Corona Virus Outbreak Visa Implications for Bali and Indonesia

At the moment there are mainly two topics regarding VISA for Bali and Indonesia you have to know about during the Corona Crisis:

  1. Can I enter Bali or other areas in Indonesia and what do I need to do so?
  2. I am still in Bali but cannot leave the island (and my visa is running out or has run out already)
Bali Immigration office located between Jimbaran and Nusa Dua (MAP Kantor Imigrasi) (Phone: +62 361 8468395).


1.) Travel Ban into Bali and Indonesia

Starting 2. April Indonesia has banned all foreign arrivals until further notice. There is no indication when this restriction will end and therefore when tourists and visitors can enter Indonesia again.

Exceptions are granted for:

  1. Foreigners who hold temporary Stay Permit (KITAS) or permanent Stay Permit (KITAP)
  2. Foreigners who hold Indonesian Diplomatic Visa or Service Visa
  3. Foreigners who hold Indonesian Diplomatic Stay Permit or Service Stay Permit
  4. Medical, food and humanitarian aid support workers
  5. Crews for transportation
  6. People whose travels are associated with essential work for national strategic projects such as infrastructure or construction

Following requirements for exceptions apply:
  1. Provice Health Certificate (in English) issued by your local government's health authority
  2. Foriegners must have stayed for 14 days in areas which are not affected by Corona outbreak before entering (provide immigration stamp or boarding pass as evidence)
  3. Statement of willingness to enter quarantine for 14 days in facilities provided by the Indonesian government


2.) Automatic Stay Permit Extension granted for stranded tourists in Bali

Events like the Corona Crisis, the eruption of the volcano a few years ago, and other "force majeure"-events, naturally might cause travelers to overstay their visas or permits. Usually in these cases, travelers can obtain Emergency Stay Permits. March 24th 2020 through its official social media accounts The Directorate General of Immigration Indonesia has automated the extension process of emergency stay permit for all the stranded foreign travelers in Indonesia.

This regulation has implemented after the immigration offices were overrun by travelers who needed to extend their visa. 

This regulation is valid for foreigners who cannot return to their country due to Covid-19 outbreak, details are as follows:

  1. Applicants do NOT need to come to the immigration office to apply.
  2. There are NO FINES.
  3. Valid only for foreigners who enter Indonesian territory after 5 February 2020.
  4. The Emergency Stay Permit is FREE OF CHARGE.
  5. Automatic means automatic - there is nothing you need to do or to worry about if the above applies to your situation


For visitors who came to Bali or Indonesia before 5 February 2020, you can get a help from our recommended visa agent that you can contact through email on: visa@baliguide.com


Free Entry and Visa on Arrival Suspended

Effective 20. March 2020 (Link to Official Document) The Indonesian government has suspended its visa exemption policy for short-stay visit, visa-on-arrival and diplomatic/service visa-free facilities for all countries, for a period of 1 month.

This means all foreigners/travelers who wish to visit Indonesia and Bali must obtain a visa from Indonesian missions in accordance with the purpose of their visit. Upon submission, applicants must provide health certificate issued by relevant health authorities from their respective countries.
List of Indonesian Embassies and Consulates abroad.

Government Document


Previous Government Policies and Announcements:

 

Regulation of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights no.7 of 2020

Immigration update on CORONAVIRUS issued 28th Feb / Link to Official Document


Temporary travel restriction to enter Indonesian territory for foreign travelers who have been staying in, or transit through mainland China in the previous 14 days.

Emergency Stay Permit will be granted for Chinese Nationals who cannot return to their country due to the unavailability of transport. Application for the Emergency Stay Permit can be submitted to the nearby immigration office.


Full updated Regulations

Updated Immigration regulations on Coronavirus disease(COVID-19) outbreak

Issued on Friday, 28 February2020

Regulation of Minister of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia Number 7 of 2020 on Visa and Stay Permit Granting in Efforts to Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak

Article 2

Visa exemption and visa on arrival are temporarily stopped for foreigners who are have lived and/or visited China within 14 (fourteen) days before entering the Indonesian territory.

Article 3

(1) Visitor visas or temporary stay visas can be granted to any foreigners who apply for the visa at Indonesian missions in China.

(2) Requirements for the visa application are:
a. a not-contracted coronavirus medical statement issued by the local government’s healthauthority(in English), b. the applicants must have stayed for 14 (fourteen) days in areas in China which not affected by coronavirus outbreak, c. statement of willingness to:
1. enter quarantine for 14 (fourteen) days in facilities provided by the Indonesian government, or
2. stop/transit for 14 (fourteen) days in other countries which not affected by coronavirus before entering the Indonesian territory


(3) Requirements for citizens of the People's Republic of China who apply for a visitor visa or temporary stay visa at Indonesian missions in countries which not affected by the coronavirus outbreak are:
a. a not-contracted coronavirus medical statementissued by the local government’s health authority (in English),
b. the applicants must have stayed for 14(fourteen) days inareasin Chinawhich not affected by coronavirus outbreak,c. Statement of Willingness to:
1.Enter quarantine for 14 (fourteen) days in facilities provided by the Indonesian government, or
2. Stop/transit for 14 (fourteen) days in other countries which notaffected by coronavirus before entering the Indonesian territory

(4) The applicant who failed to meet the requirements above, his application will be rejected.

Article 4

(1) Emergency stay permit can be granted for:a.Citizens of the People’s Republic of China,b.Foreigners who hold China’s stay permit/residence visa, orc.Spouses or children of Citizens of the People’s Republic of China.

(2) The emergency stay permits are granted due to: a. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, and b. Unavailability of transport to carry passengers from Indonesia to China

(3) The emergency stay permit cannot be granted to the holder of a valid and extendable visitor stay permit or temporary stay permit.

(4) The emergency stay permit can be submittedby the guarantor of a foreigner or foreigners to the immigration office whose authority area covers the applicant’s residence, by providing:
a.a legal and valid passport/travel document,
b.recent visa, and/orc.recent stay permit.

Article 5
(1) For citizens of the People's Republic of China who hold a temporary stay permit (KITAS) can be granted a temporary stay permit extension after obtaining a recommendation letter or notice statement from the authorized government institution, and the holder’s current temporary stay permit is not exceeding 6 (six) years.

(2) For foreigners who already granted the extension of a stay permit as above mentioned, their previous emergency stay permit is no longer valid.

Article 6

(1) Foreigners who hold a permanent stay permit from China and their re-entry permit to Indonesia are no longer valid can be granted an emergency re-entry permit which can be submittedin Indonesian missions abroad.

(2) Requirements for the emergency re-entry permit are:
a. a not-contracted coronavirus medical statement issued by the local government’s health authority (in English),
b. statement of willingness to:
1.enter quarantine for 14 (fourteen) days in facilities provided by the Indonesian government, or
2.stop/transit for 14 (fourteen) days in other countries which not affected by coronavirus before entering the Indonesian territory


(3) The applicant who failed to meet the requirements above, his application will be rejected.

Article 7

(1) The guarantor can apply for a stay permit extension for a foreigner who holds a temporary stay permit or permanent stay permit residing in China to immigration office without the presence of the foreigner with providing a recommendation letter or notice statement from the authorized government institution.

(2) The stamp of the extended-stay permit will be performed after the foreigner arrives in Indonesia.

Article 8

(1) Foreigners, as referred to in Article 3, 6 and 7, are given an entry stamp after undergo a health examination following law and regulations conducted by the authorized government institution.

(2) Diplomatic stay permit and service stay permit holders from China will be given an entry stamp after providing a medical statement of not-contracted coronavirus.

(3)If the diplomatic stay permit or service stay permit granted by the People's Republic of China government has no longer valid, the holders can be given an entry stamp manually by showing a diplomatic card issued by the ministry of foreign affairs.

/4)If a foreigner after undergoes a health examination proven that he contracted coronavirus, the immigration officer at the immigration check can denied-entry the foreigner.