Health Certificate, a New Requirement For Hiking Mount Ijen

Kawah Ijen is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia and produces a large amount of toxic sulfur gas.

The track to Kawah Ijen is dominated by a steep track all the way to the top, meanwhile going down to the famour “blue fire” spot the track is very narrow and slippery.

The new regulations include that tourists must be physically and mentally healthy. They do not have a history of heart disease and asthma, and are required to provide a doctor’s health certificate.

All visitors are also required to prepare their own personal safety equipment.

As tickets do not include insurance, all visitors are advised to have personal accident insurance. In addition, if an accident occurs during the climb resulting in injury or death, it is the responsibility of the individual.

Health Certificate Requirement

Visitors need to provide a valid health certificate as a requirement to be able to hike Kawah Ijen. It is a new regulation applied from January 5th, 2024.

Where to Get a Health Certificate

You can do basic medical check-ups to get the health certificate from a nearby hospital or medical clinic near your hotel in Banyuwangi.

Here are some hospitals where you can get the health certificate in Banyuwangi:
• Yasmin Hospital
• Klinik Shinta
• Klinik Brawijaya
• Puskesmas Mojopanggung
• Klinik Prambanan

How much does it cost?

The price for the medical checkup was varied, depending on the hospital policy, between IDR 35.000 to 50.000 per person.

Who is not allowed to hike Kawah Ijen?

• People with heart attack
• Asthmatic persons
• Overweight traveler with more than 100 Kg
• Women With Pregnancy
• Baby and kids under 5 years old are better not going to Kawah Ijen

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