Indonesia or Bali entry requirements 2023
These are the up to date entry requirements for Bali and Indonesia 2023.
Last updated on 14 January 2023
In order to enter Indonesia, you need a passport (not a temporary passport or travel document). Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months at the date of entry to Indonesia.
Travelers starting from the age of 18 years need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (min. 2 doses). Vaccinations must have been given minimum 14 days prior to departure. For Johnson&Johnson, Sputnik V and Convidecia, one dose is considered fully vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccination certificate must be written in English besides the language of the country of origin and has to be shown in physical or digital form to the authorities.
Children of 0-17 years old are not required to show COVID-19 vaccination proof.
A traveler 18 years or older, who was confirmed positive for COVID-19 but has recently recovered (within 3 months) and been declared inactive to transmit COVID-19 is allowed to enter as long as they can show a doctor’s certificate from the government hospital or Ministry of Health of the country of departure, which states that the person concerned is inactive to transmit COVID-19 or a COVID-19 recovery certificate. However, in this case, you must be at least once vaccinated.
Unless you are below 18 years old, a holder of a diplomatic or official residence permit or a holder of a limited residence permit card (KITAS) or a permanent residence card (KITAP), you can enter Indonesia unvaccinated ONLY if you have a doctor’s certificate from the government hospital of the country of your departure, stating that you are unable to participate in the COVID-19 vaccination due to a special health condition or a comorbid disease.
You need to have the Satusehat app (formerly known as PeduliLindungi) installed on your phone before departure to Indonesia. Nowadays it is not regularly checked anymore, but some airlines might still want to see it upon departure.
Return- or onward flight ticket (important)
At check-in for your flight to Indonesia, your airline might require proof of a return or onward ticket from Indonesia. Depending on your visa and the airline you are using, the return- or onward ticket should be within 30 days of your entry into Indonesia (Visa On Arrival) or within 60 days of entry into Indonesia (B211A). You might also be asked for the ticket upon entering Indonesia.
Customs Declaration (important)
You can either fill in the form upon arrival at the airport or save time by filling out the online form before departure. After finalizing this process, you will receive a QR code. On arrival in Indonesia, please show this QR code to customs officials.
Health check upon arrival (occasionally)
Upon arrival, international travelers may be required to undergo a health check related to COVID-19 symptoms (body temperature/blood oxygen saturation check). If you have no COVID-19 related symptoms and your body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius, you can continue with your travel plans. These checks have become very rare since end of 2022.
If you have COVID-19 related symptoms and/or your body temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius, you are required to undergo an RT-PCR test at your own expense. In this case, you might be required to wait for the test result at your accommodation without any interaction with other people. If your result is negative, you can continue with your travel plans. If your result is positive and you have no symptoms or your symptoms are mild, you will carry out your isolation at a centralized quarantine accommodation at your own expense.
Previous requirements (2020-2022) - no longer required
Many people are checking the requirement for PCR-test, health insurance or travel insurance etc. when visiting Indonesia. Many websites are still not updated. We are listing these outdated requirements for the sake of completeness. Please understand that the following points are no longer required.
Negative RT-PCR test result
You no longer need to do a RT-PCR test before departure to Indonesia. Please note that this regulation might change if the amount of positive cases in Indonesia increases significantly.
Quarantine (no longer required)
Currently there is no quarantine requirement for fully vaccinated (min. 2 doses) international travelers. Travelers below 18 years old follow the quarantine requirements of their parents/caregivers/travel companion.
Health- / Travel Insurance (no longer required)
You no longer need to show proof of health- or travel insurance in English language that covers COVID-19 treatment and is valid for the entire duration of your stay in Indonesia.