COVID-19 Information

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

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  • Country-Specific Information:
    • The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad indefinitely.
    • U.S. citizens who decide to remain in Indonesia should be prepared to shelter in place for an extended period.
    • Indonesia has 76,981 confirmed cases of COVID-19 within its borders.
    • To reduce the chance of exposure U.S. citizens in Indonesia are advised to practice good hygiene and avoid sick people, and may wish to avoid crowded areas including major tourist sites frequented by foreign travelers.
    • Seek medical attention if you have a fever or flu-like symptoms or develop a respiratory illness.  Call ahead before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room.  Tell them about any recent travel and your symptom.  The Indonesian health system is currently at or beyond capacity and medical services are limited.
    • On March 25, the U.S. Department of State ordered the departure (“ordered departure”) of all family members of U.S. staff under the age of 21 from Embassy Jakarta, the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, Consulate General Surabaya, and Consulate Medan.

Foreigners who are permitted to enter Indonesia per the Minister of Law and Human Rights Regulation No. 11/2020:

  1. Holders of Limited Stay Permit (ITAS) and Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP)
  2. Holders of Diplomatic Visa (Visa Diplomatik) and Service Visa (Visa Dinas)
  3. Holders of Diplomatic Stay Permit (Izin Tinggal Diplomatik) and Service Stay Permit (Izin Tinggal Dinas)
  4. Aid and support staff for medical, food and humanitarian reasons
  5. Transportation crew members
  6. Working on national strategic project

Additional restrictions could be put into effect with little or no advance notice. All foreigners entering Indonesia must present a health certificate and will be subject to additional screening upon arrival, including COVID-19 tests conducted at the airport, and may be subject to quarantine requirements. Travelers are strongly advised to review entry requirements at the website of Indonesian Immigration.

Requirements to Enter Indonesia (State Dept.)
Requirements to Enter Indonesia (State Dept.)

The Indonesian government has suspended visa exemptions and visa on arrival for all foreign nationals but is granting emergency visa extensions to all foreign nationals who arrived in Indonesia and received a visa after February 5, 2020. You do not need to apply for the emergency visa extension at an immigration office. Overstay fines are waived and the extension is free of charge. You should coordinate with Immigration to determine your status in Indonesia.


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