Visas to be scrapped for Brit tourists visiting Indonesia

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    Visas to be scrapped for Brit tourists visiting Indonesia
    BRITISH tourists travelling to Indonesia will be able to stay in the country visa-free for up to 30 days, under new rules.
    Mar 30, 2015

    The current rules require Brit tourists to pay US $35 (£23) upon arrival, but property news website have announced that this is set to change.

    The new legislation – expected to be implemented as soon as April, means that Chinese, Russian and US citizens will be among the 30 nationalities to be granted free entry into the country.

    In a bid to boost overall tourist numbers from eight million in 2014 to 11 million this year – the Indonesian government has granted visa-free entry at five international airports in Medan, Jakarta, Batam, Surabaya and Bali.

    The UK Foreign Office says that 220,000 Britons visit Indonesia every year, with Lombok, Bali and Sumatra being among the famous destinations.

    Indonesia is sought after as a good value destination, with accommodation, food and transport cheap compared with other European travel destinations.

    The Indonesian tourism ministry also announced plans recently to create extra capacity at Indonesia's 38 harbours and marinas in an attempt to bolster yachting and sailing tourism.

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