Customs and Duty Free Allowances
when Entering Indonesia
The following goods may be imported into Indonesia by
persons over 18 years of age without incurring customs
• Two hundred cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100g of
• One litre of liquor.
• A reasonable quantity of perfume.
• Gifts up to a value of US$250 per person or US$1,000
Note: Cameras must be declared on arrival. Video
cameras, portable radios, tape recorders, binoculars and
sport equipment may be imported provided exported on
departure. Films, tapes, CD/DVDs, records and computer
software must be screened by the censor board. There are
also restrictions on fruits and animal, fish and plant
It would also be of great help if you seek advice from
those who are familiar with Indonesian laws if you're
flowers of any kind.
You can also do a little research and check the net for
info on this. However, bear in mind that online
information should not act as substitutes for
professional legal advice.
Prohibited Imports: Cordless telephones, Chinese
medicines or printings, pornography, and
All narcotics are illegal in Indonesia. The use, sale or
purchase of narcotics results in long prison terms, huge
fines and death, in some cases. Once caught, you are
immediately placed in detention until trial, and the
sentences are stiff, as demonstrated by Westerners
currently serving sentences as long as 30 years for
possession of marijuana.
Please double check at government websites.