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Indonesia Approves Visa On Arrival

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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

JAKARTA, June 14 (Xinhuanet) -- The Indonesian government here Tuesday gave approval of visa-on-arrival facility to 13 countries in a bid to boost foreign tourist arrival into the country.

"Thirteen countries, including China and India, have been agreed for getting visa-on-arrival facility," Indonesian Minister of Tourism and Culture Jero Wacik said.

The minister said the countries include China, Saudi Arabia, India, Kuwait, Belgium, Spain, Russia, Egypt, Austria, Ireland, Qatar, Greece and Luxembourg.

The government is considering to give the facility to Dutch and Sweden, he added.

The length of stay of visa-on-arrival have also been extended from three days to six days, while the uttermost permission of length of 30 days still remained.

The minister reaffirmed on the government expectation to attract more tourists from China.

"By using this visa-on-arrival facility, we hope more foreign tourists from China to come," he said.

With regard to the heightened travel advice from western countries to Indonesia, he said that such warning had not significantly affected the country's tourism industry.

The Indonesian government has targeted 6 million foreign tourists this year.

2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

By golly, still no Netherlands!!! GRRRRR

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

"..The government is considering to give the facility to Dutch and Sweden ..."

At least the Netherlands is under consideration, Sam

4. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Quoting Wocca

"..The government is considering to give the facility to Dutch and Sweden ..."

At least the Netherlands is under consideration, Sam

Yeah it surprises me that they take it in consideration

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

How do you mean , wouterr?

6. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

How do you mean , wouterr?

Dutch citizens don't get a visa on arrival because of their past in Indonesia, I think. Why else no visa on arrival for Dutch. In particular Dutch people are interested in Indonesia.

7. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Thanks wouterr

It's better you explain the Dutch situation rather than me. I got married to an Indonesian girl in Jakarta, and have travelled extensively throughout south east Asia.

My ancestry is British, albeit almost 170 years ago. I am quite familiar with colonization & imperialism.

Cheers
Wocca