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Health Insurance in Indonesia

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Read below for advice and precautions to take in order to stay in good health while in Indonesia :


Vaccinations 

No mandatory vaccinations for travellers, but a Yellow Fever vaccination is mandatory for travellers coming from any infested zone.

Recommended vaccinations for travellers:

Adults:

Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid and for those people at risk: Tuberculosis, Rabies.

Children:

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles, German Measles, Mumps, Hepatitis A & B, (long stay), Typhoid (long stay for those over 5 years old).


Food

Following a number of deaths resulting from the consumption of local arak contaminated with methanol in 2009, travelers to Indonesia are advised to be extremely cautious when consuming local liquor. Most of the fatalities have occurred in Bali, the Gili Islands and Java. Food and Beverage precautions for your health should be taken.

  • Varied and regular supplies.
  • Hygiene in the markets, restaurants and shops: variable.
  • Milk for babies: Yes (the same as in Europe).
  • Baby food: - Balikpapan: no, Jakarta: yes.

Beverages

  • Do not drink tap water without having previously boiled or filtered it. Prefer bottled water.
  • Locally bottled water: Aqua, good quality.
  • Imported bottled water: many.
  • Other non-alcoholic drinks: many.
  • Alcohol: allowed.

Local Diseases

Health care is one of the most important factors to consider if you move to stay in Indonesia. Some diseases still are precautions for you.

In Indonesia, the following diseases are frequent:

  • AIDS
  • Amebias
  • Ascaris
  • Bilharziosis
  • Cholera
  • Dengue
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Leishmaniasis
  • Malaria
  • Poisonous Fish,Snakes,Scorpions,Spiders
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Tetanus
  • Tuberculosis
  • Typhoid

Emergency Care

Indonesia does not have a nationwide emergency phone number or ambulance service, such as "911" in the United States. Many hospitals have their own ambulances. The following hospitals offer ambulance service:

  • R.S. MMC Kuningan: call 527-3473
  • R.S. Medistra: call 521-0200
  • R.S. Pondok Indah: call 750-2322

Country Information

  • Official Name: Republic of Indonesia
  • Government: Unitary Presidential Constitutional Republic
  • Capital: Jakarta
  • Area: 1,904,569 sq. km.
  • Main Cities: Jakarta, Bali, Yogyakarta, Bandung
  • Official Language: Bahasa Indonesia, English, Dutch, local dialects (of which the most widely spoken is Javanese)
  • Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) (THB)
  • Population: 251.1 million
  • Population Growth: 0.99%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 71.9 years
  • Religion(s): Muslim 86.1%, Protestant 5.7%, Roman Catholic 3%, Hindu 1.8%, other or unspecified 3.4%
  • Find out more: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/id.html

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