Indonesia Travel Requirements: All You Should Know Prior to Your Trip

Indonesia Travel Requirements: All You Should Know Prior to Your Trip

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Here’s something for all to celebrate! Starting 18 May 2022, Indonesia travel restrictions will be revised, offering greater convenience to all inbound fully vaccinated visitors. Here’s all you need to know in preparation for your getaway —  including Indonesia entry requirements and current COVID-19 protocols.

Also read: Thailand Travel Requirements: What to Know Before Visiting

Indonesia entry requirements

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Quarantine-free travel is only applicable to those fully vaccinated (i.e. have received more than two doses of the vaccine). Tourists aged 12 and below shall follow the same Indonesia travel requirements as the adult/s accompanying them. All foreigner travellers entering Indonesia will need a passport with at least six months of validity and a valid e-Visa before being granted entry

Most tourists will need a valid e-Visa before being granted entry. However, citizens from select countries are eligible for a Special Visa on Arrival that grants them a 30-day stay in Indonesia, and an option to extend it for another 30 days. Travellers who choose to do so shall be required to present: a return or onward flight ticket; COVID-19 insurance; Rp 500,000 processing fee; and other relevant health documents.

Alternatively, travellers from ASEAN countries can also enter via the Visa Exemption Facility, which gives them visa-free travel to Indonesia for stays of up to 30 days.


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Fully vaccinated travellers are also now no longer required to undergo pre-departure COVID-19 testing. That said, travellers will still need to prepare a printed or digital proof of their vaccination to be shown when asked.

Before your Indonesia travels, do remember to download the PeduliLindugi mobile application and register your COVID-19 vaccination certificate here. Thereafter, your vaccination certificate will appear on your application, giving you access to many of Indonesia’s indoor public places. 

Arrival in Indonesia

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Upon arrival in Indonesia, travellers will be subjected to temperature checks, while those considered unfit will have to take a subsequent PCR test. This will apply to all those entering Indonesia via common entry points such as: Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta International Airport; Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport; the resort islands of Bintan and Batam; and land borders in West Kalimantan and East Nusa Tenggara. The full list of entry points can be found here

Those who test positive or are not fully vaccinated will have to bear additional expenses by undergoing a five-day mandatory quarantine at a government-certified hotel. These travellers will then be released after five days, or if they test negative during a second PCR test on the fourth day of quarantine — whichever is earlier. 

During your stay

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In recent news, Indonesia has joined other Southeast Asian countries like Singapore and Malaysia in relaxing its mask mandate. Mask-wearing will now be optional for most places but will remain compulsory for crowded outdoor areas, indoor activities, and public transport. Those with underlying health conditions or cold symptoms and the elderly are still strongly encouraged to wear masks.

Travellers will also be required to use the PeduliLindungi app for contact tracing and for access to places of interest like shopping malls and tourist attractions. Social distancing should also be maintained at all times.

Also read: Vietnam Entry Requirements You Should Know Before Your Trip

You now have all the necessary info to kickstart your travels and visit Indonesia! If you need some tips on what to do there, click here to get some ideas about the myriad of activities before booking your flights to Jakarta, Bali, Ubud, or other places in Indonesia.

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Jerald Ang

Jerald is always looking at aviation news and his favourite pastime is plane spotting. When he is taking a break, you'll find him either indulging in his Pokémon games or searching for his escape.