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Indonesia is one of the tourism capitals of the world. With over 13,500 islands, Indonesia archipelago offers mouthwatering attractions. Indonesia has a lot of activities for tourists from hiking active volcanoes and drinking untouched waters to exploring ancient temples, there is no shortage of excitements and activities in the Southeast Asian country.

Furthermore, Indonesia shares a strong bilateral relationship with Canada in several areas such as trade and investment, human rights, good governance, poverty reduction, counter-terrorism, to mention a few.

Canadians travel to Indonesia for various purposes ranging from trade to tourism. No matter your reason for traveling to Indonesia, it is important to have the right Indonesia travel insurance or private medical plan to cover you throughout your stay abroad against medical emergencies, accidents, injuries, doctor visits or hospitalization.

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Basic Information About Indonesia

Some important information on Indonesia Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Indonesian rupiah
Official language Indonesian, Malay
Capital Jakarta
Continent Asia
Population Approx. 264 million
Plug type Plug type C and F
Driving side Left-hand side
Seasons
  • Dry season – April to October
  • Monsoon season – November to March
Laws Local laws and customs

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Indonesia Security Measures for travelers

The decision to travel to Indonesia is your choice and you are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. But since we take your safety and security seriously, we provide you timely and credible information in our Travel Advice to help you to make well-informed decisions as you travel abroad.

Risk Level

Indonesia – Exercise a high degree of caution

Due to political and social tensions and the threat of terrorism throughout the country, exercise a high degree of caution in Indonesia.

  • Avoid non-essential travel to Central Sulawesi, Donggala District, Sigi District and Parigi Moutong District due to damage from earthquake.
  • Avoid non-essential travel to the province of Papua due to the occurrence of violent incidents.

Travel Health Notice – Zika virus

The Public Health Agency of Canada advises travelers to practice special health precautions while traveling to affected Indonesia and other countries affected countries. Pregnant and would-be pregnant women are should not travel to Indonesia.

 Entry / Exit requirements

Indonesia decides who enters or exits its borders and the Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the country’s entry or exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from Indonesian authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.

Passport

The entry requirements that apply to you depend on the type of passport you use for travel. Find out about passport requirements from your transportation company before you leave.

  • Regular Canadian Passport – You must hold a passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of entry into Indonesia and it should contain at least a blank page for the placement of entry stamp or the Indonesia visa.
  • Passport for official travel – Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents – When traveling with an emergency traveling document or a temporary passport, the entry rules that apply may differ. Find out about entry rules from the closest diplomatic mission for Indonesia before you leave.

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Indonesia Healthcare

There are public and private healthcare facilities and hospitals in Indonesia but the healthcare facilities and quality in Indonesia are not up to Canada’s standard but medical treatment could be expensive. Also, some hospitals may require cash payment, so, it is important to travel with enough money to cover potential costs and the right Indonesia travel insurance to cover unexpected medical expenses.

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Indonesia Travel Insurance News

A lot of Canadians know that they would be on the hook for thousands of dollars in medical bills if they end up in an American hospital but many don’t realize that the reverse is true for Canada. A lot of visitors who receive medical treatment in Canada find themselves facing huge medical fees they cannot pay.

The Fraser Health Authority wrote off over $16 million in unpaid debts owned by non-Canadians over the last six years. In early 2018, Fraser wrote off three bills more than $100,000. One for a patient visiting from China, another from India and the third was an Indonesian.

The Indonesian patient had several outpatient visits and three hospital admissions. In the end, she was on the hook for more than $370,000 in medical bills but agreed to make $200 per month. It would take 155 years to pay off the debt at that rate. The Indonesian paid only $11,855 before the payment stopped.

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Indonesia Travel Insurance FAQ

Do you need a Visa for travelling to Indonesia?

Canadian passport holders can enjoy visa-free entry to Indonesia for stays under 30 days. However, if you intend to stay between 30 to 60 days in Indonesia, you need a tourist visa. You also need a business visa, a social-cultural visa, or a limited stay visa depending on your purpose of travel.

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Can I buy multiple travel insurance policies?

You can buy more than one Indonesia travel insurance policies if you are not satisfied with the benefits offered by a single policy but the policies should be purchased from different providers.

Does travel insurance cover doctor visits?

Your Indonesian travel insurance policy covers the cost of outpatient services including doctor visits.

Can I buy travel insurance the day I leave?

You can buy an Indonesia travel insurance policy the day you leave or even later. Some providers now offer usage-based policies that can be purchased on the go and even managed appropriately.

How long does a travel insurance claim take?

The type of claim you intend to make determines how long you will wait to receive an outcome but if you provide necessary documents to your insurer, you should get an outcome in 10-14 business days.