The Government continues to follow closely WHO situation report on the spread of Coronavirus.
The Indonesian government has suspended its visa exemption policy for the short-stay visit, visa-on-arrival and diplomatic/service visa-free facilities for all countries, for a period of 1 month starting on 20 March 2020 00.00 (GMT +7).
All foreigners/travelers who wish to visit Indonesia must obtain a visa from Indonesian missions in accordance with the purpose of their visit. Upon submission, applicants must provide a health certificate issued by relevant health authorities from their respective countries.
In addition, a number of country-specific policies are as follows:
First, measures for visitors from China remain in effect, in accordance with the Statement of the Minister for Foreign Affairs on 2 February 2020 and the Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 7 of 2020.
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.
Third, deny entry or transit to Indonesia for visitors/travelers who have travelled to the following countries, in the last 14 days:
h. United Kingdom
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.
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 travelers 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.
These measures are temporary and shall be evaluated pursuant to further development.
In the approximately two weeks since President Joko Widodo announced the first two confirmed cases, Indonesia has recorded the second highest mortality rate in the world: 8.37 percent, or 19 of its 227 confirmed cases. 12 in Jakarta, 2 in Central Java and 1 fatality each in Bali, Banten, West Java, East Java and North Sumatra.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park (TNBTS) Agency has temporarily closed Mount Bromo for tourist from March 19 to 31.