Indonesia visa requirements for Cape Verdians

Travel and visa requirements

Indonesian Visa is not required for Cape Verdians

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Cape Verde citizens can visit Indonesia for 30 days without obtaining a visa.
  • Citizens of Cape Verde are required to pay an airport tax upon their departure from the airport.
  • Passports of visitors must be valid for 6 months beyond the date of arrival with a round-trip or onward ticket. 
  • Visitors must provide at least one blank page of their passports for entry stamps.
  • Due to the outbreak of rabies, the import of pets into Indonesia has been stopped until further notice.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds with most recent bank statement or letter from the bank providing confirmation of sufficient funds is required.
  • Currencies that are up to the equivalent of 100,000,000 Indonesian Rupiah (approx. $7,500 USD) are restricted on entry and exit.
  • Most travellers to Indonesia will need vaccinations for Hepatitis A and Typhoid Fever, as well as medications for travellers' diarrhoea.
  • Intending visitors can get to Indonesia from any international airport in Cape Verde. There are international airports in Sal and Santiago.
  • Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM and Air Canada are some of the airlines that fly from Cape Verde to Indonesia.
  • The estimated flight time from Praia, Cape Verde to Jakarta, Indonesia is 20 hours, 15 minutes.
  • Indonesia uses the Western Indonesia Time zone (GMT+7) making Indonesia 8 hours ahead of Cape Verde.
  • Chinese medicines and printed material, narcotics, firearms and ammunition, pornographic material, fresh fruit, cordless phone sets are not permitted into Indonesia except with a license.
  • Indonesia lies along the equator, and its climate tends to be relatively even year-round as it has two seasons (a wet season and a dry season) with no extremes of summer or winter.
  • For most of Indonesia, the dry season falls between April and October with the wet season between November and March.
  • The road transport system is predominant in Indonesia, rickshaws such as bajaj and becak, and share taxis such as Angkot and Metromini are commonly used within the country.
  • Nature and culture are prime attractions of Indonesian tourism.
  • The country boasts of a unique combination of a tropical climate, a vast archipelago, and a long stretch of beaches with a rich cultural heritage reflecting its dynamic history and ethnic diversity.
  • Indonesia has eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Borobudur Temple Compounds and the Komodo National Park.
  • The country's official language is Indonesian.
  • The country is rich in local and foreign influences, including from Javanese, Sundanese, Minangkabau, Hindi, Sanskrit, Chinese, Arabic, Dutch, Portuguese and English.
  • While the Indonesian constitution stipulates religious freedom, the government officially recognises only six religions- Islam, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism.
  • Rice is the leading staple food in Indonesia and is served with side dishes of meat and vegetables. Spices (notably chilli), coconut milk, fish and chicken are fundamental ingredients.

Frequently Asked Questions

What currency is used in Indonesia?

The Indonesian Rupiah is the currency of Indonesia. The currency code for Rupiahs is IDR, and the symbol is Rp.

How can I extend my stay in Indonesia?

Once you enter Indonesia with your visit permit, you will be able to stay for 30 days. If you choose to extend your stay, you can pay for the 30-day Visa on Arrival at the airport, which can be extended for an extra 30 days but only once but you need to leave the country after 60 days.

Is it safe to visit Indonesia?

Indonesia is fairly safe when compared with many other places in the world. However, there are some hassles from the avaricious that are not very common. Petty theft also occurs but it is not prevalent.

How populous is Indonesia?

Indonesia has a population estimated at 270.63 million in 2019, up from the 2015 estimate of 257 million. About 56.7% of Indonesia's population lives on Java, the most populous island.