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The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia The Hague, the Netherlands

Travel restrictions during the Covid-19 pandemic

Last updated 12 May 2022
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There are still travel restrictions for foreign nationals into the territory of the Republic of Indonesia. Those who are in the possession of a valid Indonesian residence permit (KITAS / KITAP), or (electronic) Visa are allowed to enter the country.

Due to the covid-19 pandemic the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in The Hague cannot issue regular visas. (e)Visa applications must be submitted by the Indonesian sponsor to the Directorate General of Immigration – Jakarta: https://visa-online.imigrasi.go.id/

Visa on Arrival (VOA) for foreign travellers

The Indonesian Government has reopened its Visa on Arrival services for tourism or governmental visit , at the following entry points:

Airports

  1. Soekarno Hatta, Banten
  2. Ngurah Rai, Bali
  3. Kualanamu, North Sumatra
  4. Juanda, East Java
  5. Hasanuddin, South Sulawesi
  6. Sam Ratulangi, North Sulawesi
  7. Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta
  8. Zainuddin Abdul Majid, West Nusa Tenggara
  9. Hang Nadim, Riau Islands

Seaports

  1. Benoa, Bali
  2. Dumai, Pekanbaru
  3. Nongsa Terminal Bahari, Riau Islands
  4. Batam Centre, Riau Islands
  5. Sekupang, Riau Islands
  6. Citra Tri Tunas, Riau Islands
  7. Marina Teluk Senimba, Riau Islands
  8. Bandar Bentan Telani Lagoi, Riau Islands
  9. Bandar Seri Udana Lobam, Riau Islands
  10. Sri Bintan Pura, Riau Islands
  11. Tanjung Balai Karimun, Riau Islands

Cross-border posts

  1. Entikong, West Kalimantan
  2. Aruk, West Kalimantan
  3. Tunon Taka, North Kalimantan
  4. Mota'in, East Nusa Tenggara

Eligible nationalities

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Belgium
  5. Brazil
  6. Brunei Darussalam
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Cambodia
  9. Canada
  10. China
  11. Croatia
  12. Cyprus
  13. Czech Republic
  14. Denmark
  15. Estonia
  16. Finland
  17. France
  18. Germany
  19. Greece
  20. Hong Kong
  21. Hungary
  22. India
  23. Ireland
  24. Italy
  25. Japan
  26. Laos
  27. Latvia
  28. Lithuania
  29. Luxembourg
  30. Malaysia
  31. Malta
  32. Mexico
  33. Myanmar
  34. Netherlands
  35. New Zealand
  36. Norway
  37. Philippines
  38. Poland
  39. Portugal
  40. Qatar
  41. Rumania
  42. Saudi Arabia
  43. Seychelles
  44. Singapore
  45. Slovakia
  46. Slovenia
  47. South Africa
  48. South Korea
  49. Spain
  50. Sweden
  51. Switzerland
  52. Taiwan
  53. Thailand
  54. Timor Leste
  55. Tunisia
  56. Turkey
  57. United Arab Emirates
  58. United Kingdom
  59. United States of America
  60. Vietnam

The Visa on Arrival costs Rp. 500.000 and is valid for 30 days. The Visa on Arrival can get extended once, with 30 days, at a local Immigration Office in Indonesia with an extension fee of Rp. 500.000. The Visa on Arrival cannot be converted into another type of stay permit.

Requirements

  1. Official national passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the entry date
  2. Copy of a return ticket, or ticket continuing the journey to another country
  3. Show proof of being in the possession of health insurance that covers medical expenses and Covid-19 treatment.
  4. Documents required in accordance with the provisions of the Indonesian Health Protocol issued by the Covid-19 Task Force.
  5. In case of a governmental visit, the traveller must also attach an invitation letter regarding the attending of a meeting / conference issued by the Indonesian Ministry / Department / Institutions concerned

Visa Exemption (Free Visa < 30 days)

The Indonesian Government has also reopened its Visa Exemption Services for tourism and governmental visit at the same entry points as mentioned above. Only the following nationalities are eligible for the Visa Exemption:

  1. Brunei Darussalam
  2. Cambodia
  3. Laos
  4. Malaysia
  5. Myanmar
  6. Philippines
  7. Singapore
  8. Thailand
  9. Vietnam

The Visa Exemption is valid for a maximum of 30 days, and cannot get extended nor converted into another type of stay permit.

Requirements

  1. Official national passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the entry date
  2. Copy of a return ticket, or ticket continuing the journey to another country
  3. Show proof of being in the possession of health insurance that covers medical expenses and Covid-19 treatment.
  4. Documents required in accordance with the provisions of the Indonesian Health Protocol issued by the Covid-19 Task Force.
  5. In case of a governmental visit, the traveller must also attach an invitation letter regarding the attending of a meeting / conference issued by the Indonesian Ministry / Department / Institutions concerned

Electronic Visa (eVisa) from the Directorate General of Immigration – Jakarta

If you are not eligible for a Visa on Arrival and/or have a visiting purpose matching the ones mentioned below, your Indonesian sponsor has to submit a visa application through the website of the Directorate General of Immigration - Jakarta, via: https://visa-online.imigrasi.go.id/. Tourist visa applications must be submitted by an Indonesian visa/travel agent or hotel. An E-Visa will be issued for the following purposes:

1. Visit Visa (B211 - 60 days)

  • B211A
    • tourism;
    • medical assistance, food support, and humanitarian aid;
    • business meeting at a head-, or representative office (not to supervise production activities of producers/sellers);
    • business discussion, negotiation, signing business contract (not to supervise production activities of producers/sellers);
    • purchase of goods (not to supervise production activities of producers/sellers);
    • a governmental visit;
    • visiting places or activities in the framework of official government duties related to the G20;
    • a crew member who joins the vessel in Indonesia;
    • transit;
    • participating in sport related activities at the invitation of the Indonesian government, international championships, or sport related activities by international sports organizations.
  • B211B
    • probationary period for foreign workers;
    • essential work/emergency: to carry out unplanned work that cannot be delegated/authorized to other people in the context of dealing with incidents caused by, natural disasters, main engine damage, or riots and are required to be handled immediately to avoid fatal losses for the company and/or the community in general
  • B211C
    • Journalism/making a movie

Additional information

  • Single-Entry Visitor Visa (Index B211A, B211B, B211C) issued before 16 April 2022, can still be granted 4 time extension of the Stay Permit, until a maximum stay of 180 days.
  • Single-Entry Visitor Visa (Index B211A, B211B, B211C) issued from 16 April 2022 valid for a maximum stay of 60 days, can be granted a 2 time Stay Permit extension (60 days/extension), until a maximum stay of 180 days.
  • Single-Entry Visitor Visa (Index B211A, B211B, B211C) issued from 16 April 2022 valid for a maximum stay of 180 days cannot be granted extension of the Stay Permit
  • The applicant must apply for the Stay Permit extension at the local immigration office and pay a fee of IDR 2.000.000.
  • Foreigners or Sponsors can still apply for a Visitor Visa within the Indonesian Territory (onshore visa) through the Online Visa Approval application.

2. Temporary stay visa (12 months)

A temporary stay visa will be granted to foreigners for a work activity and/or non-work activity. This visa can be converted into an Indonesian Temporary Residence Permit (KITAS).

  • Temporary stay visa for the work activity is granted to a foreign worker (C312)
    • as a professional or expert;
    • who joins to work on ships, on vessels, or installations operating in the Indonesian maritime zone, territorial sea, continental shelf, and Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone;
    • whose job is quality control of goods or products;
    • who conducts workplace inspections and audit;
    • whose work with an after sales service;
    • who installs and repairs machines;
    • with a non-permanent work in constructions;
    • with a probationary period for skilled works.

Temporary stay visa for the non-work activity is granted to a foreigner for:

  • C313 – C314
    • foreign investment (1 year);
    • foreign investment (2 years);
  • C315
    • scientific training and research;
  • C316
    • study/attend education at an educational institution;
  • C317
    • reunification with Indonesian spouse;
    • joining a foreign spouse who holds an Indonesian residence permit (KITAS/KITAP);
    • children from a mixed marriage (foreigner-indonesian) joining their parents;
    • unmarried children under 18 from joining their foreign mother/father married to an Indonesian national;
    • unmarried children under 18 joining their parents who hold an Indonesian residence permit (KITAS/KITAP);
    • children who have a legal family relationship with the father/mother who has Indonesian nationality
  • C318
    • Repatriation for ex-Indonesian nationals who wish to live in Indonesia

Health protocol and quarantine regulations

International travellers arriving into the territory of the Republic of Indonesia, must follow the following health protocols and quarantine regulations. The international traveller must:

  1. Show proof of being in the possession of health/travel insurance that covers medical expenses and Covid-19 treatment while abroad.
  2. Show a result of negative PCR test that was taken maximum 48 hours before departure.
  3. Show proof/certificate of a full dose COVID-19 vaccination (at least 2 vaccines, or 1 for the Johnson&Johnson vaccine) minimum 14 days before the date of travel, e.g., stamp in the yellow vaccination book and print out the international QR code from the CoronaCheck website: https://coronacheck.nl/nl/print/
  4. International travellers under 18 are not required to show Covid-19 vaccination proof
  5. International travellers who cannot get vaccinated due to medical reasons, must show an official statement letter from their physician
  6. International travellers that have been tested positive for Covid-19 (max. 30 days prior to departure) and are not contagious, do not have to show proof of a full dose Covid-19 vaccination or negative PCR test prior to departure, under the condition that they must undergo a PCR test upon arrival and attach an International Recovery Certificate or doctor's certificate from their country of departure.
  7. Register the vaccination received abroad through the following website of the Indonesian Ministry of Health: https://vaksinln.dto.kemkes.go.id/sign/in and upload this data in the Peduli Lindungi app. You will receive a QR Code which can be scanned, for example if you want to enter malls, restaurants and other public places. Ground staff at the airport can help to integrate the data in the Peduli Lindungi app.
  8. Upon arrival International travellers are submitted to a health check.
  • Those who have received 2 and 3 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and have passed the health check are allowed to continue their travels
  • For those who have only received 1 dose of COVID-19 Vaccines, must undergo quarantine for 5 days at their own expense
  • If the traveller has Covid related symptoms and/or their body temperature is higher than 37,5 degrees during the health check, they must retake a PCR test at the airport and wait for their result. After receiving a negative PCR test result the traveller is allowed to continue their activities. If the PCR test is positive, travellers with mild or no symptoms have to quarantine for 5 days in their accommodation
  • To those who undergo the 5 days quarantine, travellers must retake another PCR test on the fourth day.
  • International travellers under 18 follow the provisions applied to their parents/caregiver or travel companion.

KITAS/KITAP Extension

Bearers of an Indonesian Residence Permit (KITAS / KITAP) which has expired while abroad, can submit an extension request through their Indonesian sponsor at the immigration office that issued the document for you. Another possibility for the sponsor is to submit an online request for extension through the website of the Directorate General of Immigration - Jakarta, via: https://izintinggal-online.imigrasi.go.id/