Health & Safety

General Travel and Health Advice for Indonesia

Reliable information on health and safety issues relevant to Indonesia can be found by visiting the following websites:

British Government Travel Advice

US Government Travel Advice

Australian Government Travel Advice

Indonesian Government

National Travel Health Network and Centre

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Please consult your doctor or travel clinic for advice. It is also worth checking the NaTHNaC web site for up-to-date information. We are not able to give official advice on inoculations, however, based on past experience we would normally expect you to be up to date with the following:
– Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Diptheria, Polio.
– Rabies: it is recommended, though not essential, that you have the 0.1ml rabies vaccine.
– Japanese B Encephalitis: not required for Bali.
– Malaria: not required for Bali.

Prescribed medication

If you need to take prescribed medicines whilst on a trip please bring sufficient supplies to cover your stay and make sure your situation is clearly communicated to your teachers.

Physical fitness

The level of fitness required to participate in our Learning Adventures varies depending on the program. The most physically demanding programs include rainforest trekking and snorkeling. In some instances, whilst trekking, you are going to need to be able to carry a day pack and trek for 6 – 8 hours in temperatures of 25-30 degrees Celsius with very high humidity. Additionally, in order to be able to participate in snorkeling activities you should be able to swim 100 meters, and tread water for 3 minutes.

Travel & medical insurance

All participants must buy their own health insurance. It is essential that your insurance covers medical evacuation. We also recommend travel insurance to cover loss of personal belongings and costs associated with cancelled or delayed travel plans.

Travel documents

Passports: Your passport must have at least 6 months validity (period before expiry) at the time of your arrival into Indonesia. Failure to have at least 6 months validity on your passport will result in denial of entry into Indonesia.

Visas: Anyone who is traveling to Indonesia for 60 days or less does NOT need to organize a visa prior to arriving into country. You will instead need to obtain a Visa-On-Arrival (VOA), which costs USD $25 USD. This visa is initially valid for 30 days only, and can usually be extended for a further 30 days.

Please remember also that you will be required to pay a departure tax of Rp. 150,000 at the airport when you leave Indonesia, and possibly an airport tax in addition.