Indonesia | Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues travel restrictions to prevent further COVID-19 outbreak

The Directorate General of Immigration have issued a circular letter on additional travel restrictions for travellers from Iran, Italy & South Korea as a preventive measure of further COVID-19 outbreak. The travel restriction for travellers who have been in the Republic of China remains. The updated restriction is valid as of 8 March 2020.

Who will be affected?

Travellers to Indonesia who have been in Iran, Italy and South Korea at least 14 days prior entry to Indonesia
Work & Stay permit applicants who have been in Iran, Italy and South Korea 14 days prior to entry to Indonesia

Impact

The ban affects travellers from Iran, Italy and South Korea due to further outbreak as reported by the WHO. The policy is as follows:

Travel ban for travellers who have been in the below areas at least 14 days prior to entry into Indonesia:

  • Iran: Tehran, Qom, Gilan
  • Italy: Lombardi, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Marche and Piedmont
  • South Korea: Daegu City and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province

For travellers who have been in Iran, Italy and South Korea outside of the abovementioned areas, a valid health certificate must be presented prior travel during check-in. Without a valid health certificate, transit and/or entry to Indonesia will be denied.

Prior arrival, travellers from Iran, Italy and South Korea will be required to complete a Health Alert Card provided by the Ministry of Health of Indonesia.

Santa Fe Recommendation

As there is no timeline set by the authorities on the travel restrictions, travellers who have been in Iran, Italy and South Korea will be required to take additional measures prior to their travel to Indonesia. Travellers who have been in the specified restricted areas within 14 days prior entering Indonesia will need to reschedule planned travel to Indonesia.

For new Work & Stay permit applicants, employers are advised to keep assignment start dates flexible for the affected travellers. Santa Fe will issue an update once the temporary ban has been lifted.

Should you have any questions, please contact the following:

Natasja Batubara
Corporate Services Manager – Indonesia
Santa Fe Relocation
Indonesia
D: +62 21 2961 2990
M: +62 811 117 6713
E: Natasja.Batubara@santaferelo.com

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operation
Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
D: +44 7990 021125
E: Robert.Day@santaferelo.com

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