Bali has suspended its visa on arrival and visa exemption program. The Indonesian Government has announced strict new measures to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus (co-vid-19).
All foreigners/travelers who wish to visit Indonesia must obtain a visa from Indonesian missions in accordance with the purpose of their visit.
The official announcement from the Indonesian government reads:
“The Indonesian government has suspended its visa exemption policy for short-stay visit, visa-on-arrival and diplomatic/service visa-free facilities for all countries, for a period of 1 month”
These measures will take effect on Friday 20 March at 00.00 Western Indonesia Time (GMT+7)
Official Government Press Conference
“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 health certificate issued by relevant health authorities from their respective countries.”
The statement also reads that Indonesia will “Deny entry or transit to Indonesia for visitors/travelers who have travelled to the following countries, in the last 14 days:
a. Iran; b. Italy; c. Vatican; d. Spain; e. France; f. German; g. Switzerland; h. United Kingdom”
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The Indonesian government has also issued new warnings for its citizens as follow.
“Given the increasing number of countries affected by COVID-19, the Government advises all Indonesian citizens to restrict non-essential outbound travels”
“For Indonesian citizens currently travelling abroad, it is advised to return to Indonesia at the earliest possible time to avoid further travel disruptions.”
Indonesia has recorded 172 cases with 5 deaths as of March 18th, 2020.
Official Government Source: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
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