Surakarta or more famous as Solo is lying across in fertile plain terrain along the longest river in Java, Bengawan or River Solo. Flanked by mountain volcanoes Merapi and Merbabu in the north, and mount Lawu in the southeast border, is famous as a stronghold and center of Javanese culture and tradition. The average temperature of this area is 21°C  – 32°C with rainy season on October to April and dry season on April to October.

Being a tropical country, Indonesia does not have spring, summer, autumn, or winter, instead just the two seasons of Rainy and Dry, both of which are relative. While there is significant regional variation, in most of the country (including Java and Bali) the dry season is April to October, while the wet season is November to March. However, global warming has made the seasons less predictable.



All foreigners wishing to enter Indonesia must have a Passport valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival along with proof (tickets) on onward or return passage. Please contact the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in your country before the congress in order to check if you require any other immigration procedures to visit Indonesia.

Free Tourist Visa

Indonesia now provides special Short Stay Visa Free facilities for tourists who are nationals of total 169 countries who wish to travel to Indonesia. Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of stay permit.

The following are the Countries granted Visa Free Facilities according to Presidential Decree No. 21 of 2016:

1. Albania
2. Algeria
3. Andorra
4. Angola
5. Antigua and Barbuda
6. Argentina
7. Armenia
8. Australia
9. Austria
10. Azerbaijan
11. Bahamas
12. Bahrain
13. Bangladesh
14. Barbados
15. Belarus
16. Belgium
17. Belize
18. Benin
19. Bhutan
20. Bolivia
21. Bosnia and Herzegovina
22. Botswana
23. Brazil
24. Brunei
25. Bulgaria
26. Burkina Faso
27. Burundi
28. Cambodia
29. Canada
30. Cape Verde
31. Chad
32. Chile
33. China
34. Commonwealth of Dominica
35. Comoros
36. Costa Rica
37. Cote D’Ivoire
38. Croatia
39. Cuba
40. Cyprus
41. Czech Republic
42. Denmark
43. Dominican Republic
44. Ecuador
45. Egypt
46. El Salvador
47. Estonia
48. Fiji
49. Finland
50. France
51. Gabon
52. Gambia
53. Georgia
54. Germany
55. Ghana
56. Greece
57. Grenada
58. Guatemala
59. Guyana
60. Haiti
61. Honduras
62. Hong Kong SAR
63. Hungary
64. Iceland
65. India
66. Ireland
67. Italy
68. Jamaica
69. Japan
70. Jordan
71. Kazakhstan
72. Kenya
73. Kiribati
74. Kuwait
75. Kyrgyzstan
76. Laos
77. Latvia
78. Lebanon
79. Lesotho
80. Liechtenstein
81. Lithuania
82. Luxembourg
83. Macau SAR
84. Macedonia
85. Madagascar
86. Malawi
87. Malaysia
88. Maldives
89. Mali
90. Malta
91. Marshall Islands
92. Mauritania
93. Mauritius
94. Mexico
95. Moldova
96. Monaco
97. Mongolia
98. Morocco
99. Mozambique
100. Myanmar
101. Namibia
102. Nauru
103. Nepal
104. Netherlands
105. New Zealand
106. Nicaragua
107. Norway
108. Oman
109. Palau
110. Palestine
111. Panama
112. Papua New Guinea
113. Paraguay
114. Peru
115. Philippines
116. Poland
117. Portugal
118. Puerto Rico
119. Qatar
120. Romania
121. Russia
122. Rwanda
123. Samoa
124. San Marino
125. Sao Tome and Principe
126. Saudi Arabia
127. Senegal
128. Serbia
129. Seychelles
130. Singapore
131. Slovakia
132. Slovenia
133. Solomon Island
134. South Africa
135. South Korea
136. Spain
137. Sri Lanka
138. St Kitts and Nevis
139. St Lucia
140. St Vincent and Grenadines
141. Suriname
142. Swaziland
143. Sweden
144. Switzerland
145. Taiwan
146. Tajikistan
147. Tanzania
148. Thailand
149. Timor-Leste
150. Togo
151. Tonga
152. Trinidad & Tobago
153. Tunisia
154. Turkey
155. Turkmenistan
156. Tuvalu
157. Uganda
158. Ukraine
159. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
160. United Kingdom (UK)
161. Uruguay
162. United States (US)
163. Uzbekistan
164. Vanuatu
165. Vatican City
166. Venezuela
167. Vietnam
168. Zambia
169. Zimbabwe

More information on immigration available at:

Passport holders of all other countries and non-tourists of the aforementioned countries must obtain valid Indonesian Visas at Indonesia Embassies or Consulates in their home country prior to departure to Indonesia. For details and enquiries please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country.



Invitation letter or other necessary documents to obtain Indonesia Visa will be provided by the Secretariat of 2nd APMVF 2019 based on request. However this letter aims to assist participants for their travel to Indonesia and does not imply any commitment for the Organization Committee to provide financial support.



The Indonesia Rupiah is also called IDR. Information of daily exchange rate can be found in newspapers or from the net. Some Indonesia banks provide this on their websit es. IDR and US$ are the most acceptable currencies. Most tourism resorts have money changer facilities. When you are traveling to remote areas it is advisable to exchange your money and clear your check. Credit cards are only acceptable in big hotels, restaurants, shops and traveling agencies

You can exchange foreign currency in major cities throughout the archipelago at banks and money changers. Most tourists’ resort has money changer facilities; however if you are travelling to a more remote areas it is advisable to exchange your money beforehand. If you need a large amount of foreign currency, and you don’t have a foreign currency account at your bank, it is best to order the money the day before. Local banks keep a limited amount of foreign currency in their smaller branches.

Rough exchange rate:

Rp. 10,615 = 1 AUD

Rp. 13,315 = 1 USD

Rp. 16,332 = 1 EUR

(Currency rate as of January 2018)



Automatic Teller Machines are mushrooming all over the island, especially at shopping centre and bank branches. It will be easy for you to find one in any of the main tourist centres. Most of them are connected to international banking networks thus making it possible to look for machines that are affiliated with your own ATM network. You can draw usually between 1.5 million and 3 million in one go. Thus if you need more money you will have to pull several times adding to the bank charges, as each transaction counts. There should be a sticker on the machine, which says either 50.000 or 100.000. Naturally, the ones with Rp. 100.000 bills can go up to 2.5 or 3 million.



An airport tax of IDR 150,000 is levied by airports on departing passengers on international flights and IDR 40,000 for those on domestic routes. Most airline today incorporate airport tax into their total tickets cost on purchase. Do make sure that this is already included.



Electric power supply is 220 volts in all regions. So be careful with your 110-volt electronic equipment. The sockets will only fit with two pins rounded-tip plugs (technically known as Type C, E, and F) or use adaptors. Most hotels and many restaurants in large cities provide internet connections or free WiFi.