Flight Time: Approximate flight duration time from London, UK to Jakarta, Indonesia is 15 hours.
Time zone: There are 3 time zones in Indonesia from UTC+7 to UTC+9.
Passport and Visas: All travellers must be in possession of a passport that is valid at least for six months from the date of arrival, with at least 2 blank pages left, and must have proof of onward/return journey. An entry visa is arranged upon arrival for most nationalities, and is valid for 30 days. The visa can be purchased at the airport for a cost of 25 US$ - please ensure that you have clean notes and correct change.
Departure Tax: Applicable to ALL departures. For domestic flights it is 30,000 Rupiah and for International it is 100,000 Rupiah.
Language: There are around 580 languages and dialects in use in Indonesia, but Bahasa Indonesian is the official language. English is widely spoken, in all the major touristic destinations.
Currency: Officially Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), however U$D is the most widely used. The Rupiah can be purchased from all major banks and exchange outlets. The approximate exchange rate is 14,000IDR for £1GBP (Nov 2011). Credit and debit cards are also accepted in major hotels, restaurants & shops. ATM machines are plentiful around the airports, resort areas and ports.
Electricity: Voltage is 220v or 240v AC with a rounded-type two pin (Type C, E and F) and in some remote locations, 110-130v AC are still in use.
Telephone: With 8 providers, Indonesia has excellent mobile phone coverage and a great telephone system, however, in less populated areas; you may find that there is no mobile coverage. The country code is +62 or 0062. To call the UK from Indonesia, dial +44 or 0044 and remove the first 0 from the area code of the number you are calling.
Weather: Indonesia's climate is tropical. There is no autumn or winter but there are distinctive wet and dry seasons each year. The East Monsoon, from June to September, brings dry weather while the West Monsoon, from December to March is moisture-laden, bringing rain. Temperatures range from 21°C - 33°C, except at higher altitudes which can be much cooler. Heaviest rainfalls are usually recorded in December and January and humidity is generally between 75% and 100%.