News update 21st January 2021 – Indonesia extends the lockdown for foreigners entering Indonesia again.
On 21st January, immigration authorities confirmed that they will extend the ban on foreigners entering Indonesia until the 8th of February in line with the implementation of restrictions on community activities (PPKM) previously set by the government.
The decision to extend the lockdown was approved by the president of Indonesia after careful consideration due to the increase of new Covid cases throughout the country.
As per the last announcement, foreigners that have valid KITAS & KITAP may still enter the country. If you have applied for a KITAS overseas and have not converted your visa to KITAS, you will still not be able to enter the country.
As always, we will keep you updated as and when we hear new information.
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News update 11th January 2021 – Indonesia extends the lockdown for foreigners entering Indonesia borders.
On the 11th January, in accordance with the continued increase of Covid throughout the world, Indonesia officially extended the international lockdown for a further 2 weeks until 25th January.
No foreigners may enter unless they have a valid KITAS/KITAP. If you have applied for a KITAS, are overseas and have not validated it yet in Indonesia, you will not be able to enter the country.
28th December 2020
On 28th December 2020 the Indonesia Government made the announcement that all foreign nationals will be banned from entering Indonesia borders – with the exception of KITAS & KITAP holders.
The new ban will be enforced from the 1st January – 14th January 2021; however, this is a preliminary date and we hope that this will not be extended further.
In recent weeks, Indonesia already banned nationals from the United Kingdom, as well as made additional steps for other foreign nationals due to the mutation of the Covid virus that has surfaced in a number of countries around the world.
Foreigners that plan to enter Indonesia up until the 31st January may still enter, albeit with strict rules such as a negative PCR test dated 2 x 24 hours prior to departure, additional PCR upon entry to Indonesia, as well as a 5-day quarantine at a place provided by the government.
After quarantine, arrivals will need to take another PCR test, if negative then the foreigner may continue their journey in Indonesia.
Indonesian nationals may still enter Indonesia and are exempt from the travel ban; but must follow strict protocols to enter the country.
We would advise anyone planning to visit Indonesia to wait until there is an update regarding the reentry dates before booking flights and making arrangements.
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Below is the official announcement (In Indonesian).
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