News: Visa-free entry for 9 countries, Visa on Arrival now available at more airports, no more PCR Test at the airport upon arrival

6th April 2022

Indonesia has announced several major changes for Bali and Indonesia, effective 6th of April.

In a nutshell:
Visa Free Entry Available for 9 nationalities, and Visa on Arrival facilities now available.  NO MORE mandatory PCR test upon arrival at the airport for fully vaccinated travellers. The international airports in Jakarta, Surabaya, Makassar, Medan, Manado, Yogyakarta.

Reference: Official statement letter (SATGAS) No. 17

Very Good news for Bali: Visiting Bali and Indonesia just got a bit easier

1. Following nationalities DO NOT NEED A VISA and can stay 30 days (FREE-visa entry – not extendable)

Brunei Myanmar
Cambodia Philippines
Malaysia Singapore
Laos Thailand
  • Tourism purpose only
  • Single Entry only
  • valid 30 days
  • cannot be extended
  • If you wish to stay longer than 30 days, you have the option to get a visa on arrival that can be extended once for 30 days
  • If you wish to stay longer than 60days you would need a B211A Visa

2. Following nationalities can obtain a Visa on Arrival, VoA

Argentina New Zealand
Australia Norway
Belgium Philippines
Brazil Poland
Brunei Qatar
Cambodia Saudi Arabia
Canada Seychelles
China Singapore
Denmark South Africa
Finland South Korea
France Spain
Germany Sweden
Hungary Switzerland
India Taiwan
Italy Thailand
Japan Tunisia
Laos Turkey
Malaysia UAE
Mexico UK
Myanmar USA
Netherlands Vietnam
  • Tourism purpose visa
  • Single Entry only
  • Now available for travellers from 40+ nationalities (PASSPORT not residency). See list below
  • Purchase in the arrival hall before queuing at the immigration counters
  • Your passport needs to be valid at least another 6 months
  • Show Return Ticket

3. Following international airports now offer the Visa on Arrival facilities

  • Bali, Denpasar
  • Jakarta
  • Makassar
  • Manado
  • Medan
  • Surabaya

4. Vaccination Requirements & no more PCR test at the airport upon arrival for fully vaccinated travellers

Flow at the airport:
Body temp check & Covid symptoms check. If the travellers show symptoms and/or their body temp is over than 37,5.Celius; they must take PCR test at the airport and wait for the negative test result in their accommodation.

  • 1 dose vaccinated travellers undergo 5 days quarantine in CHSE hotels
  • 2-3 doses vaccinated travellers are free to continue their trip
  • Kids below 18 yo. Following the vaccination status of their parents/ guardian
  • Travelers with comorbidity diseases must show a medical statement letter
  • For the travellers who had to take a PCR test at the airport (recovered or showing symptoms): If the result of the PCR test is positive with mild symptoms, the travellers must isolate at hotels or other facilities appointed by the government.
  • Travelers show severe symptoms must be treated in appointed hospitals.

5. COVID recovery

To those who got infected with Covid within 30 days before departure, and can show an official letter that they are not contagious anymore (recovery certificate), are exempted to show vaccine certificate & negative PCR test.

But they still are required to undergo PCR test upon arrival at Indonesia airports!