Raja Ampat Regency changes fees

The Government of the Raja Ampat Regency has changed both the fee for entry into the area and the way that the resulting monies are distributed. The fee is now valid for 12 months (previously a calendar year) and has doubled to IDR500.000 ($38) for domestic users and IDR1000.000 (around $76) for international visitors.

All the money received from the scheme are used within the regency. Some 75-80% is used directly to manage the six Marine Protected Areas, with the balance used to provide social and economic infrastructure and services.