Travel Advice: Current Situation in Bali & Indonesia for all Travelers

Travel Advice: Current Situation in Bali & Indonesia for all Travelers 

As we move forward into another difficult week, we send our prayers and well wishes to our friends across the globe. The safety of our guests and team are our priority. While our offices are remain open, we are assisting with diverse travel inquiry from all our partners across the continents.

The Government continues to follow closely WHO situation report on the spread of Coronavirus. Given the increasing number of countries affected by COVID-19, the Government advises all Indonesian citizens to restrict non-essential outbound travels.

For any visitors to Indonesia please note that the Indonesian Government has advised that starting this Friday 20th March, foreign visitors from all countries, will not be able to get the Visa Free Arrival and Visa on Arrival as they are suspended for one month. Therefore, every foreigner who will visit Indonesia is required to have a Visa from an Indonesian Representative in accordance with the purpose of the visit. When applying for a visa, you must attach a health certificate issued by the health authority in each country. 

In addition, a number of country-specific policies are as follows: 

  1. First, measures for visitors from China remain in effect, in accordance with the Statement of the Minister for Foreign Affairs on 2 February 2020 (https://kemlu.go.id/portal/id/read/11…) and the Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 7 of 2020 (https://www.imigrasi.go.id/uploads/14…)
  2. Second, measures for visitors from South Korea, Daegu City and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province remain in effect, in accordance with the Statement of the Minister for Foreign Affairs on 5 March 2020 (https://kemlu.go.id/portal/id/read/11…
  3. Third, deny entry or transit to Indonesia for visitors/travellers who have travelled to the following countries, in the last 14 days:

a. Iran;

b. Italy;

c. Vatican;

d. Spain;

e. France;

f. German;

g. Switzerland;

h. United Kingdom

4. Fourth, all visitors/travellers must complete and submit a Health Alert Card to the Port Health Authority upon arrival at Indonesian airports. Should the travel history indicate that a person has travelled to the countries above in the last 14 days, such person may be refused entry to Indonesia.

5. Fifth, for Indonesian citizens who have travelled to the countries above, additional screening shall be carried out by the Port Health Authority upon arrival:

a. If the additional screening shows initial symptoms of Covid-19, a 14-day observation in a government facility will be applied;

b. If no initial symptom is found, a 14-day self-quarantine will be strongly recommended.

The extension of Short Visit Pass for foreign travellers who are currently in Indonesia and have expired shall be conducted in accordance with the Regulation of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights No. 7 of 2020

The extension of Residence Permit for holders of Temporary Stay Permit Card (KITAS)/ Permanent Stay Permit Card (KITAP) and holders of Diplomatic Visa and Service Visa who are currently overseas and will expire, shall be conducted in accordance with the Regulation of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights no.7 of 2020

These measures will take effect on Friday 20 March at 00.00 Western Indonesia Time (GMT+7).

These measures are temporary and shall be evaluated pursuant to further development. Further official updates can be viewed on Indonesian Foreign Minister official page: www.Kemlu.go.id

We will be providing regular updates on our official page and social medias about the situation Indonesia in general. If there is anything we can do to support our guests or travel partners do not hesitate to reach us via email or call. 

With sincere regards, 

Top Indonesia Family 

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