Indonesia - Jakarta

Regional Travel Advice
- Indonesia’s location within the Pacific “Ring of Fire” means that it is susceptible to a variety of natural activity including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis. The nation is home to a number of active volcanoes, some of which are on a high state of alert, with exclusion zones imposed around them. It is important that visitors (particularly those that intend to travel widely) be aware of this threat and be vigilant in monitoring the media for up-to-date information.- Travellers are advised to exercise a high degree of caution when visiting Indonesia.  Visitors are urged to consult their national travel advisory for any travel warnings before departure.- Be aware that Indonesia is a majority Muslim country. While it is a secular nation, visitors should still take care to be respectful of the local customs and traditions.- Pay attention to your dates of travel. Visitors who find themselves in Indonesia during Ramadan may find a number of commercial enterprises shut or operating on limited hours. Visitors to Bali should avoid travelling during the Balinese New Year (which usually falls in March), when the island effectively shuts down – including the airport. Residents stay indoors and observe silence, with little movement or entertainment occurring anywhere. Tourists are not exempt from the “celebrations” either and are expected to follow the local tradition.- Departure: please be aware that passengers must pay a departure tax before leaving Indonesia. The price varies according to which airport travellers leave from – those departing from Soekarno-Hatta can expect to pay IDR 150,000.