COVID-19 Information

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

Last updated: [02/17/2021]


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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, 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.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes, but only with 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 (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.
  • 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 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.

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. https://kemlu.go.id/washington/en/news/6762/important-updates-requirements-to-enter-indonesia.

COVID-19 Testing:

  • Both the PCR swab tests and rapid tests for COVID-19 are available at various hospitals and clinics throughout Indonesia. Prices vary depending on location but generally the PCR swab test ranges from 1.500.000 to 2.750.00 IDR ($100 -$180), while the rapid test ranges from 500.000 IDR – 1.000.000 ($30 – $70). The accuracy and reliability of the available testing in Indonesia is highly variable between facilities and rapid antibody tests are not considered reliable.

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: (if applicable)

  • 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 United States Embassy in Jakarta is now processing certain immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services, including: F, M, certain J categories (alien physician, government visitor, international visitor professor, research scholar, short-term research scholar, specialist, secondary school student and college/university student), and IR1, IR2, CR1, and CR2 immigrant visas.

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