Indonesia is located in Southeast Asia and has a population of 237 million people. Indonesia is made up of numerous islands that are home to picturesque beaches with clear waters, rainforests and volcanic mountain ranges. The capital city is Jakarta, and the national language is Bahasa Indonesian, but there are countless languages and dialects spoken throughout the archipelago.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Indonesia has a tropical climate with the driest weather being between June and September.

Money and costs

The national currency is the Rupiah (IDR, symbol Rp). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


All nationals visiting Indonesia are required to obtain a tourist visa. These visas can generally be obtained on arrival and are valid for 30 days. Anyone wishing to stay longer than this should apply for a visa in advance.

Getting there

The most popular entry points for Indonesia are Jakarta in Java, and Denpasar in Bali.

Dialling codes

To call Indonesia, the country dialling code is +62.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Indonesia at:

Lonely Planet -​indonesia

Indonesia Embassy in the USA -

Indonesia Embassy in the UK -

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011