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5 Things to Know When Travelling to Indonesia

Beach in Bali

In the last few years, the tourism level in Indonesia has grown tremendously. Gone are the days when people would overlook Indonesia as a tourist destination. With the inception of social media and digital platforms, the natural beauty of this isn’t hidden from the world anymore.  You will be surprised to know, the tourism industry in Bali has grown by 23 percent from 2017. The country welcomes over 3 million tourists every six months. Furthermore, with over 17000 islands, Indonesia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. However, before you set off on your journey, it is essential to know a few things about the country:

  1. Entry Requirements/Visas

The most intriguing thing about Indonesia is, the country recently loosened visa requirements for 169 countries around the world. Most nationalities are allowed to stay in Indonesia for as long as 30 days. Most need to have a valid visa to stay in the country. Moreover, if you want to travel to another country like Japan, you can easily apply for a Japan VISA electronically.

  1. Bali Is Not Its Own Country

One of the most common myths is that Bali is a country. However, the truth be told, Bali is just one of the many islands in Indonesia. Because Bali is such a famous tourist spot, people think it is a country. However, since you’re traveling to Indonesia, you must know that Bali is a beautiful Island. This way, you’ll be able to take precautions when you’re traveling to the country.

  1. There Are A lot of Cultural Aspects To Respect

Every foreign country has its own culture that needs to be respected. As a traveler, you should make some effort to learn about the culture of a new place before you intend to visit. Not to forget, Indonesia is a staunchly Muslim country with other religions as well. So once you go there, you will come across plenty of mosques, temples, and churches. Make sure you dress appropriately throughout your stay in the state.

  1. Don’t Forget To Get Vaccinated Before Travelling

The most crucial thing to look forward to is vaccination. You need to get injected for diseases like hepatitis A, typhoid, cholera and rabies. Before you visit, make sure to conduct in-depth research to know about the common medical conditions in the country. Visit the nearest clinic to get all the vaccinations. Most countries have a strict policy in terms of vaccination. That is why people who don’t get this work done are often denied entry.

  1. You, Will, Come Across Multiple Languages

The beauty of Indonesia is, it welcomes intercultural diversity and has a cosmopolitan environment. Indonesia stands concrete with the distinction of being the most populous country in the world. So it’s no surprise there are multiple languages spoken in the country, such as English, Balinese, Sundanese and Javanese. However, Bahasa is the official language of the country. You need to master a few phrases such as “Hello,” “Thank You,” and “I need a doctor.”

 

 

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