Based on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, there are some requirements needed for those who wish to travel to Indonesia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the COVID-19 Pandemic situation in Indonesia had shown improvements, the Indonesian Government has relaxed the travel restrictions by allowing a number of foreign travel groups to enter Indonesia. Foreign travellers may enter Indonesia under the new following regulations:
- Diplomatic and Official visa holders (to apply, click here).
- Diplomatic and Official stay permit.
- Holders of Indonesia Temporary Residence Card (KITAS) and Indonesia Permanent Residence Card (KITAP). Visit https://izintinggal-online.imigrasi.go.id/ for more information.
- Visitor visas, including but not limited to:
a.) 211 A Visa (This visa includes tourist, emergency, business, film, medical visit, official visit, yachters and G20 or the 144th International Parliamentary Union (IPU) meetings);
b.) 211B Visa (This visa includes foreign workers in probation)
- Limited stay visa, including but not limited to:
a.) C312 Visa (work visa);
b.) C313 Visa(1-year foreign investment projects in Indonesia);
c.) C314 Visa (2-year foreign investment projects in Indonesia);
d.) C316 Visa (educational visits);
e.) C317 Visa (family reunification)
- All non-immigrant crew members or cabin crews arriving any vessel or aircraft from any port or place outside Indonesia.Asia-Pacific Economic Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card holder; and
- Traditional Border Crossing pass/card holder.
Visa on Arrivals (VoA) is still suspended until further notice.
Effective October 14, 2021, the Indonesian government has re-opened Indonesia for international tourists. Only citizens of the following 19 countries are able to enter Indonesia on tourist/limited stay visas, including but not limited to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and Norway.
All international tourists may only enter Indonesia via Bali (Ngurah Rai International Airport) and or Riau Islands (Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport). To enter Indonesia, they are required to have the following:
- International health insurance with minimum coverage of USD 100,000, including but not limited to COVID-19 related treatment and hospitalization in Indonesial and
- Hotel reservation and payment.
Effective October 15, 2021, the Indonesian Government designated the following entry points for international travellers, namely Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta International Airport and Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport) and North Sulawesi (Samratulangi International Airport – Manado).
- PCR Test Requirement : To enter Indonesia, all travellers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test which sample was collected within 72 hours of their departure.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Card (COVAX) : Effective July 6, 2021, the Indonesian Government required all exempted international travelers to present COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card in digital or hard copy upon check-in and arrival in Indonesia until further notice. The Indonesian Government recognizes the following vaccinations, including but not limited to two-doses of Pfizer or Moderna or Sinovac, AstraZeneca dan Sinopharm and single-dose of Johnson & Johnson. The card/certificate will be accepted in English and other foreign language.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Registration : The Indonesian government will require international travelers to register their COVID-19 vaccination here prior to travel. You will receive a verification email as soon as your COVAX record has been verified. You will get a verification email within 3 business days. The COVID-19 vaccination online registration will allow you to dine-in or enter public premises and travel with public transportation (inter or intra islands) in Indonesia.
- Electronic Health Alert Certificate (e-HAC) : All international travelers are required to complete e-HAC before travel. Please download “Peduli Lindungi” app in your Apple Store or Android Play to complete the e-HAC. You will get a unique barcode at the end of the process and will have to show it upon check-in and arrival.
- Quarantine Procedure : Effective July 6, 2021, all international travelers are required to undergo a mandatory 5-day quarantine at designated facilities conducted by the Indonesian government at their own expense. The number of quarantine days may change without further notice as the Pandemic situation in Indonesia may change from time to time. The quarantine must be undergone at the entry point (For facilities in Jakarta and Surabaya). After 5 x 24 hours mandatory quarantine and if tested negative, all international travelers are recommended to undertake self-quarantine at their respective residence for the next 14 days.
Foreign Nationals Travel Protocol Intending to Leave Indonesia
For foreign nationals who have not gotten a COVID-19 shot and wish to leave Indonesia via a domestic connecting flight, they will be exempted from the COVID-19 vaccination card requirement provided that they have a special transit clearance from the local Port Health Office/Authority. Having the clearance, all foreign travellers shall not leave the airport during transit. To have the clearance, all foreign travellers shall provide valid passports and itineraries and present them to the port authorities upon check-in.