The following information is provided for the benefit of those considering attending the SISWP Conference of Clubs. For more detailed information, readers should consult the internet. A useful website for travelers (especially those from Australia) is smartraveller.gov.au
1. Natural Disasters in Indonesia
Situated on the Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia is exposed to a high degree of tectonic activity. Annually, this results in a number of natural disasters across the region, such as volcano eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods and landslides. However, to the extent possible, both the Indonesian Centre of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation (Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi) and the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (Badan Koordinasi Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, or BNPB) provide regular updates and warnings of any pending natural disasters that can be adequately detected in advance.”
2. Safety and security
Travelers to Indonesia should always exercise caution when out and about, especially when walking along the street or in public places, in general. As petty crimes do often occur, it is recommended that expensive Jewellery and other items of value not be worn or carried when out and about. At private functions, it is generally not a problem.
3. Health Matters
Make sure that any prescription medicines are brought along when you travel as some may not be readily available in country. If in doubt as to whether your medicines are permitted in Indonesia, you should check with health authorities or the internet. (See also smartraveller.gov.au)
4. Airports in Yogya
Adisutjipto International Airport
This airport is located in the eastern part of the city, approximately 6 km away from the city center. Many international and domestic flights land at this airport. However, many are now also flying in/out of the New Yogyakarta International Airport (NYIA) at Kulon Progo.
There is a taxi counter just after you exit the airport, with standard, published fares to various parts of the city/hotels.
Jalan Raya Solo KM. 9 55282 Yogyakarta Indonesia
Telepon : +62 274 498261
Fax : +62 274 488155
Email : email@example.com
The New International Yogyakarta Airport (Kulon Progo) - NYIA
This new airport, which started operating in 2019, is located in the coastal area of Kulon Progo regency. Travelers should check whether their flights are arriving at this new airport or at the older one, Adisutjipto International Airport.
It is further away from the Yogyakarta city centre. However, taxis are available from the airport.
Jalan Raya Wates Km.42
Kulon Progo, DI Yogyakarta
Indonesia - 55282
+62 274 2890224
For further information on local transportation throughout Indonesia, please refer to: traveloka.com