Indonesia puts visa free entry on hold for 159 countries
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Indonesia is renowned in the Southeast Asian region as a country that welcomes foreign tourists and businessmen. This commitment is reflected in the fact that the country offers visa free entry to citizens of 169 counties. However, due to recent concerns over health and safety, the Indonesian government has put a temporary hold on visa-free entry for 159 countries.
The Indonesian government has decided to temporarily suspend visa-free entry for 159 countries on 19th June 2023. The reason for this decision is to prevent public order disruptions and the potential transmission of diseases from countries that are not certified as disease-free by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The suspension will last until the situation improves and the WHO declares the countries as safe to travel. The government will review the policy periodically and update it accordingly.
The suspension affects citizens of 159 countries that were previously eligible for visa free entry to Indonesia for up to 30 days. If you are a citizen of any of these countries, you will need to apply for a visa and wait for approval before entering Indonesia.
These countries are:
- South Africa
- United States of America (USA)
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Saudi Arabia
- The Netherlands
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Czech Republic
- El Salvador
- Hong Kong
- Marshall Islands
- Solomon Islands
- South Korea
- Costa Rica
- Ivory Coast
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Dominican Republic
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenades
- San Marino
- Sao Tomé and Principe
- New Zealand
- Sri Lanka
- Vatican City
- Cape Verde
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
The only countries that are exempted from the suspension are those belonging to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), i.e. Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam.
Citizens of these countries can still enjoy visa free entry for up to 30 days, as long as they have a valid passport and a confirmed departure ticket.
With Emerhub, foreigners can simplify their visa process and focus on enjoying their trip to Indonesia. Contact Emerhub today and get a free consultation on visa options.
Indonesia offers different types of immigration visas, such as e-VOA (Electronic Visa on Arrival), Visit Visa, or Limited Stay Visa. However, applying for these visas can be time-consuming, especially for foreigners who are not familiar with Indonesian regulations and procedures. That’s where Emerhub comes in.
Our team assists foreigners with obtaining the right type of visa for their purpose of visit, whether it is tourism, business, work, or investment. Emerhub also helps foreigners with other aspects of their stay in Indonesia, such as company registration, tax compliance, and accounting.
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