Indonesia visa requirements for Gaboneses

Travel and visa requirements

Indonesian Visa is not required for Gaboneses

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • For a duration of 30 days, visitors from Gabon can visit Indonesia without a visa.
  • Intending visitors are required to have a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the date of their arrival in Indonesia. The passport should also have two blank pages.
  • On entry and exit from Indonesia, tourists with the local currency exceeding IDR 100,000,000 require approval from the Central Bank or External Affairs, and foreign currencies exceeding IDR 100,000,000 must be declared on arrival.
  • Travellers from Gabon will be required to provide evidence of confirmed means of accommodation for their stay in Indonesia, which can be a hotel reservation.
  • Gabonese are also required to provide evidence that they have enough funds to cover their expenses while in Indonesia. A valid onward or return ticket back to Gabon is needed as well.
  • Tourists travelling with pets must have a rabies vaccination certificate issued by government veterinarian or licensed veterinary practitioner. The vaccination shall have been performed at least 30 days and not more than 1 year prior to travel.
  • Although yellow fever vaccination certificate is not required from Gabon citizens on arrival, they are however advised to be vaccinated against common illnesses before travelling.
  • Gabonese minors must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Indonesia from any of the international airports in Gabon. There are international airports in Libreville and Port-Gentil.
  • Air Namibia, Air Mauritius, Singapore Airlines and Air Botswana are some of the carriers that fly from Gabon to Indonesia.
  • The estimated flight duration from Gabon to Jakarta, Indonesia is 19 hours, 55 minutes.
  • The climate in Indonesia is tropical. There are two main seasons in Indonesia: the dry season, which spans from May to September, and the wet season which is between October and April (this is when the weather is most favourable for a visit).
  • There are over 250 languages spoken in Indonesia, but the official language remains Indonesian (locally known as Bahasa Indonesia).
  • The dominating religion in Indonesia is Islam, precisely the Sunni section. Christianity, Hindu, Buddhist, Confucianist, traditional religion and others, make up the minority in Indonesia’s religion demography.
  • Indonesian Rupiah is Indonesia’s official currency. Visitors can easily exchange their foreign currencies at banks, hotels and exchange outlets across the country.
  • Transportation in Indonesia can be made possible with motorbikes, pedicabs, taxis and buses. 
  • Indonesia uses the Western Indonesia Time (GMT +7), which puts Indonesia six hours ahead of Gabon.
  • Major tourist sites in Indonesia include Tanah Lot, Uluwatu Temple and Borobudur Temple.
  • The power and socket plug used in Indonesia are of Type C  and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
  • Sabal, satay, bakso, soto, nasi goreng, gado-gado and nasi uduk are some of the delicacies enjoyed in Indonesia.
  • Tourists travelling to Indonesia are advised to budget about $35 to spend per day on expenses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Jakarta safe for tourists?

Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Jakarta is generally safe for tourists to visit. Although petty theft does occur, it is not prevalent.

Can you drink the tap water in Indonesia?

When in Indonesia, it's best to stick to bottled water for drinking.  Tap water is safe for general use, like bathing and cooking, but it is not advisable to drink unless you boil it first.

What should I wear while in Indonesia?

If visiting mosques, men should cover their legs and women, both their legs and arms. Generally, casual wears like knee-length shorts, short-sleeve shirts, sandals, etc., are all fine during the day.

When is the best time to visit Indonesia?

The best time of the year to visit Indonesia is between May and September when the days are dry and sunny and tourists can explore the country with little or no difficulty.

What is the major language spoken in Indonesia?

The official and the most spoken language in Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia, which is also called Indonesian. There are however over 250 other languages spoken in Indonesia.