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Visa-Free Travel to Indonesia: A Boost for Tourism and Economic Growth

DALL·E 2024 01 11 18.17.03 Image of an Indonesian cultural event showcasing traditional performances and festivities. The scene should feature dancers in traditional Indonesian

Indonesia is set to potentially generate an additional $25 billion in revenue through the implementation of a visa-free entry policy for foreigners. This initiative, as stated by Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno, aims to enhance tourist arrivals and drive economic growth through the tourism sector.

The Indonesian government plans to extend this visa-free entry policy to visitors from 20 countries, with the objective of boosting tourist arrivals. In 2024, Indonesia is targeting revenues of IDR200 trillion ($12.9 billion) from the tourism industry, but this figure could significantly increase once the visa-free entry policy is implemented.

Each tourist from the eligible countries is expected to spend at least $5,000 during their stay in Indonesia. The policy is part of a broader strategy to attract high-quality tourists who enjoy longer stays and contribute more to the local economy.

Countries included in Indonesia’s visa-free entry policy are Australia, China, India, South Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, New Zealand, Italy, Spain, and two Middle Eastern countries whose names were not disclosed​​​​.

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