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Indonesia Extends Temporary Entry Restriction for Foreigner to Indonesia



Indonesia Extends Temporary Entry Restriction for Foreigners to Indonesia


With consideration to the development regarding the rapid transmission rate of the SARS-CoV-2 and SARS-CoV-2 variant B117 Virus at a relatively short time during this early January of 2021, the National Task Force for COVID-19 Handling has issued the Circular Letter Number 2 Year 2021, with the following Health Protocol:​

  1. The Government of the Republic of Indonesia extends the period to temporarily closes border towards all foreign nationals until 25 January 2021, and shall be revised accordingly following latest development.
  2. All foreign nationals who are traveling from abroad countries and entering Indonesia, either through direct flight or transit flight, are temporarily prohibited to enter Indonesia, with exception towards diplomatic visa and official/service holders who are traveling to Indonesia for the purpose of official ministerial visit or higher, with very strict health protocols.
  3. The following foreign nationals who are traveling from abroad are exempted from the entry prohibition into Indonesia: (a). Holders of diplomatic and official/service stay permit; and (b). Holders of Indonesia Temporary Residence Card (KITAS) and Indonesia Permanent Residence Card (KITAP), (c). Foreign nationals due to special discretion and provided with written permission from relevant Indonesian government institutions.
  4. Foreign nationals, either directly or in transit from a foreign country, must show a negative result through the RT-PCR test from samples taken up to 3 x 24 hours prior the time of departure from country of origin and be attached to the time of the Indonesian international health examination or e-HAC. This provision also applies to all Indonesian citizens traveling abroad.​
  5. Upon arrival, foreign nationals are required to re-take a RT-PCR test and undergo 5 days of mandatory quarantine at their own expense in the designated hotels which have received certification from the Ministry of Health related to the implementation of COVID-19.
  6. Foreign nationals showing positive result after the RT-PCR test shall be treated at the hospital appointed for foreign nationals at their own expense;
  7. After undergoing the 5-day mandatory quarantine, foreign nationals shall retake another RT-PCR test, and: (a). If the test shows negative result, foreign nationals are allowed to continue to their final destination; and (b). If the test shows positive result, the foreign nationals shall be treated at the hospital appointed for foreign nationals at their own expense.


Please find more details (in Bahasa Indonesia) as attached.

Taipei, 15 January 2021

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