Indonesia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details

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Import regulations:

Free import (for passengers above 18 years of age):
1. tobacco products (no limitations for diplomats): 200 cigarettes or 25 cigars or 100 grams of tobacco;
2. 1 liter of liquor;
3. a reasonable quantity of perfume;
4. personal goods up to a value of USD 250.- per passenger or USD 1,000.- per family.

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain live animals require a CITES export permit issued by the CITES authority in country of origin.
For further details please refer to CITES: .

Additional Information on regulations:

(Video) cameras, binoculars and sport equipment may be imported by tourists if also exported upon departure.

Passengers not entering on a tourist visa have to pay duties for photo and film cameras unless this equipment is registered in their passport by the Indonesian Customs on former occasion. Importation of electronic equipment is not permitted at all. Film pre-recorders, video tapes, video laser disc, records and computer software must be screened by censor board.

Chinese medicines and printings, narcotics, firearms and ammunition, pornography, fresh fruit, cordless telephone are not permitted except for those holding license.

Prohibited are any commercial or merchandised goods as part of baggage. Infringements will be charged IDR 25,000.- per piece.

Residents of Indonesia are recommended to register valuable belongings with Customs prior to departure from Indonesia.


Dogs or cats require import permit issued by the Directorate General of Livestock Service together with good health and rabies vaccination certificate issued by an authorized Government Veterinarian in the country of origin. Vaccination must be performed at least 30 days and not more than 1 year prior to travel. Pets must be at least 90 days old at time of travel. Pets should not be pregnant nor in breast-fed condition.
Pets are subject to quarantine upon arrival. The Animal Quarantine Office should be notified 2 days before departure and an application for quarantine inspection should be submitted.
Birds require import permit issued by the Directorate General of Livestock Service, a copy of the letter of approval for a temporary quarantine facility issued by the Director of the Center for Agricultural Quarantine, a health certificate issued by an authorized government veterinary surgeon/quarantine officer at country of origin.
The Animal Quarantine Office should be notified 2 days before arrival.

Import and export of pets through Denpasar - Bali (DPS) is prohibited, with the exception of transit.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

If transiting via Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta (CGK) or Medan Kuala Namu (KNO): baggage must be labeled to those airports and cleared upon arrival. Passengers must collect their baggage on arrival and re-check in.

Exempt: baggage of passengers transiting Indonesia to a destination abroad.

If transiting via other airports: baggage can be cleared at final destination.


Currency Import regulations:

Same regulations as for Export apply.

Currency Export regulations:

Local currency (Indonesian Rupiah-IDR): Amounts exceeding IDR 100,000,000.- require an approval from the Central Bank or External Affairs.
Foreign currencies: Amounts exceeding the equivalent of IDR 100,000,000.- must be declared.
Amounts exceeding IDR 1,000,000,000.- or equivalent are prohibited.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

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