Indonesia: Coronavirus - Government measures on passenger transport


​published on 19 March 2020 | reading time approx. 2 minutes


In response to Covid-19, the Indonesian Foreign Minister issued a statement on additional government measures concerning the movement of persons to and from Indonesia.
Source: Official Page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs



The government continues to pay close attention to WHO’s situation report regarding the development  of Covid-19. Considering the increasing number of countries infected with Covid-19, the government strongly urges these following matters:


1. All Indonesian citizens should limit non-essential outbound travels except for urgent matters which absolutely cannot be postponed. Citizens who are currently traveling abroad are expected to return immediately to Indonesia before experiencing further flight difficulties. Furthermore, due to restriction policies for travelers that has been enacted by numerous countries, all Indonesian citizens are requested to keep a close watch on information about traffic policies in such countries through “Safe Travel”, a mobile app launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs available on iOS and Android, or contact the hotline of the nearest Indonesian representative.

2. Regarding visa exemption policy, the government has decided on a 1 (one) month suspension of Visa Free Arrival (BVK), Visa on Arrival, and Free Diplomatic/Service Visa facilities for all countries. Therefore, every foreigners intending to visit Indonesia are required to have a Visa from an Indonesian Representative in accordance with the purpose of the visit. During the visa application process, a medical certificate issued by health authorities in each respective countries must be attached.

3. Special travel and immigration policies are applied for each following countries:


a. Policies related to the People’s Republic of China are still valid according to the statement of Minister of Foreign Affairs dated 2 February 2020 and Minister of Law and Human Rights Regulation Number 7 of 2020 concerning Visa and Stay Permit Granting in Efforts to Prevent Covid-19 Outbreak;

b. Policies related to South Korea (Daegu City and Gyeongsangbuk-do Province)’s policy is still in accordance with Minister of Foreign Affair’s statement dated 5 March 2020;

c. Migrants or travelers who within the last 14 days visited Iran, Italy, Vatican, Spanish, France, German, Switzerland, and England are not permitted to enter or transit to Indonesia.


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