Indonesia has reopened its borders to foreign tourists and, as of December 2023, has dropped all proof of vaccination requirements.
Sayyan Point, Ubud, Bali © Travelhappy
As of December 2023, Indonesia has dropped all Covid requirements for tourists to enter the country. No proof of vaccination is required. No proof of travel insurance is required either. No proof of vaccination is required to board domestic flights in Indonesia either.
Before you fly to Indonesia, remember your passport needs to have six months validity and two blank pages otherwise you may be refused entry into the country. Officially you are also required to have proof of your return flight for departing Indonesia, although this is rarely requested to be seen by immigration officials.
Indonesia Visa On Arrival – Save Time By Applying Online
Most visitors to Indonesia can get a visa on arrival. You can apply for this online to save you time queuing up in the airport when you arrive. Visit the official Indonesian Immigration site to apply and pay for the evisa. You can apply for 30 days or 60 days. You’ll need a photo of your passport’s data page and a passport photo of yourself to upload to the site.
You will receive an email with a link to a PDF which is your evisa. Make sure you keep a screengrab of the evisa on your phone. Don’t rely on having an internet connection in the airport to download or open it.
When you approach passport control, you may be asked by staff if you have an evisa or a B213 (this the formal name of the tourism visa on arrival). This is because they are checking to make sure you have an evisa or a visa on arrival before you get to the immigration officer. (If you don’t have either, you need to go to the visa on arrival queue and pay for the visa.
At passport control, you may need to show your evisa screengrab as well to the officer.
Indonesian Customs Declaration Form – Submit Online
Once you pass through immigration, you will also be required to fill in an electronic customs declaration form. This has replaced the previous paper forms. You can save time by filling in the customs declaration form online before you leave home up to 3 days before your flight. See the official Indonesian customs site to fill in the customs declaration. Remember to screengrab the QR code it will show you as your receipt. You then show that to customs officers to be scanned before you pass through into the Arrivals area. If you don’t fill in the form online before you leave home, you can simply do it on your phone before you go through customs – there is wifi provided to access and submit the customs form.
Free Visa on Arrival in Indonesia For Some Nationalities
You’re entitled to a visa-free entry if you’re a citizen of one of these countries:
- Brunei Darussalam
Otherwise you buy a visa on arrival in Indonesia or apply online as noted above. It’s around 500,000 IND for a 30 day visa but the cost is dependent on your nationality.
You can use USD, EUR, GBP, JPY and other major currencies in cash to pay as well as Indonesian Rupiah. You can’t use a credit or debit card to pay at the airport visa on arrival counter. You can of course use a credit card to pay for the visa if you apply online.
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