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Indonesian passport holders rejoice: 81 nations offer visa exemptions

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sun, June 23, 2019  /  04:37 pm
Indonesian passport holders rejoice: 81 nations offer visa exemptions

According to Passport Index, there are 81 nations that do not have visa requirements for Indonesian passport holders. (Shutterstock/File)

Amid talk about how the Indonesian passport is virtually powerless, it is easy to overlook the considerable number of countries that have dropped visa requirements for travelers hailing from the archipelago over the years.

According to Passport Index, there are currently 81 nations that do not have visa requirements for Indonesian passport holders, marking an increase since February, when the number of visa-free countries or territories sat at 74.

However, it should be noted that while there are nations that require no visa at all, on the list are those  that have special requirements such as e-visa registration or visa on arrival. 

Some countries also require that travelers arrive at certain airports to be eligible for visa-free access.

Read also: I used my powerless Indonesian passport to apply for UK visa. This is what happened.

The seven latest countries to waive visa requirements are Barbados (90 days visa-free), Bolivia (90 days with visa on arrival/eVisa), Namibia (90 days visa-free), Nigeria (pre-visa on arrival), Pakistan (90 days with visa on arrival/eVisa), Saint Kitts and Nevis (90 days visa-free) and Senegal (30 days with visa on arrival). 

The complete list can be viewed at passportindex.org. (rfa)