Travel restrictions

Indonesia: authorities tighten restrictions on domestic travel as of August 28 / update 124

Event

Authorities tightened restrictions on domestic long-distance travel from August 28. Most people aged 18 and over who wish to travel intercity must now have received a booster dose of COVID-19. People with medical conditions preventing them from receiving COVID-19 vaccines are exempt from the policy but must present a medical certificate when traveling. Foreign citizens who recently arrived in Indonesia after overseas travel, as well as most passengers between the ages of 6 and 17, must have obtained a second dose of COVID-19 to travel between cities. People between the ages of 6 and 17 who have recently arrived in Indonesia after traveling abroad are exempt from any vaccination requirement. The government no longer requires intercity passengers to present COVID-19 test results before departure.

National measures
Level 1 restrictions under the Public Activity Restriction System (PPKM) remain in effect in the islands of Java and Bali until at least August 29 and in all other localities until September 5. PPKM levels range from level 1 to level 4 in ascending order of severity. Most businesses and activities can operate at full capacity onsite under PPKM Level 1; the authorities allow only 75% of administrative staff in certain industries, such as finance and export-oriented sectors, to work locally. Local jurisdictions may implement stricter restrictions in addition to measures imposed by the central government if the rate of transmission warrants.

Other national measures are continuing. Wearing a face mask is compulsory in covered rooms and in public transport vehicles. Authorities are allowing people to enter public establishments, such as restaurants and shopping malls, only if they have received a booster dose of COVID-19. Authorities require all domestic travelers to download the PeduliLindungi contact tracing app. Policy enforcement varies across Indonesia.

Authorities require people who test positive for COVID-19 to quarantine at home for at least seven days. People who test negative on a PCR test on the sixth day of quarantine can leave their quarantine on the seventh day; people who receive a positive PCR test result on the sixth day or who cannot undergo a PCR test should continue to quarantine until the tenth day. The level of policy enforcement varies across Indonesia.

International Travel Restrictions
The government is currently allowing citizens, permanent residents, foreigners on high-level diplomatic visits, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) business travel card holders, and tourists from certain international locations to enter. in Indonesia. All authorized inbound travellers, regardless of nationality, must download the PeduliLindungi contact tracing app prior to travel.

All international arrivals are subject to health checks. Passengers with a body temperature above 37.5 C (99.5 F) must undergo a PCR test. Individuals who test positive on the PCR test should be quarantined at a designated facility; the length of quarantine varies according to medical advice. Foreign nationals subject to the mandatory PCR test and/or quarantine must bear the costs.

International participants aged 18 and over must present proof that they received their first dose of COVID-19 at least 14 days before departure; exceptions to the vaccination requirement are possible for Indonesian citizens and travelers with health conditions, among others. Fully vaccinated incoming passengers are exempt from mandatory quarantine upon arrival. Authorized Participants who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine at a designated facility for five days upon entry and undergo a PCR test on the fourth day of quarantine.

Authorities allow passport holders from more than 70 international destinations, including Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, UK, US and ASEAN countries , to obtain a visa upon arrival. Passengers can enter Indonesia by air via Jakarta, Balikpapan, Banda Aceh, Banjarmasin, Batam, Denpasar, Makassar, Manado, Mataram, Medan, Padang, Palembang, Pekanbaru, Surabaya, Surakarta, Tanjungpinang and Yogyakarta; by sea through all ports; and overland via select checkpoints in East Nusa Tenggara, West Kalimantan and Papua provinces.

Indonesian citizens aged 18 and over must provide proof that they have received their booster dose to travel abroad.

Tips

Follow all official instructions. Comply with national health and safety measures. Reconfirm all travel arrangements. Consider delaying your trip if you have symptoms associated with COVID-19, as they may lead to increased surveillance and delays. Reach out to trusted contacts for updates and additional guidance. Stay in contact with your diplomatic representation. Ensure that contingency plans take into account other disruptive measures or extensions of current restrictions.

Resources

National COVID-19 Portal
PeduliLindungi App
World Health Organization (WHO)