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                     Manado airport Sam Ratulangi

 

Indonesian Government has issued a new regulation regarding the number of free visa airports, and Manado is now also included.

Total 169 nationals can enter Indonesia with visa-free entry for purpose of leisure and tourism.

This free visa is valid for maximum stay of 30 days and is not extendable.

Here is a list of the nationals eligible for free visa. The countries with an asterisk (*) are the 79 newly added countries for visa free entry.

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


According to the new regulation, starting from May 2016, the foreigners eligible for free visa facility are allowed to arrive and depart from 29 free visa airports.

Here is the list of free visa airports:
 
1. Kualanamu, Medan 
2. Hang Nadim, Batam 
3. Soekarno-Hatta, Tangerang, Jakarta 
4. Juanda, Surabaya 
5. Ngurah Rai, Bali 
6. Husein Sastranegara, Bandung 
7. Sepinggan, Balikpapan 
8. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Aceh 
9. Adisucipto, Yogyakarta 
10. El Tari, Kupang 
11. Sam Ratulangi, Manado
12. Minangkabau, Padang 
13. Sultan SyarifKasim II, Pekanbaru 
14. Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, Palembang 
15. Adisumarmo, Surakarta 
16. Ahmad Yani, Semarang 
17. Halim Perdana Kusuma, Jakarta 
18. Sultan Hasanuddin, Makassar 
19. Polonia, Medan 
20. BandaraInternasional Lombok, Mataram 
21. Tanjung Pandan, Belitung 
22. Binaka, Sibolga 
23. Frans Kaisiepo, Biak 
24. MaimunSaleh, Sabang 
25. Mopah, Merauke 
26. Mozes Kilangin, Tembaga Pura 
27. Pattimura, Ambon 
28. Supadio, Pontianak 
29. Tarakan, Tarakan

 


 

 

Solar eclipse Bunaken 2016

 

On a beautiful Wednesday morning on March 9th 2016 we had the opportunity to enjoy breakfast witnessing an amazing 98% full solar eclipse here in Living Colours restaurant. The eclipse took almost three hours in total and the peak lasted for about five minutes.

During the eclipse the sun stopped warming and air temperature dropped rapidly by three degrees. We also tried to follow flower behaviour but unfortunately our sample got eaten by a grasshopper during the eclipse.

Thank you Maria Haipus for this lovely photo collage.

 

Living Colours Diving Resort will be at Nordic Travel Fair in Helsinki on the 22-24 January 2016!

We will be at booth 7C51.

travel fair 2016

 

Indonesia offers free-visa travel for several new citizenships, but you have to enter the country through the following ports: Airports Jakarta, Medan, Batam, Bali and Surabaya and seaports Batam Center (Batam), Sekupang (Batam), Sri Bintan Pura (Tanjung Pinang) and Tanjung Uban.

So visitors entering Indonesia on other international airports or seaports have to still purchase UDS 35 visa-on-arrival for 30 days. Visa-on-arrival can be extended two times up to 90 days where free-visa cannot be extended. You can depart Indonesia through any airport or seaport no matter what kind of visa you have (this changed in September 2015). Manado is not (yet) among free-visa entry points so all visitors entering Indonesia in Manado must get either 30 days visa-on-arrival for 35 USD or 60 days tourist visa that can be applied through Indonesian embassies around the world (price varies).

Citizens of 15 countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Chile, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) who wish to enter Indonesia for the purpose of governmental duties, education, socio-culture, tourism, business, journalistic or transit can do so without visa through all air, sea or land crossing points since several years ago.

For nationals of 30 more countries (Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Britain, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirate and the United States) visa requirements were waived as stipulated by the Presidential Decree No. 69/2015 and they are eligible to enter and remain in Indonesia without a visa for 30 days.

 

 

 

This you don't want to miss!

Early morning on 9th of March 2016 Bunaken's people and visitors can experience TOTAL solar eclipse! Book you spring diving holiday now This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Read more about the total solar eclipse: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2016-march-9

Moon fully blocks Sun just in the areas seen in the picture >>

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