COVID-19 Information

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

Last updated: [11/05/2021]


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.

  • Indonesia has experienced widespread transmission of COVID-19 across the country. The Government of Indonesia (GOI) has instituted policies including mandatory mask use, social distancing, and vaccination. On July 1, 2021, the government announced the implementation of Emergency Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) to curb transmission of COVID-19. These restrictions vary by local and regional government. Pandemic regulations have been implemented that impact domestic and inbound international travel, including updated quarantine and vaccination requirements for travelers.
  • While 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 very limited. It is mandatory to wear a face mask in public and many public spaces require proof of vaccination to enter. Fines and other penalties may apply for violations of the restrictions.
  • Anyone arriving in Indonesia must undertake a mandatory 5-day (as of October 16th, 2021) quarantine at facilities designated by the Indonesian government. Two PCR tests will be administered; the first upon arrival and the second after 4 days of quarantine. If you test positive, you may request a verification test through a prescribed list of medical labs. If you still test positive, you will be transferred to a government-administered quarantine facility and required to isolate for 14 to 32 days at your own expense. These procedures are strictly enforced.
  • International travelers entering Indonesia or traveling on domestic flights will be required to show proof (a physical or digital vaccination card) of full vaccination against COVID-19.
    • Children under 12 years of age, when accompanied by their parents, are exempted from this requirement.
    • 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.
  • Travel to and within Indonesia is highly discouraged at this time.
  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Only if the U.S. citizen has a valid residence permit (KITAS or KITAP) or certain types of Indonesian visas.
    • 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 or certain classes of visa. 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 (https://www.imigrasi.go.id) and the Indonesian Embassy (https://kemlu.go.id/washington/en) for updated visa and entry requirements as regulations may change frequently.
  • International travelers entering Indonesia will be required to show:
    • proof of vaccination via the PeduliLindungi digital application.
      • Children under 12 years of age, when accompanied by their parents, are exempted from this requirement.
      • 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.
    • proof of health insurance with a coverage value of at least US$ 100,000 for the treatment of COVID-19
    • booking confirmation from an accommodation provider for the duration of stay in Indonesia
  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? Yes. Per the current government regulations, international travelers coming to Indonesia are required to have at least three negative COVID-19 PCR tests:
    • Travelers must obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of their initial departure and present it to the Indonesian health authorities.
    • Upon arrival, travelers must submit to a health screening at the airport, which will include a PCR test, before proceeding to mandatory 5-day quarantine at a government-designated facility.
    • Travelers then must take a mandatory PCR test while in hotel quarantine (day four) and have negative results before proceeding to their destination.
    • In the event of a positive test, travelers will be required to stay at a government-designated COVID isolation facility for 14 to 32 days at their own expense.
  • Travelers who are not vaccinated and intend to leave Indonesia, but who must travel domestically to reach the exit point for international flights are exempt 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 Authority 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.

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  • Can families travel within Indonesia?  As of October 24th, the ban on air and rail travel for children under age 12 has been lifted.  Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by their parents and/or a family members and show proof of relationship.  We recommend that families carry a copy of the birth certificate, adoption papers or other relevant documentation.
  • Is a curfew in place? No, though local cities may implement movement restrictions and these restrictions can be greater at night.
  • 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 PCR test conducted 48 hours (2-days) before departure. For travelers to Bali, a negative PCR test conducted two days before travel and containing a QR code from a recognized laboratory is required. 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.
  • 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 Authority 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.
  • Domestic 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 one dose of vaccination against COVID-19 in addition to existing testing requirements.
  • Domestic travelers will also need to show proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of travel (2-days).
  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? Yes.  All foreign visitors arriving in Indonesia 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.
    • Undertake a mandatory 5-day quarantine at designated facilities supervised by the Indonesian government. Two PCR tests will be administered. Tests in the hotels are conducted by a lab designated by the Government of Indonesia and many of these labs are new startups and may not be fully accredited.  If you test positive, you will be transferred to a different facility not of your own choosing and required to isolate for 14 to 32 days at your own expense.  These procedures are strictly enforced.
    • If you have questions about this policy, please consult the government of Indonesia through one of its consulates or its embassy in the United States.
  • Has the government of Indonesia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Indonesia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes, subject to residency, availability, and location. Contact your nearest medical provider for more information.
  • Which vaccines are available in Indonesia? Sinovac, Sinopharm, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Johnson&Johnson.
  • While the Ministry of Health has confirmed that foreign residents are eligible for vaccination, vaccination prioritization can vary significantly, with generally greater availability in Jakarta and Bali.  Foreign residents of Indonesia generally need to provide their KTP or NIK (national ID number) to receive a vaccine.   Prior to registration, foreign residents of Indonesia should contact a private hospital, their provincial, city, or district level health offices or neighborhood clinics (puskesmas) directly to confirm their current requirements and availability of vaccines.
  • 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.
  • Has the government of Indonesia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use?  Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Indonesia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes, subject to residency, availability, and location. Contact your nearest medical provider for more information.
  • Which vaccines are available in Indonesia? Sinovac, Moderna, andAstraZeneca
  • While the Ministry of Health has confirmed that foreign residents are eligible for vaccination, vaccination prioritization can vary significantly, with generally greater availability in Jakarta and Bali.  Foreign residents of Indonesia generally need to provide their KTP or NIK (national ID number) to receive a vaccine.   Prior to registration, foreign residents of Indonesia should contact a private hospital, their provincial, city, or district level health offices or neighborhood clinics (puskesmas) directly to confirm their current requirements and availability of vaccines.
  • 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.
  • The City of Jakarta has made Sinopharm vaccines available to expatriates for Rp 700,000 via the Gotong-Royong vaccine program.  To qualify, you must be over 18 years old and hold a NIK (Indonesian national ID) or passport.  The program plans to make available about 300-350 vaccines per day, on September 7th, 14th, and 22nd.  Please register here or here.
  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes. International flights are operating from multiple airports in Indonesia.  U.S. citizens can return to the United States via various routes. Passengers must certify compliance with social distancing measures and secure a negative COVID test before boarding any domestic flight. There is a ban on domestic air travel for children under age 12.  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.