In order to improve the relations of the Republic of Indonesia with other countries and to provide benefits in national development, President Joko Widodo on June 9, 2015 has been signed Presidential Regulation No. 69 Year 2015 regarding Visa Free visits.
“Visa free visits is given to nationals of certain countries and special administrative region government from certain countries with regard to the principle of reciprocity and the principle of benefit,” reads Article 2 of the regulation.
In the annex of the regulation, included the names of 30 countries declared free visit visa for the certain Immigration Check-Points, namely: China, Russia, South Korea, Japan, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Mexico, the UK, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and South Africa.
While the Immigration Check-Points, which provide visa-free visits to Foreigners from those countries are: Soekarno Hatta (Jakarta), Ngurah Rai (Bali), Kuala Namu (Medan), Juanda (Surabaya), Hang Nadim (Batam), Pelabuhan Laut Sri Bintan, Pelabuhan Laut Sekupang, Pelabuhan Laut Batam Center and Pelabuhan Laut Tanjung Uban (Riau).
As certain countries and certain administrative government that declared of visa-free visit to Indonesia there are 13 (thirteen), namely: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, Chile, Morocco, Peru, Vietnam, Ecuador, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.
While the Government of the Special Administrative certain countries visa-free visit to Indonesia as stipulated in the annex of Presidential Regulation there are 2 (two), namely Hong Kong and Macao. (Pusdatin/ES)