FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Indonesia FAQs

Indonesia FAQs

Indonesia FAQs

Yes, a visa is required for Indonesia. Please ensure that you have the correct type of visa before arriving in Indonesia. The correct type of visa to participate in our programs is the B-211 visa. If your passport is due to expire within 6 months, we advise you to renew it. If it is not renewed, Indonesia will not allow tourists to enter the country and your airline may not allow you to fly.

If you wish to stay longer than 30 days, you can apply for a 60-day tourist visa at the nearest Indonesian consulate. You will probably need to show proof of a ticket to leave the country.

It is recommended that you consult your GP, personal physician or travel health clinic 4-8 weeks prior to your departure for Indonesia. Recommended vaccines often include hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus and polio. You may want to bring a prescription for Keflex, or another type of oral antibiotic that can help stomach upset. Even if you will eat in good restaurants, there is always a chance that you could catch Bali belly disease, a mild form of dysentery that clears up in a few days.

If you are visiting between November and April, a rain poncho or umbrella will come in handy. As it is summer in Bali, the rains tend to be hot and humid, but a light jacket can be useful for the evenings. May to October is the dry season and winter. Comfortable sandals are a must, and should be easy to remove as most Balinese do not wear shoes indoors. Don’t forget your bathing suit! Whenever you enter a temple for a ceremony or tourist attraction, you should wear a long-sleeved shirt, pants, or preferably a sarong that covers the knees. Women and men have distinct requirements. Please note that if you engage in a teaching project or any other project involving strong involvement of children or the local community, you should wear clothing that covers your shoulders and knees.

There is local internet access in the center of the house. Participants must bring their laptop. Internet is free and good enough for email, facebook, blog etc. There are many restaurants and cafes nearby, within a 2 minute walk, with free Wi-Fi access.

The national currency is the Indonesian rupiah, also called rupiah, RPS. If we compare it to the euro, 1€ corresponds to approximately 15,000 Rps. Exchange offices are present on site, where you can change your euros. Remember to compare the exchange rates between the different offices!

The national currency is the Indonesian rupiah, also called rupiah, RPS. If we compare it to the euro, 1€ corresponds to approximately 15,000 Rps. Exchange offices are present on site, where you can change your euros. Remember to compare the exchange rates between the different offices!

Although prices fluctuate depending on the political and economic situation, life is generally cheaper when compared to Western countries. But beware of sudden price increases during peak seasons! On average, a good meal will cost you less than €5, and getting around a city will cost you less than €1.