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Indonesia Government Ceasing International Border until Further Notice

The Government of the Republic of Indonesia temporarily prohibits foreigners from entering/transiting the Indonesian Territory.

Who can enter Indonesia?

  • Indonesian citizens.
  • Holders of lawful and valid Visa and/or Residence Permits will be allowed to enter Indonesia at designated immigration border controls referring to the health protocol.
  • Such Visa or Residence Permits consist of:
    1. Official visa
    2. Diplomatic visa
    3. Visit visa
    4. Temporary Stay Visa
    5. Official Residence Permit
    6. Diplomatic Residence Permit
    7. Temporary Stay Permit
    8. Permanent Stay Permit
  • Crew members arriving by their own transports.
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Card holder (ABTC)
  • Traditional Border Crossing pass/card holder will be allowed to enter Indonesia.  
  • Transport operators must ensure every passenger providing a valid declaration of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) with a negative result.

What visa can I apply to enter?

Visit Visa will be granted to foreinger with a single-entry visa (B211) for the following purposes:

  1. an emergency and essential work;
  2. a business meeting;
  3. purchase of goods;
  4. a probationary period for foreign workers;
  5. a medical, food, and humanitarian aid worker; and
  6. a crew member who joins the vessel in Indonesia.

-Temporary stay visa will be granted to foreigeners for a work activity and/or non-work activity.

  • Temporary stay visa for the work activity is granted to a foreign worker:
    1. as a professional or expert;
    2. 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;
    3. whose job is quality control of goods or products;
    4. who conducts workplace inspections and audit;
    5. whose work with an aftersales service;
    6. who installs and repairs machine;
    7. with a non-permanent work in constructions;
    8. with a probationary period for skilled works.
  • Temporary stay visa for the non-work activity is granted to a foreigner for:
    1. a foreign investment;
    2. a family reunion;
    3. retirement travel.

Free visa facility and visa on arrival (VOA) are temporarily suspended until the Covid-19 pandemic is declared over by a ministry or agency mitigating the Covid-19 outbreak.

What are health requirements to enter Indonesia?

Foreign nationals (selected) will be allowed to enter the Indonesian Territory under following requirements:

a. health certificate in English from health authorities in their country;
b. have been 14 (fourteen) days in regions/countries that are free of the Covid-19 virus;
c. a consent letter to do a self-quarantine for 14 (fourteen) days in a designated place arranged by the government of the Republic of Indonesia.


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