UNWTO has praised the
decision by the government of Indonesia to grant free visa to
citizens from 169 countries.
visa-free policy is valid for a maximum stay of 30 days, has no
restriction on the number of visits per year, and is
non-extendable nor convertible to any other stay permit. Nationals
of visa-free countries can enter Indonesia in any of the 124
immigration check points that the country possesses.
“Indonesia is setting an example to the world. UNWTO welcomes the
decision of the government of Indonesia which clearly reflects the
commitment of the country with the development of the tourism
sector as a driver of economic growth, jobs and well-being for its
people,” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai.
to the UNWTO/WTTC Report - Impact of Visa Facilitation in ASEAN
Member States - ASEAN stands to gain 6 to 10 million additional
international tourist arrivals from improved visa facilitation.
The additional receipts generated by these tourists could reach
between US$7 and US$12 billion.
UNWTO Visa Openness Report shows that the share of total tourists
required to obtain a traditional visa prior to travelling
continues to decline and is at its lowest level ever. In 2015, 39%
of the world population could travel for tourism without obtaining
a traditional visa prior to departure as compared to only 23% in
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