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Indonesian Ministry Proposes Free Entry Visas to Boost Tourism

The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is taking aggressive steps to boost tourism by proposing free entrance permits.

The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy is taking proactive measures to enhance tourism by suggesting the issuance of free entry visas to travelers from 20 selected countries. 

The initiative aims to increase tourist arrivals, contributing to a positive economic impact.

Targeted Countries and Rationale:

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno revealed that the proposed list includes 20 countries strategically chosen based on their significant contribution to foreign tourist numbers.

The countries identified are Australia, China, India, South Korea, the United Kingdom, France, United States, Germany, Qatar, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, and two undisclosed Middle Eastern nations.

Economic Multiplication Effect:

Uno emphasized the expected multiplier effect of providing free entry visas to these countries. 

The goal is not only to boost tourist arrivals but also to stimulate domestic consumption, attract investment, and support the growth of the digital economy.

Targeting Quality Tourists:

Highlighting the strategic focus of the initiative, Uno stressed the importance of attracting quality tourists—those with longer stays and higher spending capacities. This approach seeks to maximize the favorable impact on the local economy.

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