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Key Points

  • The government of Indonesia resumed its Visa on Arrival scheme on September 15, 2022
  • The government of Indonesia lifted COVID-19 testing measures on September 15, 2022


The government of Indonesia announced that it would restart the Visa on Arrival scheme and introduce new COVID-19 entry measures beginning September 15, 2022.

The Visa on Arrival scheme allows certain foreign nationals from 86 approved countries and regions to enter Indonesia by obtaining a visa at a point of entry. Eligible travelers must hold a passport that will remain valid for an additional six months from the date of entry into the country, be able to pay the Visa on Arrival fee, and be able to provide departure information and all COVID-19 entry documentation.

The government also introduced new COVID-19 measures on September 15, 2022. Under these measures, travelers who can provide proof of vaccination will no longer need to undergo PCR COVID-19 testing before arrival. These travelers will also no longer be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage for COVID-19.

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travelers will continue to undergo required COVID-19 testing before arrival and upon arrival and proof of medical insurance.

What are the Changes?

The government of Indonesia reintroduced its Visa on Arrival scheme, which will allow foreign nationals from 86 countries and regions to enter the country by first applying for a visa at a border entry point. The government also reduced COVID-19 testing requirements for fully vaccinated travelers on September 15, 2022.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Indonesia’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: The Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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