Once international travel restarts, Indonesia plans to provide incentives to international visitors wishing to stay long term by offering them a five-year visa. Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Salahudin Uno made the announcement on Monday (8/2).
“The concept is a long term stay, second home visa for a 5-year term. They make a deposit of USD $142,300, (2 billion IRD) per individual or USD $178,000 (2.5 billion IRD) for the whole family. They can invest here, do business, and their visas are renewed every 5 years,” Sandiaga said.
According to his official statement, Sandiaga has communicated this program with the Law and Human Rights Minister, Yasonna Laoly.
The program aims to enable international tourists to stay long term in Indonesia, especially Bali, in efforts to recover the tourism sector.
Sandiaga plans to target business owners and travelers who are willing to stay at least 3-4 months in Bali, to escape from the cold winters in their native countries. He added that foreign visitors would be able to work in Indonesia under this visa.
“This program could potentially reduce the amount of illegal foreign workers and digital nomads in Bali,” Sandiaga added.
He is currently working out requirements for the program. “We plan to create a concept that makes Bali their second home through the long term visa,” concluded Sandiaga. He plans to implement the program in areas of Indonesia including Bali, Batam, Bintan, and others within the Asean Travel Corridor Framework.
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