Updated on 05-Mar-2021

Entry rules in response to coronavirus

Entry to Indonesia

Entry to Indonesia

Indonesia is in the process of implementing a series of changes to admission for foreign nationals in response to the discovery of the new variant Covid strain. While these are being rolled out, in addition to meeting the categories below, you should reconfirm your eligibility to enter Indonesia with your travel agent/airline and the Indonesian Embassy. This can be done by contacting the Consular Section of the Indonesian Embassy on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Currently, all non-Indonesian travellers are prohibited from entering Indonesia, although there are exceptions to this ban - including for those with KITAS/KITAP. This system remains in place until further notice, though is under regular biweekly review.

 There are 5 exceptions to the ban:

  • Holders of diplomatic and official/service visa for the purpose of a ministerial official visit.

  • Holders of diplomatic and official/service stay permit.

  • Holders of Indonesia Temporary Residence Card (KITAS) and Indonesia Permanent Residence Card (KITAP).

  • Foreign nationals due to special discretion and provided with written permission from relevant ministries/government institutions.

  • Visitor Visa (for emergency and essential work, a business meeting, probationary period for foreign worker, medical, food, humanitarian aid or a crew member joining a vessel)

Entry requirements if you meet the above criteria are:

  • You must be in possession of a health certificate confirming a negative COVID-19 PCR test (swab test) result. From 1 January, your certificate must be issued a maximum of 72 hours prior to your departure for Indonesia. The certificate must be in English.
  • You will need to undergo a further COVID-19 swab test on arrival and then quarantine at your own expense in a designated hotel for a period of 5 days. After 5 days you will undertake a third PCR test. If this is negative, you will be allowed to proceed with your journey. If the test is positive, you will be referred to hospital.
  • You are required to complete the Indonesian eHAC registration and be able to produce the QR code generated on arrival in Indonesia for inspection.

Health certificate

All visitors will also need to present your health certificate showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test result as stipulated above at check-in ahead of any scheduled travel. Failure to present a health certificate may result in your being prevented from boarding the plane, or denied entry or transit in Indonesia. You should comply with any additional screening measures put in place by the authorities.

On arrival at Indonesian airports, all visitors must also complete and submit a Health Alert certificate to the Health Quarantine Office.


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