Safety in Indonesia

Are you worrying about safety in Indonesia? Rest assured. Indonesia is one of the most popular travel destinations in Asia. Like most other Southeast Asian countries, Indonesia, and especially Bali, is a very safe destination. Relying on your common sense and following a few safety rules will go a long way in ensuring that your vacation is stress-free.

Safety in Indonesia: Top Tips

Take care of your valuables

As in all other destinations, it is best leave your valuables in the safe of your hotel. If you are carrying expensive items, take care not to display them in public.

Stay away from animals

Beware of stray dogs in Indonesia as many of these have rabies. The same applies to monkeys as well. In general, it is a good idea to keep away from all animals in Indonesia.

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Stay away from the pesky monkeys of Indonesia!


While climbing volcanoes is possible, make sure to check if these are currently active or dormant. On your private Indonesia tour, your local guide and Trip Coordinator will be able to advise you accurately about volcanoes. We will customize your itinerary whenever necessary.

Women travelers

Indonesia is a very safe destination for female travelers however, traveling alone at night is not recommended. Avoid motorcycle taxis after dark. Do keep in mind that Indonesia is a Muslim country and dress conservatively when you are not at the beach.

In the midst of traffic

Be extra careful while navigating traffic in Indonesia – the conditions can be quite chaotic compared to Western countries. Tourists should avoid riding in motorcycles even if you find locals using this mode of transport – these are known to cause accidents.

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Traffic can be chaotic in large cities like Jakarta.

Tips for your safety in Indonesia

Keeping you safe is our top priority. Our travel consultants are happy to advise on your security and safety in Indonesia. For all domestic flights, we only use airlines that meet our standards of safety. During your trip, your local guide is happy to help you with anything you need. Your Trip Coordinator is also available around the clock while you travel.

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Please note: Despite careful research, we cannot assume complete liability for the information provided here. Further updated information is available at your local Foreign Office.

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