Indonesia is distinctly tropical. The weather in Bali in September is usually hot and humid with temperatures ranging between 28 - 32 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity is about 88%. There is comparatively little difference between the day time and night time temperatures. All conference sessions will be held in air – conditioned venues.
2. 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 in order to check if you require any other immigration procedures to visit Indonesia. Free Tourist Visa Free visa has been given for tourists who are nationals of a total 169 countries who wish to travel to Indonesia. Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days and it is non-extendable or cannot be transferred into any other type of stay permit. Countries granted Visa Free Facilities according to Presidential Decree No. 21 of 2016 can be seen here.
3. LETTER OF INVITATION
Invitation letter or other necessary document to obtain Indonesian visa will be provided by the Secretariat of IAPH Bali 2017 based on request. However this letter aims to assist participants for their travel to Indonesia and does not imply any commitment for the Organization Committee to provide financial support. Please get in touch as early as possible with the IAPH Bali 2017 Secretariat if you need an invitation letter.
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.
• Cameras, video cameras, portable radios, cassette recorders, binoculars and sport equipment are should be taken out during airport departure process. They must be declared to Customs.
You are prohibited to carry:
• Narcotics drugs
• Pornography materials
• Chinese printing and medicines
• Transceivers and cordless telephone
• Films, pre-recorded video tapes, laser discs, VCDs, DVDs must be screened by Censor Board.
• 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
5. AIRPORT TAX
An airport tax of Rp 150,000 is levied by airports on departing passengers on international flights and Rp. 40,000 for those on domestic routes. Most airlines today incorporate airport tax into their total tickets cost on purchase. Do make sure that this is already included.
Only Rupiah (Indonesia currency) or is acceptable at regular stores and restaurants. Most hotels, restaurants, and souvenirs shop accept certain foreign currencies and credit card. The Indonesian Rupiah is available in note denomination of 100,000.-, 50,000.-, 20,000.-, 10,000., 5,000.-,, 2,000,- and 1000.-. Coins are available in denomination of 1,000.-, 500.-, 200.-, and 100.-. You can buy Rupiah at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money changers on presentation of your passport. The exchange rate fluctuates regularly. Check your bank for the latest exchange rates. Current conversion rate :
USD 1.00 = IDR 13,000
EUR 1.00 = IDR 16,500
7. 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 volt each; or a converter may be obtained through the housekeeping. Power Plug 220 V.
Country code (Indonesia): 62
City Code (Bali): 361
Police : 110 or +62 – 361 – 110
Fire Department : 113 or +62 – 361 – 113
Ambulance : 118 or +62 – 361 – 118
Search and Rescue : 111, 115 & 151
+62 – 361 – 751 111
Sanglah Public Hospital: +62 – 361- 227 – 911
OPERATOR ASSISTED CALLS
Within Indonesia : 100
International : 101
DIRECTORY TELEPHONE NUMBER INFORMATION
Bali : 108 or +62 – 361 – 108
Indonesia : 106 or +62 – 361 – 106
Taxis are available at the airport arrival area. Fare around Rp. 250,000 or approximately USD 19. Make sure you take a cab from the official stand and not from someone offering taxi inside the terminal.