16th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatrics (APCP) 2018
and
9th Annual Scientific Meeting of Indonesian Pediatric
Society (ASMIPS)/PIT-IKA 2018
SDGs and Reducing Inequalities: How Far Have We Come?
25-29 August 2018
The 6th Asia Pacific Congress of Pediatric Nursing (APCPN)
Pediatric Nurses - A unified Voice towards Achieving SDGs and Reducing Inequalities
27-29 August 2018
Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC)
Nusa Dua - Bali, Indonesia

Travel General Information

ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED ON 12 AUGUST 2018

WEATHER IN BALI

Bali is an Indonesian island, located just a few degrees south of the equator, and has a tropical climate, hot all year round. However from December to March, the west monsoon can bring heavy showers and high humidity, but days are still often sunny with the rains starting in the late afternoon or evening and passing quickly. From June to September, the humidity is low and it can be quite cool in the evenings. At this time of the year there is hardly any rain in the lowland coastal areas. At higher elevations such as Bedugul or Kintamani, it gets distinctly chilly and you will need either a sweater or jacket after the sun sets. Temperatures are high and uniform throughout the year. They are slightly higher from October to March, when the daily average is around 27 °C (81 °F), and a bit lower from June to September, when the daily average is around 26 °C (79 °F). Moreover, hot days are possible all year round (except in January, at the height of the rainy season), with peaks of 37/40 °C (99/104 °F). In the rainy season, high relative humidity makes the heat muggy.

PASSPORT AND VISA

All foreigners wishing to enter Indonesia must have a Passport valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival along with proof (tickets) on onward or return passage. Please contact the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in your country before the congress in order to check if you require any other immigration procedures to visit Indonesia.

Free Tourist Visa Indonesia now provides special Short Stay Visa Free facilities for tourists who are nationals of total 169 countries who wish to travel to Indonesia. Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of stay permit.

The following are the Countries granted Visa Free Facilities according to Presidential Decree No. 21 of 2016:

Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Canada
Cape Verde
Chad
Chile
China
Czech Republic
Comoros
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Commonwealth of Dominica
Denmark
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Holy See (Vatican City)
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Republic of Korea
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao (SAR of China)
Macedonia
Madagascar
Maldives
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
New Zealand
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Norway
Oman
Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent (Grenadines)
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United< States of America
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

More Information on imigration available at: www.imigrasi.go.id
Passport holders of all other countries and non-tourists of the aforementioned countries must obtain valid Indonesian visas at an Indonesia Embassies or Consulates in their home country prior to departure to Indonesia. For details and enquiries please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country.

LETTER OF INVITATION

Invitation letter or other necessary documents to obtain Indonesia Visa will be provided by the Secretariat of 16th APCP, 9th ASMIPS (PIT), and 6th APCPN based on request. However this letter aims to assist participants for their travel to Indonesia and does not imply any commitment for the Organization Committee to provide nancial support.

BANKING CURRENCY

The Indonesia Rupiah is also called IDR. Information of daily exchange rate can be found in newspapers or from the net. Some Indonesia banks provide this on their websites. IDR and US$ are the most acceptable currencies. Most tourism resorts have money changer facilities. When you are traveling to remote areas it is advisable to exchange your money and clear your check. Credit cards are only acceptable in big hotels, restaurants, shops and traveling agencies Rough exchange rate:
Rp. 10,615 = 1 AUD
Rp. 13,315 = 1 USD
Rp. 16,332 = 1 EUR
(Currency rate as of January 2018)

ATM

Automatic Teller Machines are mushrooming all over the island, especially at shopping centre and bank branches. It will be easy for you to nd one in any of the main tourist centres. Most of them are connected to international banking networks thus making it possible to look for machines that are a?liated with your own ATM network. You can draw usually between 1.5 million and 3 million in one go. Thus if you need more money you will have to pull several times adding to the bank charges, as each transaction counts. There should be a sticker on the machine, which says either 50.000 or 100.000. Naturally, the ones with Rp. 100.000 bills can go up to 2.5 or 3 million.

AIRPORT TASK

An airport tax of IDR 150,000 is levied by airports on departing passengers on international ights and IDR 40,000 for those on domestic routes. Most airline today incorporate airport tax into their total tickets cost on purchase. Do make sure that this is already included.

ELECTRIC CURRENT

Electric power supply is 220 volts in all regions. So be careful with your 110-volt electronic equipment. The sockets will only t with two pins rounded-tip plugs (technically known as Type C, E, and F) or use adaptors. Most hotels and many restaurants in large cities provide internet connections or free WiFi.