As in the rest of the world, the coronavirus in Indonesia is also significantly affecting the country’s tourism. In this article, we summarize the COVID situation in Indonesia today (15 September 2022) and answer frequently asked questions from travelers.
The latest update is based on new government regulations.
YES! Indonesia is now open to tourism.
Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali (DPS), Jakarta International Airport (CGK), and others in several cities in Indonesia are open and since early February 2022, many flights have started arriving in Bali, including from Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Scoot, KLM, and several other airlines.
Children under the age of 18 do not need to have vaccination to fly to Indonesia but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
– For international arrivals at Bali airport, Jakarta, Surabaya, Manado, Medan, Aceh, Padang, Palembang, Solo, Banjarmasin, Sepinggan, Batam, Tanjung Pinang, Makassar, Lombok and Yogyakarta.
– For those in a list of nationalities (below)
– Price of the visa on arrival (VOA) is IDR 500,000 (approx. EUR 32 or USD 35). You can NOT pay by card, it must be in cash in Rupiah, Euro or Dollars, there are also ATMs near that area if you want to withdraw cash. Keep in mind that coins are not received in cash and they will always be rounded up or returned in Indonesian Rupiah.
– BRI is the official bank for payment of the visa.
– The visa allows you to stay of 30 days and can be extended (under payment) for another 30 days. (To do this you must go to an Immigration office before the first one expires).
*Keep in mind that the extension process can take between 15 and 20 days, and you will have to go to the immigration office 3 times. The first time is to deliver all the documentation, the second one is for the photo, fingerprints and then payment, and the third time to collect the passport.
– You need to show your flight ticket of departure from the country.
– Upon arrival, there will be a counter for the purchase of the visa before Immigration.
We can arrange a personal assistant to help you with the paperwork, avoid queues, and to handle your VOA during arrival! Contact us for more info.
ACCEPTED COUNTRIES TO BENEFIT FROM VOA (UPDATE 15 SEPTEMBER 2022):
You will need to apply for a visa called B211A before traveling. At Come2Indonesia we can help you process the B211A visa. For this, among other documents, we will need; a passport photo, the address in your country of origin and in Indonesia, a passport-sized photo and the COVID-19 vaccination certificate in English. For minors under 18 years of age, a photocopy of the family book or birth certificate or other document that indicates the parent-child relationship is required. The duration of the visa issuance is between 5 and 12 business days depending on the process. Contact us and we will advise you with the entire process. The rest of the requirements and procedures are the same as for travelers who can obtain a visa on arrival.
|Visa on Arrival||B211A Visa (Tourism/Business Purposes)|
|Applicable upon arrival in Indonesia||Must be applied prior to departure to Indonesia|
|Valid for 30 days of stay||Valid for 60 days of stay|
|Extendable only one time for 30 more days. Total stay up to 60 days.||Extendable up to 2 x 60 days. Total stay up to 180 days|
|For eligible nationalities only||For most nationalities|
|You cannot make another visa when this visa expires, you will need to leave the country.||You can apply for another type of visa to stay longer in Indonesia.|
You can book VIP airport services on arrival, where you will have assistants at all times at the airport, in charge of all checks and faster movements in the airport, both on arrival and departure. From Come2Indonesia, we offer a VIP service in the popular airports such as Bali and Jakarta. We recommend this service especially for those who come with a lot of luggage or families with children, where the whole process will be much easier. Do not hesitate to contact us about VIP Bali Airport Service or VIP Jakarta Airport Service.
No, but upon arrival at the airport in Indonesia, if the health service at the airport sees that a passenger on arrival has symptoms of COVID-19 (for example temperature greater than 37.5C) they will perform a PCR test to the passenger to verify. But for all passengers with temperature below 37.5C they will be able to start their holiday without any PCR on arrival.
If the test result is positive, you must isolate yourself at a hotel for at least 5 days and get tested again on the fourth day to see if you are negative and able to start their vacation.
Especially for positive travelers who are elderly or who have severe symptoms, isolation will be done in a hospital.
There is an insurance that the government sells here on the web https://www.jagawisata.com/COVID19 that would cover all expenses in case of testing positive and costs IDR 500,000. If you also want an insurance that covers the rest of incidents, luggage, cancellations, etc., you can ask us about Intermundial Insurance that we offer.
Those under 18 years old do not need to be vaccinated to travel to Indonesia.
Those who are 18 years old or older must be vaccinated unless they have either:
1) A medical certificate in English stating that the person has been treated for COVID-19, has recovered and is no longer actively transmitting COVID-19, or
2) a medical certificate in English stating that the person cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
Children under 18 years of age do not need to be vaccinated. In the case of coming to Indonesia, the person is over 18 years old, has not been vaccinated (due to medical reasons) or has only received the first dose, then they must quarantine for 5 days and 4 nights on arrival. Children under 18 years old traveling with parents/guardians will follow the same procedure as the parents/guardians.
No in outdoors and open areas, and yes for indoors, public transports or any areas with a lot of people.
You will be able to come to Indonesia without the need for a negative PCR and without the need to show the COVID-19 vaccination card, as long as you have a letter in English signed by a doctor in the country of origin, stating that you have had COVID-19 in less than 30 days and you have already recovered, and that the virus is no longer active/contagious.
Yes, children under 18 years of age can travel to Indonesia with the corresponding visa and they do not need to be vaccinated.
Since these regulations may change from one day to the next, it is recommended to always check with the airline at the time of purchase of the ticket and again a couple of days before the flight.
Also check on Garuda Indonesia web page, the national airline of Indonesia.
|PASSENGER CATEGORY||REQUIREMENTS TO TRAVEL|
|Age ≥ 18 years old: With 3 vaccinations||Vaccination certificate of the 3rd dose (No Covid test required).|
|Age ≥ 18 years old (Indonesia KTP/KITAS/KITAP holders): With 2 vaccinations||Not allowed to do domestic travels|
|Age ≥ 18 years old (coming from abroad): With 2 vaccinations||Vaccination certificate of the 2nd dose (No Covid test required).|
|Age ≥ 18 years old (Indonesia KTP/KITAS/KITAP holders): With 1 vaccine||Not allowed to do domestic travels|
|Minors between 6 and 17 years: With 2 vaccines||Vaccination certificate with 2nd dose (no Covid test required).|
|Minors between 6 and 17 years old (Indonesia citizens): With 1 vaccine||Not allowed to do domestic travels|
|Minors between 6 and 17 years old coming from abroad||Exempted from vaccination requirement and no Covid test required|
|Minors between 6 and 17 years old: Not yet vaccinated due to specific health conditions/comorbid illnesses||Medical certificate indicating that the person cannot/is not yet allowed to be vaccinated|
|Unvaccinated minors under 6 years old||Exempted from vaccination requirement and no Covid test required, but must travel with a companion|
« It’s time to travel and forget about data and cases of the Coronavirus, so 11 April 2022 will be the last day we update data on COVID-19 cases and vaccinations. Indonesia has done an incredible job in controlling the coronavirus, it has taught citizens hygiene and sanitation protocols, they have made an unbeatable distribution of vaccines and we have one of the highest percentages of vaccinated in Asia, considering that we are a country of 270 million people.
Indonesia has recorded a total of 6,033,903 coronavirus infections since the beginning of the pandemic, of which 5,808,380 have recovered and 155,675 people have died.
There are currently 69,849 active cases of Coronavirus in Indonesia. Most active cases are found in Central Java, West Java and Jakarta.
As of today, there are 456 confirmed positive cases on the island of Bali.
Bali, because of its dependence on tourism and the importance of a speedy recovery, is the province of Indonesia where more people are being vaccinated. It is mandatory to wear a mask whenever you are away from home. They are also constantly measuring temperature or asking you to use antiseptic gel to get into shops, restaurants, offices, etc.
At this time, a new regulation has come out, where shopping centers, large supermarkets, government offices and some tourist places will request entry and exit control through a smartphone app called PeduliLindungi.
Bali is currently also under PPKM Level 2, where Level 4 is the highest in cases of COVID-19 and Level 1 would be practically normal, less than 20 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 Inhabitants.
The Government of Indonesia has been implementing a large-scale vaccination plan among the population for months. They are being carried out an average of 900,000 vaccines a day, having already vaccinated about 198 millions people (94%) with the first dose, about 162 millions people (78%) with the second dose, and 28 millions people (13%) for the third (booster) vaccines.
At the moment, only locals or foreigners with residence permits can get vaccinated in Indonesia with the free program from the government. But in Bali, the Vaksin Gotong Royong program is being carried out, where foreigners can get vaccinated by paying for the Sinopharm Vaccine at the following clinics:
Klinik Utama Vidyan Medika Jl. Bypass Dharma Giri No. 88, Gianyar, Bali. You can send a WhatsApp to ask for an appointment at this number: +62-859-6705-3469
Vaccine tourism is also being prepared, where stay packages will be made to come to get vaccinated in Indonesia, the vaccines that will be offered will be Sinovac, Astra Zeneca and Pfizer.
Here are some places where you can get vaccinated in Bali:
Rumah Sakit Bali Mandara and Bali Royal Hospital (BROS) (You need to download the Speed Id application and register to make an appointment)
Sanglah Hospital (Registration at this link: http://126.96.36.199:9024/registrasivaksin/)
Udayana Hospital (Registration at this link: https://registrasi-rs.unud.ac.id/reservasi-vaksin-covid-umum)
In Lombok: the Rumah Sakit Propinsi Mataram is also vaccinating foreigners.
At this time in Indonesia Moderna and Pfizer are available, but only for medical services and special cases such as pregnant women. In the near future it will also be for the general public.
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