Latest COVID-19 Regulatory Updates in Indonesia | Information

News article | 07-21-2021 | 12:11

Travel to indonesia

On February 9, 2021, Indonesian authorities decided to extend travel restrictions to enter the country.

These restrictions include, among others:

  • A negative PCR test no later than 72 hours before departure from the Netherlands for all travelers (including minors and infants);
  • Upon arrival at the IND, a new PCR test will be carried out followed by an eight-day quarantine in a hotel;
  • During the hotel’s quarantine, two additional PCR tests will be performed. If the results of these tests are negative, you will receive a release letter from the authorities to return home;

You can find more information here.

New regulations regarding visas and residence permits during the new normal can be found here.

Covid-19 in Indonesia – PPKM announced

For KLM Indonesia flight updates, click here.

On July 1, President Joko Widodo announced that an emergency PPKM would go into effect in Java and Bali from July 3 to 25, 2021.

The following restrictions apply, among others:

  • 100% telework for non-essential sectors
  • essential sectors such as energy, medical, security, logistics, transport, food and beverage, construction and basic utilities are allowed to work 100% from the office with a protocol of strict health
  • school activities take place online
  • supermarkets and stores that sell daily needs are allowed to operate until 8:00 p.m. with a maximum capacity of 50% for customers
  • all shopping centers and stores temporarily closed

For more information on PPKM.

Update: No vaccine needed for foreign travelers for domestic travel

Vaccination for domestic travel to Indonesia is no longer required for foreign travelers:

  • if the traveler wishes to travel abroad;
  • for children under 12 who are traveling with their parents;
  • for travelers with a medical indication.

For more information, click here.

Consular services

Despite the current COVID situation, the embassy’s consular services are still being maintained. In addition to MVV applications (studies, highly qualified migrant and official partners of the Dutch), passport applications can be submitted, civic integration exams can be taken, declarations (by mail) and legalizations can be requested. All transactions at the counter at the Embassy are by appointment.

Due to PPKM (Restrictions on Community Activity), Visa Application Centers (in Jakarta, Bali and Surabaya) are closed from July 3 to July 20. For more information:

For any questions and advice, please send an email to [email protected]

Stay healthy and safe!


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