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Why do I need to report to the police when I visit Indonesia?

Some countries require that foreigners register their stay with the local police. Normally, if you're staying in a hotel then this is taken care of for you. If you are staying at a private residence ...
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Can a mixed-Muslim unmarried couple share hotel rooms in Indonesia?

I also posted an answer in the linked thread, though your case is slightly different. For reference, I lived in Java and now in Bali. It's not impossible that there are some hotels that will give you ...
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Travelling as an unmarried Western couple in Indonesia

I stayed a long time in rural Aceh, so here are my tips: First of all, do not think of Indonesians as very religious. They are usually traditionalist (some may say conformist). This is different. ...
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Why do I need to report to the police when I visit Indonesia?

In Indonésia, when you stay more than 24 or 48 hours at someone's place, you have to register to some authority (not exactly the police, but I forgot the official name). This is not only foreigners. ...
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Is there a limit on the number of a single item I can take with me on a plane?

The airline won't care and won't know, as long as you pack it all in a bag that meets its luggage requirements (weight/dimensions). That's also why they won't even publish guidelines and let you make ...
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Are JKT and CGK the same Indonesian Airport?

JKT was the first Jakarta's airport, closed in 1985 and replaced by Halim Perdanakusuma (HLP) and Cengkareng/Sukarno-Hatta (CGK). JKT is simply a short for Jakarta as a destination; some booking site ...
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Why are Damri bus stations elevated?

The platform and high-entry door provide what is called 'Platform Level Boarding'. Platform level boarding refers to a transport system (normally relevant to buses) where the doors are at the same ...
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Can a mixed-Muslim unmarried couple share hotel rooms in Indonesia?

You are an unmarried couple of mixed religion. But do you have to disclose either? The easiest solution, if neither of you has any objection to doing so, is faking both a marriage and a shared ...
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Can a mixed-Muslim unmarried couple share hotel rooms in Indonesia?

Law says extra-marital sex is forbidden for Indonesian. Foreigner do whatever they please. And the mixed religion couple is no problem either. There are many mixed religion couple in Indonesia. They ...
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Why are Damri bus stations elevated?

It looks like this is for Bali's BRT system (and Lombok has one too under trial), which is modelled on Jakarta's TransJakarta (Tije), a pioneering busway service that aims to provide metro-like ...
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Am I considered fully vaccinated for travel purposes if I have 6 weeks between the 1 and 2 doses?

The official recommendation from Pfizer is that the 2nd dose should be received between 3 and 6 weeks from the date of the 1st dose. This recommendation is mirrored by the US CDC, as well as the World ...
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How to avoid getting hassled in Indonesia?

Selling something I live in Indonesia so I get it a lot. When they come at me I banter with them. I tell them (the taxi drivers) to find the taxi "over there". I tell them "besok" (tomorrow). Until ...
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Public transport or bus routes in Bali (Indonesia) beaches

I recently visited Bali 2 months ago and I was also looking for the same information. Unfortunately there are only few bus routes available and for visiting famous places like beaches and temples , ...
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Can a mixed-Muslim unmarried couple share hotel rooms in Indonesia?

Haha. I traveled around Indonesia with a woman who was in fact my wife, but she carried a different country's passport and we certainly didn't bring a marriage license with us. Nobody challenged us ...
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Travelling as an unmarried Western couple in Indonesia

I live in east Java and have been to Sumatra before, though I traveled alone so I have no direct experience traveling as an unmarried couple. However I have heard of foreigners being asked if they ...
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Are U.S. citizens barred from traveling to Indonesia?

Covid is not "over". Over the past 7 days there have been over half a million new cases of COVID-19 in the USA, and over 10,000 deaths. In Indonesia it's over 10,000 (reported) new cases, ...
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How can I learn what border crossing a bus between Malaysia and Indonesia will use?

I'm still not sure I have a general answer to the question, but I took the bus today and can confirm that the bus did indeed use the crossing at Tebedu/Entikong. My e-VOA was accepted, and the ...
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Indonesia visa misprint by consulate

Entering Indonesia will not be a problem, they will be able to validate that the visa is real. You may, however, have problems with the airline flying you to Bali, since this is a pretty unusual ...
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Which other travel destinations have the same or similar vibe to Bali?

There's nothing quite like Bali, but some ideas: Gili Trawangan, off Lombok; only a few hours by boat from Bali Ko Samui, Thailand: nightlife in Chaweng, hip boutique hotels in Bophut and Choeng Mon, ...
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Travelling as an unmarried Western couple in Indonesia

I have travelled a lot in various parts of the world, and from experience I can add to the other points - wear wedding rings. Most people will assume you are married anyway if you are sharing a room. ...
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Why do I need to report to the police when I visit Indonesia?

Why should I report to the police? They just want to record the data, so if something bad happen (earthquake, volcanic eruption, etc) they will know who is missing. This is also applied if police or ...
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Kawah Ijen (Indonesia) volcano at night

You typically want to enter (yes, there is a kind of park entrance) Kawa Ijen as early as possible in order to avoid the dozens of people arriving by organized tours. I entered at 1am & it felt ...
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Covid Test Requirement for Dubai Transit From Ireland to Indonesia

Since your final destination is not Dubai, you do not need a PCR test for transiting. Emirates: Transiting passengers are not required to present a COVID 19‑PCR test certificate unless it is ...
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Are JKT and CGK the same Indonesian Airport?

IATA is the governing body for the short codes for airports. Jakarta International Airport (Soekarno-Hatta) is the main airport serving the greater Jakarta area on the island of Java, Indonesia. Its ...
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Am I considered fully vaccinated for travel purposes if I have 6 weeks between the 1 and 2 doses?

You need not worry about a slight delay after (what in many countries is considered) the minimal/maximum period of 3/6 weeks for the Comirnaty/BioNTech/Pfizer vaccinations. The goal of the minimal ...
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How to buy train tickets in Indonesia?

I'm Indonesian and I transport by train weekly. Now you can book your ticket easily via mobile application named KAI access (it's the official!), from there you can choose all the schedule-train-and ...
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Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Sumatra (Indonesia) by roro ferry

I found this website may be this could help transport a car from Malaysia to Indonesia. http://www.gbgindonesia.com/en/services/directory/2014/asdp/introduction.php The name of this ferry company ...
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Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) to Sumatra (Indonesia) by roro ferry

Yes and no. As someone who did a similar research, and have been to Dumai, Belawan, and Medan in Indonesia (Medan is the city, other two are ports), plus the Port Klang in Malaysia, I'm still not ...
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How to handle payments while travelling to Indonesia?

You likely can use your Visa debit card in foreign countries, but you should call your bank (or use their website) to notify them that you will be using it in other countries. Otherwise they may ...
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Will it be safe to travel to Bali in November 2018?

I was in Bali last week, I stayed for two weeks and in this two weeks I experienced two earthquakes. One of them was in the nearby island of Lombok, but it was too strong and it was felt in Bali, the ...
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