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When travelling to Indonesia:

Current Rules & Restrictions: Indonesia is open but with the following restrictions:


Every visitor must have a valid visa/residence permit and must have a local sponsor to obtain the visa. (Ref: Permenkumham 26/2020)

The following types of visa/permit are accepted for entry: Official Visa; Diplomatic Visa; Visitor Visa; Temporary Stay Visa; Official Stay Permit; Diplomatic Stay Permit; Temporary Stay Permit; and Permanent Stay Permit.

Visa’s on arrival are not permitted, all visas must be obtained from country of origin.


COVID Protocols:

International Arrival Protocol still remains the same

Arrival from International Flight:

– Proven of Complete vaccinated ( Dose 1 and Dose 2)

– PCR test that been conducted at least 48 hrs before boarding

– Upon arrival another PCR test

– Quarantine 2Nights/3Days in Bali or Jakarta, they will conduct 2nd PCR Test on day 3 before you continue elsewhere

– Company Guarantee/Travel Letter

Domestic Flight

– All domestic travellers are required to present COVID-19 vaccination record (first dose is acceptable) and negative RT-PCR or Antigent test which obtained within 48 hours prior departure .

Countries allowed to enter direct to Bali (then do quarantine) and do not have to go through Jakarta. Countries not listed below must fly to Jakarta and proceed with quarantine there.

All Asian Countries

  • China, Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Malaysia, Singapore

Other countries

  • Bahrain
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kuwait
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • French
  • United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • New Zealand

Diving in Raja Ampat Protocols:  Scuba-Diving-Raja-Ampat-COVID-19-Handbook-Selam_English_260920


Find Out More

Raja Ampat offers loads more than just the opportunity to scuba dive the world’s most biodiverse waters – it is also home to the Birds of Paradise – locally known as the Cendrawasih.


Raja Ampat has long been famous for its Birds of Paradise, ever since the ancient trade in their feathers in the 18th Century. Over 250 species have been connected to the archipelago including the well-known Greater Bird of Paradise. Some of these species can easily be seen during a short excursion – but others will require an extended jungle trek.

The endemic species, Red Bird of Paradise or Cendrawasih Merah is found on the island of Waigeo and Meridian Adventure Dive just loves taking guests out for a hike to view these majestic animals.


These birds are famous in the area and believed by locals to be the reincarnation of fairies, parading their beautiful colours amongst the canopies of the jungle.

The tour either starts in the early morning or late afternoon – so be sure not to forget to bring mosquito spray, binoculars, hiking shoes and be sure to wear dark clothing.

These birds are actually quite large and known to have a high sensitivity to smell. They are also sharp-eared and can get flustered quite easily if noise is detected in their surroundings – so you need to not only to be quiet but also think about your perfume choices for the day before going on the hike.


As with other sexually dimorphic birds of paradise, the male Red Bird of Paradise is polygamous. It also has one of the most complex courtship displays of the whole family. On high-intensity display, he performs a butterfly dance, spreading and fluttering his wings like a giant butterfly.

It is also well known that the British did not believe in this beautiful bird’s existence – they are truly rare and majestic to behold.  – Besides the trade of their attractive feathers, they were also used as a gift for the Kings in 1522 after the European acknowledgement of the bird’s existence.

Being this beautiful does not come overnight and it takes time to acquire this kind of beauty by the way – the males;’ glossy red plumes with a black corkscrew-shaped tail wire require at least six years to attain. Bird of Paradise plumes are used as currency by certain New Guinea tribes and humans have used Bird of Paradise plumes as symbols of power, wealth, or sexuality for centuries.


Researchers are only beginning to investigate their calls in detail as well. The sounds they make run the gamut from basic squawks, to seemingly mechanical noises, to melodious whistles, to sounds that don’t involve their voices at all.

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