Advisory on Coronavirus for Travelers to Indonesia


Due to the recent concern regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 in Indonesia, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia would be implementing the following measures in order to minimize the risk of the pandemic from spreading even further:

1| The Government continues to closely follow the WHO situation report on the situation of COVID-19.

2| The Indonesian government has suspended its visa exemption policy for a short-stay visit, visa-on-arrival and diplomatic/service visa-free facilities for all countries, for a period of 1 month.

3| All foreigners/travelers who wish to visit Indonesia must obtain a visa from Indonesian missions in accordance with the purpose of their visit. Upon submission, applicants must provide health certificates issued by relevant health authorities from their respective countries.

Measures for visitors from China remain in effect, in accordance with the Statement of the Minister for Foreign Affairs on 2 February 2020 and the Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 7 of 2020, which includes:

  • Direct flights to-and-from Mainland China have been temporarily suspended starting from Wednesday, 5 February 2020 at 00.00hrs.
  • All visitors arriving from Mainland China and who have been in China for 14 days will be temporarily banned from entering and transiting in Indonesia.
  • The Government will also temporarily halt the issuance of visa-free as well as visa on arrival for Chinese nationals residing in Mainland China.
  • Indonesian citizens are advised not to travel to Mainland China during this period.

4| Second, measures for visitors from South Korea, Daegu City, and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province remain in effect, in accordance with the Statement of the Minister for Affairs on 5 March 2020.

5| Third, deny entry or transit to Indonesia for visitors/travelers who have traveled to the following countries, in the last 14 days:

  • Iran;
  • Italy;
  • Vatican;
  • Spain;
  • France;
  • German;
  • Switzerland;
  • United Kingdom

6| Fourth, all visitors/travelers must complete and submit a Health Alert Card to the Port Health Authority upon arrival at Indonesian airports.

7| Should the travel history indicate that a person has traveled to the countries above in the last 14 days, such a person may be refused entry to Indonesia.

8| The extension of Short Visit Pass for foreign travelers who are currently in Indonesia and have expired shall be conducted in accordance with the Regulation of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights No. 7 of 2020.

9| The extension of Residence Permit for holders of Temporary Stay Permit Card (KITAS)/ Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP) and holders of Diplomatic Visa and Service Visa who are currently overseas and will expire, shall be conducted in accordance with the Regulation of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights no.7 of 2020.

10| These measures will take effect on Friday 20 March at 00.00 Western Indonesia Time (GMT+7).

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, cough, respiratory problems, sore throat, and fatigue. In this regards, the public is recommended to undertake the following precautions to reduce exposure to-and-transmission of a range of illness, which includes hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
  • Wear a mask if you have respiratory symptoms;
  • When coughing and sneezing cover your mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue (throw the tissue in a closed bin and wash hands) or wear a mask if you have respiratory such as a cough or runny nose;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell or showing symptoms of illness;
  • avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals, as well as consumption of raw and undercooked meat; and
  • Seek medical attention if you have a fever, cough, and respiratory problems and share previous travel history with your healthcare provider. 

Should you encounter anyone that is experiencing symptoms of coronavirus, you may contact the following numbers:

Hotline Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemenkes): +62215210411, +62812 12123119

Hotline Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemlu): +6281290070027.

It is our hope to spread the news that activities and businesses run as usual in Indonesia while we also pray that this outbreak can soon be contained globally. We also encourage everyone to keep fit and upgrade their personal health regimes to increase body immunity and prevent them from being infected with viruses.

The best way to minimize the risk posed by the spread of COVID-19 is to undertake preventive measures. The preventive measures must also be taken by the stakeholders in the tourism and creative economy industry in order to maintain the safety and stability of the public. For more information, click here.