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Indonesia to offer visa free facility to 20 more countries

01:07 AM | 10 Dec, 2023
Indonesia to offer visa free facility to 20 more countries

JAKARTA - The authorities in Indonesia are planning to extend visa-free entry for travelers from 20 countries to spur tourism in the country.

In this regard, Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno proposed the initiative during a meeting held with President Joko Widodo and formalities in this regard would be completed soon.

The minister highlighted that the president has urged to finalize the list of eligible countries for this program by the end of this month.

Unofficial details imply that nine fellow members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are excluded from this proposal; however, those who would benefit include  Australia, India, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Qatar, and Germany among others.

Indonesia is the latest country in Asia to relax visa regulations to woo foreigners. The Indonesian announcement coincided with Singapore announcing a mutual visa exemption with China, which will permit citizens of both countries to take 30-day trips without a visa. 

Indonesia is the world's largest Muslim-majority country Indonesia, situated in Southeast Asia. It is an archipelago comprising thousands of volcanic islands that span across the equator. It's the world's largest island country, bordered by Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and East Timor.

With a population exceeding 270 million people, it is the fourth most populous country globally. Indonesia boasts a diverse cultural heritage, reflected in its art, cuisine, and traditions stemming from various ethnic groups. Its tourism industry has flourished, drawing over 16 million visitors annually.

Travelers are enticed by its natural wonders such as Bali's stunning beaches, Komodo National Park's unique Komodo dragons, the vibrant capital city Jakarta, the historic Borobudur Temple, the island of Lombok, and the adventurous activities in Raja Ampat. Indonesia's blend of modernity and rich cultural tapestry continues to allure tourists seeking diverse experiences.

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Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains momentum against US dollar in the open market on February 28, 2024 (Wednesday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar moves up and currently hovers at 282 for buying and 282.25 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 303.1 for buying and 306.1 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.6 for buying, and 355.1 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 28 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 282 282.25
Euro EUR 303.1 306.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.6 355.1
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181.1 183.1
Bahrain Dinar BHD 742.91 750.91
Canadian Dollar CAD 207.1 209.1
China Yuan CNY 38.87 39.27
Danish Krone DKK 40.61 41
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.75 36.1
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 905.46 914.46
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.5 59.1
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.05 175.05
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.41 26.71
Omani Riyal OMR 725.54 733.54
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.74 77.44
Singapore Dollar SGD 207.15 209.15
Swedish Korona SEK 27.04 27.34
Swiss Franc CHF 317 319.5
Thai Bhat THB 7.76 7.91

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