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Indonesia visa fee to be waived for Australians after two false starts

Australian visitors to Indonesia will finally get free entry with Indonesia announcing a new list of countries to be exempt from the AU$49 fee.

Bali, Indonesia.
Bali, Indonesia. Image by Thomas Depenbusch / CC BY 2.0

Australia was previously included in the list but left off at the last minute because its government would not provide reciprocal rights for Indonesians. Australia has since changed its visa rules for Indonesians, and is now one of 79 countries whose citizens are eligible to have the visa fee waived for a 30-day stay. Other countries added to the list include Brazil, Ukraine, Kenya, Uzbekistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Palestine, Honduras, Pakistan, and Mongolia. No official date has been announced for the change to take effect.

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