International Travel During Covid-19 Pandemic in Indonesia
Previously, The National Task Force for COVID-19 handling in Indonesia has released Circular Note No. 8 2021 on February 9. An addendum of said Circular Note is officially released on July 4 and will come into effect on July 6, 2021. The background of the commencement of Addendum is due to the high counts of transmitted cases of Virus SARS- CoV-2 and new variants of the Virus (known as Alpha, Beta, Delta, and Gamma) in Indonesia, it is imperative for the Government to add particular regulations upon International travels for those intending to enter into Indonesia.
The scope of this Addendum is the same as the original Circular Note in which for international travelers. Several changes and additions can be found in the health protocols in this newly enforced regulation, such changes shall apply to all international travelers.
The summary of changes is as follow :
1. All international travel during Covid-19 pandemic both of Indonesian Citizen or Foreign Citizen is required to follow below conditions :, both of Indonesian Citizen or Foreign Citizen is required to follow below conditions
a. Upon arrival to have re-testing of RT-PCR and required to be in quarantine for 8×24 hours.
b. After 7 days of quarantine, a second RT-PCR test will be performed.
c. If the test result appears negative, the international travelers might leave the quarantine after 8×24 hours and will be confirmed to have completed the quarantine.
d. If the test result appears positive, the international travelers will be medically assisted in the appointed hospital.
2. All international travel During Covid-19 pandemic both of Indonesian Citizen or Foreign Citizen is required to follow below conditions :
a. Indonesian Citizen is to provide vaccination card/certificate (either original or digitally) as proof to have acquired a full and complete dose of COVID-19 Vaccine as a requirement to travel into Indonesia. Foreign Citizen who has not acquired Vaccination in their origin countries will be vaccinated in the quarantine area after the second test of RT- PCR with a negative result.
b. Foreign Citizen is to provide vaccination card/certificate (either original or digitally) as proof to have acquired a full and complete dose of COVID-19 Vaccine as a requirement.
c. Foreign Citizen living in Indonesia and will perform travels either domestically or internationally is required to be vaccinated through the program scheme in accordance to regulated law.
d. The obligation to provide card or certificate of COVID-19 Vaccination (either original or digitally) is excepted for Foreign citizens with diplomatic visa and appointment visa
Pursuing the changes stipulated in Addendum of Circular Note no. 8 of 2021, the steps to travel into Indonesia are as follow :
RT-PCR test requirements for international travelers :
– 3 x 24 hours before departure
– 1 x 24 hour upon arrival
– 7 x 24 hours upon arrival/before completing the 8 x 24 hours of the mandatory quarantine period
As stated previously, the regulation will be applied on July 6th, 2021, and shall remain in force until further notice as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed all related Foreign Missions. Without disregarding the Emergency PPKM of Java-Bali since July 3, the Minister states that the Addendum is to be in sync with the regulations of Emergency PPKM.
Note: DOUBLE M – Summary Addendum of Circular Note No. 8/2021