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What to know about travelling from Australia to Indonesia during COVID-19

The latest on quarantine status, COVID-19 vaccine and test requirements and local restrictions for Australians travelling to Indonesia.

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From Bali to Jakarta, and everything in between, Indonesia is a popular destination for Australian travellers for both business and beaches.

Plans to open the Indonesian border to Aussies were set to go ahead on 22 February 2021. However, borders still remain closed and there’s been no mention of a reopening date.

Only those with specific exemptions can enter from Australia at the moment; read on to see if you qualify and what you need to do before you take off for Indonesia.

Can I travel from Australia to Indonesia?

Indonesia has its borders closed to foreign nationals, including those from Australia, though it is permitting entry to high-level government officials and those with work or permanent residency permits. Specifically:
  • A diplomatic visa
  • Official Residence Permit
  • Limited Stay Permit (KITAS)
  • Permanent Stay Permit (KITAP)
  • Permit holders belonging to the travel corridor arrangement (TCA scheme)
  • Aircrew

Latest information for Indonesia

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When can I travel to Indonesia? When will the Indonesia borders open?

There's no set date on when borders to Indonesia will reopen to Australian visitors.

The ban on international arrivals from Australia was set to be lifted on 22 February 2021 but it has now been extended. A new date is yet to be released.

We'll update this article for Australian travellers when we know more.

COVID-19 statistics in Indonesia vs Australia

Are there any exemptions for travelling to Indonesia?

Yes, Indonesian citizens are allowed to return from Australia. When they do, they must:
  • immediately take a COVID-19 test (They will not be charged for this test.)
  • Quarantine for five days as they wait for their results.

Other exemptions for travel from Australia are being made for high-level government officials with a diplomatic visa, aircrew and anyone belonging to the travel corridor arrangement scheme.

Can I travel to Indonesia if I'm a permanent resident or citizen?

Permanent residents who hold a KITAS or KITAP permit are also allowed to travel back to Indonesia from Australia.

What are the entry requirements for Indonesia coming from Australia?

Do I need a permit to enter Indonesia?

Yes, all non-citizens must hold an eligible permit or visa to be allowed into Indonesia from Australia.

On top of this, all travellers from Australia, including Indonesian citizens, must also complete an electronic health awareness card (e-HAC) before departure and present the QR code which is generated for you on arrival in Indonesia to be permitted to enter.

You can access the e-HAC here.

Do I need proof I've had a vaccine to travel?

No proof of a vaccine is required to enter Indonesia from Australia at this time.

Do I need proof I've had a negative test before departing for Indonesia?

Yes, all arrivals into Indonesia from Australia must provide a health certificate confirming a negative COVID-19 PCR result. This must be no older than 72 hours prior to your departure from Australia for Indonesia and must be written in English.

Frequently asked questions about travelling from Australia to Indonesia:

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