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Indonesia is the largest island country in the world, spanning over 17,000 islands.
It is the world’s fourth most populous country and is one of the largest countries in land-size as well. Although Indonesia is densely populated, it also has a large amount of wilderness and an abundance of wildlife.
Indonesia is home to hundreds of different ethnic groups with the Javanese being the largest. Although the cultures are diverse, ethnic groups unify over a common language (Indonesian) and a majority Muslim religion.
This diversity allows for hundreds of different cultures, foods and wildlife to be explored. It is a popular tourist site for its beaches, nightlife, food and wildlife.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Indonesia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Indonesia: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, and influenza.
Health officials have reported several cases of measles in travelers coming from Bali. You should get the measles vaccine and be extra-vigilant of washing your hands.
Japanese encephalitis, dengue and chikungunya are all present in Singapore. Mosquito repellents, netting and avoiding the outdoors at certain times of day provide some protection. The Japanese encephalitis vaccine is the best protection against that mosquito-borne disease.
Although healthcare conditions are low, medical care is readily available in all major cities, including limited psychiatric services.
Medicare does not cover costs overseas. Make sure that you have international coverage on your health care plan. Most hospitals expect payment upfront before a procedure is done.
Visit our vaccinations page to learn more. Travel safely with Passport Health and schedule your appointment today by calling or book online now.
Cholera is present in various regions of Indonesia, including Papau. There have been fatalities due to lack of access to safe drinking water.
Travelers to Indonesia have a risk of contracting cholera. The best prevention is through vaccination. Passport Health clinics across the United States carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the U.S.
A passport that will remain valid for at least six months is required to enter Indonesia. If you are staying in Indonesia for less than thirty days, you do not need a visa, just a valid passport.
If you are not a tourist, you need to purchase a visa before arriving in Indonesia.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Indonesia has a tropical climate with high temperatures and high humidity (between 70-90%).
The average temperature ranges between the mountain region and the coast, varying from 74 degrees Fahrenheit to 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
Precipitation is heavy in Indonesia, with the Western and Northern regions experiencing the most rainfall. The wet region of Indonesia receive 80 inches of rain a year.
Typhoon season in Indonesia is between September and December.
Terrorist activity has been present in Indonesia since 2002. Extremists have attacked in the nightclub district of Bali and in Central Jakarta. On May 24, 2017, there was another explosion in Jakarta near a bus station.
ISIL has claimed responsibility for this attack and others in Indonesia.
Currently, travel by U.S government officials to the provinces of Central Sulawesi and Papua is restricted.
Avoid traveling by yourself late at night as petty crime is common in urban areas.
Credit card fraud is common in Indonesia. Use ATMs in secure locations only and keep track of your account.
If you are at a nightclub, be aware of your surroundings as drink poisonings have been on the rise.
Report crimes to the local police at 112 and contact the U.S. Embassy at +(62)(21) 3435-9000 ext. 0
Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting crime.
Komodo National Park was names a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991. It holds three large islands and 26 smaller ones and is rich in natural and marine biological diversity.
This park provides refuge for a large number of animals and plants including the komodo dragon, the Timor deer, dolphins and turtles.
Due to its rich marine life, diving is a common activity in Komodo National Park, with over 40 different unique diving sites available.
Villages span throughout the park, many with few resources and access to clean water.
The cities of Labaun Bajo and Bima act as gateway cities to the park.
Here are some essential items to consider for your trip to Indonesia:
All Americans visiting Indonesia should register online with the U.S. Department of State before departure. This will inform the office of your travel plans within the country and will allow them to reach out in the case of an emergency or evacuation.
Once in Indonesia, the information for the U.S. Embassy is:
U.S. Embassy Jakarta
Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 3 – 5
Jakarta 10110, Indonesia
Telephone: +(62)(21) 3435-9000
Emergency After-Hours Telephone: +(62)(21) 3435-9000 ext. 0 (operator)
Fax: +(62)(21) 385-7189
Visit the Embassy to Indonesia website before departure to confirm correct contact details for the office.
If you have any questions about traveling to Indonesia or are wondering what shots you may need for your trip, schedule an appointment with your local Passport Health travel medicine clinic. Call us at or book online now! and protect yourself today.
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