Indonesia visa requirements for Malagasys

Travel and visa requirements

Indonesian Visa is not required for Malagasys

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Visitors from Madagascar can visit Indonesia for a period of 30 days 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.
  • When entering and exiting 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.
  • Nationals of Madagascar are required to provide evidence of confirmed means of accommodation for their stay in Indonesia, which can be a hotel reservation.
  • Travellers from Madagascar 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 Madagascar is needed as well.
  • Citizens of Madagascar visiting Indonesia 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.
  • A yellow fever vaccination certificate is not required from the nationals of Madagascar on arrival, they are however advised to be vaccinated against common illnesses before travelling.
  • Malagasies minors must show travel authorization from their parents or guardians.
  • Prospective visitors can get to Indonesia from any of the international airports in Madagascar. There are international airports in Antananarivo and Toamasina.
  • Air France, Tap Air Portugal, Kenya Airways, Royal Air Maroc and Air Madagascar are some of the carriers that fly from Madagascar to Indonesia.
  • The estimated flight duration from Antananarivo to Jakarta, Indonesia is 23 hours, 5 minutes, and from Toamasina, it is 20 hours, 10 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 four hours ahead of Madagascar.
  • 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 Indonesia safe for tourists to visit?

Indonesia is generally safe for tourists to visit. Although petty theft does occur, it is not prevalent. Tourists are advised to take necessary precautions as they go about their tourist-related activities.

What causes earthquakes in Indonesia?

Indonesia is prone to earthquakes because it is on the Ring of Fire, an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. Plate tectonics and the Ring of Fire are the main reasons why Indonesia has so many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Is the tap water in Indonesia safe to consume?

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

What is the official currency used in Indonesia?

Indonesian Rupiah is Indonesia’s official currency. Visitors can easily exchange their foreign currencies at banks, hotels and exchange outlets across the country.