LATEST INDONESIA COVID-19 NEWS:
- 28th July 2022 – Three new countries are added to the Visa On Arrival (VOA) list for Indonesia. Source.
- 16th June 2022 – Indonesia drops the requirement for visitors to have specific Covid-19 travel insurance. Source.
- 17th May 2022 – Indonesia has dropped its outdoor mask mandate. Source.
Disclaimer: COVID-19 travel restrictions are changing every day and the following information reflects South East Asia’s Backpacker’s understanding of the current rules for entry. While we update this article regularly to ensure the information is as current as it can be, we cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions.
Indonesia Travel Restrictions
Can you travel to Indonesia right now?
Vaccinated travellers can now enter with no quarantine.
- PCR test is no longer required when entering Indonesia (fully vaccinated travellers). Source.
- Unvaccinated travellers will need to show a formal medical exemption letter from a government hospital in their home country in order to be considered exempt from the COVID vaccine.
- Unvaccinated travellers will then have to quarantine for 5 days.
- Proof of full vaccination plus a booster dose is also required to board domestic flights. If you do not have a booster vaccine a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours is required to board.
Before you enter Indonesia, you will need:
Required Entry Documents
Visa On Arrival – Available at selected entry points.
- Permission to enter the country
- Peduli Lindungi mobile application downloaded
- Proof of full vaccination course
- Negative RT-PCR test taken no earlier than 48 hours prior to departure with QR code
- Funds to cover the cost of visa (IDR 500,000)
- Unvaccinated: Proof of payment for quarantine hotel
- Proof of insurance that specifically covers Covid 19 is not required. Travel insurance is still highly recommended for all travellers to Indonesia.
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Vaccinated: Don’t need to quarantine on arrival in Indonesia.
Unvaccinated/partially vaccinated*: You will have to self-quarantine for 5 days and take a PCR test on day 4.
* Children from the ages of 12-17 have to follow these rules too.
Local COVID-19 Rules and Regulations
The rules and regulations below are only meant to serve as a guide and the situation is prone to change rapidly without warning. For more information on local rules and restrictions visit the Indonesia COVID-19 Task Force website.
- FACE COVERINGS – Indonesia has now relaxed the rules for face coverings (mask mandate) outdoors in open areas. Source. Also see: Best face masks for travel.
- SOCIAL DISTANCING – Still largely in force across the country.
- CURFEWS – Curfews could be introduced at short notice.
- PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Masks compulsory.
- VENUES AND GATHERINGS – Hotels and guesthouses remain open for business, although many have been forced to close due to lack of custom.
- MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE – There are vaccination requirements for domestic travel. You may be exempt if you are travelling domestically to transfer onto an international flight.
Entry into the neighbouring country of Malaysia (via Borneo island) is currently prohibited.
- Facebook Group: Visa & Immigration Indonesia.
- Overseas Security Advisory Council.
- UK Government Foreign Travel Advice.
- US Embassy & Consulates in Indonesia.
- Indonesia COVID-19 Task Force website.
- The Humanitarian Data Exchange
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