COVID-19 Travel & Visa Information

White Manta Diving (WMD) Status & Update (29-Nov-21):

  • The Government of Indonesia has expanded the entry ban on foreigners with travel histories in 10 African countries and Hong Kong, in order to prevent the spread of the more contagious Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. In addition, the mandatory quarantine rules for those eligible to arrive has been increased and supersedes the previous 3/5 days to 10/14 days mandatory quarantine. For more details please see Indonesia’s travel and embassy website updates.
  • Some Indonesian borders have finally reopened to foreign nationals, after more than 18 months being closed (with some exceptions). International travelers are now allowed to fly to Bali, Jakarta, or Manado.  There are rules and regulations to follow, plus the reopening has been extended to just 19 international countries at this time, but this is welcome news indeed. We are hopeful that more countries will add to this list soon.
  • Our WMD vessels will remain "NOT in Operation", ”, until such time when more countries will add to the reopening list or unless we have a charter for domestic or international country on the current approved list.
  • Our KM Blue Manta & New White Manta are stationed in Sorong, Indonesia (gateway to Raja Ampat).  We are currently making our deciding on the viability of trip departures between 60-30 days prior to the trip’s start date.
  • Indonesia, along with many countries around the world, has begun to see the positive effect of a successful vaccine roll out, with a welcome downturn in COVID-19 cases. Most countries are, if not already, beginning to reopen their borders, slowly, but surely.
  • Below you will find updates sections on Pre-travel, Arrival to Indonesia, Onboard, and Returning home.  When we have further official news and updates, we shall update accordingly.
  • We ARE still taking bookings, offering our COVID-19 Booking Assurance for all bookings.

Pre-Travel for International guests:

  • Eligible.  Please check whether you are among one of the countries allowed at this time.  For a list of latest details, protocols, documents, please find Wonderful Indonesia latest travel regulations, some of which we will try to list below.
  • Valid Passport.  Ensure your passport is in good order, has enough pages, is valid for at least 6 months, and that you can enter Indonesia.  Check with your local Indonesia Embassy if unsure.
  • Valid Visa.  Apply for an e-Visa (B211A) for entry into Indonesia BEFORE traveling or apply for a Visit Visa at your local Indonesian Embassy. Also need to show provide evidence of funds in bank of at least US$1500 and confirmation and payment receipt from accommodation where they are staying for the duration of trip including quarantine hotel. Note: at this time, the Government of Indonesia has suspended Visa Exemptions and Visa on Arrivals.
  • Recent PCR test.  For those eligible they must be vaccinated with at least one dose and show proof of a negative PCR test, taken within 3x 24 hours of departure.
  • Vaccinations.  Upload COVID-19 certificates (at least 14 days before arrival).  How to Verify COVID-19 Vaccination Status for Foreign Nationals.  Register with Offical website to upload your COVID-19 vaccinations, used to accommodate your activities in Indonesia through your Peduli Lindungi application.
  • Mandatory Peduli Lindungi app.  Download. (via Google Play store or Apple Store) and register and have on your mobile. Used to store digital COVID-19 tests certification, provide local QR Code for access which is linked with e-HAC (Electronic Health Alert Card) app.
  • e-HAC (electronic Health Alert Card).  Passengers MUST complete an e-HAC and present the QR code upon arrival.  The e-HAC is required to detect, prevent, and control public health emergencies through point of entries.  You will need to complete e-HAC for each international and domestic flights.
  • 5X Health Protocols in Indonesia you must know.
  • Mandatory Quarantine (as of 3-Dec-2021) for those fully vaccinated and eligible to enter Indonesia, for both domestic & international travelers, must present PCR test 3x 24 hours before departure. Then make 1st repeat PCR test on arrival.
    1. Temporarily closed. Travelers from countries/ regions with community transmission of Omicron cases and countries that are geographically close.
    2. Indonesian Citizens. Quarantine 14x 24 hours from countries/ regions with community transmission of Omicron cases and countries that are geographically close.
    3. Foreign Nationals. Quarantine 10x 24 hours from other allowed countries/ regions.
    4. Note: On penultimate day an additional PCR test will be given.  If that test is negative, you will be free to resume you travels.
    5. Note: Only if your trip departs from Bali, you may make your quarantine onboard your trip.
  • Quarantine Hotel. You must show proof of booking, payment, with QR code from hotel upon arrival.
    1. List of approved hotels in Jakarta / Bali
  • Insurance.  Foreign travelers are also required to show health insurance/travel insurance coverage up to US$100,000.
  • Flights.  Travelers must use a direct flight form the country of origin. Please find useful Garuda Indonesia airline guidelines on the latest ‘Travel Restrictions and Document Requirements’, for both international and domestic flights.
  • Travel agent.  With increased complications & possible last minute changes to travel advice, for assistance with obtaining an e-visa, booking your flight tickets, quarantine & onward hotels, transfer, extra land arrangements etc, we can recommend local Indonesian Travel agents, our friends at Come2Indonesia. Contact Rendy & the team here; tour2@come2indonesia.com.

Notes: 1. Passengers are expected to prepare a copy and original of the documents prior to arrival at the departure airport and present it upon check-in.  2. Besides the above requirements, upon arrival at the destination airport, passengers WILL have to go through additional health checks and fill other forms/statement letters required by local authorities/local government.

Arrival to Indonesia:

  • Show Passport & Visit Visa to Indonesia
  • Show a card or certificate of receipt of COVID-19 vaccine and a negative RT-PCR test result.
  • Proof of ownership of health insurance with a minimum coverage value of USD 100,000 which includes financing for handling COVID-19.
  • Proof of booking confirmation and payment (booking) for accommodation from the accommodation provider while staying in Indonesia.
  • Show your Peduli Lindungi app and verify your completed e-HAC along with your QR code upon arrival.
  • PCR test & health checks.  Upon arrival you will asked to complete health checks, including a PCR test, before passing through to immigration/ / baggage collection/ customs. You will be then taken to a holding area for the results.  If negative, you will be provided with a QR code and taken to your pickup zone/ make your way to your quarantine hotel.
  • Quarantine.  On penultimate day an additional PCR test will be given.  If that test is negative, you will be free to resume you travels.  If the test is positive, then you will be referred to designated Indonesian hospital/health facility conducted by the Indonesian Government at your own expense.

Onboard:

Returning home:

  • With regards to returning to your home country this will depend upon where you live & the requirements sent by your national Government, which may vary from country to country.  It is likely that you will have to provide a negative RT/ PCR or Antigen COVID-19 test before travel.  We will assist in obtaining this prior to travel. Details to follow.
  • Before travelling, you we would suggest taking advice from your local embassy & ensuring you are familiar with the current exit / entry guidelines set by your home country.  Note: rules may change at short notice.
  • Please note that it will be the responsibility of all guests to ensure that they meet the requirements to leave and enter the country of (return) destination.  While we will do our best to assist the fulfilment of the requirements is the responsibility of the passenger.

If you have any questions please, please feel free to ask away. Contact us info@whitemanta.com, where we will be happy to help.

Requirments for Arrival from Abroad to Indonesia