Remember that it is possible to obtain a tourist visa for 60 days ($35) by visiting the Indonesian embassy in your country prior to departure.
GMT + 7 hours is the local time in Jakarta and on the entire island of Java.
Please note that Indonesia does not observe Daylight Savings Time.
$1 USD = 13,000 IDR*
Before traveling, check the current rate of exchange.
*As of 5/22/14. This amount fluctuates based on the current exchange rate.
Currency Conversion: Currency conversion is typically very easy in places like Bali and Java. However, it can be a bit more complicated and challenging in more out-of-the-way places like Sulawesi and almost impossible in Flores, Nusa Lembongan and the Gili islands. Make sure that your bills are in very good condition. Traveler’s checks are changed at a slightly lower rate, but they are widely accepted if they are provided by American Express. Exchange booths offer better rates than banks, but you risk being scammed if you use them. Our guides will show you the best alternative based on the locations you are visiting.
Credit Cards: American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards as well as Visa International prepaid debit cards are accepted by major hotels, restaurants and shops. But elsewhere keep in mind that credit and prepaid debit cards may not be accepted. Also remember that credit card fraud is unfortunately quite common in Indonesia. We advise you, if possible, to limit your ATM withdrawals. (ATMs are widely available on Java and Bali and in the tourist centers of Lombok).