06 May 2016

Lombok International Airport is now visa-free airport

Lombok International Airport ( LIA ) in West Nusa Tenggara is now included in the list of airports with free-visa facilities for foreign citizens from 159 countries. There are currently 29 airports, 88 seaports and 7 border checkpoint posts in Indonesia where certain foreign citizens can obtain a free visa upon arrival. The free-visa regulation could be enjoyed by foreigners who were traveling as a tourist, coming to visit their family, conducting social activities, attending art and culture seminars or participating in international exhibitions or meetings held by their office's headquarters/representatives in Indonesia. Business-wise, airlines will be more encouraged to open direct flights to the region. The Silk Air Lombok branch head said that the regulation would encouraged tourists from Asia or other parts of the world to visit Lombok via Singapore. The airline currently has four direct flights per week from Singapore to Lombok with most passengers coming from Germany, the Netherlands, UK and Norway in addition to Asian countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and China.

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