Indonesia quarantine drops to 3 days for international visitors

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Superyacht M.Y. Amevi visiting Indonesia 2020
Superyacht M.Y. Amevi visiting Indonesia 2020

Indonesia cuts quarantine period for foreign visitors to three days from the earlier reported five days.

“In fact, all nationalities are allowed in if via Jakarta and then Quarantine in a hotel in that city”, reports Thomas Taatjes of Asia Pacific Superyachts in Bali. The Indonesian government has decided to reduce the mandatory quarantine period for international travellers, both Indonesian citizens and foreigners, from five to three days, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said on Tuesday (Nov. 2nd).

“This rule applies to international travellers who have met the requirements, including being fully vaccinated and negative for Covid-19 based on PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test results since their departures, after the arrivals in Indonesia, and at the end of the quarantine period,” Xinhua quoted Hartarto explaining in a press release.

Indonesia is proposing the establishment of a vaccinated travel lane (VTL) with Australia, said Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno during a press briefing on Monday. To date, visitors from 19 countries, including China, France, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates, have been allowed to travel to Bali, which is famous for its emerald rice terraces, Hindu temples and white-sand beaches.

Indonesia is relaxing the rules even more for fully vaccinated people which includes those from yachts waiting to enter the country, reports Taatjes, noting, “For those arriving by sea, arrival may be at any international port. Visa applications are now ‘open’ and foreigners who apply for a Visa must have a full and completed vaccination against Covid-19 and must quarantine as stated above”.

“We are standing by ready to share information and offer quality service to yachts interested in visiting this amazing country. We’ve also been successful in making special arrangements for a speedy entry for our clients once a visit to Indonesia is determined”.