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Tuesday, 23. July 2019 at 07:28 AM

Indonesia Travel Advisory

Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Indonesia

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Local Situation: 2.6 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Indonesia. We detected travel advisories from 5 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.3 / 5

Indonesia shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Indonesia), the Advisory Index is 2.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Papua New Guinea (2.6), East Timor with 2 and Malaysia with 1.8 (of 5).

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Indonesia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.6 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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Exercise increased caution in Indonesia due to terrorism and natural disasters. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Reconsider travel to: Central Sulawesi and Papua due to civil unrest. Terrorists continue plotting possible attacks in Indonesia. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, ...

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/indonesia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.
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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/indonesia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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Avoid non-essential travel to Papua and West Papua provinces due to civil unrest and the risk of kidnapping. Avoid non-essential travel to Central Sulawesi, including the city of Palu, Donggala District, Sigi District and Parigi Moutong District due to damage from the recent earthquake, aftershocks and tsunami.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/indonesia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 3 - Travel with high caution.
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High degree of caution

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://www.dfa.ie/travel/travel-advice/a-z-list-of-countries/indonesia/

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.
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The Ministry for Foreign affairs and Trade Promotion informs Maltese travellers that Indonesia’s popular resorts, Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud were hit by a strong magnitude 5,7 earthquake. Buildings and hotels were damaged and evacuated.

This is the general advisory covering the whole country.

Source: https://foreignaffairs.gov.mt/en/Pages/Travel-Advice.aspx

About Indonesia

Indonesia with its capital Jakarta is a country in Asia (South-Eastern Asia), slightly less than three times the size of Texas (1,919,440 km²). The country is located Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. The climate can be described as tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands. The landscape is mostly coastal lowlands; larger islands have interior mountains. With a population of about 237.51 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Jakarta
Population about 237.51 million
Size 1.919.440 km²
Size comparable to slightly less than three times the size of Texas
Common languages id,en,nl,jv
Currency Rupiah (short: IDR)
Common voltage (electricity) 127/230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +62
Internet Top Level Domain .id
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 ID
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 IDN
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 360

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Indonesia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • air pollution in urban areas
  • deforestation
  • sewage
  • smoke and haze from forest fires
  • water pollution from industrial wastes

Natural hazzards

  • earthquakes
  • forest fires
  • Indonesia contains the most volcanoes of any country in the world - some 76 are historically active; significant volcanic activity occurs on Java, Sumatra, the Sunda Islands, Halmahera Island, Sulawesi Island, Sangihe Island, and in the Banda Sea; Merapi
  • occasional floods
  • severe droughts
  • tsunamis
  • volcanoes

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products Indonesia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. apparel
  2. appliances
  3. automotive
  4. cement
  5. chemical fertilizers
  6. electrical appliances
  7. footwear
  8. handicrafts
  9. jewelry
  10. medical instruments

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. cocoa
  3. coffee
  4. essential oil
  5. fish
  6. forest products
  7. medicinal herbs
  8. palm oil
  9. poultry
  10. rubber

Indonesian Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports of Indonesia.

Export products

  1. animal or vegetable fats (includes palm oil)
  2. electrical machinery
  3. machinery
  4. mechanical appliance parts
  5. mineral fuels
  6. rubber

Import products

  1. boilers
  2. electric machinery
  3. foodstuffs
  4. iron
  5. machinery
  6. mechanical parts
  7. mineral fuels
  8. steel

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Indonesia?

Indonesia is currently rated at 2,6 out of a possible 5.0. We advise caution when travelling to Indonesia.

So ... is it safe to travel Indonesia?

Visiting the country Indonesia is usually fine. Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many advisories do you know for Indonesia?

We currently evaluate nine official sources each morning. Today, we know of 5 active advisories for Indonesia.