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Travel to Indonesia

Effective 1 January 2021 until 25 January 2021, Indonesia is temporarily closing its borders to foreigners. Only Indonesian passport holders and passengers holding valid permits will be allowed to enter Indonesia. Effective 1 January 2021, passengers are not allowed to transit through Jakarta (CGK).

Exemption for entry restriction are allowed for below category:

  • Foreigner holding diplomatic visas and official visas for official visit on Minister level or above with strict health protocol
  • Foreigner holding diplomatic stay permit and official stay permit
  • Foreigner holding resident stay permit (limited and permanent stay permit)
  • Foreigner with consideration and written approval from Indonesian Ministry/Agency
  • Both foreigner and Indonesian passport holders entering Indonesia directly or transiting via other country must provide a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test, in which the sample taken must be a maximum 72 hours of departure time

Travel to Indonesia is limited to specific categories of passengers. Please check the requirements before you travel. If you are travelling to Indonesia, you are required to take a COVID-19 PCR test and complete the online health form before departure.

Required forms

All passengers must download and fill the health form. A completed online form must be presented to authorities on arrival in Jakarta.

Quarantine

  • Upon arrival in Indonesia, another COVID-19 PCR test will be conducted. If the result is negative, Indonesian citizens will be directed for 5 days quarantine from date of arrival in Indonesian Government facility. Foreigners will be directed for 5 days quarantine in a hotel approved by Indonesian government and subject to cost on passengers.
  • Cost for hotel quarantine and COVID-19 PCR test for Indonesian citizen is covered by government and applicable for Indonesian overseas workers, Indonesian student and Indonesians who are unable to cover the cost. This must be supported by an official statement that is signed and stamped with an official duty stamp.
  • The Head of Foreign Representatives and Family on duty in Indonesia can do quarantine for 5 days in their own facility. For other diplomatic matters, quarantine for 5 days is in a facility provided by Indonesian Government.
  • Another COVID-19 PCR test will be conducted after 5 days quarantine. If the result is negative, Indonesian Citizen and foreigners are allowed to continue next trip.
  • Whenever the COVID-19 PCR test conducted upon arrival and after 5 days of quarantine the result is positive, Indonesian citizens will be directed to hospital and cost will be absorbed by Indonesian Government. Foreigners will pay for their own expenses.

Travel eligibility

Foreigners holding a valid visa and or stay permit are allowed to enter Indonesia.

The following are the accepted categories of visas and/or stay permits:

  • Official visa
  • Diplomatic visa
  • Visit visa (not applicable between 1 January 2021 until 25 January 2021)
  • Limited stay visa (not applicable between 1 January 2021 until 25 January 2021)
  • Official stay permit
  • Diplomatic stay permit
  • Limited stay permit
  • Permanent stay permit

Foreigners holding APEC Travel Card are allowed to enter (not applicable between 1 January 2021 until 25 January 2021).

Free visas and visa on arrival are currently suspended until the COVID-19 pandemic is declared ended by appropriate authorities.

Visit visas are intended for one-time travel with purpose: (all below are not applicable between 1 January 2021 until 25 January 2021)

  • Emergency or urgent work
  • Business discussion
  • Purchasing items
  • Skills trial for foreign worker candidates
  • Medical and food support
  • Crew joining their ship in Indonesian territory

Limited stay visas are for the purpose of:

  1. Work
    • As expat employee
    • Joining a ship as crew
    • Quality control on items or production
    • Inspection or audit of branch office in Indonesia
    • Reseller activities
    • Install or repair machine
    • Non-permanent construction work
    • Foreign candidate for work in Indonesia
  2. Non-work
    • Foreign investment
    • Family reunion
    • Elderly tourist (retirement)

Guarantors must apply for visit visas and limited stay visas from the directorate general of immigration with the following documents:

  • Health certificate stating the applicant is free from COVID-19 in English from respective health authorities
  • Statement in English that the applicant is ready to be quarantined and/or treated in quarantine at their own expense if found positive for COVID-19 health authorities at Indonesian entry points
  • Statement letter that the applicant is willing to be observed during quarantine period or self-isolation based on health protocol regulation
  • Proof of health insurance and or statement letter that the applicant agrees to pay related expenses if affected by COVID-19
  • Additionally, for visit visa application, the guarantor must enclose proof of minimum USD 10,000 funds in an Indonesian Bank.

Digital (eVisa) visit visas and limited stay visa will be provided.

Medical, food support personnel and crew are exempted from the requirement to provide proof of funds.

Foreigners holding expired limited stay permit (ITAS), permanent stay permit (ITAP) or re-entry permit currently abroad must apply for new visas to enter Indonesia.

Diplomatic and official visa are regulated by Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Foreign nationals can apply for a Family Reunion Temporary Stay Visa index 317 provided they fall in the following categories:

  • Spouse of Indonesian citizen, Temporary Stay Permit holder, or Permanent Stay Permit holder
  • Children born to parents of foreign national and Indonesian citizen who have legally married
  • Children under 18 and never been married of foreign national and Indonesian parents who have legally married
  • Children under 18 and never been married intending to join their parents of Temporary Stay Permit or Permanent Stay Permit holders

Visa application can be made through the official website at https://visa-online.imigrasi.go.id/.

Information regarding this visa can be found on https://www.imigrasi.go.id/apply_ri/other/joinfamily/.

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