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Jakarta Entry Requirements COVID-19

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4 alert notice for Indonesia indicating that there is a very high level of COVID-19 in the country.

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In response, Indonesia has currently reimposed strict travel and border restrictions in order to limit imported cases of COVID-19.

Indonesia Travel Restrictions COVID-19

  • Passengers are not allowed to transit through Jakarta (CGK). Visit visa to Indonesia and limited‑stay visa for Indian nationals are suspended until further notice.
  • All non‑Indonesian nationals who have been in India within the last 14 days of their arrival will not be allowed to enter Indonesia.
  • Indonesian nationals who have been in India within the last 14 days of their arrival will only be allowed entry through Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, and Manado airports, as well as Dumai, Tanjung Pinang, and Batam seaports.

The following type of categories are however exempted from the entry restriction:

  1. Foreigners regulated under Minister of Law and Human Right regulation No 26 Year 2020 as mentioned in travel eligibility
  2. Foreigners using bilateral Travel Corridor Arrangements
  3. Foreigners with consideration and written approval from the Indonesian Ministry or Agency
  4. Holders of diplomatic visas or official visas for official ministerial visits or higher;
  5. Holders of an Indonesian residency permit (KITAS, KITAP), business visas; or
  6. Aircrew
  • Both foreigner and Indonesian passport holders entering Indonesia directly or transiting via another country must provide a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID‑19 PCR test, in which the sample taken must be a maximum of 72 hours of departure time
  • All passengers must download and fill the health form. A completed online form and the QR code generated must be presented to authorities on arrival in Jakarta.
  • Upon arrival in Indonesia, passengers must take another COVID‑19 PCR test. Indonesian citizens with a negative test result may proceed to a mandatory 5‑day quarantine at a government facility at no cost. Foreigners must proceed to a 5‑day quarantine at a hotel approved by the Indonesian government at their own expense.

The list of hotels can be found here.

  • Cost for hotel quarantine and COVID‑19 PCR testing for Indonesian citizen is covered by the government and only applicable for Indonesian overseas workers, Indonesian student and Indonesian government employee returning from overseas duty
  • The Head of Foreign Representatives and Family on duty in Indonesia can quarantine for 5 days at their own facility.

For other diplomatic matters, the 5‑day quarantine must be in a facility approved by the Indonesian Government and subject to cost.

  • Another COVID‑19 PCR test will be conducted after the 5‑day quarantine. If the result is negative, Indonesian citizens and foreigners will be allowed to continue on their journey and suggested to do self‑quarantine for 14 days.
  • Passengers who test positive for COVID‑19 on arrival or after the 5‑day quarantine will be directed to a hospital for treatment. Hospital expenses for Indonesian citizens will be shouldered by the government while foreigners must bear the expenses themselves.
  • For foreign nationals who are unable to settle the cost of quarantine and or hospital treatment, their sponsor or the ministry/agency who processed their approval for entry must shoulder the costs.
  • Passengers on diplomatic visas, those who have visas related to official government visits on ministerial level or above, and foreign nationals using travel corridor arrangements following strict health protocols are not required to undergo quarantine.
  • Foreigners and Indonesians arriving from Pakistan and the Philippines are required to quarantine for 14 days and must take an additional COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test on arrival followed by another COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test on the 14th day of quarantine.

Indonesia Entry Requirements Covid

  • Passengers are not allowed to transit through Jakarta (CGK). Visit visa to Indonesia and limited‑stay visa for Indian nationals are suspended until further notice.
  • All non‑Indonesian nationals who have been in India within the last 14 days of their arrival will not be allowed to enter Indonesia.
  • Indonesian nationals who have been in India within the last 14 days of their arrival will only be allowed entry through Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, and Manado airports, as well as Dumai, Tanjung Pinang, and Batam seaports.

The following type of categories are however exempted from the entry restriction:

  1. Foreigners regulated under Minister of Law and Human Right regulation No 26 Year 2020 as mentioned in travel eligibility
  2. Foreigners using bilateral Travel Corridor Arrangements
  3. Foreigners with consideration and written approval from the Indonesian Ministry or Agency
  4. Holders of diplomatic visas or official visas for official ministerial visits or higher;
  5. Holders of an Indonesian residency permit (KITAS, KITAP), business visas; or
  6. Aircrew
  • Both foreigner and Indonesian passport holders entering Indonesia directly or transiting via another country must provide a printed medical certificate with a negative COVID‑19 PCR test, in which the sample taken must be a maximum of 72 hours of departure time
  • All passengers must download and fill the health form. A completed online form and the QR code generated must be presented to authorities on arrival in Jakarta.
  • Upon arrival in Indonesia, passengers must take another COVID‑19 PCR test. Indonesian citizens with a negative test result may proceed to a mandatory 5‑day quarantine at a government facility at no cost. Foreigners must proceed to a 5‑day quarantine at a hotel approved by the Indonesian government at their own expense.

The list of hotels can be found here.

  • Cost for hotel quarantine and COVID‑19 PCR testing for Indonesian citizen is covered by the government and only applicable for Indonesian overseas workers, Indonesian student and Indonesian government employee returning from overseas duty
  • The Head of Foreign Representatives and Family on duty in Indonesia can quarantine for 5 days at their own facility.

For other diplomatic matters, the 5‑day quarantine must be in a facility approved by the Indonesian Government and subject to cost.

  • Another COVID‑19 PCR test will be conducted after the 5‑day quarantine. If the result is negative, Indonesian citizens and foreigners will be allowed to continue on their journey and suggested to do self‑quarantine for 14 days.
  • Passengers who test positive for COVID‑19 on arrival or after the 5‑day quarantine will be directed to a hospital for treatment. Hospital expenses for Indonesian citizens will be shouldered by the government while foreigners must bear the expenses themselves.
  • For foreign nationals who are unable to settle the cost of quarantine and or hospital treatment, their sponsor or the ministry/agency who processed their approval for entry must shoulder the costs.
  • Passengers on diplomatic visas, those who have visas related to official government visits on ministerial level or above, and foreign nationals using travel corridor arrangements following strict health protocols are not required to undergo quarantine.
  • Foreigners and Indonesians arriving from Pakistan and the Philippines are required to quarantine for 14 days and must take an additional COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test on arrival followed by another COVID‑19 RT‑PCR test on the 14th day of quarantine.

When Will Indonesia Open Borders Again

The Indonesian government had officially announced that the reopening of its borders where travellers will be allowed to visit and stay is set for July.

Can I Travel To Indonesia Right Now

As of now, the Indonesian government has prohibited foreigners from transiting and travelling to the Indonesian Territory unless they are in possession of a valid residence permit.

Visa-free and visa-on-arrival entry for all foreign travellers, including U.S. citizens are currently suspended.

Can Indonesian Travel To USA Now

Yes, Indonesians will be allowed to enter the United States since they are not on the list of the USA’s restricted countries.

 



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Akesse Sanza is a Ghanaian Travel Blogger, Travel and Tourism Consultant, and Anti-human Trafficking And Safe Migration advocate. Akesse loves everything Travel & Tourism and aims to see every single country in the world.

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