Traveling during Covid-19

Traveling during Covid-19

It would be a pleasure to host you all in our little slice of paradise.
However, the ongoing pandemic has not made it easy! 
In this post we will try and guide you through the maze of information as much as we can!

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VISAS

Updated on December 28, 2021 per National COVID-19 Task Force Circular Note No. 26/2021 

 

To help stop the spread of new variant of SARS-Cov-2, B.1.1.529 or also known as “Omicron variant", the Indonesian Government has implemented additional measures for international travelers who wish to enter Indonesia.

The Indonesian Government barred from entry to the foreign nationals who have been or in transit to the following countries:

  1. Countries with confirmed transmission of Omicron variant: Botswana, Norway and South Africa;
  2. Countries with close proximity to the above countries: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Lesotho;
  3. Countries with more than 10,000 confirmed cases of Omicron variant: United Kingdom and Denmark.

Indonesian nationals who have lived or transit in the “Omicron variant" countries may be able to enter Indonesia with a 14-day mandatory quarantine.

For other international travelers will have to undertake 10 days of quarantine effective immediately on December 2, 2021 until further notice.

Please see “Quarantine Information" for more information.

 

Visa to Enter Indonesia

The following foreign travelers may enter Indonesia under the new regulations:

    1. Diplomatic and Official visa holders (to apply, click here );​
    2. Diplomatic and Official stay permit;
    3. Holders of Indonesia Temporary Residence Card (KITAS) and Indonesia Permanent Residence Card (KITAP). Visit https://izintinggal-online.imigrasi.go.id/ for more information;
    4. Visitor visas, including but not limited to:

​a. ​​​211 A Visa;

​​​This visa includes tourist, emergency, business, film, medical visit, official visit, yachters and G20 or the 144th International Parliamentary Union (IPU) meetings.

b. ​211B Visa;

This visa includes foreign workers in probation.

    1. Limited stay visa, including but not limited to:

 

    • C312 Visa (work visa);
    • C313 Visa(1-year foreign investment projects in Indonesia);
    • C314 Visa (2-year foreign investment projects in Indonesia);
    • C316 Visa (educational visits);
    • C317 Visa (family reunification)​

     

    1. All non-immigrant crew members or cabin crews arriving any vessel or aircraft from any port or place outside Indonesia.
    2. Asia-Pacific Economic Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card holder; and
    3. Traditional Border Crossing pass/card holder.

    To apply for visitor and limited-stay visas, visit https://visa-online.imigrasi.go.id/. International travelers who wish to apply for those visas will be required to have a local guarantor/sponsor to sponsor their visit to Indonesia.

    Visa on Arrivals (VoA) are still suspended until further notice.

    Effective on October 14, 2021, the Indonesian government has re-opened Indonesia for international tourists. Only citizens of the following 19 countries can enter Indonesia on tourist/limited stay visas, including but not limited to Bahrain, China, France, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and United Arab Emirates.

    The above citizens who are also a US permanent resident may enter Indonesia and will have to follow the Indonesian health protocols accordingly.​

    All international tourists may only enter Indonesia via Bali (Ngurah Rai International Airport) and or Riau Islands (Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport). To enter Indonesia, they are required to have the following:

    1. International health insurance with minimum coverage of USD 100,000, including but not limited to COVID-19 related treatment and hospitalization in Indonesial and
    2. Hotel confirmation.

    PCR Test Requirement (Updated)

    To enter Indonesia, all travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test which sample was collected within 72 hours of their departure. Please see COVID-19 Testing Centers below for more information about COVID-19 testing.

    Some transit countries, such as Singapore, require shorter sample COVID/PCR Test of 2x24 hours. Please visit the transit country official authority website or consult with respective Airline for more information.

     

    COVID-19 Testing Centers

    The Indonesian Consulate does not have designated testing centers. Also see https://www.flylax.com/travelsafely for information on a testing clinic at Terminals 2, 6 and Tom Bradley International Airport of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) that provide testing certificates within 24 hours.

     

    COVID-19 Vaccination Card (COVAX)

    Effective July 6, 2021, the Indonesian Government required all exempted international travelers to present COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card in digital or hard copy upon check-in and arrival in Indonesia until further notice. The Indonesian Government recognizes the following vaccinations, including but not limited to two-doses of Pfizer or Moderna or Sinovac, AstraZeneca dan Sinopharm and single-dose of Johnson & Johnson. The card/certificate will be accepted in English and other foreign language.

    The Indonesian government exempted the following international travelers from COVID-19 vaccination record card requirement:

    1. Diplomatic and service/official visa holders who are with an official ministerial-to-presidential level delegation to Indonesia by upholding principles of reciprocity and implementing strict health protocols;
    2. Foreign nationals entering Indonesia under the TCA by upholding principles of reciprocity and implementing strict health protocols;
    3. Individuals under the age of 18 years old;
    4. Some individuals who may have medical reasons which prevent them from getting a COVID-19 vaccine. These individuals are advised to provide a memo from a public hospital in their respective country prior to check-in and upon arrival in Indonesia.

    The following foreign nationals will get vaccinated in Indonesia provided that these individuals have not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine in their respective country:

    1. Children aged 12 – 17 years old.
    2. Diplomatic/service/official stay permit holders;
    3. KITAS and KITAP holders.

    ​The above foreign nationals will get their first COVID-19 shot at their quarantine hotel provided that their second COVID-19/PCR test resulted negative.

    Foreign nationals who are already in Indonesia prior to the implementation of the new Order of July 6, 2021, and wish to travel domestically, are required to be vaccinated (first shot) through the Indonesian government-initiated vaccination program (Sinopharm vaccination) in accordance with the laws and regulations that will be announced accordingly. ​

     

    COVID-19 Vaccination Registration (updated)

    The Government of Indonesia will require international travelers who have received COVID-19 vaccination overseas to register their COVID-19 vaccination here​. The registration will allow you to dine-in or enter public premises and travel with public transport (inter or intra islands) in Indonesia.

    The verification email will normally be sent out between 3 – 10 business days. Please expect delays as the central server in Jakarta, Indonesia has received large volume of registration requests recently. All international travelers may still be able to enter Indonesia without the COVID-19 registration.

    If you are Indonesian citizen and have gotten the full COVID-19 vaccination overseas, the vaccination record will be verified by the Indonesian Ministry of Health. Please provide your NIK (Nomor Induk Kependudukan) upon the registration.

    If you are foreign citizen, you will have to input your Passport information to the website. The COVAX record will be verified by respective embassy in Jakarta. Please consult with your respective Embassy for more information.

    Upon receipt the verification email, please download “Peduli Lindungi" application on your Apple Store or Google Play. Upon logged-in, go to “Vaccine Certificate" and click “Claim Now". Follow the instructions to claim your vaccination certificate. The certificate will have a unique barcode in it. The barcode is required upon entry public establishments or facilities in Indonesia.

     

    Electronic Health Alert Certificate (e-HAC)

    All international travelers are required to complete e-HAC before travel. Please download “Peduli Lindungi" app in your Apple Store or Android Play to complete the e-HAC. You will get a unique barcode at the end of the process and will have to show it upon check-in and arrival.

    If you are traveling with family, you are only required to create one account. For example, if a parent is travelling with his/her children, the parent is required to put his/her dependent information under his/her name.

     

     

     

    Entry Point

    Effective October 15, 2021, the Indonesian Government designated the following entry points for international travelers, namely Jakarta (Soekarno Hatta International Airport and Halim Perdana Kusuma Airport) and North Sulawesi (Samratulangi International Airport - Manado).

     

    Quarantine Information​​

    Effective on November 29, 2021, foreign nationals who have lived or transit in the following countries; Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are barred from entry Indonesia.

    Indonesian nationals who transit or have lived in the “Omicron variant" countries may be able to enter Indonesia with a 14-day mandatory quarantine.

    For other international travelers will have to undertake 10 days of quarantine effective immediately on December 2, 2021 until further notice.

    Click here​ for quarantine facilities in Jakarta.

     

    Head of Foreign Missions and their families who are assigned in Indonesia are advised to undertake the quarantine at their respective residence in Indonesia. They are still required to take two PCR tests on the first and seventh day after their arrival in Indonesia on their own arrangement. Please be advised to consult with your Embassy/Consulate in Indonesia concerning the PCR test arrangement and the healthcare provider. Please email the PCR test results to Directorate of Consular Affairs of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia  (konsuler@kemlu.go.id).

    Foreign diplomats, who are not Heads of Foreign Missions, shall undertake the quarantine at designated facilities by the Indonesian Government at their own expense.

     

    All international travelers are responsible for all expenses during the quarantine, including the COVID-19/PCR tests. Please see “COVID-19/PCR Tests during the Quarantine" below for more information.

     

    COVID-19/PCR Tests during the Quarantine

    Two PCR tests will be administered during the quarantine. The first test will be on the first day/arrival while the second will be taken one day prior to check-out. The healthcare provider will come to your hotel to collect the sample. Those will be on the traveler's expense. Please consult with the hotel marking department for the test arrangements and fees.

     

    If you are tested positive, you will be referred to designated Indonesian hospital/health facility conducted by the Indonesian Government at your own expense.​​

     

    ​Domestic (Inter and Intra Islands) Travel Protocols

    Effective on July 3, 2021, all domestic travelers must follow the following protocols:

     

    a) Domestic Travelers From and To Java and Bali Islands

     

    All long-distance travelers to and from Java and Bali using all modes of transport are required to show the vaccination card report (first dose is acceptable) and a certificate of negative RT-PCR test or rapid antigen test.

    Travelers using air transportation who fly between airports on the island of Java and Bali, including flights from or to Java and Bali are required to present vaccination record (first dose is acceptable) and negative RT-PCR test which was obtained within 48 hours and fill-up e-HAC (Electronic Health Alert Certificate) prior to travel.

    b) Domestic Travelers Outside Java-to-and-from-Bali Corridor

    All domestic travelers are required to present COVID-19 vaccination record (first dose is acceptable) and negative RT-PCR test which obtained within 48 hours prior departure or negative rapid antigen test 24-hour prior departure. All Travelers also required to fill-up e-HAC (Electronic Health Alert Certificate) prior to travel.

    c) Travelers (Drivers and Assistant Drivers) with Land Transportation Using Goods and Logistics Vehicles

    All domestic travelers are required to present negative RT-PCR test which obtained within 48 hours prior departure or negative rapid antigen test 24-hour prior departure.

    d) For routine travelers whose using land transport within urban agglomeration area, they are not required to present vaccination card and RT-PCR or rapid antigen test result.

    e) All domestic travelers who are to choose travel by air and sea are required to fill-up Indonesian e-HAC (Electronic Health Alert Certificate) prior to travel. However, all domestic travelers who are to choose travel by land are encourage to fill-up Indonesian e-HAC (Electronic Health Alert Certificate) prior to travel.

    f) All travelers who are not vaccinated due to health condition proven by a medical memo are required to present negative RT-PCR test which obtained within 48 hours prior departure or negative rapid antigen test 24-hour prior departure.

    g) If the result of the RT-PCR/rapid antigen shows negative, while the travelers presents mild symptoms of COVID-19, they may not continue the trip.

     

    Foreign Nationals Travel Protocol Intending to Leave Indonesia

    For foreign nationals who have not gotten a COVID-19 shot and wish to leave Indonesia via a domestic connecting flight, they will be exempted from COVID-19 vaccination card requirement provided that they have a special transit clearance from the local Port Health Office/Authority. Having the clearance, all foreign travelers shall not leave the airport during transit.

    To have the clearance, all foreign travelers shall provide valid passport and itinerary and present them to the port authorities upon check-in.