You will find in this chapter some useful
information for your journey :
The currency of Indonesia is the
Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Currently the rates are approximately
10.000 to 1 US Dollar
13.000 to 1 Euro
For an updated exchange rate you may wish
to visit for example :
XE currency converter
Entry visa to Indonesia :
An entry visa is necessary to visit
Indonesia, which you can obtain from the Indonesian Embassy of
your residing country, or on arrival at Padang Minangkabau
Airport. The fee is US$ 25.00
(or IDR 250.000) payable in cash only. For a visa on arrival please make sure you
travel with either US dollars or Indonesian Rupiah in cash, as
there is no exchange counter before the immigration desks. Visa
on arrival is permitted for nationals of the following countries
Visa on arrival
whereas nationals of the following countries
free may enter
Indonesia freely. In any case you should be traveling with a
passport having no less than 6 months validity upon arrival in
More information about travel formalities
No visa is necessary to enter Malaysia or
Singapore, in transit or for any stay of up to 90 days.
Airport Taxes :
Only requested upon exit of the territory.
From Padang Minangkabau Airport to any other country the airport
tax is currently worth 100.000 IDR.
For domestic flights the tax will be
From Jakarta Airport, international
flights will be charged 150.000 IDR, domestic flights 50.000 IDR.
Low Cost Companies & Luggage
Should you be traveling through Malaysia
with Air Asia, or Jakarta with Air Asia Indonesia, please note
that your luggage allowance has to be bought at the time of
ticket purchasing (the price shown for the ticket
include any luggage allowance at all).
It is possible to travel with more
pieces or weight than initially purchased, yet any excess will
be charged ! Please check thoroughly the web site of this
Vaccinations and risks :
No vaccination is necessary to visit us,
Malaria is unknown to our region.
Malaria treatments should be considered
only if you wish to visit the Mentawai Islands, the Nias and
Aceh Provinces of Sumatra. If you plan to visit other regions of
Sumatra or Indonesia it would be advisable to seek your doctor's
advice for vaccinations and various treatments.
Our region is particularly quiet and
peaceful : no rioting or violence here ! We ourselves have been
circulating in Sumatra for the past 20 years without any fear or
inconvenience of any kind.
Time differences :
Cubadak island is located at GMT + 7
hours. For example, we are during winter 6 hours ahead of most
European countries, and 5 hours ahead during summer time.
Dressing code :
For us on the island, there is absolutely
no particular dressing code ! Yet if you plan to visit villages,
cities or markets... it is recommended to avoid sleeveless tops
or mini skirts for the ladies. Men should always be wearing a
T-Shirt or similar.
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