Getting There


You can enter Indonesia by air, sea or land. Entry is easy as long as you have a valid document and you are eligible for a Visa on Arrival (VOA).

By air: Indonesia is well connected to the rest of the world by the countrys national carrier, Garuda Indonesia, and numerous international airlines as well as airlines from its ASEAN neighbours, such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

Most big cities as well as resort cities, such as Bali, are served by regional low-cost carriers, which include Malaysias AirAsia and Singapores Jetstar Asia. The main gateways for entry are Jakartas Soekarno-Hatta international Airport and Balis Ngurah Rai international Airport.

By land: There are three land crossings into Indonesia. You have to obtain a visa for entry to Indonesia before you get to the border.

Regular buses between Pontianak (Kalimantan) and Kuching (Sarawak, eastern Malaysia) pass through the border post at Entikong. The journey is about 10 hours. If you travel from Pontianak you reach the border in the wee hours of the morning and have to wait it opens at 9am. You need to get off the bus and clear immigration on either side.

The border crossing between West and East Timor at Motoain was opened at the time of writing. A visa is required when travelling from East to West Timor.

The road from Jayapura or Sentani in Indonesia to Vanimo in Papua New Guinea can be crossed, depending on the current political situation. A visa is required if you intend to travel to Indonesia.


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