Health Alert – (COVID-19 Update #7) U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

Location:  Indonesia

Event:  The government of Indonesia confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Indonesia, including in Jakarta and Bali.  Visitors can expect that local governments may begin to close public places and schools; cancel large gatherings; and limit mass transport.  Visit the Indonesian government COVID-19 website for updated information.

We understand that Indonesia’s health system has limited capacity to test for COVID-19 and to manage treatment of persons with COVID-19.  The Indonesian Ministry of Health has set up a COVID-19 information hotline at +62-21-5210411 or +62-82-1212119.

The government of Indonesia has implemented enhanced screening and quarantine measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  Travelers should be prepared for travel restrictions to be put into effect with little or no advance notice. As of March 20, 2020, Indonesia has suspended entry for foreigners using visa exemption and visa on arrival.  If you need to travel to Indonesia, you must apply for a visa at an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate and bring a health certificate verifying you have tested negative for COVID-19.  The Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali will be closed on March 25, 2020 due to the Nyepi holiday; this airport closure is an annual event and unrelated to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Visit Indonesian Immigration’s website for additional information about current travel restrictions and quarantine measures.

The U.S. Mission in Indonesia has suspended routine consular services.  For emergency American Citizens Services, including emergency passports, please visit our website for additional information.

The Department of State has issued a Global Level 3 Health Advisory for COVID-19.  Please visit the Travel.State.Gov for more information.

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