Author: Nita CJ
I’ve been walking among eggshells recently and trying to watch what comes out of my mouth as the pandemic subject is something so sensitive that when we try to say one thing, it might be interpreted as another. There are so many opinions out there regarding how countries and leaders should tackle the problem; I am not here for it.
I am here for the good news, there are two good news that makes traveling might be possible again in the near future and I am absolutely stoked about it!
On to the first good news!
The Indonesian borders are slowly opening up again with limited quota and strict health protocols in place. As of early November, the immigration published new regulations which allow foreigners to enter the country within certain requirements.
Tourists may come under the e-visa for 60 days and extendable up to 4 times (30 days each) and needs to be sponsored by a legal entity (company, organization, etc) or individually by an Indonesian citizen. A company may sponsor up to 20 people at a time. The other important requirement is a health certificate stating negative PCR test result should be presented upon entering the Indonesian border.
The full regulation was published in an interactive PDF which I think is a great tool created by the government. If you’d like to download the file, click here to access it. Disclaimer: it’s only available in Indonesian so you might need to manually translate the content if you can’t speak Indonesian.