Based on the Instruction of the Ministry of Internal Affairs No. 26 of 2022 on Community Restrictions in Java and Bali as well as the No. 27 of 2022 on Community Restrictions in Sumatra, Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Maluku, and Papua, the government has loosen the mask regulation in public places with the exception towards the vulnerable groups.
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, stated that the policy of revoking the mandatory use of masks announced by President Joko Widodo on Tuesday (17/5/2022) was momentum for Indonesia to restore the tourism and creative sector that was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In addition, the Indonesian government has also lifted the PCR/antigen test requirement as a condition for domestic and international travel. This is big news for the recovery of the tourism and creative economy sector,” said Sandiaga during a meeting in Sapta Pesona Building, Central Jakarta.
The following are the regulations of the health protocol contained in the Circular:
Domestic Travelers are obligated to comply with the Health Protocol, namely:
- Wearing a 3-ply cloth mask or medical mask that covers the nose, mouth and chin while indoors or when in public.
- Changing masks regularly every four hours and dispose of waste masks in the places provided;
- Washing hands regularly using water and soap or hand sanitizer, especially after touching objects touched by other people;Maintain a minimum distance of 1,5 meters from other people and avoid crowds; and
- Not having one-way or two-way communication by telephone or in-person throughout the trip using public transportation modes of land, rail, sea, river, lake, ferry, and air
Domestic Travelers must comply with the Following Provisions:
- Travelers who travel by private or public vehicle is responsible for his/her own health, and is subject to comply with the applicable terms and conditions;
- Travelers are required to use the PeduliLindungi application as a condition for traveling domestically.
- Domestic travelers traveling by air, sea, land transportation modes using private or public vehicles, crossings, and intercity trains from and to regions throughout Indonesia, must comply with the following provisions:
- Domestic travelers who have received the second and/or third doses of vaccination (booster) is not required to show a negative result of the RT-PCR test or rapid antigen test;
- Domestic travelers that have received only the first dose of vaccination is required to show a negative result of the rapid antigen test whose sample is taken within 1 x 24 hours or a negative result of the RT-PCR test which sample is taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure;
- Domestic travelers with special health conditions or comorbid diseases that prevent them from receiving vaccinations are exempt from the vaccination requirements, but must show a negative rapid antigen test result whose sample is taken within 1 x 24 hours or a negative RT-PCR test result whose sample is taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure as well as attach doctor’s certificate from a Government Hospital stating that the person concerned has not and/or is unable to take part in the COVID-19 vaccination; or
- Domestic travelers under 6 years of age are exempt from vaccination requirements and are not required to show a negative result of the RT-PCR test or rapid antigen test, but must travel with adult companions who have met the vaccination requirements and passed the COVID-19 test as well as implementing health protocols.
- Domestic travelers specifically for routine trips using land transportation modes using private or public vehicles and trains in one urban agglomeration area are excluded from the travel requirements as regulated in letter c.
The New Regulations in Indonesia
- It must be noted that it is also mandatory for everyone to download and use the PeduliLindungi app on mobile phones as a requirement to enter some public areas in Indonesia.
- If you’re planning to visit Indonesia in the near future, we need to kindly remind you to stay updated with the latest international travel regulations and comply with all the health protocols. Be a responsible traveler and keep practicing healthy habits such as wearing a mask in public places, washing hands frequently, and implementing social distancing. Last but not least, follow our social media channels on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok for updated information regarding travel and the creative economy in Indonesia.