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Visa on Arrival

Samosir
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Visa on Arrival

Just learned that the Indonesian Government increased the cost of Visa On Arrival, with immediate effect, July 5, from USD 25 to USD 35 per person. Better to keep this in mind when flying in to also Medan. Best is to pay in Cash US Dollar, otherwise you may be in for an unpleasant exchange rate surprise.

To make sure that I am not unwillingly repeating gossip and spreading rumours, other contributors to this Forum may please confirm.

Notwithstanding the above

LISOI ! LISOI !! LISOI !!! HORAS !!! WELCOME TO SAMOSIR, WELCOME TO TUK TUK

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1. Re: Visa on Arrival

I heard this as well.

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Hi

did it go to US$35 and do you happen to know the cost in IR? I would need to buy some $US in Malaysia and it may not be worth the trouble even though the putative exchange rate may be so bad.

Many thanks as always

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3. Re: Visa on Arrival

It did go up to US $ 35.

I would say that as long as you pay less than Rp. 500.000,-- on arrival you are doing fine.

But check an online currency converter first and then assume it will be rounded up!

I used yahoo's converter and got Rp.425.355,--

http://finance.yahoo.com/currency-converter/#from=USD;to=IDR;amt=35

Have a good stay!

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Many thanks

the IR sounds the way to go

Looking forward to the trip

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5. Re: Visa on Arrival

Hi,

You can check exchange rates via this link as well.

http://www.xe.com

Pamela

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