This article is for foreigners entering Bali during COVID-19 or other areas of Indonesia for the following reasons:
- Humanitarian activities
- Volunteering Activities
- Family reunion
- Business or Investment visit
IMPORTANT: Travelers entering Bali between Now and 4 January 2021 are required to submit PCR swab test results with negative results no older than 7 days prior to their departure.
MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS FOR SINGLE ENTRY BUSINESS e-VISA B211A & Entering Bali during COVID-19
I was told yesterday by a Visa agent that we can no longer use a B211A, and it can only be a business visa as too many tourists were coming in on a B211A, so have they really put a temporary hold on B211A?
B211A is the code for “visitor’s visa”; there are several paths to apply for it, but to my knowledge only the business path is granted (but the name is the same, B211A)
Do we need to fly via Jakarta?
Yes, currently Jakarta is the only International airport open in Indonesia. You must allow a minimum of 3 hours between transfers to complete customs requirements. You will transfer to Bali after going through customs.
Do we need COVID-19 test for entering Bali during COVID-19?
Yes, you are required to provide an English version of a negative PCR test NO OLDER THAN 7 DAYS WHEN ARRIVING IN JAKARTA. This includes children.
The following types of visas/permits are accepted for entering Bali during COVID-19:
Note: During the pandemic, every visitor must have a valid visa/residence permit and must have a local sponsor to obtain a visa. (Ref: Permenkumham 26/2020)
1. Official Visa;
2. Diplomatic Visa
3. Visitor Visa
4. Temporary Stay Visa
5. Official Stay Permit
6. Diplomatic Stay Permit
7. Temporary Stay Permit
8. Permanent Stay Permit.
Visit Visa also known as the: (B211A)
(Last updated on December 21st, 2020)
A single journey visit visa is given to foreign nationals who wish to visit Indonesia for the following purpose of activities:
Art and culture
- Governmental visit
- Benchmarking, short-term training/course
- Business meeting
- Buying goods or products for your business
- Giving lecture or attend seminar
- Participating in an international exhibition
- Attend the meeting held by Head Office or Branch Office in Indonesia
Transit and continue the journey to another Country Join a transportation carrier in Indonesia
- Working on very urgent matters
Additional Requirements for Visa application for all Foreign Citizens, due the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and as a precautionary measure to minimize the risk of Imported cases.
- Have obtained health certificate issued by health authority in your country, stating that you are free from Covid-19;
- Fill up the statement letter for Visa application during COVID-19 situation. Example Statement letter in PDF (note: change Singapore to your own country)
Requirements: Visa application requirements for entering Bali during COVID-19
- Obtain a visa application at your nearest Indonesian Embassy and Complete the form.
- Letter of guarantee from guarantor in Indonesia (company/person), needs to be written in Bahasa Indonesia and addressed to:
The Nearest Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in your country
- Copy of Indonesian ID card/KTP of the person who signs the letter of guarantee.
- Passport (original and photocopy) with minimum validity of 6 (six) months and required at least two blank pages available.
- One recent passport-sized (3.5 x 4.5 cm) color photograph with white background.
- Your ID card from your country
- Copy of a return ticket or onward journey ticket.
- A proof of having sufficient funds for the applicant as well as their family members while staying in Indonesia. (Must have $1500 USD minimum in your account)
To obtain a visa for entering Bali during COVID-19 the local sponsor (company/person) is required to:
1. Apply for an electronic visa (e-Visa), or
2. Apply for a visa authorization.
If your sponsor applied for an e-Visa, you do not need to send your passport to the Embassy. If your sponsor applied for a visa authorization, you must send your passport and other supporting documents to the Embassy.
Forms and Documents You’ll Need for entering bali during COVID-19
You should print the following documents to A4 paper size on single pages before entering Bali during COVID-19 as well as keep one copy on you during your travel:
- A completed Visa Form from your local Indonesian Embassy (must be signed, and you must attach a recent passport photo).
- A valid passport (with at least two blank pages).
- A copy of the passport (ID page).
- Proof of round-trip itinerary.
- A copy of the Immigration authorization (telex visa).
- A valid travel insurance for your duration of travel.
- A statement of willingness to comply with the local health protocols, go into quarantine, and/or receive treatment for COVID-19 when requested by the local health authorities, including payment for all expenses that occur. (There is no template, but here is a reference for the visitor statement P26-2020.pdf).
- A recent (issued within 7 days) health certificate in English from a local doctor/hospital, which confirms that you are fit to fly and free of COVID-19 (this is different from the PCR test to enter Indonesia).
- A self-addressed stamped envelope (6.30 CHF) or a registered mail service
Important notes for entering Bali during COVID-19:
- Please send all documents by post.
- If your documents are complete, the Embassy will issue an invoice.
- After you receive the invoice, please make payment by bank transfer within five working days and send the proof of payment to the Embassy.
- Please do not make any payment without receiving an invoice.
- All payments made to the Embassy are not refundable.
How to submit your documents
Deliver your documents to the nearest Indonesian Embassy. Your application may also be submitted through postal service.
|VISA TYPE||LENGTH OF STAY||IMMIGRATION |
|1. Single Entry||60 days||YES & NO||YES|
|2. Multiple Entry||60 days / entry, valid for 1 year|
or 5 years
|3. Limited Stay||30 days to 2 years||||YES||YES|
|4. Visa on Arrival||30 days||||NO||YES|
|5. Visa Exemption||30 days||||NO||NO|
|6. Diplomatic & Service||30/60 days||||NO||NO|
Multiple Entry Visa (D212) for entering Bali during COVID-19
Visa is valid for multiple entries to Indonesia. Visa is valid for a maximum period of 1 year starting from the date of issue of the visa, with no more than 60 days per visit.
This type of visa is applied for those who require several visits to Indonesia for the purpose of official government activities, business or commercial activities, and family visit.
This visa is not valid for gainful employment and cannot be converted into any other type of stay permit.
This type of visa requires Visa Authorization from the Directorate General of Immigration in Indonesia. Please check Directorate General of Immigration’s website here for more detailed info.
Requirements for visa application for entering Bali during COVID-19:
- Completed Visa Application Form (download Visa Application Form from the nearest embassy in your country). Visa Application Form can also be obtained at the Visa & Consular Section at the Embassy, Mon-Fri, 09.30 – 12.30).
- Original passport with at least 1 (one) year validity upon the intended date of arrival in Indonesia.
- Copy of valid passport.
- Attach a copy of valid resident permit or ID.
- One colored photo (3×4 or 4×6) with light background (preferably white), attached or glued to the Visa Application Form.
- Copy of round-trip flight (two-ways flight) or travel itinerary of your first intended travel into Indonesia.
- Copy of bank statement or proof of sufficient funds during the whole period of stay in Indonesia. (USD $1500 minimum in your bank) For traveling family, only one bank statement or proof of sufficient funds per family is needed.
- Copy of Visa Authorization from the Directorate General of Immigration in Indonesia.
- For business, conference, or meeting purposes, attach the attestation or reference letter from the country based company or institution and an invitation letter from the Indonesia based partner company or institution.
- For social or family visit, attach the invitation letter from Indonesia based family or friend and copy of their national ID (KTP or Indonesian Passport)
- For internship, attach the reference letter from applicant’s education institution and an invitation or reference letter from the Indonesian based company/organization/other local partner.
- To qualify for non-profit activity (volunteering), attach the invitation or reference letter from the Indonesian based company/organization/other local partner.
- Copy of the bank payment receipt:
Cost for Multiple Entry Visa is USD $135.00
All visa payment must be made through bank transfer or deposit to the Embassy’s bank account as follow:
Name of Bank:
Payment made to: Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Please indicate the reason for payment.
- Make sure all the necessary fields on the Visa Application form are completely filled out and the supporting documents are in order before making bank payment.
- Please note that once payment has been made, fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.
- Incomplete visa application forms and supporting documents may cause delay or rejection of the visa application.
- The applicant or their agent must present the complete set of document at the Visa & Consular Service Counter at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.
- Application must be submitted between Monday to Friday from 09:30 – 12:30, except on Indonesian and your country’s holidays. No appointment is required to submit your visa application. (Note: These hours may be different in your country)
- Your application may also be submitted through postal service to the Embassy at this postal address:
**Check with your local Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and make sure you add c/o Consular Section or any directions they give you.**
- Always use registered post/mail or better yet, overnight it and insure it when sending your visa application. After visa is issued, there is an option of having the passport to be returned via postal service. To do so, you should enclose a self-addressed return envelope (registered) with an attached stamp. The passport will return to the address specified on the self-addressed envelope. The Embassy is not responsible for lost or damaged travel documents sent by the postal service.
Immigration Checkpoints at Airports
Before entering Bali during COVID-19 you will most likely pass through some checkpoints during your travels. You will land in Jakarta first and then most likely Bali next.
- Adi Juanda in Surabaya (East Java)
- Adisutjipto in Yogyakarta (Central Java)
- Adi Sumarmo in Solo (Central Java)
- El Tari in Kupang (East Nusa Tenggara Province, Timor
- Halim Perdanakusuma in Jakarta (Capital of Indonesia)
- Hassanudin in Makasar (South Sulawesi)
- Ngurah Rai in Denpasar (Island of Bali)
- Polonia in Medan (North Sumatera)
- Sam Ratulangi in Manado (North Sulawesi)
- Selaparang in Mataram (Lombok Island)
- Sepinggan in Balikpapan (East Kalimantan)
- Soekarno Hatta in Jakarta (Capital of Indonesia)
- Sultan Syarif Kasim II in Pekanbaru (Riau Province, Sumatera)
- Tabing in Padang (West Sumatera)
Immigration Checkpoints at Seaports
- Bandar Bintan Telani Lagoi in Tanjung Uban, Bintan (Sumatera)
- Bandar Seri Udana Lobam in Tanjung Uban (Sumatera)
- Batu Ampar in Batam (Batam Island)
- Belawan in Belawan (North Sumatera)
- Benoa in Bali (Island of Bali)
- Bitung in Bitung (Sulawesi)
- Jayapura in Jayapura (Papua)
- Marina Teluk Senimba (Batam Island)
- Maumere in Flores (East Nusa Tenggara)
- Nongsa in Batam (Batam Island)
- Padang Bai in Bali (Island of Bali)
- Pare-pare in Pare-pare (South Sulawesi)
- Sekupang in Batam (Batam Island)
- Sibolga in Sibolga (North Sumatra)
- Soekarno-Hatta in Makassar (South Sulawesi)
- Sri Bintan Pura in Tanjung Pinang (Riau)
- Tanjung Balai Karimun (Sumatera)
- Tanjung Mas in Semarang (Central Java)
- Tanjung Priok in Jakarta (Capital of Indonesia)
- Teluk Bayur in Padang (West Sumatra)
- Batam Centre in Batam (Batam Island)
- Tenau in Kupang (East Nusa Tenggara Province)
- Yos Sudarso in Dumai (Riau Province, Sumatra)
- The Government Regulation No. 21 Year 2016: entering Bali during COVID-19
- The Government Regulation No.21 Year 2018: entering Bali during COVID-19
- The Government Regulation No.28 Year 2019: entering Bali during COVID-19
- Regulation of the Minister for Law and Human Rights No. 24 Year 2016: entering Bali during COVID-19
- Permenkumham 51 tahun 2016 – perubahan permenkumham 24 – prosedur visa.pdf: entering Bali during COVID-19
- Regulation of the Minister for f Law and Human Rights No.27 Year 2014: entering Bali during COVID-19
- Regulation of the Minister for Law and Human Rights No.39 Year 2015: entering Bali during COVID-19
- Decree of the Minister for Law and Human Rights No. M.HH-02.GR.01.06 Year 2018: entering Bali during COVID-19
- Regulation of the Minister for Law and Human Rights No. 26 Year 2020: entering Bali during COVID-19