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Smart travel tips: What you need to know when visiting Indonesia

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Indonesia is fast becoming a favourite destination among Australians this past few years. In 2017 alone, about 1.18 million tourists from Australia visited the Southeast Asian archipelago. With more than 17,000 islands to choose from, you will never run out of options if you decide to go for your vacation. But before you check out the best airfares and pack your bags with all your travel and tech essentials, here are several information that you need to know when planning for a fun Indonesian getaway.   What To Do Before Your Trip It normally takes more than three hours for most flights from Australia to reach Indonesia. But prior to your trip, make sure that you have prepared all the travel requirements to avoid any problems. Fortunately, you do not have to apply for a visa to visit any of the Indonesian islands. However, you need to secure a valid passport in order to be accepted in the country. It would also be wise to secure a travel insurance with a comprehensive medical coverage in foreign countries so you won’t have to worry about the costs in case of a medical emergency. In addition, you must also ask your doctor to give you proper immunization against communicable diseases like malaria especially if you plan to visit remote areas.  You may also consider converting your Australian dollar to Indonesian rupiah as soon as you arrive since there are a lot of reputable money changers  at the airport. If you need to convert your money elsewhere, you must remember to count all the bills… Read More