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Last verified: Thursday, 19. September 2019 at 07:22 AM

Indonesia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Indonesia

Local Situation: 2.7 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Indonesia. We detected travel advisories from 7 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 2.4 / 5

Indonesia shares a land border with 3 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Indonesia), the Advisory Index is 2.4 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Papua New Guinea (2.7), East Timor with 2.2 and Malaysia with 2 (of 5).

Risk scoring history for Indonesia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Indonesia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

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 2.7 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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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, ...

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Exercise a high degree of caution (with regional advisories)

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

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: New Zealand

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Exercise increased caution elsewhere in Indonesia, including in Jakarta, Surabaya, Sulawesi and on Bali, due to the ongoing threat of terrorism.

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

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Indonesia.

Issued by: New Zealand government

Info: Avoid non-essential travel to Papua and West Papua provinces due to civil unrest and the risk of kidnapping.

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta särskild försiktighet - Risk för terrordåd. Undvik stora folksamlingar. Mycket naturkatastrofer.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/ID

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

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Du bør til enhver tid være opmærksom på din personlige sikkerhed og udvise stor forsigtighed pga. risikoen for terror og naturkatastrofer. De fleste danskere har dog ingen problemer under besøg i landet. Lombok blev i juli/august 2018 ramt af voldsomme jordskælv, som også forårsagede ødelæggelser på Gili-øerne. Infrastruktur og bygninger i området ...

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/indonesien/

Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is a regional information covering specific areas of Indonesia.

Issued by: Danish government

Coverage: Provinserne Central-Sulawesi, Papua og Vest-Papua.

Info: Risiciene er så alvorlige, at du bør have særlige grunde til at besøge området/landet. Vigtige forretningsrejser og presserende familiebegivenheder kan få rejsende til at vurdere, at et besøg er nødvendigt.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Malta

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The Ministry for Foreign affairs and Trade Promotion informs Maltese travellers that on Friday 2 August, a reported 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck off the south-west coast of Java, affecting multiple areas including Jakarta, while a tsunami warning has been issued.

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 English, Indonesian, Javanese, Dutch
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 of 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 to and from 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 2,7 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 7 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Indonesia.

Is it safe to travel Indonesia in 2019?

Visiting the country Indonesia is usually fine. The score is at 2,7 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Indonesia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 7 individual sources for Indonesia.

What is the size of Indonesia?

Indonesia has a size of 1,919,440 km² or 741,100 mi² which is slightly less than three times the size of Texas.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.