Namibia granted 30-day visa-free entry into Indonesia

01 Apr 2016 10:50am
WINDHOEK, 01 APR (NAMPA) - Indonesia has granted Namibian Passport holders 30-day visa-free entry into that country.
A media statement availed to Nampa by the Embassy of Indonesia on Thursday says Indonesia has granted 78 countries including Namibia, Malawi, Botswana
and Lesotho a 30-day visa-free entry, effective 21 March 2016.
Indonesia President Joko Widodo signed the new regulation into law on 02 March this year.
Last year October, Widodo signed a new law approving 45 countries including Algeria, Angola and Ghana 30-day visa-free entry into that country, while United States of America (US), United Kingdom (UK), China and Russia already enjoy the travellers’ benefit.
The 30-day visa-free entry will only be valid for the purpose of leisure; tourism; family; social; art and culture; government visit; giving lecture; attending seminar; attending a meeting held by head office or representative office in Indonesia; attending an exhibition/explore/fairs; and transit.
The 30-day visa-free entry into the Southeast Asian nation is not valid for journalism related visits. Travellers’ passports must be valid with a minimum validity of six months and travellers must have a return ticket or through ticket when in transit.
The 30-day Visa-free entry in not extendable and cannot be converted into another type of permit.
The government of Indonesia has these far granted 169 countries Visa-free entry in to Indonesia according to the media statement.
Having experienced a rich history of early civilisations and kingdoms before becoming an Islamic state and being colonised by the Portuguese, French and British, Indonesia boasts various tourist attractions from pristine beaches and picturesque mountains to temples and cultural performances.