RESTRICTIONS STILL IN PLACE
Travel ban for all foreigners into Indonesia extended to 8 February 2021.
- In view of the new variant COVID-19 strain that was discovered in UK, the COVID-19 Task Force issued Circular No. 2/2021 on Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Circular announced the closure of the country’s borders for foreign visitors, except for diplomats and expatriates from 15 to 25 January 2021. The Circular also stipulated requirements for those that arrive into the country, for example test and quarantine protocols.
- On 21 January 2021, the travel ban for all foreign visitors was extended to 8 February 2021. The travel ban extension is carried out in view of the PPKM extension.
- With the extension of the travel ban, domestic travel activities are being tightened as well. Train travellers are required to undergo an antigen rapid test or RT-PCR test no longer than 72 hours prior to the time of departure and travelling is only permit if a negative result is shown. Random antigen rapid test will be carried out on travellers using land and water transport services.