Indonesia Returns To Three Night Quarantine & Considers Removing It In April


Indonesia recently lowered the quarantine requirement to five nights and allowed tourists to arrive in Bali with a “Warm Up Vacation” quarantine (read more here and here).

Now the country has lowered the quarantine to three nights for those who have been boosted, like before Omicron, and is planning to remove all quarantine requirements in April.

You can find Indonesia’s page for incoming travel here.

Excerpt from Detik (Google Translate):

In the midst of the current outbreak of the Omicron variant, the government has reduced the duration of quarantine days for foreign travelers (PPLN) who have just arrived in Indonesia to three days.
This was conveyed by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan. He emphasized that the three-day quarantine was only for PPLN, both foreigners and Indonesian citizens who had received the COVID-19 booster vaccine or advanced doses.

“PPLN, both foreigners and Indonesian citizens, who have carried out a booster quarantine period can be reduced to three days on condition that they continue to carry out PCR entry and exit tests,” he said in a virtual press conference related to PPKM, Monday (14/2/2022).

And From Bloomberg:

Indonesia is considering lifting all quarantine requirements for inbound travelers in April, as Covid-19 hospitalizations and fatality rates remain under control despite a resurgence in cases.

In the mean time, the required quarantine period is reduced to three days from five for incoming travelers who have received a third dose of vaccines starting next week, Luhut Panjaitan, the cabinet minister in charge of the pandemic response in Java and Bali, said in his weekly briefing on Monday. PCR testing requirement will remain in place for those arriving travelers.


Indonesia has had rigorous requirements for those wishing to travel to the country in the past two years. Last year, Bali tried opening for international arrivals, but airlines didn’t schedule any flights due to lengthy quarantine requirements.

The island came up with a “Warm Up Vacation” quarantine that allows tourists to first spend five nights in a dedicated part of the hotel before being allowed to roam freely. Still, these visitors must arrive on prearranged business or social visas, costing hundreds or thousands more in application costs and time wasted.

I am glad that the quarantine is soon reduced to three nights like it was last year. I truly hope that they entirely lift the quarantine requirement in April, as they currently are considering doing.

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