Practical Information in Jakarta

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If you plan to visit Jakarta, Indonesia there are a few pieces of Jakarta Practical Information you need to know. This will help you, especially if you are not familiar with the culture, laws and rules.

Climates and Time Zone

Jakarta is part of Southeast Asia, particularly on the northern part of western Java. Jakarta’s time is GMT+7 which is 11 hours ahead of Central American time. Since Jakarta is located near the Equator, it has a humid and warm climate all year round. Average temperature in this country is 30°C. Meaning you have to bring your most comfortable clothes when you plan to visit this country. Rainy season is during the months of October to May.

Passport and Visa

Visitors from Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Thailand, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru and Chile, will be given free Visa. Visitors from other countries like tje United States, Australia, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Swiss, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, The United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom, will be given Visa on arrival. However, a valid passport is required for all visitors to Jakarta.


With regards to Duty Free merchandise, you are allowed to bring a maximum 1 liter of alcoholic beverages, 50 pieces of cigars, 200 sticks of cigarettes, 100 grams of tobacco and rational amount of perfume. It is an offense to import drugs into the country.

Airport Charges

When entering the country, travelers are charged with a 30-day non-renewable Visa for $25 or $10 for a 3-day visit. Upon departure from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, travelers are required to pay Rp. 100,000 for airport tax and Rp. 20,000 for domestic traveler’s tax.

Emergency Numbers

During your visit to Jakarta, should you encounter any unfortunate event or have any particular problem, you are advised to contact the respected authorities. Here are a few emergency telephone numbers. You can make a note of them in your diary or on your phone.

  • Ambulance: 118.
  • Police: 110.
  • Search and rescue team: 115.
  • Indonesian Police HQ: Jl. Trunojoyo 3, South Jakarta. Tel.: (62) (21) 7218144.
  • Jakarta Police HQ: Jl. Jendral Sudirman No. 45, South Jakarta. Tel.: (62) (21) 5709261.
  • Hospitals with 24 hour emergency room (ER): see the Jakarta district pages.
  • In case of emergency call the authorities and you will be able to get help.

    March 12, 2010 change by kwalker
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