Quarantine in Indonesia – All you need to know!

In this post you will find all the details and procedures regarding the quarantine when arriving in Indonesia. Remember that right now you need a Visa to enter Indonesia.
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Quarantine in Indonesia – All you need to know!

Introduction to Quarantine in Jakarta

Since the pandemic started in 2020, the Indonesian government has only allowed airports in the capital Jakarta to be opened to accept all international flights.

When you land in Jakarta, you must first quarantine before you are allowed to continue your journey to other cities in Indonesia.

Quarantine when you enter another country in this pandemic season has become an official government regulation to protect yourself and others from the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Quarantine rules and regulations in each country are different.

5 days and 4 nights / 3 days and 2 night Quarantine

Regarding the new regulations issued by Mr. Luhut Binsar Panjaitan as the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs on 14 February 2022: the 3-day quarantine is only for foreigners and Indonesian citizens who have received the COVID-19 booster vaccine or advanced doses.

If you have already received two doses of vaccines, you need to be quarantined for 5 days and 4 nights, and 3 days and 2 nights if you have received the third vaccine or booster.

Enter Indonesia with a B211A Business Visa

If you hold a B211A Business Visa, you can enter Indonesia from your country to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Jakarta or Sam Ratulangi International Airport Manado and do quarantine in Jakarta or Manado.

Enter Indonesia with a Tourist Visa

With a Tourist Visa, you can enter Indonesia from your country to Ngurah Rai International Airport Bali, Soekarno-Hatta International Airport Jakarta, International Haji Fisabillilah Airport Tanjung Pinang, and International Hang Nadim Airport Batam, You can do quarantine in those 4 cities where you landed. After you finish quarantine, you can stay or travel anywhere during your stay in Indonesia.

Book your Quarantine Hotel in Indonesia in advance

If you have plans to travel to Indonesia, we recommend that you book a hotel room in advance before you depart to Indonesia. You have to be able to show the booking confirmation from the hotel quarantine to immigration staff at the Indonesian airports upon your arrival.

To book your quarantine in Jakarta you can check this official website for your reference quarantinehotelsjakarta but if you wish to be quarantined in Bali (only for Tourist Visa holders) you may check this official link of Disparda (Bali Government Tourism Office)

Strict Vaccination policy to enter Indonesia / Bali

All foreigners who plan to enter Indonesia must exhibit a certificate showing full vaccination (1 or 2 doses depending on the brand) that can be verified using barcode, according to the latest regulations issued on July 5, 2021.

If you haven’t received the vaccine yet, please register yourself to be vaccinated immediately, because the Indonesian Government doesn’t provide free vaccines for foreigners who hold a B211A Business Visa.

Free Vaccines can be given to foreigners who hold multiple entry Indonesian KITAS, such as Working KITAS, Investor KITAS, Family KITAS or Retirement KITAS.

PCR test results that are negative, but still valid for a maximum of 3 x 24 hours before your departure time, will still be required.

What should you prepare before you arrive?

eHAC application

Before you fly to Indonesia, we recommend that you download and fill out the eHAC (Indonesia Health Alert Card) form by downloading PeduliLindungi Apps and setting up your account.

You can download the PeduliLindungi app via Google Playstore or the Appstore. Just enter the keyword “PeduliLindungi”.

If you have a problem with E-HAC, you can fill it in at Jakarta Airport and ask for help from the officer in Jakarta Airport for filling E-HAC..

IMEI registration

Also, make sure you register your IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) when you arrive at Indonesia Airport (Jakarta, Bali, Batam, or Tanjung Pinang).

When you arrive at Soekarno Hatta International Airport, you can find the directions where the IMEI can be registered. The importance of registering the IMEI of your mobile phone is so that you can use a local telephone card while you are in Indonesia.

From the airport to your hotel

The transfer from the airport to the hotel has become a FREE service offered by all hotels with quarantine facilities.

If you are going to book a quarantine hotel, make sure to inquire about this service.

Leave your passport at the reception

Based on the latest regulation from the Indonesian COVID-19 Response Acceleration Task Force, guests who are undergoing the mandatory quarantine stay at an appointed hotel, are now required to deposit their passports with the Hotel Representative at the airport.

Your passport will be kept in safe at the reception of your hotel.

Please keep the receipt from your passport deposit to collect your passport upon check out from the hotel.

PCR Test during quarantine in Indonesia

According to current regulations, when checking in to the hotel, a PCR test (the first) is immediately carried out and the second PCR will be carried out one day before check out.

We make sure the clearance letter and PCR results are issued on the next day before your check out time.

Please remember, even though you have received a second vaccine or even a booster in your country, you still have to do a PCR test, because on your way to Indonesia you are still at risk of being infected and transmitting it to other people who have not been vaccinated.

Sharing a hotel room during quarantine

If you are traveling with your family (spouse and children), you can quarantine in 1 room, you must choose rooms with 2 bedrooms and semi apartments with balconies. The price includes breakfast, lunch and dinner packages for 4 people, if your children want a simple menu specially for children, you can order from room service.

For those who are traveling with a partner or friend, you can also quarantine in the same room, as long as you both fly on the same plane.

If you come on a different flight, you will have to quarantine in separate rooms.

Meals during quarantine in Jakarta

For those of you who have dietary restrictions or special menus, be sure to check with the hotel you are going to book in advance whether they can fulfill your special menu. We recommend that you book a hotel with a 5-Stars Type category, because based on the experience of our clients, only 5-Stars hotels can fulfill special menus with dietary restrictions.

But if you only have simple dietary restrictions, you can write down what foods you avoid to the hotel when you make a room reservation.

Ordering food from outside the hotel using the Gofood or Grab Food application is strictly not allowed during the quarantine period. If you want to order food outside the quarantine package, you can order it from room service.

Likewise, if you need a microwave, please note that not all of hotels provide it in every room. You can ask the room service at the hotel for help if you need a microwave to heat your food.

Wi-Fi Speed

For those of you who still have to work during the quarantine period, you can use the Wi-Fi provided in each room.

Almost all hotels in the Budget category provide free Wi-Fi with speeds of 2 – 5 Mbps per room. If you need a faster Wi-Fi, we recommend that you book a 5 star hotel from our partner hotels, because on average they provide Wi-Fi with a speed of 10 – 25 Mbps for each room.

Police guard during quarantine

During quarantine, you are not allowed to leave your room even to the swimming pool.

Police/guard officers will be on guard 24 hours on each floors of the hotel that are not equipped with CCTV, while hotels with CCTV will be monitored from security rooms.

We strongly recommend that you comply with the quarantine regulations that have been set by the hotel because if caught by the officers, the hotel where you are staying in will be removed from the list of quarantine hotels approved by the Government.

Quarantine period is over, you are free to go!

On the last day of quarantine, you can check out of the hotel if your second PCR test result is negative. For those of you who already book a flight to other cities, ask your hotel to arrange transportation for you to the airport.

You also can use an online taxi such as GrabCar or GoCar. As for those who will remain in Jakarta, you are allowed to go to your residence using an online taxi or be picked up by your friends or family.

If your second PCR test result is positive, you will be immediately picked up by the nearest designated hospital ambulance and will be treated there at your own expense (according to the 3 statement letters that you have signed when applying for a B211A Business Visa).

Meanwhile, for Indonesian students abroad who are undergoing quarantine due to returning to Indonesia, if the results of the second PCR test are positive, they will be taken and treated to a designated hospital and the cost of treatment is borne by the Indonesian Government.

Running away from quarantine

Running away (video from Immigration Indonesia) while undergoing a health quarantine process according to the protocol for the arrival of people from abroad in a pandemic condition like this is a criminal act and the punishment for the perpetrator is deportation to the country of origin.

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