Indonesia plans to reopen borders in July 2021, and destinations such as Bali, Batam and Bintan will become locomotive regions for tourism development, said President Joko Widodo. writes Trade Arabia.
In preparation for the reopening of the country, the government has carried out a large-scale vaccination program for target groups, including tourism workers, and the tourism sector is also undergoing CHSE certification.
Indonesian Tourism Minister Sandiaga Uno previously said that Indonesia will establish Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA) with individual countries in June-July, Detik reported. “Indonesia, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is also forging unilateral cooperation with states targeting our market, especially those with a TCA with Indonesia, as well as countries with a potential market that are successfully coping with pandemics and returning to non-restrictive policies.” said the minister.
According to him, at the moment negotiations on “corridors” are being conducted with seven countries, including Russia, as well as with Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Singapore, France and Vietnam, writes Jakarta Post.
At the same time, Sandiaga Uno stressed that the TCA program will only be implemented if the number of cases of coronavirus infection is reduced to a minimum.
The rules for entering the country have not yet been announced. There is no direct flight between Russia and Indonesia either, but you can get to the country with transfers, for example, through the UAE with a business visa, applications for which began to be accepted from April 5, 2021.
Now, upon arrival in Indonesia, you need to provide a certificate with negative PCR test results, which must be taken 72 hours before departure. The document must be in English with a stamp or QR code. In addition, you need to fill out an eHAC International form and go through a six-day quarantine, at the beginning and at the end of isolation, two more PCR tests are done, all at the expense of the traveler. Only hotels that have received a special certification for quarantine accommodation are suitable for accommodation.
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