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Old 03-06-2015, 08:07 PM   #16
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Re: indo-pacific trip may 23-30

I'm trying to find out more info why the Indonesian customs are holding spearguns on arrive. As its still legal to spearfish and hold spearguns in Indonesia.
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Old 03-06-2015, 09:41 PM   #17
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I'm trying to find out more info why the Indonesian customs are holding spearguns on arrive. As its still legal to spearfish and hold spearguns in Indonesia.
Would appreciate hearing what you find out about this.
Been going there every year for the past 15 years spearfishing and would be nice to still be able to take my own guns,not the end of the world as I can borrow one over in Bali no problem.
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Old 03-13-2015, 07:57 AM   #18
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I asked the customs at Bali airport, can I bring a speargun gun into Indonesia. At first I was told I had to get a permit from the Indonesian police. I told the custom guy that it is not illegal to have and use spearguns in Indonesia. The custom guy went and talked to his boss. He came back and said you need to declare the speargun on arrival and there will be no problem bringing a spearguns into Indonesia.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:29 AM   #19
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Re: indo-pacific trip may 23-30

I used to live in Indonesia, so here is my understanding of the "gun ban", which has to be verified:

According to Indonesian Customs web-site www.beacukai.go.id:

"Passengers or crew members can choose issuing import goods through:
a. RED CHANNEL, in terms of Passenger Carrying Imported Goods:
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Form of narcotics, psychotropic drugs - drugs, firearms, airsoft guns , sharp weapons, ammunition, explosives, objects / pornographic publications."


Therefore spearguns should be asserted in the customs form and you should go through the red corridor "Jalur MERAH", present your guns for inspection and explain the purpose of the guns' temporary import, which is fishing.

Failure to declare or going with the gun straight through the GREEN Channel might lead to confiscation as "not declared" controlled item.

Again this is just my take on the issue which has to be verified.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:14 PM   #20
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Re: indo-pacific trip may 23-30

Thanks for all the input guys. I will play it safe and rent guns.
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Old 04-16-2015, 10:16 PM   #21
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My friend has just arrived to Bali through Denpasar Int. with RA140 and several shafts. No questions asked! So I reckon the Indo customs approach is pretty selective.
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Re: indo-pacific trip may 23-30

Instead of starting a new thread, I thought it OK to bump this one.
As I have a chance of going to Indo/Bali very soon, I'd love to hear what the latest status is on the "import ban"?
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Old 01-23-2017, 04:51 PM   #23
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Instead of starting a new thread, I thought it OK to bump this one.
As I have a chance of going to Indo/Bali very soon, I'd love to hear what the latest status is on the "import ban"?
There is no problem to bring spearguns into Bali now.
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:54 AM   #24
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There is no problem to bring spearguns into Bali now.
Cool, thanks for the update:-)
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