From Tuesday 6th July 2021 Indonesia will introduce stricter measures for foreigners entering Indonesia in a bid to help control the spread of Covid after new variants spread throughout the country, which includes longer quarantine and the full vaccination of foreigners before entering the country.
In an official announcement from Covid Task Force, Addendum Surat Edaran Nomor 8 Tahun 2021, as of Tuesday July 6th, stricter rules and regulations will apply to enter the territories of Indonesia. The key points to take away from the update are as below:
Must possess a visa (as regulated currently)
Must be fully vaccinated with vaccines approved by the WHO (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, Sinovac, Sinopharm)
Present a PCR test result 72 hours before departure
Mandatory quarantine for 8 nights with 2x PCR test on day 1 and day 7.
Present a PCR test 72 hours before departure
Quarantine for 8 nights with 2x PCR test on day 1 and 7
Obligation to receive vaccines in use by government of Indonesia at end of quarantine, should one has not received any abroad and on condition of negative COVID-19 test.
Below is the official PDF of the update, Indonesian version only at this point.
Common questions & answers
Are there any exceptions to providing the vaccination card?
Every foreigners must comply with the rules, regardless of age which includes children of all ages. The only exemptions are Diplomats & visiting foreign officials.
I’m fully vaccinated, do I still need to quarantine?
Yes, this is mandatory.
How long will these new rules apply for?
We don’t know, there is no mention of an end date.
I don’t want the vaccination because of health reasons can I still visit Indonesia?
There are some people advising this may be possible if you can provide documentation from a medical specialist. This documentation must state the medical reason you can not get the vaccination. We do not know for certain this will be acceptable, so better to confirm with the airline prior to departure.
I don’t want to vaccinate my child because or age or health is there a way around this?
Everyone regardless of age must be vaccinated unless a letter from a medical entity can confirm why vaccination isn’t possible. Once again, we cannot confirm this 100%, so best to check in with the airline prior to departure.
If I have a KITAS, can I enter with just 1 shot, not the full vaccination?
Full vaccination is required.