Protocol Covid 19 Prevent Omicron Variant – Indonesia Policy

Protocol Covid 19 Prevent Omicron Variant – The Indonesian government decided to extend the quarantine period for foreigners and Indonesian citizens from abroad. Previously from 7 days to 10 days according to SE No. 23/2021. The impact is caused by Omicron Variant (B.1.1.529) from South Africa and Botswana, so the regulation is to prevent further spread of transmission.

The rules take effect on Friday (03/12) at 00:01 and are continuously being evaluated. In addition, immigration also issued the rule contained in SE No. IMI-0270.GR.01.01/2021. What are the contents of the rules? Check out the full explanation.

The latest protocol Covid-19

Based on international travel during the pandemic, must follow the latest rules SE No. 23/2021, including

Temporarily closing the entry of Foreign Citizens (WNA)

Either directly or in transit in a foreign country, who have lived or visited within 7 – 10 days from the country/region with the following criteria:

  1. Confirmed community transmission of new variants of SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529: South Africa and Botswana.
  2. Countries/territories that are geographically close to the country of transmission of community transmission of new variant B.1.1.529 cases significantly: Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini, and Lesotho.

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International travelers with the status of Indonesian Citizens (WNI)

Allowed to enter Indonesia while still following strict health protocols as stipulated by the Government (self-quarantine for 7 – 10 days) and provides PCR test.

New Rules for Immigrants to Indonesia

SE No. IMI-0270.GR.01.01/2021 (Immigration Directorate) regarding temporary restrictions on foreigners to enter Indonesian territory:

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Temporary Refusal

Enter the territory of Indonesia for foreigners who have lived and visited South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, UK, Norway, Denmark and France within 7 – 10 days before entering the territory of Indonesia.

Temporary Suspension of Granting Visit Visas and Limited Stay Visas

Especially for citizens of South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Angola, UK, Norway, Denmark and France.