COVID-19 Travel & Visa Information

Page last updated (28-Dec-2023). Announcement! Indonesian Authorities have now removed the requirement to show any form of COVID-19 vaccination proof on arrival to Indonesia or for onward domestic travel.   This is in effect from 9-Jun-2023.

All document requirements for arrival and domestic travel in the Territory of the Republic of Indonesia, which include the obligation to download and use the SATUSEHAT application, while still recommended, and show a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine certificate, are no longer required.

Heath protocols have also been relaxed, but travellers are still recommended to protect themselves and be fully vaccinated & boosted, and to protect themselves by wearing masks, sanitizing hands, keeping distance in crowds areas, etc.

Sources: The information within this page is sourced from official websites from the Government of Indonesia.  We will keep to official updates rather than speculation / news unconfirmed news articles. We of course will endeavour to update this page with any changes as they are officially announced.

Please do note that in order to comply with national & local government instructions, as an operator of local business we will continue to apply sensible, preventive and promotive efforts to control the transmission of COVID-19 onboard with our COVID-19 boarding procedures detailed below.

COVID-19 advice & boarding procedures:

  • Reminder (28-Dec-23): Please do be reminded that while now considered an endemic virus, Covid variants are still with us and any outbreak onboard can potentially cause disruption to the diving schedule. We therefore ask all of our guests to remain vigilant & comply with our COVID-19 advice & procedures as well as any guidance provided by our cruise leaders once onboard.
  • All crew members are checked at the start / end of each trip with an Antigen Test Kit (ATK). 
  • Prior to and during the early stages of your trip, we recommend all guests wear a mask, wash hands regularly, try to avoid too much contact with others, and practice sensible social distancing where possible. We strongly recommend that a suitable face mask is worn while inside airports & on the aircraft on your way to join our vessels.
  • Please test yourself with an Antigen Test Kit (ATK) before leaving home. If feeling unwell & testing positive then we strongly advise against travel. We therefore recommend that you check your travel insurance will cover for positive COVID-19 interrupting your travel plans.
  • We ask that all guests bring at least 1x home Antigen Test Kit (ATK) & test themselves upon arrival to Indonesia prior to boarding.
  • In the event of positive cases onboard individuals who are symptomatic, or asymptomatic but tested positive for COVID-19 will be kindly requested to exercise safe social distancing by minimising social interactions and avoiding crowded spaces onboard. When possible, we will provide a dedicated quarantine cabin for self-isolation.
  • In the event of severe, prolonged, worsening symptoms or emergencies our cruise leader & captain will be in charge. If evacuation to a local medical facility is required, any costs will be borne by the guest/ travel insurance.

Entry points and Visa requirements to Indonesia:

  • Entry Airport: Currently entry to Indonesia is possible via major airports, including; Jakarta (CGK), Surabaya (SUB), Manado (MDC), Makassar (UPG), & Bali (DPS).
  • Before you go, make sure you already know about the latest international travel regulations to enter the country.
  • Customs Declaration form: International travellers, both Indonesian citizens or Foreign nationals, who travelled from overseas in the last 14 days. Download & complete e-CD (Electronic Customs Declaration) app Google Play or iOS or complete the form online here.
  • Passport: Please ensure it is in good order, with validity of at least 6 months, and at least 4 empty pages.
  • Visas:
    1. Visa On Arrival (VOA), single entry is now available for citizens of 92 countries for those entering Indonesia, including major hubs such as Bali, Jakarta, Manado, Makassar airports, for stay up to 30 days and can be extended for a maximum 1 time at the local Immigration Office (charges apply). VOA cost: IDR 500,000 (approx. EUR 32 / USD 35). Payment can be done by: Visa, Mastercard or Debit Card or Cash Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
    2. NEW (10-Nov-2022) you can now apply for an electronic Visa On Arrival: e-VOA prior to your travel, making it super easy.  See the official e-VOA for details. Simply register, and fill in data & uploading documents, make your payment, and receive your e-VOA to your email.  Easy!
    3. Visa Exemption Arrangment (VEA). Available to ASEAN travelers, but you cannot extend this visa beyond your 30 day stay.
    4. Other countries. If you are from one of countries not on the VOA or VEA lists, or if you simply wish to get a visa in advance, you MUST apply for an eVisa (B211A) online PRIOR to arrival before entering all other airports.

On Board:


  • Dive & Travel insurance are compulsory for our trips. Our trips are not inclusive of any form of insurance. White Manta Diving cannot be held responsible for any trip disruption or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control or any flight / hotel expenses. This includes any costs related to COVID-19 issues, resulting in delay/ medical/ extraction/ quarantine/ or trip costs incurred due to potential positive testing / refusal of admittance to the country or your trip, before, during or after. We strongly recommend all guests purchase adequate travel insurance, as such an occurance will affect all guests on trip. Please see our Booking Information page 'Travel Insurance' section for more details.

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