Update: Indonesia reduces mandatory quarantine to 3x24h

5 November 2021

The Indonesia Covid-19 Task Force has changed the mandatory quarantine of international travellers who have received full vaccination from 5×24 hours to 3×24 hours effective 2nd November (2 or 3 nights depending on your time of arrival). Travelers with only one vaccination can now enter but have to quarantine for 5x24h.

All travelers to Indonesia still need to apply for an e-Visa and follow the travel requirements such as PCR upon arrival.

Responding to good progress in handling Covid-19 in Indonesia and specifically in Bali, the government updated Bali’s entry and exit travel requirements.

The Covid-19 Task Force has published an Addendum to Circular Letter Number 20 Year 2021 regarding the implementation of health protocols to International Travellers during the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

Here are the main points on the regulation, which is valid from 2 November 2021 until further notice:

  1. All international travellers who arrive at Jakarta international airport will be re-tested again using the PCR method at their own cost (usually included in the quarantine hotel package, you don|t need to pay at the airport)
  2. Upon arrival, the airport authority will check all your travel documents, including your vaccination certificate, which will determine your quarantine period. Fully vaccinated travellers are now only required to undergo 3×24 hours of mandatory quarantine (previously 5×24 hours). However, those who have only received their first dose of vaccination must undergo 5×24 hours mandatory quarantine.
  3. For those who would undergo 3×24 hours mandatory quarantine, the second PCR will be held on the last day of the quarantine. Meanwhile, for those who are undergoing 5×24 hours mandatory quarantine, the second PCR will be held on the fourth day of the quarantine. If the result comes back negative, you can continue your travel to Bali or other regions in Indonesia.

Earlier on 1 November 2021, Indonesia Minister of Home Affairs, Tito Karnavian, also released The Instruction of the Minister of Home Affairs (Inmendagri) Number 57 of 2021.

  1. Bali and most areas in Java are currently under the enforcement of Covid Restriction PPKM Level-2. Meaning, everything is starting to go back to normal with relaxed regulations compared to the last few months. However, masks are still mandatory to be worn in public spaces, and people are still advised to avoid any gatherings and to maintain a safe distance from other people. Learn other detailed regulations here.
  2. Long-distance domestic travellers in Java-Bali using private cars, motorcycles, airplanes, buses, boats, and trains must have a vaccine card. Antigen test certificates are valid for 1×24 hours at the latest (before departure) and are compulsory for those fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, PCR tests valid for 3×72 hours at the latest (before departure) are mandatory for travellers who had only received their first vaccination.
  3. Travellers under the age of 12 and those with special health conditions who are not eligible to be vaccinated are exempted from showing a vaccine certificate but must have a medical statement from a doctor explaining why they are not eligible to receive the vaccine.
  4. Foreign nationals from the following countries can arrive directly in Bali (or Riau): Bahrain, China, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Norway, France, United Arab Emirates, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Spain and Sweden. They can also access both islands through yachts or cruises.
  5. Other international travellers coming from other countries listed above have to arrive in Jakarta first, and follow quarantine in a Jakarta (list of appointed accommodation by the authority can be found here).
  6. The latest flying requirements to Bali and Riau islands are:
    – Valid visa or other sorts of entrance authorization and stay permit;
    – Negative RT-PCR test results from a sample taken at least 3×24 hours before the flight.
    – COVID-19 vaccination certificate or card (in physical or digital form) as proof of receiving the full vaccination dosage or at least one dose of vaccination.
    – Health insurance with a minimum coverage value of USD 100.000 covering Covid-treatment medical expenses
    – Booking confirmation and payment receipt from the accommodation during the stay in Indonesia.
    – Foreign nationals who have not received vaccination and intend to leave the country (Indonesia), but must travel domestically to reach the exit point for international flights, are exempt from showing their COVID-19 vaccination card/certificate. However, they must not leave the airport area while transiting or waiting for their international flights.