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Indonesia removes all testing on arrival and opens more airports

These measures remove the last COVID-19 related obstacles to travelling to Indonesia.

A PCR test is no longer required after arrival as well as more airports have opened up for Visa-on-Arrival (VOA). These measures remove the last COVID-19 related obstacles to travelling to Indonesia.

Note that these updates apply for all international arrivals to Medan, Jakarta, Bali, Batam, Bintan, Yogjakarta, Manado, Makassar, and Lombok.

The following requirements and procedures apply:
Depending on the nationality, visitors must present a B211A visa approval letter or request a VOA. An update on the VOA can be found below;
Physical or digital evidence in English that shows the visitor is fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure (no booster necessary);
Children under 18 years are exempted from this rule (previously under 12 years). They follow the provisions imposed on their parents or caregivers;
The traveller should present the PeduliLindungi application on one’s smartphone and fill out the e-Hac Indonesia within the application (the PeduliLindungi app is available for download on Apple and Android devices);
Provide evidence of one negative PCR test taken in the country of origin not older than 48 hours before departure;
Proof of ownership of health insurance covering COVID-19. No minimum coverage is mentioned in the latest regulation but we recommend a minimum coverage of US$ 25,000 (or equivalent in other currencies);
Upon arrival, no further PCR testing or quarantine is necessary if the body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius. The visitor can enjoy travelling throughout Indonesia after passing through immigration and luggage collection;
A 2nd PCR Test is ONLY necessary if the temperature of the visitor is above 37.5 degrees Celsius.

Last but not least, an update on the VOA:

After a successful trial of the VOA at Bali Airport, Indonesia has additionally opened the international airports of Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Manado, and Yogyakarta for VOA (No VOA is available at Lombok and Makassar Airport). The seaports of Batam and Bintan are also eligible for VOA. The fee of IDR 500,000 (approximately US$ 35) remains and can be paid in all major currencies or credit cards upon arrival.

The list of countries eligible for VOA remains unchanged with the only addition of Timor-Leste:

  • Australia
  • Argentina
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Seychelles
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Vietnam

All other nationalities can apply for a B211A visa.

Now is the time to visit Indonesia without the crowds and much hassle.


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