During the COVID-19 pandemic, can people still travel both domestically and internationally?
For now, you can. The public can still travel as long as they comply with all restrictions set by the Government.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indonesian Government did prohibit people from traveling domestically and internationally. However, the Government of Indonesia is currently relaxing various forms of restrictions, so that people can still travel both domestically and internationally.
How are people still being able to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Of course, by complying with all regulations that have been set by various government agencies. The latest changes in regulations can be accessed on the official government website regarding COVID-19, namely covid19.go.id/p/regulation.
There are different restrictions for land, sea, and air travel. Currently, the latest regulation is Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Number 24 of 2021 concerning Regulation of Community Activities and Mobility During the Christmas Period of 2021 and the New Year of 2022 During the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic and its addendum.
In general, the conditions that must be met to travel based on the said regulation are as follows.
Is quarantine mandatory for people traveling both domestically and internationally?
No, quarantine is only mandatory for people traveling internationally.
In the Addendum to the Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Handling Task Force Number 23 of 2021 concerning International Travel Health Protocols During the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic, it is regulated that everyone who travels internationally, whether Indonesian Citizens or Foreign Citizens, upon arrival in Indonesia, must undergo quarantine for a 10 x 24 hours period and be re-tested through a PCR.
For some countries, such as South Africa and Hong Kong, and due to the emergence of a new variant of COVID-19, arrivals from these countries must be followed by a longer quarantine of a 14 x 24 hours period. IMD/TWK/HES