Travel Information

Next Steps After Registering

Book your flight to Jakarta  

Check-in for the conference will begin on October 2. We recommend arriving on September 30 or October 1 to accommodate travel time (and to help with jet lag if you are traveling from overseas). If you arrive on October 2, please leave enough time to check into the hotel and get to the venue.

Book your hotel

You can book your hotel with our group rate, or by using a credible third-party site. Please check our hotel page for more information.

Traveling to Jakarta

Passport-holders from 92 different countries can obtain a visa on arrival. You must have a passport that has 1) at least two blank pages, and 2) is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your arrival in Indonesia. You may also be able to apply for the visa in advance online.

When you arrive in Jakarta, you will go through immigration and obtain a visa on arrival (which costs approximately $35 USD). Be sure to check your country’s travel guidelines for more information.

UPDATE: as of June 23, the Indonesian government no longer requires proof of Covid-19 vaccination in order to enter the country. We suggest talking to your doctor about any other travel vaccinations that may be recommended. 

  • Traffic in Jakarta is very bad and it can often take 2-3 hours to get to the center of the city. We recommend using a shuttle service to get from the airport to your hotel, or using the Grab app. It may also be possible to take the train.

  • You should not drink the tap water in Jakarta. Make sure to bring bottled water with you each day as you attend the conference.

  • As a Muslim country, it is recommended that both men and women avoid wearing shorts (despite the heat). We also recommend that women bring loose, comfortable clothes with sleeves. You can read a more detailed list here.

  • October is in the rainy season in Indonesia, so we recommend bringing a travel umbrella.

Reading to help you prepare

Are you a beginner in learning about the Chinese house church in China? Not a problem. Read an introduction to the house church from the Center for House Church Theology.

At our previous conference, KL2020, three Chinese sisters spoke about suffering and persecution. Read an excerpt published by China Partnership as an example of the topics you may hear about during Jakarta2023.

For more in-depth reading, we recommend this book from the Center for House Church Theology, a collection of sermons and writings from Chinese house church Christians reflecting on how the church should respond to suffering and persecution.