COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information (State Dept. / Mohammad Iqbal Nasution)

Last updated: [04/23/2021]

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Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the United States may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information

  •  COVID-19 is currently widespread in Indonesia with continuing transmission across the country. The Indonesian government has instituted policies including mandatory compliance of mask use and social distancing. The Indonesian government has put measures in place to limit large-scale gatherings and non-essential travel. These restrictions can vary in each province, city, and/or regency.
  • Essential services are available, many schools are closed, and public activities (including offices, religious activities, social and cultural gatherings and public transportation) continue to be limited to maintain social distancing. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public. Fines and other penalties may apply for violations of the restrictions.

COVID-19 Testing

  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Indonesia? Yes
  • If so, are test results reliably available within 72 hours? Yes
  • Both the PCR swab tests and rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 are available at various hospitals and clinics throughout Indonesia. Results can be given over email. Rapid antigen test results are available within hours.  The accuracy and reliability of the available testing in Indonesia may vary.  Antibody tests, in particular, are unreliable.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

  • Has the government of Indonesia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Indonesia for U.S. citizens to receive? No
  • Which vaccines are available in Indonesia? Sinovac and AstraZeneca
  • The government of Indonesia has approved the use of the Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines and is currently implementing a vaccination campaign prioritizing frontline workers and at-risk populations. While the Government of Indonesia has not included foreign residents in the priority groups, the actual vaccination priority guidelines can vary, and some local health organizations are vaccinating foreign citizens.  Foreign residents of Indonesia should refer to their local healthcare providers regarding registration for the vaccine program.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The U.S. government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. U.S. citizens abroad should consult with medical providers they trust, and review information published by relevant public health authorities, as they consider their options for accessing a COVID-19 vaccine. American citizens may wish to consider returning to the United States as an option for receiving the vaccine.

Entry and Exit Requirements

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? No, unless the U.S. citizen has a valid residence permit (KITAS or KITAP).
    • At the current time, the Indonesian government has prohibited foreign visitors from transiting and traveling to Indonesian Territory unless they are in possession of a valid residence permit. Visa-free and visa-on-arrival entry for all foreign travelers, including U.S. citizens, remains suspended. The government has not indicated a timeline for when the restrictions on international visitors will expire. Visit Indonesian Immigration ( and the Indonesian Embassy ( for updated visa and entry requirements as regulations may change frequently.
    • As of April 23, the Government of Indonesia forbids the entry of foreign nationals who have been present in India at any time in the 14 days prior to their arrival in Indonesia.
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes. Per the current government regulations, travelers are required to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test obtained within 72-hours of their departure and present it to the Indonesian health authorities. These restrictions change frequently, and so travelers should regularly consult with their airline for the most up to date information.
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? Yes. Following a health screening, which may include a PCR test, travelers are required to quarantine at their own expense at a government designated hotel for five days, followed by an additional period of home quarantine. Travelers are required to take a mandatory PCR test on arrival and will then be required to take a second COVID-19 PCR test while in hotel quarantine and have a negative result before proceeding to their destination.

Movement Restrictions

  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? Yes. COVID-19 negative results are required for domestic flights. Consult your airline for more information. Additional testing requirements have been added for travel to, from and within the islands of Java and Bali, and there is always a possibility of additional locations being added to this list. Domestic flights will require a negative COVID-19 antigen test conducted no more than two days before departure or a PCR test conducted three days before departure. Domestic travelers to or from Bali, will require a negative COVID-19 antigen test conducted one day before departure or a PCR test conducted no more than two days before departure. These restrictions change frequently, and travelers should regularly consult with their airline, travel provider or check Garuda Indonesia for up-to-date details, including for entry requirements to other provinces.
  • The Government of Indonesia has restricted all forms of domestic travel in Indonesia during the period of May 6 – 17. Additionally, for the week before and after the travel ban (April 22 – May 5; May 18 – May 24), all travelers will be required to have proof of a negative rapid antigen test taken 24 hours prior to their travel. At this time, there are no new regulations regarding international travelers departing from Jakarta or Indonesia; however, any travelers flying through Jakarta (or other cities) on a domestic flight in order to connect to their international flight should verify with their airline and review all current regulations to ensure the itinerary will be allowed by the Government of Indonesia and the airline.

Quarantine Information 

  •  Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes
  • All foreign visitors arriving in Indonesia are required to:
    • Hold a health certificate issued by health authorities from their home countries
    • Undertake a mandatory 5-day quarantine at designated facilities conducted by the Indonesian government, followed by a period of home quarantine. Two PCR tests will be administered: one upon arrival and one during your hotel quarantine. If you test positive, you will be transferred to a different facility or Indonesian hospital for treatment.
    • If you have questions about this policy, we will refer you to the government of Indonesia through one of its consulates or its embassy in the United States.

Transportation Options

  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes. International flights continue to operate from Jakarta including to transit points where U.S. citizens can return to the United States. Passengers must certify compliance with social distancing measures and secure a negative COVID test before boarding any domestic flight. These restrictions change frequently, and travelers should regularly consult with their airline for the most up to date information.
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes. Individuals utilizing public transport must comply with large-scale social distancing policies that include the mandatory use of face masks and maintaining appropriate physical separation. Due to social distancing measures, seating/standing space on public transport may be limited and schedules may be reduced.

Fines for Non-Compliance 

  • Individuals who do not comply with existing social distancing policies and regulations are subject to fines and other penalties.

Consular Operations

  • The U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Consulate General in Surabaya and the Consular Agency in Bali are open for American citizen services including passport renewals, issuing new passports, and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad.
  • The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta is prioritizing the processing of immigrant visas of all types and has reallocated resources to process these cases according to the latest health and safety guidelines.  In addition, the United States Embassy in Jakarta and Consulate General Surabaya have resumed services for all nonimmigrant visa categories at reduced capacity. While we aim to process cases as soon as practicable, there are likely to be increased wait times for completing such services due to substantial backlogs. 

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