General Information

Climate

Indonesia is distinctly tropical. The weather in North Jakarta in November is usually hot and humid, with temperatures ranging between 24 – 31 degrees Celsius. There is comparatively little difference between the day time and nighttime temperatures.

Passport and Visa

All foreigners wishing to enter Indonesia must have a Passport valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival along with proof (tickets) of onward or return passage. Please contact the Indonesia Embassy/Consulate in your country before the Conference to check if you require any other immigration procedures to visit Indonesia.
Presidential Decree No. 21 of 2016 exempts Free Visit Visa to one hundred sixty-nine (169) countries and valid for thirty (30) days and cannot extend or convert into any other residence permit.

Letter of Invitation

Secretariat of 2020 TIMA International Conference will provide an Invitation Letter or another necessary document to obtain an Indonesian visa based on a request to email tima2020conf@tzuchi.or.id. However, this letter aims to assist participants in their travel to Indonesia and does not imply any commitment to the Organization Committee to provide financial support. Please get in touch as early as possible with the 2020 TIMA International Conference Secretariat if you need an invitation letter.

Customs

Maximum items allowed by customs when you visit Indonesia:

  • 1 liter of alcoholic beverages
  • 200 cigarettes OR 50 cigars OR 100 grams of tobacco
  • Perfume the customs probably will not mind you carrying loads of bottles.
  • During the airport departure process, we should take out cameras, video cameras, portable radios, cassette recorders, binoculars, and sports equipment. We must declare to Customs.

Prohibited Items:

  • Firearms
  • Narcotics drugs
  • Pornography materials
  • Chinese printing and medicines
  • Transceivers and cordless telephone
  • Censor Board must screen films, pre-recorded video tapes, laser discs, VCDs, DVDs
  • Import or export of foreign currencies and travelers’ checks are allowed. However, the import and export of Indonesia currency, exceeding 100 million Rupiah, is prohibited.

Further information on customs and taxes in Indonesia, log into www.beacukai.go.id

Currency

Only Rupiah (Indonesia currency) is acceptable at regular stores and restaurants. Most hotels, restaurants, and souvenirs shop accept certain foreign currencies and credit cards. The Indonesian Rupiah is available in note denomination of 100,000.-, 50,000.-, 20,000.-, 10,000., 5,000.-, 2,000.- and 1,000.-. Coins are available in the denomination of 1,000.-, 500.-, 200.- and 100.-. You can buy Rupiah at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money changers on the presentation of your passport. The exchange rate fluctuates regularly. Check your bank for the latest exchange rates.
Current conversion rate:
USD 1.00 = IDR 14,000 (tentative)
EUR 1.00 = IDR 16,500 (tentative)
NTD 1.00 = IDR 450 (tentative)

Electric Current

The electric current in use throughout Indonesia is 220 volt at 50 cycles. In hotels, you may found two sockets for 110 and 220 volts each; or you may ask a converter from the housekeeping. Power Plug 220 V.

IDD

Country code (Indonesia): 62
City Code (Jakarta): 021