Who Are Allowed to Enter Indonesia
To stop the COVID-19 from spreading massively, Jokowi, the President of Indonesia, has banned all foreign arrivals and transits until further notice. The authorities only allow Indonesian travelers to travel into or around the country with some specific requirements. The foreigners that are exempted from entering Indonesia, including:
- KITAS (temporary stay) or KITAP (permanent stay) permit holders
- Foreigners with diplomatic or service visa
- Foreigners with diplomatic or service stay permit
- Passengers with a visa issued after 31 March 2020
- Medical, food, and humanitarian aid support workers
- Transportation (air, sea, or land) crew
- Foreign nationals who are associated with essential work for national strategic projects such as infrastructure or constructions
- Patients in need of emergency help
- Passengers attending to urgent matters like death or illness in the immediate family
- Repatriated migrant workers
- Overseas Indonesian students
Requirements for Tourists to Enter Indonesia
Apart from the requirements above, travelers should present some required documents to enter Indonesia, including but not limited to:
- Presenting a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival, including the airline crew.
- Passengers or airline crew without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.
- Undergoing a health screening procedure at the airport or other ports of entry which may include COVID-19 PCR test.
- Quarantining at a government-designated hotel for five days, followed by an additional period of home quarantine. A second COVID-19 PCR test will be required while in hotel quarantine and have a negative result before moving on to the final destination.
Implementing the New Normal Protocol
In accordance with the Indonesian government provisions, the new normal protocols must be conducted by everyone in Indonesia to avoid the spread of COVID-19, namely:
- In public places, using a mask is mandatory, a face shield is optional.
- Avoid physical contact when greeting. Shaking hands can be replaced with other gestures, such as the Namaste gesture.
- Washing wash thoroughly using the running water and soap or using the hand sanitizer. All shops, service providers, public places must provide these facilities for free.
- Maintaining physical distancing with a minimum one meter 93.3 ft.) apart, including for the seating arrangements.
- Avoiding large gatherings.
- Avoiding to directly touch the face, including eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Having the body temperature checked when required.
For venues, retailers, or business, it is advised to apply additional new normal protocols, such as:
- Using the QR Code or Barcode Scanning is recommended to support the touchless and cashless transaction.
- Disinfecting all areas every 4 hours.
- Installing clear and easy-to-spot signage related to the new normal protocol throughout the venue.
- Using only half the capacity of the space.
- All staff must wear gloves and face shields.
- In restaurants, food and cutleries are to be served by the waiter.
Information subject to change without notice. Additional measures during the pandemic may be imposed at such short notice and specific details may change rapidly. Please contact your travel provider or your airline for further information and follow the advice of the local authorities. Updated March 25, 2021.