WEATHER IN JAKARTA
Jakarta is the capital and the largest city of Indonesia. It is located on the northwest coast of Java island Jakarta has a tropical monsoon climate and humid almost year-round due to its position that is so close to the equator. The rain season in Jakarta occurs nearly all year long, starting from October and ends in May. Meanwhile, the dry season in Jakarta happens in June through September. In addition, the average temperature is almost exactly the same in January and July at about 28°C (82°F). The average temperature throughout the day is quite similar as well. The lowest temperature is around 24°C (76°F) and the highest is 31°C (88°F). As the city is below sea level, the canal system designed to drain the city of excess water is sometimes overwhelmed, and parts of the city are under water for days after a heavy rain.
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) on onward or return passage. Please contact the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in your country in order to check if you require any other immigration procedures to visit Indonesia.
Free Tourist Visa Indonesia now provides special Short Stay Visa Free facilities for tourists who are nationals of total 169 countries who wish to travel to Indonesia. Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of stay permit.
The following are the Countries granted Visa Free Facilities according to Presidential Decree No. 21 of 2016:
Holy See (Vatican City)
Antigua and Barbuda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent (Grenadines)
Sao Tome and Principe
Republic of Korea
Macao (SAR of China)
Trinidad and Tobago
Commonwealth of Dominica
The Dominican Republic
United States of America
United Arab Emirates
Papua New Guinea
More Information on immigration available at: www.imigrasi.go.id
Passport holders of all other countries and non-tourists of the aforementioned countries must obtain valid Indonesian visas at an Indonesia Embassies or Consulates in their home country prior to departure to Indonesia. For details and enquiries please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country.
The official currency of Indonesia is called the rupiah (Rp.).The currency code is IDR. Information of daily exchange rate can be found in newspapers or from the net. Some Indonesia banks provide this on their websites. IDR and US$ are the most acceptable currencies. Most tourism resorts have money changer facilities. When you are traveling to remote areas it is advisable to exchange your money and clear your check. Credit cards are only acceptable in big hotels, restaurants, shops and traveling agencies Rough exchange rate:
Automatic Teller Machines are mushrooming all over the island, especially at shopping centres and bank branches. It will be easy for you to and one in any of the main tourist centres. Most of them are connected to international banking networks thus making it possible to look for machines that are affiliated with your own ATM network. You can draw usually between 1.5 million and 3 million in one go. Thus if you need more money you will have to pull several times adding to the bank charges, as each transaction counts. There should be a sticker on the machine, which says either IDR 50.000 or IDR 100.000. Naturally, the ones with IDR 100.000 bills can go up to 2.5 or 3 million.
Jakarta is at UTC/GMT +7
Electric power supply is 220 volts in all regions. So be careful with your 110-volt electronic equipment. The sockets will only with two pins rounded-tip plugs (technically known as Type C, E, and F) or use adaptors. Most hotels and many restaurants in large cities provide internet connections or free Wi Fi.
HEALTH AND MEDICAL SERVICES
In case of emergency and other minor medical needs, a medical clinic/facility is available at the conference venue for 24 hours with a general practitioner at standby. Any major treatment will be carried out at the local hospital. Delegates will be responsible for the costs incurred of any hospital treatment, and should therefore ensure that they have appropriate insurance coverage prior to traveling.