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I have two options to get to Makassar from Padang:

  • Padang–Yakarta–Makassar
  • Padang–Kuala Lumpur–Makassar

The second one is much cheaper than the first one, but I don't know if I'll have problems when trying to re-enter to Indonesia with my VISA. The two legs of the flight are with Air Asia, but they are different tickets (in fact I'll leave the airport because there's a long layover).

The question is: when I arrive to Makassar, will I have to buy another VISA, or will the one I have still be valid? (Please, assume I have a VISA on arrival; I'm not going to the embassy to get one.)

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No you can't, the Indonesian VOA is a single entry visa valid for one entry for 30 days. I go to Jakarta at least once a month and my passport is full with these, unfortunately even if I come back in less than 30 days I will have to issue a new one for each entry. So, consider an extra $25 VOA fees for the second itinerary.

Official reference: Directorate General Of Immigration (§3):

3.Visit Visa for 1 (one) time travel given to Foreigners intending to conduct:

  • Tour;
  • ....
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I can confirm that $25 is the current price – Ivan May 30 '14 at 7:08
@Ivan yes, still $25, few years ago there was a $10 VOA valid for 10 days.. not any more.. – Heidel Ber Gensis May 30 '14 at 8:54

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