COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Information (State Dept. / Mohammad Iqbal Nasution)
  • 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 2092 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 travellers.
    • 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.
  • Entry and Exit Requirements:
    • Beginning March 8, 2020, all travellers who have been in the following locations in the 14 days prior to reaching Indonesia will be refused entry or transit:
      • Mainland China
      • Iran:  Tehran, Qom, and Gilan
      • Italy:  Lombardi, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Marche and Piedmont
      • South Korea:  Daegu and Gyeongsangbuk-do
    • Travellers who have been in other parts of Iran, Italy, or South Korea in the previous 14 days will be required to show a certification of good health from a health authority in these countries upon check-in at the airport
    • Additional restrictions could be put into effect with little or no advance notice.  Monitor the website of Indonesian Immigration.

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.