New Limits on the Value of Passenger Goods

The Indonesian Customs and Excise Office is implementing new, stricter rules on the amount of consumer products that travellers can bring into Indonesia from abroad. 

The new regulations, which took effect on 10 March 2024, seek to limit the value of expensive imported luxury goods. 

As reported by, over the first three days since the introduction of Indonesian Trade Minister Regulation No. 3/2024, Customs officials at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport confiscated hundreds of consumer goods items. Gatot Sugeng Wibowo, the Head of the Soekarno-Hatta Airport’s Customs and Excise Office, said in a written statement: “The confiscation covers passengers’ goods, such as bags, footwear, clothing or textiles, cosmetics, and food supplements.”

The new regulations stipulate international passengers entering Indonesia can only bring a maximum of two pairs of footwear, two bags, five electronic devices with a total value of US$1,500, two mobile phones, and five items of textile products. 

Those bringing more than this amount of goods can expect Customs and Excise Officers to confiscate these items and prevent them from bringing the prohibited items beyond the airport.

During the initial three days of enforcement at Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport, officials confiscated 20 pairs of shoes, 14 designer bags from two passengers, 490 pieces of clothing from nine passengers, and 705 cosmetic items carried by four passengers. Passengers are limited to carrying a maximum of 20 pieces of cosmetics.

Over the three days, customs officials also relieved passengers of 29 types of medicines and supplements from passengers who exceeded the US$1,500 limit of foreign purchases.

Passengers can re-export excessive goods to the country of origin or surrender these items to the State.

Passengers travelling into Indonesia are urged to declare their dutiable items on electronic customs declarations.

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