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I tried to copy any paste the list, but keep getting the 10,000 character error, so I'm splitting the post into 2.

Info taken (in July 2016) from:

http://www.indonesianembassy.org.uk/consular/consular_visa_type_free.html

VISA FREE SHORT VISIT FOR TOURISTAccording to the Presidential Regulation No. 69 Year 2015 on Visa Free Short-Visit, the following countries do not require a visa to enter Indonesia for a short visit of up to 30 (thirty) days:
No.
Country
No.
Country
No.
Country
1​
Albania
57​
Grenada113Paraguay
2​
Algeria
58​
Guatemala114Peru
3​
Andorra
59​
Guyana115Philippines
4​
Angola
60​
Haiti116Poland
5​
Antigua and Barbuda
61​
Honduras117Portugal
6​
Argentina
62​
Hong Kong SAR118Puerto Rico
7​
Armenia
63​
Hungary119Qatar
8​
Australia
64​
Iceland120Romania
9​
Austria
65​
India121Russia
10​
Azerbaijan
66​
Ireland122Rwanda
11​
Bahamas
67​
Italy123Samoa
12​
Bahrain
68​
Jamaica124San Marino
13​
Bangladesh
69​
Japan125Sao Tome and Principe
14​
Barbados
70​
Jordan126Saudi Arabia
15​
Belarus
71​
Kazakhstan127Senegal
16​
Belgium
72​
Kenya128Serbia
17​
Belize
73​
Kiribati129Seychelles
18​
Benin
74​
Kuwait130Singapore
19​
Bhutan
75​
Kyrgyzstan131Slovakia
20​
Bolivia
76​
Laos132Slovenia
21​
Bosnia and Herzegovina
77​
Latvia133Solomon Island
22​
Botswana
78​
Lebanon134South Africa
23​
Brazil
79​
Lesotho135South Korea
24​
Brunei
80​
Liechtenstein136Spain
25​
Bulgaria
81​
Lithuania137Sri Lanka
26​
Burkina Faso
82​
Luxembourg138St Kitts and Nevis
27​
Burundi
83​
Macau SAR139St Lucia
28​
Cambodia
84​
Macedonia140St Vincent & Grenadines
29​
Canada
85​
Madagascar141Suriname
30​
Cape Verde
86​
Malawi142Swaziland
31​
Chad
87​
Malaysia143Sweden
32​
Chile
88​
Maldives144Switzerland
33​
China
89​
Mali145Taiwan
34​
Commonwealth of Dominica
90​
Malta146Tajikistan
35​
Comoros
91​
Marshall Islands147Tanzania
36​
Costa Rica
92​
Mauritania148Thailand
37​
Cote D’Ivoire
93​
Mauritius149Timor-Leste
38​
Croatia
94​
Mexico150Togo
39​
Cuba
95​
Moldova
 
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151Tonga
40​
Cyprus
96​
Monaco152Trinidad & Tobago
41​
Czech Republic
97​
Mongolia 153Tunisia
42​
Denmark
98​
Morocco154Turkey
43​
Dominican Republic
99​
Mozambique 155Turkmenistan
44​
Ecuador
100​
Myanmar156Tuvalu
45​
Egypt
101​
Namibia 157Uganda
46​
El Salvador
102​
Nauru 158Ukraine
47​
Estonia
103​
Nepal 159United Arab Emirates
48​
Fiji
104​
Netherlands160United Kingdom
49​
Finland
105​
New Zealand161Uruguay
50​
France
106​
Nicaragua 162USA
51​
Gabon
107​
Norway163Uzbekistan
52​
Gambia
108​
Oman164Vanuatu
53​
Georgia
109​
Palau 165Vatican City
54​
Germany
110​
Palestine 166Venezuela
55​
Ghana
111​
Panama167Vietnam
56​
Greece
112​
Papua New Guinea168Zambia
169Zimbabwe
Please note that this visa waiver scheme is non-extendable and cannot be converted into other type of visa. Furthermore, it is only valid for the following types of visit (with the exemption of journalism visit):

  1. [*=left]Leisure and tourism
    [*=left]Family
    [*=left]Social
    [*=left]Art and Cultural
    [*=left]Government visits
    [*=left]Giving a lecture or attend a seminar
    [*=left]Attend a meeting held by Head office or Representative office in Indonesia
    [*=left]While in transit on the way to another country
 

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I like how it's called a short list. I still don't see where Indonesia figured they would get more tourist this way. The cost of the visa before would have been low on a travelers list of expenses I would think. Seems to me they cut some cash out from the treasury.
 

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I like how it's called a short list. I still don't see where Indonesia figured they would get more tourist this way. The cost of the visa before would have been low on a travelers list of expenses I would think. Seems to me they cut some cash out from the treasury.
You'd be surprised.

It's not only the cost of the visa, but another line to stand in. There are many countries that I rarely travel to, because the visa is a hassle.

Even the costs can add up. A family of 4 costs almost 2 juta to enter. If you're here for only 3-4 days, you may just choose somewhere else.
 

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You'd be surprised.

It's not only the cost of the visa, but another line to stand in. There are many countries that I rarely travel to, because the visa is a hassle.

Even the costs can add up. A family of 4 costs almost 2 juta to enter. If you're here for only 3-4 days, you may just choose somewhere else.
This is exactly right. With the vast majority of tourist now on a low-cost budget, getting charged $35 to enter is expensive, and the added queuing a hassle.

They are only catching up to Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, which over free visas for many nationalities.
 

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This is exactly right. With the vast majority of tourist now on a low-cost budget, getting charged $35 to enter is expensive, and the added queuing a hassle.

They are only catching up to Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, which over free visas for many nationalities.
169?
 

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Hahaha....no.

Well maybe...I just checked for Singapore and according to Wikipedia they only requires visa from citizens from about 35 countries.

However, with basically letting in almost everyone, I'm worried there could be backlash once a lot of those cause immigration problems and such. On the other hand, people from Zimbabwe or so probably do not have very many visa free options, and that alone could determine whether they go or not.

Happens for me too, a while back when we wanted to go to either Disney in HK or Tokyo it was the visa requirement that decided. The wife needed a visa for Japan (they have since changed to not requiring visa for WNI), but not Hong Kong, so we decided for Disney Hong Kong. Not that we couldn't get a Japanese visa if we applied, but why not save the hassle?
 

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I think it's designed to encourage impulsive tourism. Let's say you're in SG for a couple of weeks and have a weekend to burn, you can spend it in Bali or Jogja with little visa hassle.
 

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