THE 25th ASEAN FEDERATION OF CEMENT MANUFACTURERS (AFCM)
TECHNICAL SYMPOSIUM & EXHIBITION

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. CLIMATE

Indonesia is distinctly tropical. The weather in Bandung in April is usually hot and humid with temperatures ranging between 24 -30 degrees Celsius and the relative humidity is about 85%. There is comparatively little difference between the day time and night time temperatures. All conference sessions will be held in air – conditioned venues.

2. PASSPORT AND VISA

All foreigners wishing to enter Indonesia must have a Passport valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival along with proof (tickets) of onward or return passage. Please contact the Indonesia Embassy/Consulate in your country before the Conference in order to check if you require any other immigration procedures to visit Indonesia.

Free Tourist Visa
As stipulated by Indonesia’s Presidential Decree No. 21 of 2016, citizens of 169 countries are now exempted from having a visa to enter Indonesia. This regulation has been in effect and only valid for tourism purposes with maximum stay of non-extendable 30 (thirty) days and all travelers must hold a passport valid for six (6) months.

The visa free facility does not allow the change into other permits. This new regulation does not apply for travellers visiting Indonesia for more than 30 (thirty) days or for conducting journalistic activities, which are required to apply visa at the Indonesian Representatives in their home country.
Please find the list of 169 countries that are exempted from obtaining visa to enter Indonesia for tourism purposes:

1.     Albania
58. Guatemala
115. Papua New Guinea
2.     Algeria
59. Guyana
116. Paraguay
3.     Andorra
60. Haiti
117. Peru
4.     Angola
61. Holy See (Vatican City)
118. Philippines
5.     Antigua and Barbuda
62. Honduras
119. Poland
6.     Argentina
63. Hong Kong
120. Portugal
7.     Armenia
64. Hungary
121. Puerto Rico
8.     Australia
65. Iceland
122. Qatar
9.     Austria
66. India
123. Romania
10. Azerbaijan
67. Ireland
124. Russia
11. Bahamas
68. Italy
125. Rwanda
12. Bahrain
69. Ivory Coast
126. Saint Kitts and Nevis
13. Bangladesh
70. Jamaica
127. Saint Lucia
14. Barbados
71. Japan
128. Saint Vincent (Grenadines)
15. Belarus
72. Jordan
129. Samoa
16. Belgium
73. Kazakhstan
130. San Marino
17. Belize
74. Kenya
131. Sao Tome and Principe
18. Benin
75. Kiribati
132. Saudi Arabia
19. Bhutan
76. Republic of Korea
133. Senegal
20. Bolivia
77. Kuwait
134. Serbia
21. Bosnia Herzegovina
78. Kyrgyzstan
135. Seychelles
22. Botswana
79. Laos
136. Singapore
23. Brazil
80. Latvia
137. Slovakia
24. Brunei Darussalam
81. Lebanon
138. Slovenia
25. Bulgaria
82. Lesotho
139. Solomon Islands
26. Burkina Faso
83. Liechtenstein
140. South Africa
27. Burundi
84. Lithuania
141. Spain
28. Cambodia
85. Luxembourg
142. Sri Lanka
29. Canada
86. Macao (SAR of China)
143. Suriname
30. Cape Verde
87. Macedonia
144. Swaziland
31. Chad
88. Madagascar
145. Sweden
32. Chile
89. Maldives
146. Switzerland
33. China
90. Malawi
147. Taiwan
34. Czech Republic
91. Malaysia
148. Tajikistan
35. Comoros
92. Mali
149. Tanzania
36. Costa Rica
93. Malta
150. Tahiland
37. Croatia
94. Marshall Islands
151. Togo
38. Cuba
95. Mauritania
152. Tonga
39. Cyprus
96. Mauritius
153. Trinidad and Tobago
40. Commonwealth of Dominica
97. Mexico
154. Tunisia
41. Denmark
98. Moldova
155. Turkey
42. Dominican Republic
99. Monaco
156. Turkmenistan
43. East Timor
100. Mongolia
157. Tuvalu
44. Ecuador
101. Morocco
158. Uganda
45. Egypt
102. Mozambique
159. Ukraine
46. El Salvador
103. Myanmar
160. United Kingdom
47. Estonia
104. Namibia
161. United States of America
48. Fiji
105. Nauru
162. United Arab Emirates
49. Finland
106. Nepal
163. Uruguay
50. France
107. New Zealand
164. Uzbekistan
51. Gabon
108. Netherlands
165. Vanuatu
52. Gambia
109. Nicaragua
166. Venezuela
53. Georgia
110. Norway
167. Vietnam
54. Germany
111. Oman
168. Zambia
55. Ghana
112. Palau
169. Zimbabwe
56. Greece
113. Palestine
 
57. Grenada
114. Panama
 
3. LETTER OF INVITATION

Invitation letter or other necessary document to obtain Indonesian visa will be provided by the Secretariat of AFCM Technical Symposium and Exhibition based on request. However this letter aims to assist participants for their travel to Indonesia and does not imply any commitment for the Organization Committee to provide financial support. Please get in touch as early as possible with the AFCM Technical Symposium and Exhibition Secretariat if you need an invitation letter.

4. CUSTOMS

Maximum items allowed by customs when you visit Indonesia:

  • 1 liter of alcoholic beverages
  • 200 cigarettes OR 50 cigars OR 100 grams of tobacco
  • perfume the customs probably will not mind you carrying loads of bottles.
  • Cameras, video cameras, portable radios, cassette recorders, binoculars and sport equipments are admitted provided they are taken out on departure. They must be declared to Customs.
  • You are prohibited to carry:
  • Firearms
  • Narcotics drugs
  • Pornography materials
  • Chinese printing and medicines
  • Transceivers and cordless telephone
  • Films, pre-recorded video tapes, laser discs, VCDs, DVDs must be screened by Censor Board.
  • Import or export of foreign currencies and travelers’ checks are allowed. However, the import and export of Indonesia currency, exceeding 100 million Rupiah is prohibited.

Further information on customs and taxes in Indonesia, log into www.beacukai.go.id

 

5. AIRPORT TAX

An airport tax of Rp 150,000 is levied by airports on departing passengers on international flights and Rp. 40,000 for those on domestic routes. Most airlines today incorporate airport tax into their total tickets cost on purchase. Do make sure that this is already included.

6. CURRENCY

Only Rupiah (Indonesia currency) or is acceptable at regular stores and restaurants. Most hotels, restaurants, and souvenirs shop accept certain foreign currencies and credit card. The Indonesian Rupiah is available in note denomination of 100,000.-, 50,000.-, 20,000.-, 10,000., 5,000.-,, 2,000,- and 1000.-. Coins are available in denomination of 1,000.-, 500.-, 200.-, and 100.-. You can buy Rupiah at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money changers on presentation of your passport. The exchange rate fluctuates regularly. Check your bank for the latest exchange rates. Current conversion rate :
USD 1.00 = IDR 13,300
EUR 1.00 = IDR 16,000

7. ELECTRIC CURRENT

The electric current in use throughout Indonesia is 220 volt at 50 cycles. In hotels, you may found two sockets for 110 and 220 volt each; or a converter may be obtained through the housekeeping. Power Plug 220 V.

8. IDD

Country code (Indonesia): 62
City Code (Bandung): 22

EMERGENCY NUMBER
Police : 110 or (+62 22) 4203-500 / 424-4444 Fire Department: 113 or +62 – 22 – 113
Ambulance : 118 or +62 - 22 - 118
Search and Resque : 111, 115 & 151
Muhammadiyah Hospital of Bandung: +62 - 22 - 730 -1062

OPERATOR ASSISTED CALLS
Within Indonesia : 100
International : 101

9. TAXI

Taxis are available at the airport arrival area. Fare around Rp. 100,000 or approximately USD 10. Make sure you take a cab from the official stand and not from someone offering taxi inside the terminal.

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