Indonesia extends the temporary restrictions on the entry of foreign visitors until February 8 - Jan 14, 2021
In response, the COVID-19 Task Force issued Circular Letter No. 4 of 2020, which temporarily bans the entry of all foreign visitors except for high-level government officials or foreigners with work or residency permits. Indonesian citizens will be allowed to return as normal, however, both international and local travelers will have to undergo more stringent healthcare checks upon entry into the country.
Who is allowed to enter Indonesia?
All foreign travelers are prohibited to enter Indonesia unless they fall under one of the following categories:
-Holders of diplomatic visas or official visas for official ministerial visits or higher;
-Holders of an Indonesian residency permit (KITAS, KITAP); or
-Indonesian citizens are exempt from this prohibition.
What are the pre-departure requirements to enter Indonesia?
There will be stricter health protocols for both Indonesian and foreign travelers entering the country. They will need to comply with the following requirements before traveling:
In addition to a valid work or resident visa, the foreign traveler must present a PCR test result stating that they are free of COVID-19, taken within 48 hours from the time of departure.
They must also fill the electronic Health Alert Card (e-HAC), which can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store or the App Store.
What happens upon arrival in Indonesia?
Upon arrival, the traveler will need to show their negative PCR test certificate to officials, as well as undertake a body temperature check.
They will then be required to retake the PCR exam at the airport; foreigners will have to pay at their own cost, whereas this service is free for Indonesian citizens.
After the test, foreign travelers will be escorted to quarantine hotels, where they are obligated to stay for five days. Again, this will be at the expense of the foreign traveler, but free for Indonesian citizens.
On the fifth day, the traveler will undergo another PCR exam, and if the results are negative, they can continue on their journey. If the result is positive, the traveler will be referred to a COVID-19 hospital – where costs will be borne by foreign travelers but free for Indonesians.
We strongly suggest you check with your airline of any changes to schedules as well as all official channels for the latest updates by the Indonesian Government and the National COVID-19 Task Force.