Travel Advice Regarding Medicines


The Consulate can issue a letter informing that an individual is taking medication while travelling to Indonesia. The letter is not for legality purposes nor providing guarantee that you will be exempted from any checks. It will only provide information to Indonesian authorities that you are under medications based on the letter of your doctor and the drug prescriptions.Please make sure that the medicines are in original packaging and within the reasonable amount considering your length of stay in Indonesia.
  • Care must be taken when carrying medicines from Australia to Indonesia, and often you will be required to provide evidence of your need for particular medicines. Common medicines such as those that treat flu, diarrhea and dehydration symptoms, as well as most daily vitamins, do not require supporting documents to be provided.
  • The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Sydney is able to provide a Certified Letter of Approved Medicines for those who need to bring medicine with them during their stay in Indonesia. The letter is provided in Indonesian, and covers medicinal requirements such as prescription eye drops and prescription pain-killers containing morphine.
  • To obtain a letter, you must supply the following documents to the Consulate:
         1.  Doctor’s letter (original) AND The Prescriptions.
         2.  Copy of Passport
         3.  Travel Itinerary (exit/entry to Indonesia)
These documents may be presented either in person at the following address:
236-238 Maroubra Road
Maroubra, NSW 2035
or by mail, sent to the above address and for the attention of Indonesian Consulate General: Consular Section. If supplying the documents by mail, please enclose a return envelope (or self addressed envelope with sufficient stamps) and send by Express Post, Registered Express Post, Fed Ex or any other services.
  • The Consulate is not responsible for lost documents sent by mail.  Therefore, please make sure you select the most secure mail service.  Additionally, ensure the envelope is correctly addressed, contains all the required documents and that you have selected an express postal service to avoid delays.
  • The fee for this service is AUD $30.00 per original document and may be paid by EFTPOS/credit card, or by money order/company cheque made payable to the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Sydney. Personal cheques are not accepted.
* Please note: The Certified Letter of Approved Medicines is regarded as a supporting document only and assists when entering an Indonesian airport.  However, the final approval of entry of carried medicines into Indonesia rests with the airports’ Custom and Quarantine office.

* Please be reminded that liquid, aerosol and gel alcohol should be place in a plastic container (each container capacity maximum 100 ml), with a total weight  not exceeding 1 Liter. Illicit drugs or narcotics are illegal to enter into Indonesian territory.
* If you have any further questions or require more specific information,please do not hesitate to contact the Consulate at 02 (8347 6 881)