SELAMAT DATANG DI FLORES - INDONESIA!

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BREAKING NEWS 3 August 2022


Tourism Labuan Bajo back to normal
Strike/lockdown canceled


The strike of the tourism branche in Labuan Bajo which started on 1 August and was announced for the whole month of August has been canceled and tourism is back to normal again.
The joint
associations of tourism have agreed with the plans of the implementation of the new entrancefee of 3.75 million for the islands Komodo and Padar.
Tourists who have booked before 1 August including Komodo and Padar will pay the old tariff of Rp 150.000/Rp 225.000 weekdays/Sundays and Holidays until January 2023.
Tourists who book after 1 August and want to visit the islands Komodo and Padar will pay the new tariff.
Source
Labuan Bajo Info on Instagram
article Instagram agreement
Rinca island is still closed.

See also earlier news about the strike

Strike Labuan Bajo Komodo National Park
Strike Labuan Bajo August
and one of the first articles in Bahasa Indonesia


Quick to


Visa On Arrival 
16 airports and 75 nationalities

Plus 23 seaports and 7 landborders
Immigration Indonesia on Instagram

Nationalities*

Argentina

Australia

Austria
Bahrein

Belarus

Belgium

Bosnia

Brasil

Brunei Darussalam

Bulgaria

Cambodia

Canada

China
Colombia

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hong Kong

Hungary

India

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Jordan

Kuwait

Laos

Latvia

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malaysia
Maldives

Malta

Mexico
Monaco

Morocco

Myanmar

New Zealand

Norway

Oman

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Swiss

Taiwan

Thailand

The Netherlands

Timor l‘ Este

Tunisia

Turkiye

Ukraina

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States of America

Vietnam

 


Visa On Arrival VOA proces and extension


Rate Rp 500.000 (US$ 35.00), v
alid for 30 days and extendable for another 30 days at one of the immigration offices in Indonesia.
When extending your visa be aware there is a huge difference in processing time between the offices.
Tip: Pick an Immigration Office outside the touristplaces.
You need to fill in a form, pay the extension at the postoffice or bank, then back to immigration for photo, fingerprints and digital signature and collect your passport with the extension. You need an onward or return tickets when extending the VOA.All is communicated by email.
However the proces can last a couple of hours up and until a couple of weeks.
Immigration Maumere seems to be one of the quickest in Indonesia. On Bali it can last up to 14 days!). On June 6th it took me 1 hour and 45 minutes in Maumere to get my visa extended.

Airports

Balikpapan
Banda Aceh
Banjarmasin
Batam

Jakarta
Denpasar
Lombok
Makassar
Manado
Medan
Padang
Palembang
Surabaya
Tanjung Pinang
Yogyakarta Adisucipto
Yogyakarta International


* Note: although all of the above airports are considered to be open maybe not all of them are handling international flights right away.
Please check before traveling!

Requirements entering Indonesia as a tourist

 

Vaccination
- adults >18 years fully vaccinated* (completed 14 days before arrival)

- children 0-18 years don't need to show a vaccination card

 

* Booster not mandatory. Johnson&Johnson, Sputnik V 1 dose counts as fully 
   vaccinated. Recovery from Covid-19 is not accepted instead of vaccination 
   or negative test.

 

 

Peduli Lindungi & e-HAC
You are mandatory to download the Peduli Lindungi on your handphone (even if it's not filled with data).
Register your vaccinations before departure (if possible)
https://vaksinln.dto.kemkes.go.id/sign/in
S
ee guideline below.

Using the Peduli Lindungi causes a big headache for many travelers.
Since the third week of April the Taskforce Covid-19 has decided to give all incoming passengers the status "green" for 30 days
Always carry your vaccinations in hard copy.
I was in Indonesia from May 17th untill July 10th: my vaccination card and/or test were never asked.

 

 

Passport
Valid 6 months upon arrival

 

 

Visa exemption for 30 days
Nationals of ASEAN can get a visafree stamp upon arrival free of charge.
Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam

 

 

VOA (Visa On Arrival)

75 nationalities see above

Rate Rp 500.000 (US$ 35,00)
Valid for 30 days
And extendable for another 30 days at Immigration

*see above in section "Visa On Arrival on 16 airports" (plus an amount of seaports and landborders).
Tip: you need an onward or return tickets when extending the VOA.

 

 

Visa B211A tourist
For all nationals who aren't on the visa exemption or VOA list.
requirements

-photo in colour 4x6 cm

-copy of passport (at least 6 months valid when entering Indonesia)

-proof of vaccination
-negative PCR-test max 48 hours before departure if the flight in the country of origin
-health/travel insurance which covers Covid-19 recommended
-bank statement with at least US$ 2000
-return ticket or onward ticket to another country

However this visa need to be arranged via an agent (usually Bali or Jakarta). If you need a trusted agent please contact me.
Ca be extended two times with 60 days but via immigration at Bali or Java (depending on the adress of the agent).

 

 

Entrypoints by air

see above

 

Insurance
Which covers Covid-19 in case you test positive and need isolation or medical care is recommended but not mandatory anymore.

 

Useful links:

Bali Covid-19 Update (Facebook page with information about Covid-19)
Law and Regulations in Indonesia  
(another useful Facebook page)

https://www.imigrasi.go.id/en/  website immigration Indonesia
https://www.welcomebacktobali.com/  for news about traveling to Bali
 

Below the "how to..." for international travelers to Bali
Source:
https://www.welcomebacktobali.com/
For a complete list of requirements check

https://www.welcomebacktobali.com/blog/latest-updates/about-the-information-on-this-site 


Download
REGISTER VACCINATIONS
Guide for register vaccinations.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB

No quarantine anymore from 23 March 2022

 

Starting 23 March quarantine has been lifted for all travelers from abroad when fully vaccinated. In brief:

 

  • Negative PCR test max 48 hours before departure
  • Travelers wit B211 visa or VOA (still Bali only; see below) must be fully vaccinated
  •  PCR test on arrival at the airport
  • Transportation to booked accomodation (1 night)
  • Wait for the result in accomodation
  • When the result is negative you are free to go anywhere

For entrypoints see below.

Taskforce Covid-19 Indonesia (bahasa Indonesia only) 



 

A WARM WELCOME TO FLORES - INDONESIA!                                                                                                      

                                                                                                             Welcome to our paradise


 

FLORES is an island in the tropics south of the equator, belonging to the lesser Sunda Islands (Nusa Tenggara Timur) of Indonesia. The original name of Flores is Tandjoeng Bunga, Malay for flowercape. When the Portuguese came to the island they renamed it into Cabo de Flores and the Dutch shortened it into Flores which means flowers.

 

FLORES is mostly green, partly dry, mountainous and heavenly beautiful. Flores has everything when dreaming of a tropical island.

 

FLORES has some gorgeous touristic attractions like the prehistorically komodo dragons, the “Spielberg like” Kelimutu lakes, majestic volcanos like Inerie and Ebulobo and traditions we have almost forgotten in this hasty world. And much more.

Come and see the empty beaches, enjoy wonderful diving, adventurous trekkings, deserted islands, pristine forests, all colour lakes, hidden waterfalls, impressive ceremonies, traditional villages, awesome music, interesting ikat (woven cloth) and above all the welcoming people of Flores. Superb is the only word which fits them all.

You will be surprised by this warm and cool island.


EXTRA INFO

 

This website is for information and anything you need for your holiday on Flores.

As I am not an agent I do not sell packages.

However, I will be happy to help you to compose a trip on Flores which suits you and I can find you a car with driver for a fair price. I am "working" together with drivers and guides who I know personally. No fee, no commission, everything without any profit. My mission is to help travelers and get the tourism on Flores on a higher level. Tourists happy with fair prices and good information, locals happy to get an income from tourism which is badly needed as Flores is one of the poorest islands of Indonesia.

If you are satisfied with the information and/or the result please tell me, preferably  via the comment page. If you are not, please let me know as well.

People of Flores are awaiting you and will be proud to show you their island.

 

contact

floressurgakita@gmail.com (your mail wil be answered within 24 hours)

My website is as complete and updated as possible including all place of interest, practical information and everything you need for your holiday on Flores. All people are different and to give good information and advice please be as specific as possible with your questions and give me your relevant information as much as possible. Such as:

 

  • With how many people you are traveling, adults/children (in case you need a car so I can find the right one)
  • Dates of travel (if already known)
  • How much time you can/want to spend on Flores or maybe some other islands
  • Your interests
  • Your demands
  • Your limitations   

 

tel +62 81284773377 (Indonesian number) for short WhatsApp messages or calls via WhatsApp for questions.
Please take notion of difference in time with your country as I am most of the time in the Netherlands.


 A WELL MEANT ADVISE

 

Please pay attention to the sections about renting a boat/book for a seat-in tour, especially for Komodo NP and hiring a car with driver.


           bienvenue à Flores

                                                                      bem vindo a Flores

               Wilkommen auf Flores

                                      Sveiki atvykę į Floresą

      bun venit la Flores

                                                     добро пожаловать в Флорес

Vítejte na Floresu

                                                플로레스에 오신 것을 환영합니다

                             välkommen till Flores

     benvenuto a Flores

                                      フローレスへようこそ

wëllkomm zu Flores

                                                welkom op Flores

                       Tere tulemast Floresesse

ברוכים הבאים לפלורס              

                                                       Velkommen til Flores

  tervetuloa Floresiin

                                        欢迎来到弗洛雷斯

 

bienvenido a Flores

                                                                       witamy w Flores

 

مرحبا بك في فلوريس       

 

                                  laipni lūdzam Floresā

ласкаво просимо в Флорес


This website is made with love and passion.

Colours are well chosen: green (forest & ricefields), blue (sea and rivers) and brown (mountains & traditional houses), the colours of Flores.

You will find here travel information about the island of Flores, which will be updated frequently.

Questions, suggestions and comments are always welcome.