Getting visa for Indonesia, and getting visa to get out of!!! Indonesia: Be Careful

Indonesia provides Visa on Arrival in exchange for 25 USD. This was something I knew by searching through the net. However I was not aware that they were also asking for money, to let you out of the country! This led me almost to have a heart attack!

I woke up at 05:00 for my 06:00 flight to Kuala Lumpur! Believe me, it’s not something i can suggest to you unless you like adventure and horror movies (like me:)) I rushed out to the airport with absolutely no money on. I found a 10 USD in the depths of my wallet and gave that to the taxi driver.

However, as I was running into to the airport, I was stopped by an officer! He asked me a copy of my ticket!!! Lucky me that I had one printed web ticket in my back pocket! I had my check-in super fast.

When  I was rushing to the gates however, I was once again stopped!!! This time, the officer was asking for 150,000 rupiahs to put a stamp on my ticket! Unbelievable! He was not going to let me out! Looking to the depths of all my pockets this time, I found a one last 20 USD banknote and gave that to him! He didnt give the change back of course but never mind, i made it into that damn plane!

Have your 150,000 rupiahs and your ticket print ready if you want to get out of Indonesia problem free!

 

 

Gokhan Toka
Traveler, snowboarder, horror movies geek, photographer, digital marketing freelancer... father for DD.
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