Indonesia Tourist Entry Visas Clarified

The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a circular memorandum (SE/005/PK.04/2022/64) on 28 April 2022, addressed to all foreign legations of the Republic worldwide, detailing visa entry requirements.

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The salient points of the memo follow.

Citizens of the following nine ASEAN member countries are traveling for “leisure purposes” are allowed to travel visa-free:

  1. Brunei Darussalam
  2. Philippines
  3. Cambodia
  4. Laos
  5. Malaysia
  6. Myanmar
  7. Singapore
  8. Thailand
  9. Vietnam

Citizens of the following 60 countries and administrative regions are entitled to receive a “Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purposes” after paying a visa fee of Rp. 500,000 (US$35):

  1. South Africa
  2. United States of America
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Argentina
  5. Australia
  6. Austria
  7. Netherlands
  8. Belgium
  9. Brazil
  10. Brunei Darussalam
  11. Bulgaria
  12. Czech Republic
  13. Denmark
  14. Estonia
  15. Philippines
  16. Finland
  17. Hong Kong
  18. Hungary
  19. India
  20. United Kingdom
  21. Ireland
  22. Italy
  23. Japan
  24. Germany
  25. Cambodia
  26. Canada
  27. Republic of Korea
  28. Croatia
  29. Laos
  30. Latvia
  31. Lithuania
  32. Luxembourg
  33. Malaysia
  34. Malta
  35. Mexico
  36. Myanmar
  37. Norway
  38. France
  39. Poland
  40. Portugal
  41. Qatar
  42. Romania
  43. New Zealand
  44. Seychelles
  45. Singapore
  46. Cyprus
  47. Slovakia
  48. Slovenia
  49. Spain
  50. Sweden
  51. Switzerland
  52. Chinese Taipei
  53. Thailand
  54. Timor-Leste
  55. People’s Republic of China
  56. Tunisia
  57. Turkey
  58. United Arab Emirates
  59. Vietnam
  60. Greece

Visit Visa Exemptions or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purposes are granted for foreign nationals are available at the following Immigration Checkpoints:

  2. Soekarno Hatta, Banten/Jakarta
  3. Ngurah Rai, Bali
  4. Kualanamu, North Sumatra
  5. Juanda, Surabaya, East Java
  6. Sultan Hasanuddin, Makassar, South Sulawesi
  7. Sam Ratulangi, Manado, North Sulawesi
  8. Yogyakarta, Special Administrative District of Yogyakarta
  9. Hang Nadim, Riau Islands
  10. Zainuddin Abdul Majid, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara
  12. Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Riau Islands
  13. Batam Center, Riau Islands
  14. Sekupang, Riau Islands
  15. Citra Tri Tunas, Riau Islands
  16. Marina Teluk Senimba, Riau Islands
  17. Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Riau Islands
  18. Bandar Seri Utama Lobam, Riau Islands
  19. Sri Bintan Pura, Riau Islands
  20. Tanjung Balai Karimun, Riau Islands


  1. Aruk, West Kalimantan
  2. Entikong, West Kalimantan
  3. Mota’ain, East Nusa Tenggara
  4. Turon Taka, North Kalimantan


Visit Visa Exemptions or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purposes can be issued following the following requirements;

A diplomatic/official/ordinary passport valid for at least 6 months.
A return ticket or passing ticket for continuing travel to another country.
Proof of payment for Visa on Arrival of Rp. 500,000 when applying for a Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose
Proof of insurance coverage from an insurance company incorporated as a legal entity in Indonesia that covers health costs during the traveler’s stay in Indonesia.


The entry stamp given to foreign travelers when entering Indonesia utilizing a Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purposes will serve as a Visit Stay Permit that is valid for:

Visit Visa Exemption: Valid for a maximum of 30 days and non-extendible.
Visa on Arrival: Valid for a maximum of 30 days and extendable for an additional 30 days at the Immigration Office in the area where the foreign national resides.
Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purposes can also be granted to foreign nationals on an official visit or governmental duties to attend international events. This exemption requires presenting an invitation letter issued by the Indonesian government to attend an international conference/trial/meeting.

The facilitation of a Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrivals for Leisure Purpose stipulated above applies to holders of diplomatic passports, service passports, service passports, or ordinary/regular passports.

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The sleeping giant awakens: Indonesia reopens to the world

After experimenting with localized trials in Bali, Bintan and Batam, Indonesia effectively reopened its borders to tourists by reinstating visa exemptions for ASEAN nationals and scrapping on-arrival COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travelers on April 6. Citizens of 33 other countries including the United States, United Kingdom, China, Japan and multiple European Union nations are also eligible for visas-on-arrival. The reopening will provide a further boost to Southeast Asia’s largest economy, which has been on a gradual recovery after gross domestic product (GDP) contracted 2.1 percent in 2020 following a nationwide outbreak of COVID-19’s deadly delta variant. Businesses in the retail, transport, and hospitality sectors in particular will rejoice at a likely surge in visitor arrivals as travelers return in force – Indonesia saw 16.1 million visitors pre-pandemic (2019), but only 4 million in 2020 and 1.6 million in 2021. These encouraging prospects were undoubtedly on the minds of investors participating in the initial public offering ( IPO) of Indonesian tech juggernaut GoTo, whose shares jumped 13 percent on the first day of trading.

Nonetheless, to focus solely on pandemic-hit sectors like hospitality would also miss the larger picture of Indonesia’s growth trajectory. At a time of heavily disrupted supply chains and rising commodity prices, Indonesia’s abundance of natural resources – from coal to iron to palm oil – places the country in an enviable position of strength. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent spate of sanctions placed against the former has only accentuated the strain on commodities. Significant attention has already been paid to Russia’s supplies of oil and gas as well as wheat, but it would be remiss to neglect other resources like nickel (used for producing steel and car batteries, among others), of which 10 percent of the world’s supply originates from Russia. Incidentally, Indonesia has the world’s largest nickel reserves at 21 million metric tons. However, companies hoping to rely on Indonesia as an easy source of raw materials should temper their expectations. In 2021, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo announced the urgency for the country to upgrade from its status as a commodity-based economy to encompassing more downstream components of the value chain. He made these statements at a groundbreaking ceremony of an electric vehicle battery plant in Karawang, West Java – described as Southeast Asia’s first – a non-too-subtle signal highlighting Indonesia’s “downstreaming” manufacturing push from nickel extraction to electric vehicle (EV) battery production. The country has aggressively courted investments in battery manufacturing in recent years, with Chinese and South Korean firms among the first to respond to the call.

The idea itself is nothing new. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s administration passed the Law on Mineral and Coal Mining 2009 as well as the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministerial Regulation (Permen ESDM) No. 1/2014, which forces mineral extraction companies to convert a minimum amount of raw material (ore) into semi-processed products. However, this was never strictly enforced, and exports continued until the current administration issued Permen ESDM No. 25/2018 which imposes a gradual ban on ore exports – including nickel, cobalt, iron, bauxite, copper, gold, and tin – with only processed or semi-processed materials allowed for export. This has led to hundreds of new smelters being established across the country, with the largest operated by Virtue Dragon (owned by Chinese firm Jiangsu Delong Nickel Industry) in Central Sulawesi.

The Indonesian government has similarly targeted exports of coal, which supplies more than 60 percent of Indonesia’s energy needs: in 2021, it increased the Domestic Market Obligation (DMO) for national coal producers from 10 percent to 25 percent, meaning that each holder of coal mining concession rights must sell 25 percent of all production at a discounted price to domestic market. In February 2022, the government also banned coal producers who failed to fulfil their DMO from exporting coal. In a nod to the downstreaming agenda, state-owned coal producer PT Bukit Asam is aiming to increase the gasification of coal into dimethyl ether (a substitute for LNG) as one way to add value to Indonesian-sourced coal. Indonesia’s downstreaming agenda has taken a long time to come into fruition, and – as with many of its other government policies – time will tell if this recent push bears success. That said, the odds have never looked better for a meteoric resurgence by Southeast Asia’s sleeping giant.

Source Article: The sleeping giant awakens: Indonesia reopens to the world – The Jakarta Post

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Rim Cargo Launch Website

RIM Cargo, a leading International Air & Sea Freight Forwarder solutions provider, is excited to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website: The streamlined, modern design offers easy navigation, user-friendly interface, and engaging content to help website visitors better comprehend our solutions and offerings.

“We are very happy at the launch of the new website for our partners, clients, and visitors looking to explore our solutions and offerings,” said, Paul Barker and Nengah Danta, Managing Director and General manager of RIM Cargo. “I feel that this new website aligns well with our company’s vision for growth and expansion by encompassing our entire solutions portfolio.”
Created with keeping the user experience a top priority, the new comprehensive website includes features like:
• Easy navigation – User-friendly interface and latest content allows the end-users to navigate through our solutions portfolio based on their business requirements.
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US Senate passes Ocean Shipping Reform Act

The US Senate yesterday passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act, as the House of Representatives did in December. Presently the two renditions of the bill – the Senate’s and the House’s – should be explored and contrasts settled, before a solitary variant can go to President Biden for marking.

Congressperson John Thune, co-backer of the regulation with Senator Amy Klobuchar, said the regulation, “would even the odds for American ranchers, exporters and customers by making it harder for sea transporters to absurdly deny products that are prepared to send out at US ports. Particularly with record expansion in costs of merchandise, this regulation would likewise help customers by advancing the smoothness and productivity of the store network.”

Klobuchar underlined the regulation’s normal positive effects on port blockage and delivery costs. “Sea transporters that are generally unfamiliar possessed have revealed record benefits. This regulation will assist American exporters with getting their merchandise to showcase promptly at a fair cost,” she said.

The demonstration would reinforce the investigatory and authorization authority of the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and give the organization another standard making authority. Sea normal transporters would be expected to answer to the FMC each schedule quarter on complete import and commodity weight and TEUs (stacked/void) for each boat that calls at US ports.

On March 22, the World Shipping Council gave an assertion saying that the Ocean Shipping Reform Act “addresses none of the underlying drivers of the US landside clog.” The Council noticed that “import blockage is additionally consuming the limit and space expected to guarantee the continuous progression of US sends out.” According to the WSC, the House variant of the bill “would aggravate existing clog.”


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About Bali

Denpasar is the capital of the Indonesian province of Bali. On August 14, 1959, this island became a reality. Due to the distinctiveness of numerous creative and cultural items, overseas tourists see Bali as the prima donna of tourism. Regardless. Bali exports a variety of well-known products. Marine creatures (seafood) and various handicrafts are the most popular export items.

Besides consisting of the island of Bali, the province of Bali also consists of smaller islands around it, namely the island of Nusa Penida, the island of Nusa Lembongan, the island of Nusa Ceningan, the island of Serangan, and the island of Menjangan. Geographically, Bali is an island of Indonesia and is situated 8 degrees from the equator, in the Java Sea.

Bali is located 4,555 kilometers (2,830 miles) south of Australia, between the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Java.

Bali is an Indonesian province that is roughly 153 kilometers broad and 112 kilometers high, with a total land area of around 5,780 square kilometers (2,231 square miles).

Denpasar, the biggest and capital city of Bali, is located in the south of the island.

Bali is located north of Australia, south of Malaysia, south east of Singapore, and south west of Indonesia.

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Cargo refers to items that will be transported in big quantities by land, sea, or air across a relatively long distance, such as between cities, provinces, and nations.

Land Shipping of Cargo

Cargo will be delivered via the service provider’s transport, which is often trucks, delivery cars, or logistics trains. If the products supplied may be passed via land with a distance limit that is still met, land delivery services are frequently employed.

Cargo Shipping by Sea

Cargo shipment by water is a common method of transportation for commodities with a big volume and a long delivery distance.

Due to the vast amount of space available on the ship and the fact that there is nearly no restriction for shipment by ship, it is most typically selected by cargo shipping. Furthermore, compared to land or air shipments, carrying cargo by water is highly cost effective. The disadvantage is that carrying merchandise by water takes a long time to deliver in one trip.

Cargo transport via air

All sorts of commodities that will be shipped or carried utilizing airplanes that have been outfitted with shipping paperwork such as SMU (Air Cargo) or AWB (Airway Bill of Lading) are referred to as air cargo (Airwaybill). One method of delivery that values speed is air freight.

If you ship goods by air, it may take 2-3 days for the goods to be delivered. However, Cargo aircraft also hIf you ship products by air, it may take up to two days for them to arrive. Cargo planes, on the other hand, have drawbacks, such as the fact that they are relatively expensive and that the cargo delivered is limited or cannot be enormous.

Classification of Cargo Items 

BDue to the fact that cargo delivery is frequently done over a large distance, cargo services are divided into two categories: General Cargo and Special Cargo.

  1. General Cargo: is a regular shipment that does not need special handling, but must meet the requirements so that it can be packaged and entered into the cargo General Cargo: This is a standard shipment that does not require special handling but must fulfill certain specifications in order to be packaged and loaded into the cargo compartment.
  2. Special Cargo: a package that needs special care by the service provider in order for the delivery to not jeopardize or disrupt the journey.

The following are some of the items or objects that are currently causing concern:

  1. Explosive material, such as firecrackers or ammunition, is explosive because it includes explosive ingredients.
  2. Flammable products: Combustible items in gas, solid, or liquid form, such as oxygen (acid/burning agent).
  3. Wet freight: Items that must be loaded into containers as liquids or solids combined with liquids, such as fresh meat, wet shrimp, food, and eggs.
  4. Perishable goods: Items that perish easily and are damaged during travel, necessitating the use of preservatives in their loading to keep them safe (durable) during transit/shipping, such as fruit, live plants, and flowers.
  5. Dangerous when wet: Dangerous items, such as carbide, that explode when wet or damp.
  6. Live animal: Cattle, horses, ornamental fish, primates, dogs, cats, and birds are examples of live animals carried by air.
  7. Human remains: Air transportation of human corpses, whether entire bodies (bodies), cremated ashes, embalmed ashes, or not embalmed ashes.
  8. Irritant items are goods or materials that include stimulants or have the ability to excite other objects, such as alcohol, gas, or spirits.
  9. Magnetized material: Items such as stoves and loudspeakers that have magnetic components.
  10. Oxidizing material: Items that ignite when exposed to oxygen, such as bleach, nitrates, and peroxides.
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Rim Cargo

RIM CARGO is the trading name of PT RIM EXPRESS INDONESIA, established in 1998. The company is managed by a very experienced management team including expatriate management staff who have over 20 years experience in the  freight forwarding and cargo business and is one of the leading International Freight Forwarding companies in Bali. Rim cargo’s location is in Jln. Cokroaminoto No:399 A, Ubung Kaja – Denpasar. very experienced management team and  expatriate management, we provide quality and professional service. Our new purpose built large warehousing facility, in depth knowledge and with our years of experience we ensure your shipments are handled in the safest, efficient and  most professional manner.

rim cargo has several services, including

Air Freight Service

Air freight is the quickest , most expensive means of transporting freight. rates calculated on a per kg and  by weight (volumetric weight) and charged on which is greater

Sea Freight Service

Sea Freight is the most economist freight.

LCL (Less Container Load)

This service is dedicated to those shipment whose space is insufficient to fill a 20 feet container. The goods are crated in specially designed wood crates, made to measure for the size of your goods. LCL shipment have more risks, particularly with goods that are regarded as fragile. Goods from Bali are packed and loaded in Bali, unloaded in east Java, reloaded and unloaded in Singapore and unloaded at destination. Daily trucking service to the major port is available to ensure quick transit of all LCL shipment.

FCL(Full Container Load)

Full container load is available in 20 feet (30 Cubic), 40 feet (60 Cubic), 40 feet High cube (70 Cubic).
This type is the most commonly used in the cargo field, the advantages of using the enclosed container are product protection and softly, and the most economical use of space, please inquiry for Bali Best Container freight rate to all destination with competitive rates by using reliable shipping line.

Shipment sent FCL are loaded in Bali and unloaded at the destination, hence there is considerable less handling and moving of the goods. FCL shipment are most efficient and effective than sending anything more than 13 CBM as LCL.


The RIM CARGO warehouse is divided into separate three-dimensional 20′ and 40′ bay areas. These bay areas help to prevent damage to your good once collected and packed and also serve to give our customers a more visual idea of their current volume/volume required to fill a container. All goods received at the RIM CARGO warehouse are recorded onto each clients “Master Warehouse Packing List”. This list includes the box or package number and the designated bay area they are stored in. This form will then be used to cross check when loading the container – ensuring none of your items are left behind!


Packed With Care. RIM CARGO offers a full range of packing for your goods.. All items requiring carton roll are ‘double’ packed to ensure the best possible protection. This means that edges, corners and frames are packed first and then the whole piece is packed again to minimize risk of damage during handling and transit. Mirrors, glass items or furniture with mirrors or glass are reinforced with triplex before packing. All wooden crates and frames are tailor made on the premises to specific dimensions, ensuring the least possible movement for crated cargo, therefore eradicating the likelihood of damage in transit.


As part of our service we arrange the fumigation of your shipment. Fumigation requirements for many destination can be complex but with our many years of experience forwarding shipments all over the world we have an in-depth knowledge  of the fumigation requirements for all worldwide destinations, including the ETO fumigation requirements for Australia.

Shipping Documentation

Shipping documentation, fumigation documentation and Export documentation can be complex too but no need to worry as part of our service we take care of all the documentation for your shipment, including V Legal documents if required. Again with our many years of experience forwarding shipments all over the world we have an in-depth knowledge of the documentation requirements for all destinations.

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Tips Shipping

This is a list of suggestions for shipping with cargo.

  1. Pack goods according to type. Packaging is an important step that will determine the durability of goods sent via cargo. 
  2. Measure and weigh the items you’ll be sending.

Most vendors will take the products straight to the delivery provider after packaging them. However, if the weight is considerable, it must first be measured and weighed before being transported to the nearest cargo location.

  1. Put a label on the items’ packaging.

For commodities that are prone to damage, leakage, or explosions, most freight forwarders enforce guidelines. It’s possible that your shipper pal can still mail it, but you’ll need to include a message and a specific label. Labeling also attempts to speed up the process of transporting products overseas.

  1. Make certain that the items are covered by a guarantee or warranty.

Some businesses already provide assurances, such as insurance, which may be used if the items are damaged or lost during the journey. Also, read the terms and conditions to ensure that Friend Shippers receive the money they are entitled to.

  1. Use the tracking feature to track goods

Technological advances help cargo companies to provide tracking features, so they can track the goods s

Use the tracking function to keep track of your purchases.
Technological advancements enable cargo businesses to give tracking capabilities so that the things shipped may be tracked. This function will come in handy if the items must go a long distance beyond the island or internationally.

  1. Ascertain that your items are prepared to withstand the stresses of international shipment.

You should consider how well your items are safeguarded along the travel. This is especially true with bigger items.

It’sIt’s not only about ensuring sure the items are safe; it’s also about making sure they’re ready for anything international shipping throws at them.

  1. Listen to Your Customers First and foremost

Listen to your customers! Take a look at review sites and your own customer fListen to Your Customers First and foremost, listen to your customers! Examine client feedback on your folisten to your customers! Examine client feedback on your foreign shipping services on review sites and from your own customers. If clients complain about things arriving damaged or missing, put in extra effort to figure out why your packing isn’t functioning and how to fix it.