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Indonesia is an island nation made up of over 17,000 islands. The capital of Jakarta is located on one of the main islands, Java. However, you won’t want to limit your Indonesian travels to just one island: the sights abound throughout the different islands, including Bali, Sumatra, and Kalimantan (Borneo) among others. As an island nation rich with natural resources, Indonesia has long been a key location along trade routes. This has brought in influences from all over the world, especially when it comes to the spices and ingredients used in local dishes. It is a must for travelers to partake in the local offerings by trying sate (grilled meats) or the local soup called soto. If relaxation is more your speed, fear not. Many of the international hotels in Jakarta have luxury spas with prices that are very reasonable compared to those you would find in the United States.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Indonesia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Indonesia:
measles, mumps and rubella (MMR)
The yellow fever vaccine is not recommended for travelers to Indonesia. However, a yellow fever vaccination may be required for entry to Indonesia. If you are coming to Indonesia from a country where yellow fever is present you may be required to show proof of immunization. For example, if you are traveling from some parts of Africa or South America to Indonesia, proof of yellow fever immunization may be required.
For additional entry requirement information, please see the Indonesia visa page.
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