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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia presents its compliments to all Foreign Missions and International Organizations in Indonesia, and through this circular note intends to announce the most recent regulations as follows: 

A. Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 17 of 2022 concerning Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective since 5 April 2022; 

B. Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 16 of 2022 concerning Domestic Travel Provisions during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective since 2 April 2022; 

C. Circular Letter of the Directorate General of Immigration No. IMI-0549.GR.01.01 of 2022 concerning the Ease of Immigration to Support Sustainable Tourism during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective since 6 April 2022. 

The Ministry further informs about the following updates on the policies of the Republic of Indonesia to all Foreign Missions and International Organizations, as follows: 

A.  CIRCULAR LETTER OF THE COVID-19 TASK FORCE NUMBER 17 OF 2022 CONCERNING HEALTH PROTOCOL FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • All foreign travelers (foreign nationals) who will enter the territory of the Republic of Indonesia shall adjust their travel documents to ensure compliance with the provisions regarding the foreign travelers allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia, which includes Covid-19 vaccination certificates, RT-PCR examination provisions, quarantine period, and the use of PeduliLindungi application.
  • Foreign travelers must show a negative RT-PCR test result which samples were taken in the country or region of origin within a maximum period of 2 x 24 hours before the departure time.
  • All foreign travelers are allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia through entry points via:
  • Airports: (i) Soekarno Hatta, Banten; (ii) Juanda, East Java; (iii) Ngurah Rai, Bali; (iv) Hang Nadim, Riau Islands; (v) Raja Haji Fisabilillah, Riau Islands; (vi) Sam Ratulangi, North Sulawesi; (vii) Zainuddin Abdul Madjid, West Nusa Tenggara; (viii) Kualanamu, North Sumatera; (ix) Sultan Hasanuddin, South Sulawesi; and (x) Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta.
  • Seaports: (i) Tanjung Benoa, Bali; (ii) Batam, Riau Islands; (iii) Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands; (iv) Bintan, Riau Islands; (v) Nunukan, North Kalimantan; (vi) Tanjung Balai Karimun, Riau Islands; and (vii) Dumai, Riau.
  • Cross-Border Posts: (i) Aruk, West Kalimantan; (ii) Entikong, West Kalimantan; and (iii) Mota’ain, East Nusa Tenggara.
  • Upon arrival at the entry points, foreign travelers must undergo a COVID-19 symptom check, including a body temperature check, with the following conditions:
  • If there is no symptom of COVID-19 and body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius:
No need to undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival.
  • If there is symptom of COVID-19 or body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius: must undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival.
  • The provision regarding the period of isolation (quarantine) applies for all foreign travelers with the following categories:
  • Quarantine is no longer required for those who have received the complete dose of vaccine at least 14 days before the departure time.
  • Quarantine period of 5 x 24 hours is required for those who have not been vaccinated or received the complete dose of vaccine.
  • Foreign travelers under the age of 18 (eighteen) years and/or require special protection can follow the quarantine period provisions imposed on their parents or caregivers.
  • The above policies are temporary and will be readjusted according to global health developments.

B.         CIRCULAR LETTER OF THE COVID-19 TASK FORCE NUMBER 16 OF 2022 CONCERNING DOMESTIC TRAVEL PROVISIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

For all domestic travel with air, sea, and land transportation modes, using private or public vehicles, crossings, and intercity trains from and to regions throughout Indonesia, the following provisions apply:

  1. Domestic Travelers who have received the third dose of vaccine (booster) are not required

to show the negative results from the RT-PCR or rapid antigen test.

  • Domestic Travelers who are still receiving the second dose of vaccine are required to show a negative result of rapid antigen test which sample is taken within 1 x 24 hours or RT-PCR taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure.
  • Domestic Travelers who are still receiving the first dose of vaccine are required to show a negative RT-PCR result which sample is taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure.
  • Domestic Travelers with special health conditions or comorbid diseases that prevent the person concerned from receiving vaccinations are required to show a negative RT-PCR result taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure, with the addition of a doctor’s certificate from the Government Hospital stating that the person concerned has not/unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
  • Domestic Travelers under the age of 6 years old are excluded from the above conditions and allowed to travel with their parents or caregivers.

C.         CIRCULAR LETTER OF THE DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF IMMIGRATION NO. IMI- 0549.GR.01.01 OF 2022 CONCERNING THE EASE OF IMMIGRATION TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  1. Countries, administrative regional governments, and certain entities subject to Visit Visa Exemption for Leisure Purpose, include: (Singaporeans NO NEED APPLY VISA)
  1. Brunei Darussalam,
  2. Philippines,
  3. Cambodia,
  4. Laos,
  5. Malaysia,
  6. Myanmar,
  7. Singapore,
  8. Thailand, and
  9. Vietnam.
  • Countries, administrative regional governments, and certain entities subject to Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose, include:
  1. South Africa,
  2. United States of America,
  3. Saudi Arabia,
  4. Argentina,
  5. Australia,
  6. Netherlands,
  7. Belgium,
  8. Brazil,
  9. Brunei Darussalam,
  10. Denmark,
  11. Philippines,
  12. Finland,
  13. Hungary,
  14. India,
  15. United Kingdom,
  16. Italy,
  17. Japan,
  18. Germany,
  19. Cambodia,
  20. Canada,
  21. Republic of Korea,
  22. Laos,
  23. Malaysia,
  24. Mexico,
  25. Myanmar,
  26. Norway,
  27. France,
  28. Poland,
  29. Qatar,
  30. New Zealand,
  31. Seychelles,
  32. Singapore,
  33. Spain,
  34. Sweden,
  35. Switzerland,
  36. Chinese Taipei,
  37. Thailand
  38. Peope’s Republic of China,
  39. Timor-Leste,
  40. Tunisia,
  41. Türkiye,
  42. United Arab Emirates, and
  43. Vietnam.
  • Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose are granted for foreign nationals at the Immigration Checkpoints as follows:
  1. Airports: (i) Soekarno Hatta, Banten; (ii) Ngurah Rai, Bali; (iii) Kualanamu, North Sumatra;
    1. Juanda, East Java; (v) Sultan Hasanuddin, South Sulawesi; (vi) Sam Ratulangi, North Sulawesi; and (vii) Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta.
  • Seaports: (i) Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Riau Islands; (ii) Batam Centre, Riau Islands; (iii) Sekupang, Riau Islands; (iv) Citra Tri Tunas, Riau Islands; (v) Marina Teluk Senimba, Riau Islands; (vi) Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Riau Islands; (vii) Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Riau Islands; and (viii) Sri Bintan Pura, Riau Islands.
  • Cross-Border Posts: (i) Aruk, West Kalimantan; (ii) Entikong, West Kalimantan; (iii) Mota’ain, East Nusa Tenggara; and (iv) Tunon Taka, North Kalimantan.
  • Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can be issued accordingly with the following requirements:
  1. Passport (diplomatic/official/ordinary) that is valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months,
    1. A return ticket or a pass to continue the trip to another country,
    1. Proof of payment of PNBP Visa on Arrival of 500,000 IDR (in the case of applying for a Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose), and
    1. Proof of ownership of health insurance which includes financing for handling COVID-19 and medical evacuation to a referral hospital.
  • The entry stamp on the granting of a Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose will be valid as a Visit Stay Permit with the certain period, as follows:
  1. Visit Visa Exemption: maximum 30 days and cannot be extended.
  • Visa on Arrival: maximum of 30 days and can be extended once for another 30 days at the Immigration Office in the area where the foreign national lives.
  • Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose can also be granted for foreign nationals on official visit or government duties to attend international events, for which shall be applied additional requirement: to enclose an invitation letter issued by the Indonesian government to attend the international conferences/trials/meetings.
  • The provision of Visit Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose as stipulated above applies to holders of diplomatic passports, service passports, or ordinary/general passports.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia avails itself of this opportunity to renew to all Foreign Missions and International Organizations in Indonesia the assurances of its highest consideration.

Jakarta, 6 April 2022

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