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Key Points

  • Beginning September 16, 2021, the Indonesian government will partially lift the international travel ban for foreigners that hold certain visas and permits


On September 15, 2021, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights in Indonesia issued regulation number 34 of 2021. This regulation partially lifts the international travel ban for foreigners entering Indonesia. Foreign nationals who hold the following visas or permits are eligible to enter Indonesia:

  • Service visa
  • Diplomatic visa
  • Visit visa
  • Limited stay visa
  • Service stay visa
  • Diplomatic stay Permit
  • Limited Stay Permit (ITAS). This includes all types of ITAS, including working ITAS, Spouse ITAS, Investor ITAS, and Retirement ITAS
  • Permanent Residence Permit (ITAP)
  • APEC cardholders

The following entry requirements have not changed:

  • Foreign nationals (12 years of age and above) are required to show:
    • A negative PCR test result that is valid 72 hours before departure, with QR code
    • physical and digital proof that they have been fully vaccinated.
  • When entering Indonesia. International travelers must:
    • Perform a PCR test valid upon entry; and
    • Undergo quarantine in a quarantine hotel for 8 days
    • Perform a PCR test on the 7th day of quarantine

Once foreign national visitors end their 8-day quarantine, the government recommends that they perform an additional 14-day home quarantine.

What’s Changed?

This new regulation revokes Regulation 27 of 2021 and will now allow for certain foreign nationals to travel and enter Indonesia if they hold one of the above-mentioned permits or visas.

Looking Ahead

The visa exemption and visa on arrival are still suspended until further notice. In addition, the Ministry will deny entry to foreign nationals who are coming from specific countries with a high number of Covid-19 infections. Continue to check Envoy’s website for announcements on which countries will be denied entry.

Sources: PNB Immigration Law Firm

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