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Updated 16 November 2022

With lush paradise islands, mighty volcanoes, ancient rainforests and diverse cultures, Indonesia may very well be one of the world’s most enigmatic archipelago. Thanks to its sheer size comprised of thousands of islands, Indonesia is an exciting destination that never ceases to amaze and impress.

Emiratis looking to visit Indonesia must naturally familiarize themselves with the latest travel guidelines and restrictions on travelling to Indonesia from the UAE.

Can I travel to Indonesia from the UAE?

Yes. Even though Indonesia has annulled the red list and allowed international travel to recommence to the Island of Bali and the Riau Islands, there is still a travel restriction in place to prevent the further spread of the virus.

Who can enter Indonesia right now?

International travellers are currently allowed to visit Bali, including UAE residents. 

The Indonesian government now allows entry without quarantine and Visa on Arrival (VoA) for inbound travellers to Bali. This rule applies to the inbound travellers from 43 countries, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Uni Arab Emirates, and Australia. Please note that they will need to be fully vaccinated and present a negative COVID-19 test prior to their arrival.

Upon arrival, they will need to undergo another test at the airport, including a body temperature check. If they test positive, they are required to isolate in a hotel or hospital and they will need to do another test on the third day of their quarantine.

Indonesia entry regulations

Below are the entry regulations for all international travellers who wish to enter Indonesia:

  • All foreign travellers (foreign nationals) who will enter the territory of the Republic of Indonesia shall adjust their travel documents to ensure compliance with the provisions regarding the foreign travellers allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia, which include Covid-19 vaccination certificates, RT-PCR examination provisions, quarantine period, and the use of PeduliLindungi application.
  • A passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of the visit.
  • A visa if the traveller is not an Indonesian citizen or from one of the 43 countries listed above eligible for a visa-on-arrival.
  • Proof of full vaccination, including booster shot.
  • Upon arrival at the entry points, travellers must undergo a COVID-19 symptom check, including a body temperature check, with the following conditions :
    • If there is no symptom of COVID-19 and body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius, travellers will not be required to undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival
    • If there is any symptom of COVID-19 or body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius: travellers will be required to undergo an RT-PCR examination upon arrival.
  • If you have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 a maximum of 30 days before departure and you have been declared inactive in transmitting COVID-19, an exception is made from the obligation to show a COVID-19 vaccination card/certificate and a negative RT-PCR result before departure on condition that you agree to a PCR upon arrival and attach a doctor’s certificate or COVID-19 recovery certificate from the Government Hospital of the country of departure or the ministry that carries out government affairs in the health sector in the country of departure stating that the person concerned is no longer actively transmitting COVID-19.

Visa requirement

Below are the current types of visas and stay permits allowing foreign nationals to enter Indonesia.

  • Visa on arrival (VoA)
  • Visitor visas, including but not limited to:
    • ​​211 A Visa: ​​​​This visa includes tourist, emergency, business, film, medical visit, official visit, yachters and G20 or the 144th International Parliamentary Union (IPU) meetings.
    • 211B Visa: This visa includes foreign workers on probation.
  • Limited stay visa, including but not limited to:
    • C312 Visa (work visa)
    • C313 Visa(1-year foreign investment projects in Indonesia)
    • C314 Visa (2-year foreign investment projects in Indonesia)
    • C316 Visa (educational visits)
    • C317 Visa (family reunification)​

Please note that the Visa On Arrival (VoA) is allowed now following the lifting of the quarantine restriction.

Visa on Arrival (VOA)

Recently the Indonesian government allowed all inbound travellers from 67 countries below to get Visa on Arrival (VoA):

  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Austria
  4. Bahrain
  5. Belarus
  6. Belgium
  7. Bosnia
  8. Bulgaria
  9. Brazil
  10. Brunei
  11. Cambodia
  12. Canada
  13. China
  14. Czech Republic
  15. Denmark
  16. Egypt
  17. Estonia
  18. Finland
  19. France
  20. Germany
  21. Greece
  22. Hong Kong
  23. Hungary
  24. India
  25. Ireland
  26. Italy
  27. Japan
  28. Jordan
  29. Kuwait
  30. Laos
  31. Latvia
  32. Lithuania
  33. Luxembourg
  34. Malta
  35. Malaysia
  36. Mexico
  37. Morocco
  38. Myanmar
  39. Netherlands
  40. Herzegovina New Zealand
  41. Norway
  42. Oman
  43. Peru
  44. Philippines
  45. Poland
  46. Portugal
  47. Russia
  48. Saudi Arabia
  49. Serbia
  50. Seychelles
  51. Singapore
  52. Slovakia
  53. Slovenia
  54. South Africa
  55. South Korea
  56. Spain
  57. Sweden
  58. Switzerland
  59. Taiwan
  60. Thailand
  61. Tunisia
  62. Turkey
  63. UAE
  64. UK
  65. Ukraine
  66. USA – America
  67. Vietnam

All travellers from the countries mentioned above are subject to these conditions below to acquire their Visa on Arrival (VoA):

  • Must be fully vaccinated or have received a booster
  • Have a negative PCR test result before departure
  • Proof of payment of hotel bookings for a minimum of four days in Bali
  • Have health insurance that guarantees COVID-19 treatment according to the provisions
  • Undergo another PCR test at the arrival gate of Bali
  • Travellers with negative results may explore the Island of the Gods, whereas those with positive results are required to undergo isolation at the hotel and take another PCR test on the third day
  • Negative PCR test results on the third day mean the travellers can continue their travels on the fourth day
  • Elderly overseas travellers who are tested positive and have comorbidities will be immediately hospitalized

How to obtain the Bali VoA?

The Indonesian government has announced that foreign visitors who want to visit Indonesia must download the Electronic Visa on Arrival application. The only thing needed is for foreigners to register their visa requests on the molina.imigration.go.id website. They can then immediately use a credit card or debit card with the Visa, Mastercard, or JCB logo to make payments online after that.

Following payment, the officer will verify the e-VOA application, and if authorized, will send it to foreigners via the application. Additionally, when entering Indonesian territory, foreigners only need to download the authorized e-VOA and present it at the immigration checkpoint.

By luring tourists or the upper class from different countries, global talent, and billionaire business people to come and develop their investments and businesses in Indonesia, the e-VOA service is anticipated to welcome more opportunities for foreign nationals who have the potential to enter the country and support the tourism industry, increase foreign investment, and create jobs.

Visa on arrival for 30 days and non-extendable will cost Rp 500.000 or USD 34,70 and it will be available to all regions in Indonesia. You can check for the details of visa prices here.

B211A visit visa (tourism visa)

While there are various types of visit visas, those looking to travel to Bali for the purpose of tourism need only to obtain the B211A visa for tourism. The B211A visa is a single visit e-visa valid for 60 days and is extendable for a maximum of four times. Each extension allows you to stay for an extra 30 days.

Please note, however, that while the B211A visa is an e-visa and can be obtained online, actually applying for the e-visa requires you to enlist the services of an Indonesian visa agent who will apply on your behalf and act as your sponsor.

Applying for the B211A visa requires the following:

  • a scanned copy of your passport
  • a coloured passport size photograph
  • proof of at least one vaccination dose
  • your bank statement in the form of a PDF file. Account balance must show at least USD 1,500
  • valid travel insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 25,000

The entire process usually takes 10 working days. The visa fee is USD 50.

Flights from the UAE to Indonesia

Emirates Airline is currently servicing daily direct route flights from Dubai to Jakarta and Denpasar.  Etihad Airways also provides daily flights from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta.

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