Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Mari Elka Pangestu, has expressed concern expressed that the permanent introduction of the US $ 25 visa-on-arrival fee is threatening the future development of tourism in Indonesia
Pangestu said the government many complaints from Japanese tour operators, members of the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) in relation to the US $ 25 charged arriving tourists in exchange for a 30-day visa.
She said that the Japanese tour has received, professionals in Indonesia urges its visa fee point to other destinations such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines over, calculates the visa fee and makes a visa to get hassle free.
“I will recommend to the Minister of Finance that the introduction of the visa fee will be an agenda item in future discussions. Hopefully we can find the best solution, “said Pangestu, while the Indonesian stand at the JATA Tourism Forum and Travel Showcase in Japan participate.