Update: Indonesia reduced mandatory quarantine to 7×24 hours, France nationals can NOT enter

6th January 2021

1. Foreign visitors coming to Indonesia (WNA) have to follow a 7x24h quarantine as of 7 January 2022, instead of 10x24h.

2. France is added to the list of nationalities, that can NOT enter Indonesia for the time being.

3, General Mandatory Quarantine for Indonesian Citizens has also been reduced to 7x24h. For Indonesian travellers coming from any of the banned nationalities, then the mandatory quarantine is 14x24h.

This new regulation was announced by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, during a virtual press conference related to PPKM, on Monday (3/1/2022). “It was decided that mandatory quarantine will be reduced from 14 days to 10 days, and from 10 days to 7 days,” said Luhut. Luhut added that as of 3 January 2021, 152 cases of the Omicron variant were in Indonesia, as 34 people have fully recovered.

And by 4 January 2022, the Indonesian government has added France to the temporary list of banned countries from visiting the country.

List of banned nationalities entering Indonesia due to the Pandemic

  1. Angola
  2. Botswana
  3. Denmark
  4. Eswatini
  6. Lesotho
  7. Malawi
  8. Mozambique
  9. Namibia
  10. Norway
  11. South Africa
  12. United Kingdom (UK)
  13. Zambia
  14. Zimbabwe

Passport holders from the countries mentioned above or who have had travel history to those countries will not be able to apply for a visa and fly to Indonesia until further notice.

Still, at the same virtual press conference, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto said, the government would re-adjust the list of foreign countries whose residents are prohibited from entering Indonesia. He also mentioned that there’s a chance the list of banned countries previously set will continue to grow, responding to the global situation of Omicron spread worldwide.

Traveling to Indonesia:

International travellers with passports that are not on the list are still allowed to enter Indonesia with a Visit Visa, fully vaccinated, and following the quarantine protocols.