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Latest Travel Regulations to Enter Bali as of 7 January 2022

You know what time it is? Yes, #ItstimeforBali! Recently, the president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has imposed new regulations for those who are planning to visit Bali by air, as an initial step to re-open the island again. The regulations were issued during the Restricted Meeting (Ratas) regarding the evaluation of the Implementation of Community Activity Restrictions (PPKM), on 11 October 2021. These new regulations have been implemented effective immediately since 14 October 2021. By relaxing the travel restrictions to Bali, the Indonesian Government hopes that this move will be able to revitalize the country’s tourism.

And to support this process of reopening, the Indonesian Government will ensure to keep their utmost efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, namely by maintaining Indonesia’s status as one of the countries with the highest vaccination rates, one of the highest CHSE certifications, as well as being the country that consistently provides safety protocols for all visitors.

Who is eligible?

In response to the emergence of the new SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 as stated in Circular of Covid-19 Task Force No. 1 Year 2022, as of 7 January 2022 the government temporarily restricted the entry of foreign nationals, both directly and transit in a foreign country, who have lived and/or visited, within 14 days, in the states/regions with the following criteria: 

  • Have confirmed community transmission of new variants SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 : South Africa, Botswana, Norway; and France

  • Are geographically close to the community transmission countries that have significantly increased cases of the new variant B.1.1.529 such as: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, and Lesotho.

  • With confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529. exceeding 10,000: England and Denmark.

Based on Circular of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Number 15 of 2021 regarding 19 Foreign Countries Citizenship Status Allowed to Enter Indonesia, international travelers with passports from these countries are eligible to enter Bali:

  1. Bahrain
  2. China
  3. France
  4. Hungary
  5. India
  6. Italy
  7. Japan
  8. Kuwait
  9. Liechtenstein
  10. New Zealand
  11. Norway
  12. Poland
  13. Portugal
  14. Qatar
  15. Saudi Arabia
  16. South Korea
  17. Spain
  18. Sweden
  19. United Arab Emirates (UAE)


These 19 countries were chosen by the Indonesian Government as they have a low COVID-19 positivity rate, in accordance with the standards of World Health Organizations (WHO). However, due to the recent development as stated in the Circular of Covid-19 Task Force No. 1 Year 2022, foreign travelers with the citizenship status of those listed countries will not be able to enter Indonesia if they cannot fulfill the requirements as referred in the criteria above.


Pre-departure preparation regarding visas

Before departing to Bali and Riau Islands, you need to prepare yourself with the information about the visa and requirements to enter Indonesia.

  • E-Visa

As an effort to provide ease of access, the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights has launched an electronic visa (e-Visa) application system. This e-Visa was launched to assist foreign travelers who intend to visit Indonesia. It allows foreigners to apply for a visa online without hassle. Check out this article to gather more information about e-Visa.

In accordance with the Decree of the Minister of Law and Human Rights (KEPMENKUMHAM) No. M.HH-03.GR.01.05 of 2021, below are the current types of visas allowed to enter the Indonesian territory:

  • Visit Visa
    • Index B211A with Purpose of Visit as follows:
      • Traveling
      • Emergency and urgent work
      • Business meeting
      • Purchasing goods
      • Film production
      • Voluntary, medical, and sustenance work
      • Government duty
      • Accompanying transport tool in the region of Indonesia
      • Development of marine industry (yachters)
      • Government duty in accordance with Indonesian Presidential related meetings in G20 or International Assembly of 144th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
    • Index B211B with Purpose of Visit as follows:
      • Candidate of expatriate in working competency trial
  • Visa for Temporary Resident Permit
    • Visa for Temporary Resident Permit - Work
      • Index C312 with Purpose of Visit as follows:
        • Experts
        • Joining to work on board the ship, floating device, or installation which operates in the water, sea territory, continental shelf, and the exclusive economic zone in Indonesia
        • Supervising and monitoring the quality of goods or productions
        • Inspection or auditing on company branches in Indonesia
        • Post-sales service
        • Setting up and repairing mechanics
        • Non-permanent construction work
        • Film production activity with commercial purpose and have been granted permission from authorized institutions
        • Candidate of expatriate in working competency trial
    • Visa for Temporary Resident Permit - Non-Work
      • Index C313 with Purpose of Visit as follows:
        • Foreign investment with validity period of 1 year
      • Index C314 with Purpose of Visit as follows:
        • Foreign investment with validity period of 2 year
      • Index C316 with Purpose of Visit as follows:
        • Education and training
      • Index C317 with Purpose of Visit as follows:
        • Family union

You can visit this page to gather more information related to the types of visas currently applicable for Indonesia


Arrival protocols

According to the Instruction of Ministry of Home Affairs No. 58 Year 2021, foreign travelers who intend to visit Bali must go through Soekarno Hatta Airport in Banten, Raja Haji Fisabilillah Airport in Riau Islands, or Sam Ratulangi Airport in North Sulawesi beforehand.

When you have arrived in Bali, there are several measures you need to take before you can continue your travel. According to the Circular of Covid-19 Task Force No. 26 Year 2021 as of 29 November 2021, all international travelers, whether they are Indonesian citizens or foreign nationals, should comply with the existing health protocols. 

Foreign nationals who do not have a history of travel and/or stay within states/regions with the criteria stated in the first section for 14 days, are allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia under the following conditions:

  • Through entry points (airports) in Bali and Riau Islands

  • Can show a card or certificate of receipt of COVID-19 vaccine and a negative RT-PCR test result.

  • Short Visit Visa or other entry permits in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

  • Proof of ownership of health insurance with a minimum coverage value of USD 100,000 which includes financing for handling COVID-19.

  • Proof of booking confirmation and payment (booking) for accommodation from the accommodation provider while staying in Indonesia.

You can visit this page to gather more information regarding the latest health protocol regulations in Indonesia.

Below are the arrival and departure flow you have to follow if you travel to Bali via I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport:


International arrival flow

  1. Pre Flight

    - Provide a full-dose vaccination certificate (at least 14 days before arrival)

    - Download PeduliLindungi app

    - Register e-PCR

    - Verify your e-Hac

    - Register e-CD (Electronic Custom Declaration)

    - Provide the proof of your quarantine hotel booking

    - Prepare negative PCR result (3x24 hours before arrival)

    - Prepare immigration documents

    - Prepare travel insurance
  2. Landing in Bali

    - Go to the arrivals terminal
  3. Go to the arrival terminal
  4. Thermo Scanner

    - For body temperature below 38°C, proceed to the next step

    - For body temperature exceeding 38°C, a further medical examination will be done immediately. If all health requirements are good, proceed to the next step. If not, travelers will be referred to the nearest hospital
  5. Port Health Office

    - Enter medical documents check

    - Scan e-HAC QR code

    - Tap QR code
  6. PCR Swab

    - Taking PCR swab sample

    - Scan QR code
  7. Immigration

    - Immigration check
  8. Conveyor Belt

    - Put your luggage in
  9. Customs

    - Scan e-CD (Electronic Custom Declaration) QR code

    - Customs check
  10. Holding Area

    - Wait for your PCR test result
  11. Exit Control Desk

    - Tap QR code

    - Hotel & transport registration
  12. Positive PCR

    - Nearest hospital
  13. Negative PCR

    - Pick up zone to stay at a quarantine hotel for 3 days


International departure flow

  1. Drop Zone
  2. Thermo Scanner
    - For body temperature below 38°C, proceed to the next step
    - For body temperature exceeding 38°C, a further medical examination will be done immediately. If all health requirements are good, proceed to the next step. If not, travelers will be referred to the nearest hospital
  3. AVSEC
    - Flight document and security check
  4. Check-In
  5. Tap Boarding Pass
  7. Immigration
    - Immigration check
  8. Commercial Area
  9. Waiting Area
  10. Take Off


Quarantine rules

According to the Circular of Covid-19 Task Force No. 1 Year 2022, as of 7 January 2022 you are also required to undergo mandatory 7 x 24 hours or 10 x 24 hours quarantine following your arrival, granted that you have received a full-dose vaccine.  

  • Indonesian citizens and foreign nationals who arrived from states/regions outside of the criteria are required to undergo a 7 x 24 hours quarantine.

  • Indonesian citizens who have a history of travel and/or stay within states/regions with the criteria stated in the eligibility section mentioned above for 14 days, are still allowed to enter Indonesia by taking another RT-PCR test as well as undergoing a 10 x 24 hours quarantine
  • For Indonesian citizens, specifically Indonesian Migrant Workers (PMI); Students; or Government Employees who return from overseas official trips in accordance with the Decree of the Head of the Task Force Handling COVID-19 Number 14 of 2021, the quarantine accommodations and RT-PCR test will be borne by the government
  • For Indonesian citizens (not on the criteria for the previous points) and foreigners must undergo a self-funded quarantine accommodation (hotels/inns) recommended by the COVID-19 Task Force and have met the terms and conditions of the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association and the Ministry of Health.

A day before the quarantine period ends, another RT-PCR test will be conducted. If the test shows a negative result, on the last day of quarantine, you will be declared for completed quarantine. Meanwhile, if the RT-PCR test shows positive result then you will have to undergo the following procedures:

  • Treatment in centralized isolation facilities for asymptomatic people and people with mild symptoms.
  • Treatment at a referral hospital for people with moderate and severe symptoms.

For Indonesian citizens , the cost of treatment will be borne by the government. As for foreign travelers, the cost of treatment will be borne independently.


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Covid-19 Task Force Revokes Entry Ban for 14 Countries

Editor: Laila Afifa      14 January 2022 15:31 WIB

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Covid-19 Task Force has decided to lift the entry ban of the people coming from 14 countries to Indonesia. The decision was made upon the agreement during a limited meeting on January 10 and was stipulated in Covid-19 Task Force Circular Letter No. 2/2022 concerning Health Protocol during Abroad Travels in Pandemic.

Wiku Adisasmito, the task force spokesman, said the decision was made considering Omicron has spread to 150 of 195 countries around the world or 76 percent.

"If the countries listed are still banned [to enter Indonesia], it will hinder cross-country movement to maintain stabilities including the nation's economic recovery," said Wiku in his statement on Friday, January 14.

Meanwhile, the criteria for foreigners aiming to enter Indonesia are still as strict as before, which are stated in the aforementioned circular letter.

Based on the revocation of the entry ban, the government decided to equalize quarantine times for travelers to 7x24 hours as stated in Task Force Decision Letter No.3/2022 concerning the entry point, quarantine centers, and mandatory RT-PCR for Indonesians who traveled abroad.

According to Wiku, this decision was supported by scientific findings in several countries, such as the study by Brandal and associates in 2021 where they found that Omicron's incubation period is three days after exposures. The early investigation report in Japan in 2022 also stated the virus will peak on the third or sixth days following the symptoms.

Additionally, USA Centers for Disease Control or CDC has recommended a shorter quarantine period after it was scientifically proven that the infection is transmitted on the first or second days before the symptoms show until the following 2-3 days.

"Quarantine aims to find the symptoms, as there is a gap between the first contacts and when the symptoms show. Therefore, the chance of infection among the public is avoidable," WIku said.

Based on recent studies, he went on, the new variant symptoms are averagely detected early, that is why 7 days quarantine will suffice. "Especially with multiple tests at the entry and exit and strict monitoring with SGTF and WGS that align with WHO multi-layered recommendations concerning the international travel."


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What are Indonesia’s Latest Guidelines on International Travel?

January 14, 2022Posted  byAyman Falak Medina


This article was originally published on January 4, 2021, and has been updated on January 14, 2022, as per the latest developments.

In a bid to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant, the Indonesian government has tightened regulations for the entry of international arrivals into Indonesia. 

Indonesia annuls red list country ban

As of January 12, 2022, Indonesia has allowed all foreign travelers with valid visas to enter the country. However, they will still have to undergo quarantine for 7 x 24hrs

The visa types allowed to enter are as follows:

  • Work permits;
  • Business visas;
  • Permanent residence holders;
  • Visit visas;
  • Diplomatic visas;
  • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card (KPP APEC); and
  • Traditional Border Crossing Pass.
International tourists can only enter through Bali or Riau.
Visa on arrival services is still suspended until further notice.

All visa applications must now be done online through the Indonesian immigration portal.

Indonesian citizens will be allowed to return as normal.

What are the pre-departure requirements to enter Indonesia?

There will be stricter health protocols for both Indonesian and foreign travelers entering the country. They will need to comply with the following requirements before traveling:

  • Foreign nationals must be fully vaccinated before entering Indonesia and must show their vaccination certificate to immigration officials upon arrival;
  • Indonesia citizens are still permitted to enter the country without being fully vaccinated but will be vaccinated upon completion of their quarantine — this is compulsory;
  • In addition to a valid work or resident visa, the foreign traveler must present a PCR test result stating that they are free of COVID-19, taken within 72 hours from the time of departure;
  • Foreigner travelers must have health insurance (coverage of at least US$100,000) and can cover the needs for COVID-19 treatment; and 
  • They must also fill the electronic Health Alert Card (e-HAC) through the PeduliLindungi application, which can be downloaded for free in the Google Play Store or the App Store.

Can foreign travelers enter Indonesia without vaccines?

International travelers that do enter Indonesia without presenting evidence of vaccination will be vaccinated during their quarantine, provided that their COVID-19 test results are negative. This also applies to the following groups:

  • Diplomatic visa holders or official visa holders who are with an official ministerial-to-presidential level delegation to Indonesia;
  • Children aged 12-17; and
  • Holders of an Indonesian residency permit (KITAS, KITAP).  

Foreigners already in Indonesia and wish to travel domestically are required to be vaccinated (first dose) through the Indonesian government-initiated vaccination program. 

What happens upon arrival in Indonesia?

Checkpoint 1

Upon arrival, travelers will be sorted into their categories as well as data collection by airport officials.

Checkpoint 2

All passengers will head towards the health document verification area, which includes being checked for their vaccination certificates, e-HAC forms, COVID-19 PCR tests from their country of origin. At this point, officials will classify the quarantine locations for travelers.

Checkpoint 3

All passengers will then take a PCR test at the airport, undertaken by health officials.

Checkpoint 4

Passengers will then go through to immigration and customs.

Checkpoint 5

After immigration, passengers will wait at a holding area under the supervision of personnel from the airforce before proceeding to quarantine. They will also be given the results of their COVID test. 

Checkpoint 6

Passengers will be escorted to their quarantine locations by bus.

Quarantine for foreign travelers

Foreign travelers are obligated to quarantine at a hotel. Under the new amendments to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant, foreign travelers will now have to quarantine for 7 x 24hrs.

They will undertake a second PCR test on the 6th day of quarantine.

The quarantine hotel and PCR tests will be at the expense of the foreign traveler. If the result is positive, the traveler will be referred to a COVID-19 hospital – where costs will be borne by the foreign traveler.

Indonesian travelers

Indonesian international travelers who are classified as students, migrant workers, or civil servants on international duty will be eligible to stay at government-appointed quarantine facilities. Indonesian citizens who have not been vaccinated can still enter the country but will be vaccinated during quarantine.

They will stay for 7 x 24hrs and will also undertake a second PCR test on the 6th day of quarantine.

The quarantine facilities and PCR tests are free of charge.

However, Indonesian travelers classified outside of the three categories are obligated to pay for the quarantine hotel and PCR tests at their own expense. Their length of stay in quarantine also depends on whether or not they are partially or fully vaccinated.

If the PCR tests are negative, they are allowed to continue their journey. If the Indonesian traveler is found to be positive, they will be sent to a COVID-19 referral hospital, free of charge. 

The quarantine hotels for Indonesian and international travelers can be found here.


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Last updated: [01/11/2022]


For travel to Indonesia, the following requirements are in place:  

Anyone arriving in Indonesia must undertake a mandatory 7-day (as of January 7, 2021) quarantine at facilities designated by the Indonesian government –with all costs borne by the traveler.  Indonesian regulations require that all travelers who test positive during hotel quarantine be removed from the primary quarantine hotel and be taken to a government-managed isolation facility.

Travelers must remain for 10-14 days or until he/she receives two negative PCR tests, whichever is longer.  Even if the traveler is asymptomatic there will be no release from the isolation facility without two negative PCR tests.  The costs for the stay in the isolation facility are the responsibility of the traveler.
A 10-day quarantine with special supervision and protocols will be undertaken for foreign nationals arriving from the 14 countries associated with Omicron-risk (see list below).

Omicron cases

Probable and confirmed cases of Omicron infection must be isolated in a hospital providing COVID-19 services.

Close contacts of any probable or confirmed Omicron case must be quarantined for 10 days in a centralized quarantine facility.


All adult travelers, with limited exceptions, must be vaccinated.  Consult details here.

Effective July 6, 2021, the Indonesian Government required all exempted international travelers to present COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card in digital or hard copy upon check-in and arrival in Indonesia.

The Indonesian Government recognizes the following vaccinations, including but not limited to two-doses of Pfizer, Moderna, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, or Sinopharm and single-dose of Johnson & Johnson.

Testing To enter Indonesia, all travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test from a sample collected within 72 hours of their initial departure.
Visa Visa on arrival program is suspended indefinitely U.S. citizens are not eligible for travel/tourism visas to Indonesia at the time. Please consult this page to determine if you are eligible for a visa AND entry.
Health Insurance International health insurance with minimum coverage of USD 100,000, including but not limited to COVID-19 related treatment and hospitalization in Indonesia.
Additional requirements

Please consult here for information about digital reporting requirements: eHAC and PeduliLindungi.

Effective January 7, 2022, the Government of Indonesia is restricting entry to foreign nationals who, within the last 14 days, have lived in or transited through the following territories: South Africa, Botswana, Norway, France, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, Lesotho, United Kingdom, and Denmark.  Exceptions are available to Official and Diplomatic visa holders.



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