COVID-19: New travel measures for certain foreign nationals announced

18 Feb 21

INDONESIA

IMPACT – HIGH

The Indonesian government has announced new travel measures for foreign nationals with valid visas/permits and those who work in certain jobs.

Key Points:

  • Foreign nationals holding the following visas or permits will be allowed to enter Indonesia through designated immigration checkpoints after undergoing the required health protocol procedures:
    • Temporary stay permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay permit (ITAP).
    • Electronic Visa (E-visa).
  • The same is true for foreign nationals working in the following roles:
    • Medical, food and humanitarian aid workers.
    • Crew members.
    • Foreign nationals working at vital strategic projects, vital national objects, or strategic national projects.
  • Foreign nationals in these job categories will be required to obtain a letter of recommendation from the relevant ministry/institution in Indonesia to be presented to the Immigration officer upon arrival.

Additional Information: Foreign nationals who have extended their visitor stay permit four times without exceeding 180 days, and ITAS holders who are not eligible to apply for a renewal ITAS are required to apply for a new stay permit through the onshore E-visa process. They will not be required to attach their reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) results to their application, but will be required to attach a declaration stating that they will undergo treatment at their own expense if they contract COVID-19 during their stay in Indonesia.

Analysis & Comments: The response to COVID-19 continues to develop, and Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Please check Deloitte’s COVID-19 Digital Map, available here, for information on travel restrictions and immigration changes in other countries.

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