Indonesian officials have confirmed that the Covid-19 vaccine will be an entry requirement for international visitors by July 6th 2021.
The Maritime and Investment Minister, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan confirmed that upon arrival international visitors are required to show Covid-19 vaccine documents in order to gain entry into Indonesia, including Bali during the implementation of the emergency partial lockdown. “Apart from a negative PCR test, international visitors are required to be fully vaccinated in order to gain entry into our border.” said the Spokesman of Maritime and Investment Minister, Jodi Mahardi on Sunday (4/7).
Despite the new policy, officials will still give an exception for certain expats who plan to enter the Indonesian border without a Covid-19 vaccine document. “We have a few exceptions for certain people such as international government officials who have diplomatic relations with us.” Mahardi added. He also mentioned that both expats and Indonesian citizens who plan to enter the Indonesian border are required to undergo 8 days of quarantine at the government facilities.
This quarantine policy that was recently updated by the Health Minister was initiated to prevent creating new clusters of Covid-19 transmissions, especially with the new virus variants such as Delta and Alpha which have an incubation period of 4 days. Each person is required to get tested two times, the first is when they arrive at the airport, the other one is on day seven of their quarantine period before finally gaining entry into public areas.