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Latest Procedures & Requirements

Indonesia does away with PCR tests and eases mask-wearing rule.

 

Indonesia has removed pre-flight PCR or ART tests for inbound International and Domestic travelers, including returning Indonesians. Masks are no longer required for vaccinated people in non-crowded outdoor spaces. Arriving travelers will only need to undergo a health check at the airport for any Covid-19-related symptoms.

 

The Circular Letter issued by Indonesia Covid-19 Task Force on May 18 stipulated that travelers must comply with the new health protocol: download the PeduliLindungi tracing app, show proof of their second Covid-19 vaccination obtained at least 14 days prior to departure, and have insurance covering Covid-19 medication and evacuation to referral hospitals.

 

For international arrivals to Indonesia:

The main change is that the remaining PCR test prior to arrival has been removed for fully vaccinated travelers.

 

The latest procedure and requirements for entering Indonesia are:

  • Depending on the nationality, visitors must present a B211A visa approval letter or request a VOA (Visa-on-Arrival). The list of 72 countries eligible for VOA remains unchanged (updated 30May’22)

 

  • Physical or digital evidence in English that shows the visitor is fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure (no booster necessary)

 

  • Children under 18 years are exempted from this rule

 

  • Download the PeduliLindung application and complete travel details.

 

  • Proof of ownership of health insurance covering COVID-19. No minimum coverage is mentioned in the latest regulation but we recommend a minimum coverage of US$ 25,000 (or equivalent in other currencies)

 

  • Upon arrival, no PCR testing or quarantine is necessary if the body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius.
    A PCR Test and 5 days of quarantine are ONLY necessary if the temperature of the visitor is above 37.5 degrees Celsius.

 

This policy is eligible for entry through the international airports of Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, Batam, Bintan, Manado, Lombok, Medan, Makassar, Yogyakarta, Banda Aceh, Padang, Palembang, Solo, Banjarmasin and Balikpapan, and all international seaports.

 

The cost of a Visa on Arrival (VOA): IDR 500,000 (approx. 38 USD) and can be paid on a credit or debit card. Cash is accepted in EUR, GBP, AUD, USD, SGD, and IDR.


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This year has been a challenging one for most and the tourism sector in Indonesia faces potential losses of $4 billion due to the drastic decline in foreign tourists and 60 trillion rupiah ($4 billion) due to fewer domestic tourists from January to April 2020.

The global impact of the coronavirus epidemic has stimulated some deep reflections, hard questions and stark realities of the world we live in. Although the resort has been under pressure, we still continued to pay all staff members, upskill, train and empower our employees as far as we possibly can. We also did not stop our environmental efforts during this time and continued with beach cleanups, Crown of Thorns removal and PADI Women Day.

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Read more about travelling to Indonesia as well as the health protocols we have implemented for your safety at our Dive Resort.

We feel extremely honoured and privileged to have been able to continue our efforts during these trying times and although it has been a difficult year, we still have a lot to celebrate:

We acquired the PADI Greenstar Award

We have been driving conservation initiatives since our inception in 2017 but can now formally be recognised as a Padi Greenstar Member, encouraging universal participation and business practices around the globe.

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We acquired a Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers from around the world, this annual award recognises the very best tourism establishments in terms of service, quality, customer satisfaction and more.

Meridian Adventure Reviews

We are featured in the Scuba Diving’s 2021 magazine’s Readers Choice Award

Indonesia has taken 1st place in over 6 categories and we are proud to be featured as a preferred resort. Indonesia won 1st place for:

…and we couldn’t agree more

Asia Specific Dive Holiday

We became a Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) member

Joining forces and focusing on how sustainable, responsible and meaningful development within the Asia Pacific travel and tourism industry can be achieved.

Best Travel Agents in Asia

We are honoured and feel extremely privileged to be able to still continue operations under these circumstances and would like to thank our shareholders and staff members for keeping the energy and focus on the bigger purpose of our existence – changing the way people dive!

We hope that you will join us in 2021, as we embark on new and even more exciting adventures in Raja Ampat, Indonesia!

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