September 20, 2021, 06.28 PM


KOMPAS.com – Indonesia has adjusted entry restrictions for foreigners who plan to enter the country by air amid the implementation of partial lockdown to stem the Covid-19 transmission. The new entry requirements take effect on September 17.

The number of the Covid-19 new cases reported has continued to decline in the Southeast Asia country after it experienced a surge in the coronavirus cases due to the more virulent Delta variant in July.

As of September 19, Indonesia recorded a total of 60,969 active cases, compared to 542,938 active cases on July 19. To date, Indonesia reported 4,190,763 confirmed cases after the first two cases were announced in March 2020.

With the developing situation in the country, the government issued the new Covid-19 entry rules for foreign travelers based on several regulations issued by relevant ministries, such as home affairs, transportation, law and human rights as well as the national Covid-19 task force.

Covid-19 entry rules for foreign travelers by air

Entry ports:

Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten on the outskirts of Jakarta.

Sam Ratulangi Airport in Manado, North Sulawesi.

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Foreigners who can enter Indonesia are as follows:

1. The holders of valid Indonesian visas, including
service visa, diplomatic visa, tourist visa, temporary stay visa, service stay permit, diplomatic stay permit, temporary stay permit, and permanent stay permit.
2. Foreign crews of air, sea, and land transport.
3. The holders of APEC Business Travel Card.
4. Under the Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA) bilateral agreement scheme.
5. Receive a special written authorization from government ministries/agencies.

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Health protocols prior to departure

1. Having received complete or full doses of Covid-19 vaccine (physical card or digital).
2. Those who have yet been vaccinated abroad will be vaccinated in a quarantine center upon arrival in Indonesia.
3. Referring to point No.2, the Covid-19 shot will be administered following the second test of negative Covid-19 PCR (swab test) test result.
4. Referring to point No. 2, travelers are between 12-17 years old and the holders of diplomatic stay permit, service stay permit, and holders of Indonesia Temporary Residence Card (KITAS) and Indonesia Permanent Residence Card (KITAP).
5. Holders of diplomatic and official/service visas for the purpose of a ministerial official visit will be exempted from point No. 1.
6. Foreigners under the Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA) bilateral agreement scheme will be exempted from point No. 1 based on the principle of reciprocity and must follow the health protocols.
7. Unvaccinated transit travelers are not required to show a Covid-19 vaccine card as long as they stay inside the airport before leaving for another destination outside Indonesia. They can proceed to other Indonesian ports but remain at the airport before departing the country.
8. Referring to point No.7, unvaccinated transit travelers must be first authorized by the local port health office before continuing their journey abroad.
9. Referring to point No. 7, unvaccinated transit travelers must be in possession of airfare tickets to their final destination abroad.
10. Travelers below 12 years old and below 18 years old are not required to show evidence of having received the Covid-19 vaccine.

A photo of Penglipuran traditional village in Bali. DOK. SHUTTERSTOCK A photo of Penglipuran traditional village in Bali.

11. Foreign nationals who cannot be vaccinated due to their medical condition are not required to show the Covid-19 vaccine card. They must show confirmation via a health certificate, which is written in English, issued by a medical professional from the government hospital in the country of departure.
12. The Covid-19 vaccine card must be written in English or translated into English along with the language of the country of origin.
13. Must be in possession of a health certificate confirming a negative Covid-19 PCR test result in the country of origin. The certificate must be issued a maximum of 72 hours prior to departure.
14. Travelers are required to use the Covid-19 contact tracing app PeduliLindungi.
15. Travelers are required to complete the Indonesian e-HAC registration via the Covid-19 contact tracing app PeduliLindungi, or manually at the port of departure.
16. Travelers are required to show health/travel insurance which includes the funds for quarantine and treatment when contracting the Covid-19.

A file photo of Sam Ratulangi International Airport in Manado, North Sulawesi dated January 28, 2020. KOMPAS.com/SKIVO MARCELINO MANDEY A file photo of Sam Ratulangi International Airport in Manado, North Sulawesi dated January 28, 2020.

Guidelines on health protocols upon arrival in Indonesia

1. Foreigners are required to undergo self-funded Covid-19 swab tests
2. Required to undergo quarantine for 8 days.
3. Foreign travelers, including foreign diplomats other than the head of a chancery and the family, are required to undergo self-funded quarantine at a designated place such as a hotel and apartment.
4. The holders of diplomatic visas and official/service visa for the purpose of a ministerial official visit will be exempted from an 8-day quarantine.
5. Foreigners under the Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA) bilateral agreement scheme will be exempted from an 8-day quarantine based on the principle of reciprocity and must follow the health protocols.
6. The quarantine place must be recommended by the National Covid-19 Task Force and the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association.
7. Head of a chancery and the family who are on their tour of duty in Indonesia are allowed to undergo self-isolation at their own residential for eight days.
8. If the Covid-19 PCR test result is positive, travelers will be referred to a hospital at their own expense.
9. If foreign travelers cannot pay the quarantine or treatment bills, their sponsors supporting the visit can be asked to take responsibility.
10. Foreign travelers are required to take the second Covid-19 PCR test on day 7 of the self-isolation at their own expense.
11. If their final test is negative, they will be allowed to proceed with their journey and they are suggested to undergo a 14-day quarantine.
12. However, if the test is positive, they will be referred to a hospital at their own expense.

(Writer: Nabilla Ramadhian | Editor: Ni Nyoman Wira Widyanti)

Source: https://travel.kompas.com/read/2021/09/20/113200127/syarat-terbaru-penerbangan-internasional-ke-indonesia-untuk-wna-efektif-17?utm_source=Whatsapp&utm_medium=Refferal&utm_campaign=Sticky_Mobile.

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