What are Indonesia’s Latest Guidelines on International Travel?

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This article was originally published on January 4, 2021, and has been updated on May 19, 2022, as per the latest developments.

Indonesia has allowed all foreign travelers with valid visas to enter the country. 

If the traveler has only received only one dose of vaccination, then they must quarantine for 5 x 24hrs. However, if the traveler has been double or triple vaccinated, there is no quarantine required

Visa on arrival

Foreign tourists from 43 countries can now enter Indonesia through a visa on arrival. The updated list of countries can be found here.

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:

  • Foreign nationals must be fully vaccinated before entering Indonesia and must show their vaccination certificate to immigration officials upon arrival;
  • Indonesia citizens are still permitted to enter the country without being fully vaccinated but will be vaccinated upon arrival — this is compulsory;
  • In addition to a valid visa, fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to take a pre-departure PCR test;
  • Foreigner travelers must have health insurance (coverage of at least US$25,000) and can cover the needs for COVID-19 treatment; and 
  • They must also fill out the electronic Health Alert Card (e-HAC) through the PeduliLindungi application, which can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store or the App Store.

Foreigners already in Indonesia who wish to travel domestically are required to be vaccinated (first dose) through the Indonesian government-initiated vaccination program. 

What happens upon arrival in Indonesia?

Checkpoint 1

Upon arrival, travelers will be sorted into their categories as well as data collection by airport officials.

Checkpoint 2

All passengers will head towards the health document verification area, which includes being checked for their vaccination certificates, and e-HAC forms. 

Checkpoint 3

All passengers will be taken to do a health check by health officials to see if they have symptoms of COVID-19.

Checkpoint 4

Passengers will then go through immigration and customs.

Checkpoint 5

After immigration, passengers will wait at a holding area under the supervision of personnel from the airforce. 

Checkpoint 6

Passengers will be allowed to continue on their journey.

Quarantine for foreign travelers

If the foreign traveler has only received one dose of vaccination, they must quarantine for 5 x 24hrs, and undertake a second PCR test on the 4th day of quarantine.

The quarantine hotel and PCR tests will be at the expense of the foreign traveler. If the result is positive, the traveler will be referred to a COVID-19 hospital – where costs will be borne by the foreign traveler.

If the foreign traveler is double vaccinated or has received a booster jab, then they do not require quarantine

Indonesian travelers

Indonesian citizens who have not been vaccinated can still enter the country but will be vaccinated during quarantine.

They will stay in quarantine for 5 x 24hrs if they only received one dose of vaccination, and will also undertake a second PCR test on the 4th day of quarantine.

The quarantine facilities and PCR tests are free of charge.

If the Indonesian traveler is double vaccinated or has received a booster jab, then they do not require quarantine. However, they must stay in their place of accommodation and wait for the results of their COVID-19 test (usually within 24hrs). If the Indonesian traveler is found to be positive, they will be sent to a COVID-19 referral hospital, free of charge. 

The quarantine hotels in Jakarta for Indonesian and international travelers can be found here.

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