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Do You Need Travel Insurance for Indonesia?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Indonesia?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for Indonesia?
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Indonesia is located off the coast of mainland Southeast Asia in the Indian and Pacific oceans and lies across the Equator, spanning a distance equivalent to one-eighth of Earth’s circumference.

Culture blends with the scenic natural landscapes offering picturesque beaches, mountains, and lakes as well as city skylines.

While there you may want to take a side trip to Bali. Before traveling, you may want to prepare ahead for unexpected circumstances or events. This is where travel insurance comes in.

Travel Insurance is Mandatory

Travel insurance is mandatory for travel to Indonesia. You must be vaccinated with at least 2 COVID-19 vaccine doses and must also provide evidence of a COVID-19 (PCR) test taken within 48 hours of departure to Indonesia.

To enter Indonesia, you must have proof of COVID-19 medical insurance coverage for COVID-19 treatment and medical evacuation to a referral hospital.

With several plans to choose from, VisitorsCoverage can help. Determine your travel plans, length of stay, and the requirements for entry. Then compare plans side by side with our comparison tool. For senior travelers and those looking for more complete coverage, a comprehensive plan may be the best option. If you are looking for basic coverage at an affordable price, a limited plan may be the way to go.

If traveling from the U.S., trip insurance with Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) insurance so that you may recoup some of your costs if you need to cancel, postpone or cut short your original travel plans for any reason, including COVID-19-related concerns. We also have plans that cover the Covid-19 requirements.

COVID-19 in Indonesia

If you travel to Indonesia, here are some Covid safety precautions to take. Vaccinations must be up to date. Also know the requirements of safety precautions while in-country. And do not travel if you test positive for Covid.

For the most up-to-date information on Covid restrictions for traveling, please follow CDC guidelines.

Covid information for your trip

Do you know the Covid situation for your destination? Keep up with country-specific advisories and notifications.

Health & Safety

Indonesia has a moderate rate of Covid-related illnesses. Here are some other health and safety tips for your stay:

  • Carry a card that identifies, in the local language, your blood type, chronic conditions or serious allergies, and the generic names of any medications you take.

Maintain Personal Security

  • Research your destination(s), including local laws, customs, and culture.
  • Monitor travel advisories and alerts from the US Department of State.
  • Carry contact information for the nearest US embassy or consulate.
  • Carry a photocopy of your passport and entry stamp; leave the actual passport securely in your hotel to avoid loss or theft
  • Follow all local laws and social customs.

Follow these tips to avoid getting sick or spreading illness to others while traveling:

  • Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
  • If soap and water aren’t available, clean hands with hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol).
  • Don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. If you need to touch your face, make sure your hands are clean.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Try to avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care.

Necessary vaccinations

Make sure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccines before every trip. Some of these vaccines include

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis
  • Flu (influenza)
  • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
  • Polio
  • Shingles

For the most up-to-date information on required vaccinations and other health requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website.

Visas & documentation

All visitors must have a valid passport at time of entry with at least six months validity from the time of arrival. For visitors who stay less than 30 days, a visa may not be required.

You must provide your actual signed passport, including one copy of the personal information page of your passport. Your passport must:

  • Be valid for the next six months
  • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
  • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

You must provide two color, passport-type photographs that meets the following criteria:

  • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper

If you are currently employed, you must provide an employment letter. The letter must:

  • State that you are traveling strictly for tourism reasons
  • Provide your vacation dates from work

The Consulate of Indonesia requires a visa application form that is completed online.

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