Taking Prescribed Medicine to Indonesia


a. A person entering Indonesian territory may bring their prescribed medication, as long as for personal use and medical reasons, within a reasonable amount considering the length of stay in Indonesia, and completed with below requirements:

  1. A letter from your doctor explaining your health conditions and the details of the medicine (name and dose).
  2. An original/copy of prescription (you may ask this letter from the doctor and/or the chemist dispensing the medication).
  3. The medication should be kept inside its original packaging. Do not remove them into a different container.
  4. Make a declaration to the Immigration upon landing.

Note: Common or over-the-counter medicines such as those for flu, cough, diarrhea as well as most vitamins do not require supporting documents.

Please note that the final approval of the entry of the carried medicines into Indonesia rests with the Custom office.

b. The Embassy can issue a letter informing that an individual is taking medication while travelling to Indonesia. The letter is neither for legality purpose not providing guarantee that you will be exempted from any checks and legal consequences that may arise. It will only provide information to Indonesian authorities that an individual is under medication based on the letter of a doctor and the drug prescriptions.


  1. A completed and signed application form.
  2. Copy of passport.
  3. Itinerary ticket (roundtrip).
  4. Original letter from the doctor (or copy of the letter certified/ authorised by a Justice of the Peace (JP)).
  5. Original prescription (or copy of the prescription certified/ authorised by a Justice of the Peace (JP)).
  6. Receipt from pharmacy.
  7. Fee : AUD 30.00, by Money Order, payable to Indonesian Embassy For application by mail, please read carefully


  1. Application by mail should enclose a self-addressed and stamped return envelope, using Platinum Post or Courier Service.
  2. Applicants should keep the Tracking Numbers of the documents and the return envelope they send to the Embassy.
  3. The Embassy will not be held responsible for documents that lost during delivery process.
  4. Applicants should make sure that they choose the most secure service.

Please remember to address the envelope to:

Visa Section
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Canberra
8 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT 2600