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Indonesia Currency
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Rupiah (Rp) = 100 sen. Notes are in denominations of Rp 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000. Coins are in denominations of Rp 1000, 500, 100, 50 and 25.

Currency exchange

Although there is no complexity exchanging major currencies in the main tourist centres, problems may occur elsewhere. The currency easiest to exchange is the US Dollar.

Credit and debit cards

American Express, Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in Jakarta and the main tourist areas. It is best to carry cash in small denominations in the remote areas. Please check with your credit or debit card company for details of acceptability and services available.

Travellers cheques

Limited acceptance but can be easily exchanged at banks and the bigger hotels. To avoid exchange rate charges, travellers are recommended to take travellers cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.

Exchange rate indicators

The following is included as a guide to the movements of the Rupiah against Sterling and the US Dollar:
 
Date Oct' 07
£1.00=
18,723.5
$1.00=
9,136.70
 
Currency restrictions

There is no restriction on the import or export of foreign currency. The import and export of local currency is limited to Rp 5,000,000 and must be declared, and more than Rp 10,000,000 needs authorisation. Failure to declare amounts in excess of Rp 10,000,000 can consequence in heavy fines. Local currency can be exchanged on departure.

Banking hours

Monday - Friday 08:00-15:00.
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