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Indonesia waives tourist visa for 30 countries

Indonesia waives tourist visa for 30 countries.
Indonesia waives tourist visa for 30 countries. Image by Iyyaka Nastain / CC BY 2.0

Tourists from an additional 30 countries will soon be allowed to visit Indonesia without a visa from as early as next month in a $1 billion initiative to boost tourism in the region. Indonesia currently only allows tourists from 15 countries, mostly in Southeast Asia, to visit without a visa. Despite accounting for almost 12% of all foreign tourists to Indonesia last year, however, Australia was excluded from the new programme, reportedly because of its own tourism policy. Read more: abc.net.au