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Frequently Asked Questions in Indonesia Today

 

With the development of rapidly changing covid updates worldwide, here are some of our most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 in Indonesia today. You can find information and related issues about Indonesia's COVID-19 update on our official social media and recent article here.

 

1.  What is the recent update on the COVID-19 vaccination in Indonesia? 

Indonesians getting covid-19 vaccination

As of February 6, 2022, according to the data from the Ministry of Health regarding Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III vaccination targets which includes public officials, health workers, the elderlies, vulnerable individuals, the general public, and teenagers (12 - 17 years old), Jakarta has the highest number of people receiving the first vaccination dose, reaching 147.34% of the vaccination target. Bali has the second-highest number to receive the first dose with 114.66%. The third province in Indonesia with the highest first dose vaccination is Yogyakarta, with 109.82%.

Moreover, the three provinces with the highest number of targeted individuals receiving the second vaccination dose are Jakarta, Bali, and Yogyakarta. Based on the Ministry of Health website, Jakarta, Bali, and Yogyakarta province have a second dose vaccination rate of 121.87%, 102.72%, and 96.2% respectively.

Indonesians getting covid-19 vaccination

 

2.  Where can I get information about visa regulation?  

Indonesians getting covid-19 vaccination


Complete information about visa regulations and e-visa can be found on the official website and accounts of the Directorate General of Immigration of the Republic of Indonesia. Kindly check here to access the website and find specific information to match your needs.

 

3.  Can tourists go on a holiday in Indonesia yet?  

paper form of visa application with passport and pen

Currently, foreign nationals are allowed to enter Indonesia, as long as they meet the criteria below:

  1. International travelers with Indonesian citizenship (WNI) from abroad are permitted to enter Indonesia by continuing to take part in the strict health protocol implemented by the government.

  2. The temporary entry restriction for foreign nationals to Indonesia, both directly and transit in foreign countries, is excluded for travelers who meet the following criteria:

  • In accordance with the provisions in the Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights No. 34 of 2021 on the Granting of Visa and Immigration Stay Permits during the Mitigation of the Spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 and National Economic Recovery;
  • According to the agreement schemes (bilateral), such as travel corridor arrangement (TCA); and/or
  • Granted special considerations/permissions in writing from the Ministry/Institution.

 

You can check out this page to gather more information about the latest international travel regulation.

On 24 January 2022, the Indonesian government also opened the tourist door between the Riau Islands and Singapore (Batam Bintan-Singapore or abbreviated as BB-S) through a travel bubble scheme.

According to the Decree of the Head of COVID-19 Handling Task Force Number 3 of 2022, as of 24 January 2022, all international travelers with travel bubble mechanism are allowed to enter Riau Islands from Singapore under the following conditions:

  1. International travelers going to Batam or Bintan with a travel bubble scheme are Indonesian citizens or foreign nationals who are going to Batam or Bintan with the origins of arrival from Singapore and have been staying in Singapore for at least 14 days.

  2. Through the entry points as follows:

    i. Nongsapura International Ferry Terminal for the travel bubble area in Nongsa Sensation in Batam; and

    ii. Bandar Bintan Telani Ferry Terminal for the travel bubble area in Lagoi Bintan Resort in Bintan;

  3. Presenting cards or certificates or receipt of COVID-19 vaccine and a negative RT-PCR test result;

  4. Tourist visa or other entry permits according to the regulations applied, with exclusions to international travelers with Singapore citizenship;

  5. Proof of ownership of health insurance with a minimum coverage value of SGD 30,000 which includes financing for handling COVID-19 and medical evacuation towards a referral hospital;

  6. Proof of booking confirmation and payment of travel bubble travel packages in the Lagoi Bintan Resort or Nongsa Sensation area;

You can also visit this page to gather more information about the Batam Bintan-Singapore travel bubble.

 

As we welcome you to the country again, InDOnesia CAREs for your comfortable return by providing you with CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability) protocols; updating regulations based on current conditions; adopting new procedures at airports, harbors, and ground crossings; collaborating with hotels, transportation services, and local guides to adapt with the new era of travel.

 

4.  What are the health requirements and quarantine rules in Indonesia?


Foreigners are allowed to enter Indonesia after meeting the following health requirements:

1. Show a negative RT-PCR test result in their country of origin, obligated to be done at a maximum of 2 x 24 hours before departure.

2. Download and fill out eHAC Indonesia (Indonesia Health Alert Card) application via smartphone, then show the details to the officer upon arrival. Foreigners can also visit the Indonesia Health Alert Card, Ministry of Health’s website, to fill out the form.

3. Foreigners are required to show a card or certificate (physical or digital) of vaccinations.

 

According to the Circular of Covid-19 Task Force No. 4 Year 2022, as of 1 February 2022, foreign nationals must comply with the following quarantine rules to enter Indonesia:

1. Upon arrival, the individual must undergo an RT-PCR test and must undertake a mandatory quarantine

  1. Foreign nationals who have not received the full dose vaccine are required to undergo 7 x 24 hours quarantine.

  2. Foreign nationals who have received the full-dose vaccines are required to undergo 5 x 24 hours quarantine.

2. A second RT-PCR test will be conducted a day before the quarantine period ends.

3. If the test shows a negative result, on the last day of the quarantine, the individual will be declared for completed quarantine. Meanwhile, if the RT-PCR test shows a positive result then the individual will have to undergo the following procedures:

  1. Treatment in centralized isolation facilities for those who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms.

  2. Treatment at a referral hospital for those who show moderate or severe symptoms.

4. Head of foreign representatives and family members on duty in Indonesia are allowed to quarantine at their respective residences for 7 x 24 or 5 x 24 hours at their respective residence, depending on the dose of vaccine received.

 

5.  Where can I see updated information about Bali?  

beautiful scenery of Uluwatu Temple in Bali Indonesia

You can see official updated information about Bali through our Indonesia.travel website and social media platforms. Stay inspired with fantastic activities as you begin your journey in Indonesia.
 

You can also gather more information about Indonesia's latest travel regulations, by downloading the official arrival guidelines for international travelers to Indonesia right here .

 

We are ready to welcome you back here. Please keep in mind the CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability) protocols when you’re planning to set your foot in Indonesia. Don’t forget to also follow our Instagram @wonderfulindonesia, Twitter @indtravel,  Facebook @indonesiatravel, as well as YouTube @indonesiatravel.

 

*Disclaimer : This article was updated on February 7th, 2022. Due to the dynamic nature of travel regulations, please refer to official websites and links found in this article for the latest updates and developments.