Visa and Stay Permit Requirements for Foreign Nationals in the Period of Handling the Spread of COVID-19

In relation to the Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 34 of 2021 concerning the Provision of Visa and Stay Permit in the Period of Handling the Spread of COVID-19 and the National Economic Recovery, the Directorate General of Immigration has revised the regulations on Visas and Stay Permits for foreign nationals currently residing in Indonesia or planning to enter Indonesia. These revised regulation will take effect starting from 15 September 2021. Here are some parts of the provisions which are that is vital to note:

  • Foreign Nationals holding a legal and valid Visa and/or Stay Permit will be allowed to enter the Indonesian Territory through designated Immigration Border Controls after undergoing the health protocol procedure determined by the ministry or agency mitigating the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Visa and/or Stay Permit referred by point aforementioned consists of:

    • Official Visa; Diplomatic Visa; Visitor Visa; Temporary Stay Visa;

    • Official Stay Permit; Diplomatic Stay Permit; Temporary Stay Permit; and Permanent Stay Permit.

    • Crew members arriving by their transports, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card holder and Traditional Border Crossing pass/card holder will be allowed to enter Indonesia.


Foreign nationals entering Indonesia must present this following documents:

  1. Negative COVID-19 RT-PCR result 

  2. Evidence of having received the full doses of COVID-19 vaccine is excluded for foreign nationals under 12 (twelve) years of age. 

  3. A declaration letter willing to comply with all applicable health protocols in Indonesia; and

  4. Evidence of having health insurance/travel insurance which includes health financing and/or a declaration letter willing to pay all medical expenses independently if contracted by COVID-19 while in Indonesia.


Foreign Nationals who do not comply with the provisions of the health protocol may be subject to immigration administrative action in accordance with the provisions of the laws and regulations.


You can download the complete regulation here