Alert: COVID-19 Travel Update U.S. Embassy Jakarta

Location:  Indonesia

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta continues to monitor the rapidly changing conditions due to COVID-19 in Indonesia and in other locations worldwide.  The most current information regarding the impact of COVID-19 may be found at our COVID Information Page

Effective July 9, 2021, the Government of Indonesia (GOI) updated travel requirements for all foreign nationals to, from, or within Indonesia.  For the full range of restrictions, please visit the GOI’s COVID-19 task force page.

Updated restrictions for international travelers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Travelers entering Indonesia will be required to show proof (a physical or digital vaccination card) of full vaccination against COVID-19.
    • Foreign national children under 12 years of age, when accompanied by a parent, are exempted from this vaccination requirement.
    • Foreign national international travelers who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions are exempted from showing proof of vaccination against COVID-19 only with a doctor’s note or supporting documentation.
    • Foreign national active flight or sea crew members who intend to depart Indonesia are not required to present proof of full vaccination but are applicable to present other applicable COVID-19 health protocol requirements.
  • International travelers, including children under 12, will need to show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours (3-days) of travel to enter Indonesia.
  • International travelers will be required to quarantine for 8 days and undergo 2 PCR tests during this period—on the first and seventh days of quarantine – within the GOI hotel quarantine program.
    • All expenses are to be paid by the traveler.
  • Foreign national travelers who are not vaccinated may leave Indonesia on direct flights out of Indonesia.
  • Foreign national travelers who are not vaccinated and intend to leave Indonesia, but who must travel domestically to reach the exit point for international flights, are exempted from showing COVID-19 vaccination card/certificate provided that:
    • Travelers do not leave the airport area during transit or while waiting for international flights.
    • Travelers obtain a clearance issued by the local Port Health Office/Authority (Kantor Kesehatan Pelabuhan) to travel domestically.
    • Travelers must possess a valid flight itinerary with direct transit from the domestic originating city to the exit point for international departure.

Updated restrictions for domestic travelers include but are not limited to the following:

  • All travelers, and specifically those traveling between the islands of Java and Bali, either by land, air, or sea, will be required to show proof (a physical or digital vaccination card) of at least partial vaccination (minimum one dose) against COVID-19, in addition to existing testing requirements.
    • Foreign national children under 12 years of age, when accompanied by a parent, are exempted from this vaccination requirement.
    • Foreign national travelers who cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions are exempted from showing proof of vaccination against COVID-19 only with a doctor’s note or supporting documentation.
  • Domestic travelers will also need to show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of travel (2-days).
    • All domestic travelers to Bali require negative PCR tests issued with QR codes or barcodes.

Please note, as with similar regulations in the past, these rules are evolving, are subject to change, and are subject to varying interpretation by authorities.  We will do our best to provide updates in a timely manner.

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