From Vanimo To Jayapura

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Vanimo, Vanimo, Papua New Guinea

From Vanimo To Jayapura Reviews

ulis ulis
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From Vanimo To Jayapura Dec 22, 2016
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Transportation between Vanimo and Jayapura is a bit complicated and at the moment only by land, but vehicles are not allowed to cross the border. From Vanimo to the border are frequent buses for 10 Kina. The border is open from 9 am to 4 pm PNG time, most nationalities can get a free 30 day Indonesian visa on arrival (not extendable). No changing money on the PNG side, at the nearby Skouw market you will find some stalls changing (not the best rate), outside the market you can find cars to go to Jayapura, about 2 hours, first quoted price was 600000 Indonesian Rupees (for the car, usually for up to 7 passengers), quite a bit less, but only with little luggage, take a Ojek (motorcycle taxi) to Koya, the next village about 40 km, first quoted price was 100000 Indonesian Rupees, then Bemo / shared taxi to Yotefa basar, 12000 Indonesian Rupees, then one to Entrop terminal, then Jayapura, each 5000.
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ulis says:
You need a departure ticket, I had Jayapura> Bali> KL, Port Moresby> Cairns or Brisbane goes, of course, copy copy of ticket, passport, passport copy and a short letter about planned travel. I was only at noon at the Consulate (trafic jam), therefore 2 days (officially 5 days), in a blog someone writes of 2 hours but if you go in the morning is most likely 1 day. It is in Jalan Raya Kelapa Dua Entro next to Le Premier Hotel, about 600 meters from the Angkot Terminal (Minibusstation) Entrop.
On the return journey you get on the border 30 days free, later on probably convertible into a renewable visa (for some money).
Money changing is only before the PNG border possible, in Vanimo with cash in the bank very bad exchange rate, ATMs often defective.
Posted on: Jun 04, 2017
worldwidetraveler45 says:
Hello Uli,
Please can you give me some information how do you got your PNG Visa in Jayapura, and how long it took and what kind of paper are needed.
I want to go in november for 3 days to vanimo and want to get my visa in Jayapura on my first day when I arrive.
Thanky you Grüße Jürgen aus Wien
Posted on: Jun 04, 2017
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