Well, no one wants any untoward incident to happen while traveling, but things can take a bad turn anytime anywhere and if one is traveling or in some other country, it can be difficult to handle. There are many ways to safeguard oneself from any unwanted instances to happen while on vacation, and one of them is opting for a travel insurance policy.

    Even though Indonesia is safe to travel, but some of the difficulties that one may face while traveling to this country is baggage loss, flight cancellation, and some medical emergency. In such circumstances, a travel insurance policy in Indonesia can be the best safety net.

    With the history of this country of volcanic eruptions that mostly cause flight delays can cause various travel disruptions. Therefore, it is always a good idea to have travel insurance in Indonesia from India. Theft of luggage can as well be a problem where a travel insurance policy can help.

    A travel insurance policy protects its policyholders from all these types of unexpected events. Not only it protects delayed and lost baggage, theft, flight delays, flight, and hotel cancellation, but it also covers medical emergencies. Getting a travel insurance policy for Indonesia is very simple and easy as well as it is pocket-friendly. Therefore, one should buy a policy before planning his/her trip from India to Indonesia.

    Best Time to Visit Indonesia

    The best time to visit this country is between May and September when the weather is sunny and dry. The Indonesian climate is ideal for travel throughout the year and thus it makes travelers visit this country anytime.

    International Airports in Indonesia

    Airport

    City

    Soekarno-Hatta International Airport

    Jakarta

    Ngurah Rai (Bali) International Airport

    Denpasar – Bali Island

    Juanda International Airport

    Surabaya

    Sultan Syarif Kasim Ii (Simpang Tiga) Airport

    Pekanbaru-Sumatra Island

    Adi Sutjipto International Airport

    Yogyakarta-Java Island

    Husein Sastranegara International Airport

    Bandung-Java Island

    Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Airport

    Palembang – Sumatra Island

    Hasanuddin International Airport

    Ujung Pandang – Celebs Island


    Here one should ensure that he/she covers his/her trip with travel insurance for Indonesia so that any unfortunate event like baggage loss, medical emergencies, or flight delays can be taken care of by the insurance provider.

    Indonesia Weather

    Indonesia has a tropical climate and hence it has two seasons –

    • The dry season lasts from 'April to October'.
    • The monsoon season lasts from 'November to March'.

    Even though every season and time is a good time to visit Indonesia, but the best time to visit this country is its dry season. One should prefer going to this country between May to September.  

    Top Tourist Spots in Indonesia

    Indonesia is both the playground for adventure seekers and a dream for those who want a leisure trip. Whether one wants to see the beautiful and bronze beaches or hike in search of endangered orangutans in some of the most beautiful core reefs of the world, Indonesia has something for everyone.

    One can explore the last Indonesian city that is ruled by an ancient monarchy, enjoy a day of leisure on beautiful beaches, and so on. Here is the list of top tourist destinations where one should visit while his/her trip to Indonesia:

    • Raja Ampat Island
    • Tanjung Puting National Park
    • Flores Island
    • Torajaland
    • Bukit Lawang
    • Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park
    • Lombok
    • Komodo National Park
    • Yogyakarta
    • Bali

    Eating Out in Indonesia

    Indonesia is heaven for lovers of food. From its traditional snacks to various International dishes, everything is available here. If France has cafes and England has pubs, Indonesia has warung. A warung is a social center for most of the small towns and villages. It is a place where women stop for a small chit-chat with their friends while coming back from the market and children can get Krupuk wafers.

    However, this was about snacking, and when we talk about the main course in Indonesia, it has so much rice in it. This abundance of rice in their food reflects the fertile land of this country. 

    One should not miss eating Padang fruit here in Indonesia. The traditional specialties of this food include beef rendang, jackfruit curry, pounded cassava leaves, etc. Trying this food is one of the best things that one can do in Indonesia.

    Another thing that one can try here in Indonesia is Nusa Tenggara Timor (Flores and Alor to be precise). In Nusa Tenggara, there is an oily, spicy, scintillating, astringent dish named Ikan Kuah Assam, which is tamarind fish soup.

    The specialty of Bali is – siobak which is minced pig head, tongue, stomach, and skin that is cooked with various spices.

    The Betawi cuisine (Betawi are original inhabitants of Jakarta) is famous for its richness. Ketopark a dish that has noodles, sprouts, beans, and tofu is Betawi original. Another amazing dish of Betawi is Soto Betawi which is a soup of beef. This soup is made creamy with coconut milk. Another specialty of this place is nasi uduk, that is, rice cooked in coconut milk. This rice is served with vegetables, tofu, meat, etc.

    The food varies with region and these are some of the top foods that one can try while in Indonesia. From fancy restaurants to small street vendors, everything is available in this country. So, if one wants to go to a restaurant, he/she can find many. The country also has many Rumah Makan which are eating houses and they are less formal than various restaurants.

    The markets here are the best for fresh fruits and street vendors are the best choice for soup dishes and noodles.

    As mentioned above, Warung is a simple open-air eating joint that specializes in one specific dish.

    Things to Do in Indonesia

    Indonesia is one of the best tourist attractions, especially for Indians. With so many places to visit, one can get involved in the following activities or one can do the following things in Indonesia:

    • One can seek blessings from one of the ancient temples, which is Tanah Lot Temple. This is a must-visit place in Indonesia.
    • One should head to Marine park and Bali safari. Here one can watch an enthralling show of elephants. He/she can also ride on the safari bus, and do much more things.
    • A shopping lover can visit Ubud Art Market and can shop his/her heart out here. Here one can find handmade woven bags, statues, beautiful scarves of silk, baskets, and buy many other handicraft items.

    Indian Embassy Information in Indonesia

    Embassy/Consulate

    Working Hours

    Contact Number

    Address

    Embassy of India, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Monday to Friday – 8.30 AM to 12.30 PM and 1:15 PM to  5:15 PM

    +62-21—2522299

    Gama Tower, 28th Floor, JL HR Rasuna Said, Kav C22, Karet Kuningan, Setiabudi, Kota  Jakarta Selatan, Jakarta 12940, Indonesia