Not only these number are definite but the government has steadily been adding more into the category of free visa countries whose citizens will be able to travel to Indonesia without any visa.
In a bid to boost tourism, the Indonesian government has set a goal of 174 countries to give visa free permission for the country, as announced by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Rizal Ramli on Monday.
“There are 84 new countries that today we have decided to give visa-free entry to, effective starting this week,” Rizal said on Monday as quoted by Antara.
After the announcement, Rizal Ramli took to Twitter to clarify that Israel was not included in the list and that it was a proposal to also include it but was rejected.
“Indeed, there was a proposal that Israel could get a tourist visa exemption. However, we decided against it since, until today, Indonesia does not have diplomatic relations with them,” Rizal said.