The equator runs through the charismatic island nation of Indonesia, which can be found in the tropical waters of Southeast Asia.
A great adventure awaits anyone who wants to visit Indonesia. The third most populous nation in the world has incredible cultural and geographical wealth just waiting to be explored.
Tourists will find pristine white sand beaches lined with palm trees backed by dramatic volcanic mountains, terraced mountain slopes and tropical rainforest. A kaleidoscope of wildlife awaits you underwater: giant sunfish, manta rays, porpoises, turtles and colorful corals.
Bali is a postcard paradise and tempts with breathtaking scenery, meek people in sarongs and legendary sunsets. The “living dinosaurs” of the island Komodo will impress the visitor just as much as the architectural splendor of the temple complexes of Borobudur with their 5 km long Buddhist reliefs. Those looking for adventure will find what they are looking for in the remote jungle of Kalimantan or on Sumatra, where there are countless species of animals and native tribes.
The following articles can be imported into Indonesia duty-free by people aged 18 and over:
200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 200 grams of tobacco;
1 liter of alcoholic beverages;
Perfume for personal use;
Gifts up to a value of US $ 250 per passenger or US $ 1,000 per family.
Cell phones, laptops, video cameras, radios, binoculars and sports equipment must be declared upon entry and exported again upon departure. Films, audio and video cassettes, CDs and computer software must be submitted to the censors for review. Possession of even small amounts of drugs is punishable by long prison sentences, and drug trafficking is punishable by the death penalty.
Indonesian rupiah. Currency abbreviations : Rp, IDR (ISO code). According to Countryaah, banknotes are available in denominations of 100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 2,000 and 1,000 Rp. Coins with a value of 1000, 500, 200, 100 and 50 Rp. 50rp coins are no longer used in practice.
FOREIGN EXCHANGE REGULATIONS
No import or export restrictions for foreign currencies. The import of foreign currencies in the form of cash and other means of payment must be declared if the amount is equivalent to Rp 100 million (approx. € 7,000); violations can result in high fines. Approval from the Indonesian Central Bank is required for the export of foreign currency worth over US $ 10,000.
Import and export of the local currency up to 5 million Rp. The national currency can be changed back when leaving the country if exchange receipts are available.