Indonesia announced on Monday (read more here) that its holiday island of Bali would welcome visits from this Friday (February 4, 2022), but the exact entry requirements were left unclear.
Indonesia already earlier allowed select nationals to enter Bali for tourism purposes but only if they arrived on direct flights, which there are none. Singapore Airlines intends to restart flying Bali from February 16, 2022.
Requirements in Brief for Tourists
- B211 Visa (you need a local sponsor)
- Can only enter Indonesia via Bali or Riau Islands
- Fully Vaccinated
- PCR-RT test done not more than 48 hours before scheduled departure
- 120 hours (5 X 24) of quarantine if fully vaccinated (longer if not)
- PCR-RT test on day 4
- Health insurance with a minimum of $25,000 coverage that includes Covid-19 care
- Proof of accommodation booking and payment for the duration of the intended stay
Entry Requirements Circular (Bahasa)
Entry Rules in English
B211 Visa Requirements
Visit visa is granted to foreigners who plan to visit Indonesia for the purpose of tourism, family visit, social, art and cultural visit, government duty, non-commercial sport activity, benchmarking, shortcourse, giving consultation and training in implementing technological innovation on industry to improve Indonesian industrial product design quality, and foreign marketing, journalistic (with prior approval), non-commercial movie making (with prior approval), business meeting, buying goods or products, giving lecture or participating in seminars, participating on international exhibition, attending meeting held by head, regional or branch office in Indonesia, audit, quality control, inspection to a regional or branch office in Indonesia, foreign workers on probation, transit, and joining a transportation mode in Indonesia.
This visa is not valid for gainful employment and remuneration.
Single Entry Visa (Index B211A)
Visa is valid for single entry only. Maximum length of stay in Indonesian territory is 60 (sixty) days starting from the first day of arrival, regardless of the time of arrival (e.g. arriving in Indonesia at 23.30 or 11.30 PM is considered Day 1).
Length of stay in Indonesia for holders of Visa B211A can be extended maximum 4 (four) times, with 30 days per extension. Request for visa extension must be submitted to the nearest Immigration Office in Indonesia at the latest 7 (seven) days before the allowed duration of stay expires.
Requirements for visa application:
- Completed Visa Application Form (download Form Visa Indonesia – 2018.pdf). Visa Application Form can also be obtained at the Visa & Consular Section at the Embassy, Mon-Fri, 09.30 – 12.30).
- Original passport with at least 6 (six) months validity upon the intended date of arrival in Indonesia.
- Copy of valid passport.
- For non Finland or Estonia citizens, attach a copy of valid Finland or Estonia resident permit.
- One colored photo (3×4 or 4×6) with light background (preferably white), attached or glued to the Visa Application Form.
- Copy of round-trip flight (two-ways flight) or travel itinerary.
- Copy of bank statement or proof of sufficient funds during the whole period of stay in Indonesia. For traveling family, only one bank statement or proof of sufficient funds per family is needed.
- For business, conference, or meeting purposes, attach the attestation or reference letter from the Finland or Estonia based company or institution and an invitation letter from the Indonesia based partner company or institution.
- For social or family visit, attach the invitation letter from Indonesia based family or friend and copy of their national ID (KTP or Indonesian Passport)
- For internship, attach the reference letter from applicant’s education institution and an invitation or reference letter from the Indonesian based company/organization/other local partner.
- For non-profit activity (volunteering), attach the invitation or reference letter from the Indonesian based company/organization/other local partner.
- Copy of the bank payment receipt:
Single Entry Visa € 50
All visa payment must be made through bank transfer or deposit to the Embassy’s bank account as follow:
Name of Bank: Danske Bank
Payment made to: Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
IBAN: FI37 8000 1271 1105 05
Account no: 8000 1271 1105 05
SWIFT/ BIC: DABAFIHH
Please indicate the reason for payment.
- Please make sure all the necessary field in the Visa Application Form are duly filled and the supporting documents are in order before making bank payment.
- Please note that once payment has been made, fees are non-refundable at any circumstances.
- Incomplete Visa Application Form and supporting documents may cause delay or rejection of the visa application.
- Applicant or their agent present the complete set of document at the Visa & Consular Service Counter at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Helsinki.
- Application must be submitted between Monday to Friday from 09:30 – 12:30, except on Indonesian and Finnish public holidays. No appointment is required to submit your visa application.
- Application may also be submitted through postal service to our Embassy through this postal address:
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia c/o Consular Section
Kuusisaarentie 3, 00340 Helsinki
Phone : +358-9-4770370
Fax : +358-9-4582882
Please always use the registered post when sending your visa application. After visa is issued, there is an option of having the passport to be returned via postal service. To do so, please enclose a self-addressed return envelope (registered) with an attached stamp. The passport will be sent to the address specified on the self-addressed envelope. The Embassy is not responsible for lost or damaged travel documents sent by postal service.
These entry requirements are onerous, especially considering that you need to apply for a visa with a local sponsor.
Some Indonesians or foreign residents may decide to do their quarantine in Bali instead of Jakarta, but this won’t facilitate any genuine tourists. None.
Let’s see how long it takes for the Indonesian government to revise the requirements when they realize that no tourists are arriving.