The Indonesian government has resumed its Visa on Arrival program and relaxed COVID-19 entry rules.

Key Points:

  • As of Sept. 15, Indonesian authorities have resumed the Visa on Arrival program for nationals of 86 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, India, the U.S. and most of the EU.
  • To be qualify for Visa on Arrival, nationals of eligible countries must:
    • Have a passport with at least six months of validity.
    • Pay the Visa on Arrival fee of 500,000 IDR.
    • Have a ticket that indicates the date of departure from Indonesia.
    • Have other relevant documents as requested by the country’s COVID-19 task force.
  • Travelers who are eligible for a visa exemption or the Visa on Arrival program can enter Indonesia for certain reasons other than tourism, including business meetings, the purchasing of goods, government duties and transit to another country. Business meeting may be permitted in some instances.

Additional Information: Travelers who are fully vaccinated no longer have to take a PCR test upon arrival or have COVID-19 insurance coverage to enter the country. Travelers who are not fully vaccinated must take a PCR test upon arrival and wait for a negative result at a designated hotel.

BAL Analysis: Foreign nationals who plan to use the Visa on Arrival program should check with local immigration authorities before traveling to Indonesia as some do not allow Visa on Arrival travelers to participate in business meetings. The response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop, and BAL will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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