August 9, 2005

Indonesia has granted Russian and Maldivian passport holders the right to travel to Indonesia on a waiver program i.e. without having to obtain a visa prior to entry. This change in the immigration policy will be effective from August 5, 2005.

This waiver program offers a 30-day entry visa which will be issued to applicants on arrival at the airport. The restrictions on the 30 day visa are that it may not be used for purposes other than stated thereon nor extended.