50 Places Indonesian Passport Holders Can Travel to Without Visa Hassle

Sometimes the only thing standing between you and your dream holiday is one visa application. After all the hassles, there’s still that little dreaded possibility that you have to cancel the getaway because your visa application is rejected.

Being Indonesian, your vacation options are even more limited, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go to beautiful or even exotic destinations. You just have to know where to look! Below are places you can either visit with visa-on-arrival or completely visa-free:


Khor Virap Monastery, Armenia[Image Credit: Wikipedia]

Highlight: Beautiful monasteries against the backdrop of jaw-dropping natural wilderness, such as Khor Virap (pictured) and Tatev.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (120 days)


Shipwrecks Diving, Bermuda[Image Credit: Graham Maddocks and Triangle Diving]

Highlight: Shipwreck diving to top sites such as Cristobal Colon (pictured), The Airplane, Iristo (Aristo), King George.

Requirements: Visa not required (6 months)


Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei[Image Credit: Sam Garza]

Highlight: Paying respect to Asia’s most beautiful Islamic palaces and mosques (pictured is Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque).

Requirements: Visa not required (14 days)


Ta Prohm, Cambodia[Image Credit: Jonas Hansel]

Highlight: Channeling your Indiana Jones to explore the temple ruins of Ta Prohm (pictured), Angkor Wat, Bayon.

Requirements: Visa not required (30 days)

Travelling to Cambodia? Read my Cambodia travel stories and guides.

Cape Verde

Cabo de Santa Maria, Cape Verde[Image Credit: DxCoffee]

Highlight: Hopping to the island of Boa Vista to unearth the mystery of Cabo de Santa Maria shipwreck.

Requirements: Visa on arrival


Torres del Paine, Chile[Image Credit: Liam Quinn]

Highlight: Too many awesomeness. You can visit the incredibly stunning Torres del Paine (pictured), view the moai statues in the iconic Easter Island, cruise the Chilean Fjords or even to Antarctica!

Requirements: Visa not required (90 days)


Cartagena, Colombia[Image Credit: Pedro Szekely]

Highlight: Getting lost in the colorful streets of Cartagena (pictured) or go on an Amazon rain-forest adventure.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (90 days, with further extension of 90 days)

Cook Islands

Cook Islands[Image Credit: GuideTropical.com]

Highlight: Just lazying around in one of the luxury resorts.

Requirements: Visa not required (31 days)


Swimming with Whales, Dominica[Image Credit: Keri Wilk]

Highlight: Swimming with sperm whales.

Requirements: Visa not required (21 days)


Galapagos Islands, Ecuador[Image Credit: Galapagos Expeditions]

Highlight: Discover some of Earth’s most unique creatures at Galapagos Islands, where Charles Darwin’s evolutionary theory originated from.

Requirements: Visa not required (90 days)


InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa, Fiji[Image Credit: Roderick Eime]

Highlight: Go on a romantic couple retreat.

Requirements: Visa not required (4 months)


Ile A Rats Beach, Haiti[Image Credit: Destination North Haiti]

Highlight: Find your own secluded Caribbean island (pictured is Ile A Rats Beach).

Requirements: Visa not required (3 months)

Hong Kong

Victoria Peak, Hong Kong[Image Credit: chensiyuan]

Highlight: Boasting the highest number of skyscrapers in the world, its magnificent skyline can be viewed from Victoria Peak.

Requirements: Visa not required (30 days)


Nasir Al-Mulk, Iran[Image Credit: Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji]

Highlight: Admire the intricacies of Islamic art at Nasir Al-Mulk Mosque (pictured), Masjed-e Jāmé of Isfahan, Soltaniyeh.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (30 days)


Petra, Jordan[Image Credit: Diego Delso]

Highlight: Visit world-famous architectural site of Petra or float at the Dead Sea.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (3 months)


Tian Shan, Kyrgyzstan[Image Credit: Remote Lands]

Highlight: Hike the mountainous wilderness of Tian Shan (pictured) and Lake Issyk Kul.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (1 month)


Pha That Luang, Vientiane, Laos[Image Credit: Aaron Smith]

Highlight: Investigate Buddhist cultural attractions, off-the-beaten style (pictured is Pha That Luang stupa).

Requirements: Visa not required (30 days)


Casinos, Macao[Image Credit: Diego Delso]

Highlight: Gamble the night away.

Requirements: Visa not required (30 days)


Avenue of the Baobas, Madagascar[Image Credit: Gavinevans]

Highlight: Trek through surreal landscapes such as Avenue of the Baobas (pictured) and Tsingy de Bemaraha.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (30 days)


Lake Malawi, Malawi[Image Credit: tentree]

Highlight: Kayaking through African wilderness in Lake Malawi (pictured) or visit one of their wildlife national parks.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (30 days, with further extension of 60 days)


Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia[Image Credit: Peripitus]

Highlight: Observe the sea of clouds from the top of Mount Kinabalu (pictured) or visit the karst limestone forest of Gunung Mulu National Park.

Requirements: Visa not required (30 days)


Vaadhoo Island, Maldives[Image Credit: Huffington Post]

Highlight: Bio-luminescent plankton at Vaadhoo/Raa Atoll (pictured), Mudhdhoo or Rangali.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (30 days)

Marshall Islands

Atolls, Marshall Islands[Image Credit: 5 Stars Europe]

Highlight: Island-hopping around the atolls.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (90 days)


Desert Safari, Mauritania[Image Credit: Lies Ouwerkerk]

Highlight: Desert safari through the sand dunes.

Requirements: Visa on arrival


Blue Hole, Micronesia[Image Credit: Ippei + Janine Naoi]

Highlight: Snorkeling in the Blue Hole.

Requirements: Visa not required (30 days)


Chefchaouen, Morocco[Image Credit: The Confused Dasher]

Highlight: Immerse in the exotic blue town of Chefchaouen (pictured), the great Sahara desert or hunt down Taylor Swift’s “Style” video spot at the Caves of Hercules.

Requirements: Visa not required (3 months)


Bagan, Myanmar[Image Credit: Martin Sojka]

Highlight: Watch sunset over Bagan (pictured) or Golden Rock.

Requirements: Visa not required (14 days)


Bodnath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal[Image Credit: Sebbe xy]

Highlight: Climb the immortal Everest or explore Kathmandu’s sacred Buddhist sites such as Bodnath Stupa (pictured).

Requirements: Visa on arrival (90 days)


Catedral de Granada, Nicaragua[Image Credit: The Expeditioner]

Highlight: Soak in the Spanish-influenced culture and architectural beauties such as Catedral de Granada.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (90 days)


Talava Arches, Niue[Image Credit: Places to See in Your Lifetime]

Highlight: Swim in the pristine waters of Talava Arches (pictured) or Avaiki Cave.

Requirements: Visa not required (30 days)

Northern Cyprus

Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus[Image Credit: Mountain View Hotel via http://mountainviewcyprus.com/kyrenia-girne-north-cyprus/%5D

Highlight: Enjoy the Mediterranean sun at the historical harbor town of Kyrenia.

Requirements: Visa not required (90 days)


Wadi Bani Khalid, Oman[Image Credit: Geckoo]

Highlight: No, it’s not a mirage! Go swim in the beautiful oasis of Wadi Bani Khalid (pictured), Wadi Shab, Wadi Al Arbeieen.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (10 days or 1 month)


Palau[Image Credit: Jack’s Diving Locker]

Highlight: Exotic diving into WWII wrecks, shark-infested channels, blue holes, stingless jelllyfish lakes.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (30 days)


Bethlehem, Palestine[Image Credit: Wikipedia]

Highlight: Pilgrimage to the sacred towns of Bethlehem (pictured), Jericho, East Jerusalem.

Requirements: Visa not required

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea[Image Credit: Quiescentmind]

Highlight: Interact with the local tribes and join in their festivals.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (60 days)


Peru[Image Credit: Freestock.ca]

Highlight: Trekking the famous Inca trails towards Machu Picchu and playing with llamas along the way.

Requirements: Visa not required (183 days)


Kayangan Lake, Coron, Palawan, Philippines[Image Credit: H. Abanil]

Highlight: Crystal-clear waters of Palawan with heavy karst features (pictured is Kayangan Lake). Or visit the Chocolate Hills.

Requirements: Visa not required (30 days)

Pitcairn Island

St. Paul's Rock and Natural Pool, Pitcairn Island[Image Credit: Utrecht]

Highlight: Swim in St. Paul’s Rock and Natural Pool.

Requirements: Visa not required (14 days)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[Image Credit: Bequia Beach Hotel]

Highlight: Endless watersports or sail on a yacht at Bequia.

Requirements: Visa not required (1 month)


Tosua Ocean Trench, Upolu Island, Samoa[Image Credit: Mick Byrne]

Highlight: Jump down into Tosua Ocean Trench at Upolu Island.

Requirements: Entry permit on arrival (60 days)


Grand Anse, La Digue Island, Seychelles[Image Credit: Lonely Planet]

Highlight: Sun-tanning at Grand Anse Beach at La Digue Island.

Requirements: Visitor’s on arrival (1 month)


Infinity Pool, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore[Image Credit: Amusing Planet]

Highlight: World’s highest infinity pool at Marina Bay Sands (pictured) or marvel at the Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay.

Requirements: Visa not required (30 days)

Travelling to Singapore? Read my Singapore travel stories and guides.


Sibirsky Extreme, Tajikistan[Image Credit: Sibirsky Extreme]

Highlight: Speed through Pamir Highway (pictured) where the Silk Road was once located or hike to the glacial Lake Iskanderkul at Fann Mountains.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (45 days)


Great Wildebeest Migration, Tanzania[Image Credit: Ultimate Africa Safaris]

Highlight: Witness the one and only Great Wildebeest Migration at Serengeti National Park (pictured), take a hot air balloon around the safari, or climb Mount Kilimanjoro.

Requirements: Visa on arrival


Yee Peng, Chiang Mai, Thailand[Image Credit: John Shedrick]

Highlight: Land of the Smiles have plenty to offer, including Yee Peng Festival at Chiang Mai (pictured), plenty of tropical island beaches, Buddhist architectural sites of Sukhothai and Ayuthaya.

Requirements: Visa not required (30 days)

Travelling to Thailand? Read my Thailand travel stories and guides.

Timor Leste

Mount Ramelau, Timor Leste[Image Credit: Eco Discovery East Timor]

Highlight: Summit to Mount Ramelau to watch beautiful sunrise.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (30 days)


Funafuti Conservation Area, Tuvalu[Image Credit: Stepfeed]

Highlight: Playing with fishes at the crystal clear ocean of Funafuti Conservation Area.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (1 month)


Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda[Image Credit: Meros]

Highlight: Enter the wilderness and spot the biodiversity at the alpine Rwenzori Mountains National Park (pictured) or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Requirements: Visa on arrival


Sapa, Vietnam[Image Credit: buianhha]

Highlight: Colorful plantation fields of Sapa (pictured) or cruise around the Halong Bay.

Requirements: Visa not required (30 days)


Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe[Image Credit: Adventure Collection]

Highlight: Bungee jumping from the Victoria Falls bridge (pictured) or watch romantic sunset at Lake Kariba.

Requirements: Visa on arrival (3 months)

Not Enough with 50?

Here are a few other countries or territories which you can visit to:

  • Burundi – Visa on arrival (3 months)
  • Comoros – Visa on arrival
  • Djibouti – Visa on arrival (1 month or more)
  • Gambia – Visa not required (90 days)
  • Guinea-Bissau – Visa on arrival (90 days)
  • Somalia – Visa on arrival (30 days)
  • Togo – Visa on arrival (7 days)
  • South Ossetia – Visa not required
  • Transnitria – Visa not required

Still not enough? You can always explore the 34 Indonesia provinces locally and there are plenty of things to see before you finish. Read The Emerald of the Equator: 34 Indonesia Provinces in 34 Pics.

Important Notes

Visa policies may change from time to time without prior notice. Some countries also require that you submit a few documents and/or have return flight tickets in order to receive visa on arrival. You are advised to check with your local embassy or other official sources before you travel.

Which of the places listed would you like to visit the most?

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