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Java, Indonesia Travel Information

According to thereligionfaqs, Java (Indonesian: Jawa) is an Indonesian island in the Indian Ocean (Asia) that is part of Indonesia. The capital of Java is Jakarta. This is also the capital of Indonesia. A number of major cities in Java are: Bandung, Surabaya (Surabaya), Cirebon, Yogjakarta (Yogjakarta), Semarang, Tegal, Surakarta and Malang.

Java is the most famous and most populous island in Indonesia because the capital Jakarta is located here. The landscape is mountainous with some peaks above 2,000 meters. These mountains attract many hikers and mountaineers. Several tropical sandy beaches can be found on the coastline. In the clear blue waters around Java there are many coral islands and many different fish species to discover. Extremely suitable for diving and snorkeling. The Borobudur can also be found on Central Java. This is a Buddhist shrine consisting of dozens of so-called stupas. In these stupas there is a Buddha statue. Furthermore, due to tourism and the many students, there are many facilities on Java that make a stay pleasant. There are hotels, luxury resorts, shopping streets, cafes, restaurants. See rrrjewelry for Indonesia destinations.

Where is Java located?

Travel information of Java

Official name: Java
Continent: Asia
Area: 132,000 km²
Capital: Jakarta
Country code: ID, IDN
Population: 145,000,000 inhabitants (2015)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 3,676 m (Mount Semeru)
Distance (Amsterdam – Jakarta): 11,358 km
Flight time: about 14 hours

Travel advice
Current status: Be aware of safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Java that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Java, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Java. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Java?

Weather and climate
Java has a tropical rainforest climate. Throughout the year the temperatures are around 25 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Java can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Java can be found at Climate info.

Best time
June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Java. This avoids the prolonged rainy season.

Indonesian is the official language in Java. The three most spoken languages ​​in Java are Javanese, Sundanese and Madurese.
Would you like to translate from or into Indonesian for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon departure from Java.
A visa is not required if you stay less than 30 days and arrive through an airport, port or country border on this list. If you arrive in another way or are staying in Java for more than 30 days, you can personally apply for a visa at the Embassy of Indonesia in The Hague.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Indonesia:
Dutch consulate on Java:
Indonesian Embassy in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory for Java if you have visited a yellow fever country in the seven days before you visit Java. In addition, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Malaria Malaria
occurs on Java (with the exception of Jakarta and the tourist cities). Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency
In Java, payments are made with the Indonesian rupiah (rupiah) (IDR).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Java can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
The prices on Java are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -43% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (75% cheaper), food (19% cheaper), imported beer in catering (10% cheaper), cigarettes (77% cheaper) and public transport (90% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Java it is customary to tip. If this has not already been included in the bill, it is customary to tip approximately 5-10%.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 5 hours later on Java.
During our winter time it is 6 hours later on Java.
Java has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone of Java can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Java you must drive on the left. You must have an international driver’s license
to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Java. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop. With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Java.

In Java, the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Java can be found on our electricity page (look under Indonesia).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 110
– Fire: 113
– Ambulance: 118

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Java can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Java can be found on Abyznewslinks (under Jawa).

Websites from Java end
Official websites of Java: and

The country code (international access number) to call someone on Java is 0062 or +62.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Java? Then use the Dutch country code 00131.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
All Java area codes can be found on Wikipedia.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Java.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Java.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of Java videos.

An overview of all public holidays in Java can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Java, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Java?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Java. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Java can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Java can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Java? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and medicines, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. In addition, on this website you will find the laws and regulations regarding the import of pets and a list of everything that may not be imported and/or exported from Java.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Java, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Java, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Studying and internship
Are you considering a study, internship or gap year in Java? You are by no means the only one and certainly not the first. To help you on your way, Nuffic (the Dutch organization for internationalization in education) has set up the website. On this website you will find all the information that can help you on your way, such as admission requirements, forms of education, accommodation, scholarships, internships, health insurance, study costs and of course experiences.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Java.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 21.
– Alcohol and traffic: No maximum permitted alcohol content.
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…Two volcanoes in Java are among the most dangerous in the world?
…Java is regularly hit by earthquakes?
…There are many tea plantations on Java?

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