The Task Force for COVID-19 has issued a Circular Letter (SE) Number 20 of 2021 on health protocols for international travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also has issued letter No. D/02212/20/2021/64, concerning Revocation of the travel ban for foreigners from India.

Who will be affected?

International travellers who will enter Indonesia.


1. The category of foreigners who are allowed to enter Indonesia refers to:

  1. The regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights No. 34 of 2021 concerning the Granting of Visas and Stay Permits in the Period of Handling the Spread of Covid-19 and National Economic Recovery.
  2. Bilateral travel corridor arrangement (TCA) agreement scheme; and/or
  3. Obtain special consideration/permission in writing from the Ministry/ Institution.


2. International travelers who are entering Indonesia must follow the provisions below:

a. Show the card or certificate (physical or digital) that shows receipt of the full dose of COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before departure as a requirement to enter Indonesia.

The obligation to show a COVID-19 vaccination card or certificate (physical or digital) as a requirement to enter Indonesia is excluded to:

• Diplomatic visas holder and service visa holders related to official/state visits of foreign officials at ministerial level and above and foreigners who enter Indonesia under the Travel Corridor Arrangement scheme;
• International travellers under 18 years old;
• International travellers with special health conditions or comorbid illnesses that prevent travellers from receiving COVID-19 Vaccine.

b. Show negative results of RT-PCR test taken in the country of origin whose samples are taken within a maximum period of 72 hours prior to departure.

c. Quarantine requirement:

• International travelers shall undergo 5 x 24 hours quarantine at an accommodation appointed by the Indonesian government at their own expense. Quarantine facilities for Migrant workers, Students that have finished their education and Civil Servants on duty are free of charge.
• In the event that the results of the RT-PCR re-examination on arrival and after the 4-day quarantine show negative results then the international traveler is allowed to travel through Indonesia. If the PCR test results are positive, the international traveler will be referred to a hospital.

3. Foreign nationals with the purpose of tourism are allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia with the following provisions / requirements:

a. The entry points are Bali Airport and Riau Islands Port (only applies specifically to direct flights). During this pilot project, the countries granted entry permits for tourism are:

1) Bahrain
2) China
3) Hungary
4) India
5) Italy
6) Japan
7) South Korea
8) Kuwait
9) Liechtenstein
10) Norway
11) France
12) United Arab Emirates
13) Poland
14) Portugal
15) Qatar
16) Saudi Arabia
17) New Zealand
18) Spain
19) Sweden

b. In addition to vaccine evidence and negative PCR test results for a maximum of 72 hours, foreign travelers for tourism purpose are also required to show:

• Short visit visa or other entry permits in accordance with laws and regulations.
• Health insurance with a coverage value of at least USD 100,000 that covers the handling COVID-19; and
• Booking confirmation of accommodation from the accommodation provider while staying in Indonesia.

4. Travel restrictions for foreign nationals who have a history of travel from India within 14 days prior to arrival to Indonesia has been lifted. The foreign traveler from India still needs to follow the provisions of the international travel Health protocol regulated by the COVID-19 Handling Task Force.

5. The Ministry of Manpower has reopened their service for both offshore and onshore applications (applicants who are in Indonesia and outside Indonesia), with recommendation letter from Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM).

Santa Fe Recommendation

• As health protocol changes rapidly, we suggest checking with Santa Fe on the latest requirements prior entering Indonesia.
• We urge travellers to ensure that they have received full COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to travelling to Indonesia.

Should you have any questions, please contact:

IMMS Services Manager
Santa Fe Relocation
D: +62 21 782 2428

Robert Day
Group Head of Immigration Operations
Santa Fe Relocation
London, UK
M:+44 7990 021125


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