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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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There is nothing more we care about than enhancing eco-tourism in Indonesia. Being in the centre of the Coral Triangle – we get to experience firsthand how fragile the biodiversity of our oceans can be and how important it is to take care of it.

PADI Greenstar Resort in Indonesia

Raja Ampat is the literal crossroads for the Indian and Pacific Ocean species. It has the highest concentration and diversity of marine life on earth, as well as the greatest coral reef biodiversity for its size in the world.

colourful coral gardens Raja Ampat

Powerful ocean currents carry larvae from Raja Ampat to reefs in other parts of Indonesia and the Pacific, making Raja Ampat the heart of the “supply chain” of species. This transport may help to replenish other reefs which have been damaged by disease, bleaching, overfishing, and other detrimental activities

The global impact of the coronavirus epidemic has stimulated some deep reflections, hard questions and stark realities of the world we live in. Anchoring yourself at a resort instead of a liveaboard has become more popular. It has become even more important than ever to ensure your dive resort supports education, communication and conservation within the local community and serve to promote the area – instead of tarnishing the environment and the people alongside with it.

Raja Ampat Eco Resort

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.

No Sinlge Use Plastics at the Resort

A good thing to look out for when choosing your dive resort is the extent of their efforts towards enhancing the community, as well as the ocean.

Meridian Adventure Dive has always been focused, being situated in the Coral Triangle of the world (which boasts the nursery for the Great Barrier reef), on eco-conscious practices. This term gets thrown around a lot, but here are the focus points that make our resort a cut above the rest when it comes to eco-tourism.

What are we doing about Water?

What are we doing about Energy use?

Solar lights Eco Resort

What are we doing about Transportation (dive boats)?

Eco Focused Dive Boats

What are we doing about Waste Management?

What are we doing about Green Practices & Materials?

Our own Herb Garden at the Resort

What are our Conservation efforts?

We continue to try and find ways to enhance our eco operations at the resort and adding value to the community and environment that surrounds us.

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