COVID-19 Information

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

Last updated: [07/29/2021]


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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.

  • COVID-19 is currently widespread in Indonesia with continuing transmission across the country. The Government of Indonesia (GOI) has instituted policies including mandatory compliance of mask use and social distancing.  On July 1, 2021, the government announced the implementation of Emergency Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM) to curb the surge of COVID-19 cases and those restrictions are applicable to the islands of Java and Bali and can vary by city.  Additional regulations have since been announced that impact domestic and inbound international travel, including updated quarantine and vaccination requirements for travelers.
  • 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 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.
  • Anyone arriving in Indonesia must undertake a mandatory 8-day quarantine at designated facilities conducted by the Indonesian government. Two PCR tests will be administered.  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.
  • 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? No, unless 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 (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.
  • 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 at the airport, which may include a PCR test, travelers are required to quarantine at their own expense at a government designated hotel for eight days. Travelers are required to take two mandatory PCR tests while in hotel quarantine 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 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.
  • 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 three 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 8-day quarantine at designated facilities conducted 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. https://kemlu.go.id/washington/en/news/6762/important-updates-requirements-to-enter-indonesia.
  • 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.  Antigen tests may not be accepted as evidence of negative COVID-19 status; updated requirements from Indonesian authorities specify PCR tests exclusively.
  • All domestic travelers to Bali require negative PCR tests issued with QR codes or barcodes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Individuals who do not comply with existing social distancing policies and regulations are subject to fines and other penalties.
  • 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.