Understanding the Rules for Carrying Money In and Out of Indonesia

Key Takeaways on Currency Regulations for Travelers in Indonesia

Traveling in and out of Indonesia involves not just packing your bags but also understanding the rules regarding carrying money. Whether you’re a tourist returning home with souvenirs or a business traveler, it’s crucial to be aware of the Indonesian customs regulations concerning currency.

Here are the essential points every traveler should know:

  • The maximum amount of money, either in Rupiah or equivalent foreign currency, that can be carried out of Indonesia is IDR 100,000,000 (one hundred million Rupiah).
  • If you wish to carry more than this limit, up to a maximum of IDR 1,000,000,000 (one billion Rupiah) or its foreign currency equivalent, you must obtain permission from Bank Indonesia.
  • For families traveling together, each family member can declare separately to be considered as carrying the maximum allowable amount individually.
  • Upon entering or leaving International Airports in Indonesia, passengers must make a customs declaration at the Airport if carrying amounts over the threshold.
  • Failure to adhere to these regulations can result in fines. For example, carrying IDR 150,000,000 (one hundred and fifty million Rupiah) without declaration will attract a fine of 10% on the excess amount, which in this case is IDR 50,000,000 (fifty million Rupiah).
  • If carrying an amount like IDR 1,500,000,000 (one and a half billion Rupiah) without the necessary Bank Indonesia permission, a penalty will be imposed. Moreover, failure to declare can lead to a fine of twice the initial penalty.

Remember, while focusing on other valuable items you carry, do not overlook the importance of adhering to currency regulations. It’s always advisable to stay updated with any changes in these regulations to avoid penalties and ensure a hassle-free travel experience.

Written by Dewi, RevisBali

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