Updated health protocol for travelers

14 Jan 2021 / Indonesia

In light of the new strain of SARS-CoV-2, Indonesia is introducing special provisions for foreign travelers to protect its citizens from imported cases. The valid period of health protocols has been extended, to 15-25 January, and new provisions added along with monitoring, control and evaluation.

According to COVID-19 Handling Task Force Circular Letter No.2 of 2021 dated 14 January 2021, entry of foreign nationals from all countries to Indonesia is temporarily suspended.

Foreign nationals from overseas who still can enter Indonesia during the border closures are:
i. Holders of Diplomatic Stay Permit and Official Stay Permit;
ii. Holders of Temporary Stay Permit Card (KITAS) and Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP).
iii. Foreigners with special considerations and permission in writing from the Ministry/Institution.

International travelers who are Indonesian citizens and any foreigners entering the country, either directly or in transit, must show negative results through the RT-PCR test in the country of origin from samples taken no more than 3 x 24 hours before departure time. Upon arrival, RT-PCR re-examination will be carried out. Indonesian citizens will be required to undergo five days’ quarantine in designated quarantine accommodation provided by the government. Foreign nationals will be placed in quarantine accommodation certified by the Ministry of Health to facilitate COVID-19 quarantine accommodation, at their own expense.

If the RT-PCR re-examination on arrival produce a positive result, treatment will be carried out in the hospital. The cost will be borne by the government for Indonesian citizens but for foreigners will be at their own expense.

After the five-day quarantine period, travelers will be re-examined. If the result is negative, they will be allowed to continue their journey.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Indonesia, contact Andhika GAC Indonesia at [email protected]

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