More Expanded, Visa on Arrival is Valid at Soekarno Hatta Airport

06 Apr 2022 • 2 min read

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JAKARTA - The government continues to take steps to restore tourism by adding foreign tourist entrances to Indonesia. One of them is the granting of a visa on arrival (VoA) at Soekarno Hatta International Airport and at several other airports in Indonesia.

The Directorate General of Immigration issues Circular Number IMI-0549.GR.01.01 of 2022 concerning Ease of Immigration to Support Sustainable Tourism During the Covid-19 Pandemic. In the SE, it was noted that there were additional immigration checkpoints at the airport. After previously being the first to open Bali, as of April 5, 2022, Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Jakarta and Yogyakarta International Airport can provide VoA.

In addition to VoA, foreign tourists from Brunei Darussalam, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam can use visa-free special tourist visits through the airports listed. The following is a list of additional airport immigration checkpoints:

  1. Soekarno Hatta in DKI Jakarta
  2. Ngurah Rai in Bali
  3. Kualanamu in North Sumatra
  4. Juanda in East Java
  5. Hasanuddin in South Sulawesi
  6. Sam Ratulangi in North Sulawesi
  7. Yogyakarta in DI Yogyakarta

Previously, at the end of March 2022, the addition of countries that could administer VoA in Bali had brought nearly 15,000 foreign tourists to the Island of the Gods. This expansion is a step to restore the tourism sector. Looking at BPS data, the number of foreign tourists visiting from January to February 2022 was only around 33,000 people, which is much different from the number in the same period in 2019, which was almost 1.8 million people. Keep in mind, referring to the Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights Number 28 of 2018 the granting of a visa-free visit for special tours is only valid as a stay permit for a visit for 30 days and cannot be extended.


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