In response to the Covid-19’s outbreak that has developed into a pandemic spread across more than 150 countries, the Government of the Republic of Indonesia via Minister of Law and Human Rights issued temporary prohibitions of entry and/or transit (travel ban) into Indonesia for foreigners. The prohibition applies to all foreigners, with the exceptions of:
- Foreigner holders of Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP) in Indonesia;
- Foreigner holders of Indonesian Diplomatic Visa or Indonesian Service Visa;
- Foreigner holders of Diplomatic Stay Permit or Service Stay Permit in Indonesia;
- Medical Aid Workers or Food Sustenance Workers for Humanitarian Purposes;
- Crews (Air, Sea or Land Transport);
- Foreigners/Expatriates working on Strategic National Projects.
This Ministerial Regulation shall also regulate the immigration procedure for foreigners in Indonesia with the following directions:
- Foreigners with Visit Stay Permit (ITK), including those who entered Indonesia with Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival, when the stay permit is expired and/or cannot be extended, will be given a Force Majeure Stay Permit (ITKT) automatically, without prior application to local Immigration Office and without any fees;
- Foreigners with Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) or Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP), when the stay permit is expired and/or cannot be extended, will be given a postponement with a Force Majeure Stay Permit (ITKT) automatically, without prior application to local Immigration Office and without any fees.
With this new Ministerial Regulation in force, the previous Ministerial Regulation No. 7 and Ministerial Regulation No. 8 year 2020 will be deemed void. This new policy will take effect from April 2, 2020 at 00:00 Western Indonesia Time (GMT+7) until the end of the Covid-19 pandemic declared by authorized institution/organization.
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