Jakarta: The Indonesian Government, through the Directorate General of Immigration, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, has added the subject of Visa on Arrival (VoA) for Tourism to 42 countries. This regulation comes into effect Tuesday (22/03/2022). At the same time, a special VoA for tourism in the Riau Islands was also applied with different country subjects.
"From previously only 23 countries, VoA for Tourism to Bali is available for 42 countries. Currently (VoA for tourism) is only eligible for foreigners who land in Bali and the Riau Islands. Foreign tourists can leave the country through any immigration control area in Indonesian outside Bali or Riau Islands," said Director of Immigration Traffic, Amran Aris.
Countries whose citizens can enter Bali using a VoA are:
The United States of America
The United Kingdom
United Arab Emirates
"Tourism-only VoA fee is Rp. 500,000 (US$35), based on Government Regulation No. 28 of 2019. Tourists must prepare a passport that is still valid for a minimum of six months, a return ticket or a connecting ticket to continue traveling to other countries, and other documents required by the Covid-19 Task Force," Amran detailed.
"Stay Permits originating from VoA for Tourism are Visitor Stay Permits (ITK), which are granted for a maximum period of 30 days and can be extended for a maximum of 1 (one) time. The extension of the ITK is granted for a period of 30 days and is carried out at the immigration office according to the area where the foreigner lives while in Indonesia. The Visitor Stay Permit from VoA for Tourism cannot be changed into other Stay Permits," said Amran.
Amran also demanded that foreign tourists and tourism industry players cooperate with immigration officials. The owner or manager of the hotel is obliged to provide information or data regarding foreigners staying to ease the supervision of foreigners.
"The foreigners' misuse of the VoA for Tourism is subject to immigration sanctions. Likewise, if they are confirmed to have violated health protocols or disrupt public order, they will be subject to sanctions under applicable laws and regulations," said Amran.