Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Supporters of Indonesian preacher Abdul Somad Batubara staged protests in Jakarta and Medan, North Sumatra, on Friday (May 20) against Singapore's recent move
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Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Indonesian Muslim cleric Abdul Somad Batubara has been refused entry to Singapore with the country pointing to his extremist belief.
Muhammad Zulfikar, Suharto, Jakarta – A Home Affairs Ministry's official clarified that Indonesians holding a foreign passport did not mean that they automatically lose Indonesia's nati
May 17, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia's famous Muslim cleric Abdul Somad was denied entry at a Singapore port as he arrived with his family for a vacation from nearby Batam Island on Monday.
May 13, 2022
Jakarta – The Directorate General of Immigration, through the Directorate of Immigration Stay Permits (Ditintalkim), held the virtual Immigration Stay Permit Services Publicization even
May 7, 2022
Ni Komang Erviani, Denpasar – Bali Governor I Wayan Koster has reiterated that the province will not tolerate any foreign nationals who do not respect the local culture as authorities d
February 8, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police (Polri) criminal investigation unit (Bareskrim) has formed a special investigation team to handle cases regarding health quarantine viol
February 7, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia has temporarily banned foreign tourists entering the country through Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, the Transportation Ministry said, in a bid to sl
Joniansyah (Contributor), Jakarta – The Commander of the COVID-19 Task Force at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Col.
January 14, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian government has decided to reopen borders for all international visitors by lifting the remaining entry ban for 14 countries imposed in the wake of the Omicron o
January 7, 2022
Chairul Fikri, Jakarta – Visitors from 14 countries are barred from entering Indonesia under the current travel restrictions aimed at reducing the risk of the spread of the highly conta
January 6, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Covid-19 Task Force has raised the number of quarantine days for people arriving from Omicron-hit countries.
December 31, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – The Health Ministry spokesperson for the COVID-19 vaccination, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, said it is impossible for the government to block the entry of international travele
December 30, 2021
Joniansyah Hardjono, Jakarta – The Soekarno-Hatta airport immigration office as of Thursday, December 30, denied the visas of 782 foreign nationals with various considerations throughou
It's that time of year again, when the Bali Immigration Office releases its annual list of naughty foreigners who were kicked out of the island (or the country altogether) over various
December 20, 2021
Tempo Magazine, Jakarta – The latest in-depth report from the Tempo Magazine team looks into the three main methods committed by state officials and public figures in working aro
December 2, 2021
Indonesia is set to lengthen mandatory quarantine for most international arrivals from 7 days to 10 days, a senior minister said, as the country seeks to tighten border restrictions to
Jakarta – All international arrivals must undergo a ten-day quarantine starting Friday to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant, a senior official said on Thursday.
Jakarta – Authorities in Indonesia have tightened border curbs, extended quarantine and limited movement on strategic toll roads, in a pre-emptive move to limit the spread of the Omicro
November 29, 2021
Going against WHO's appeal, Indonesia has officially jumped on the travel restriction bandwagon in its bid to prevent the Omicron COVID-19 variant from reaching its shores.
November 28, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia will ban the arrival of travellers who have been in eight African countries to curb the spread of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, an official document sh
November 19, 2021
Indonesia is now included on a free travel list established by the European Union, after the bloc's council updated their recommendations on COVID-related border restrictions on Thursda
November 17, 2021
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said she visited Singapore
November 10, 2021
Wayne Palmer – Work rights for non-citizens is a controversial issue for most – if not all – governments, and Indonesia is no exception.
October 18, 2021
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to allow those conducting essential business to resume travelling between the two countries.
October 11, 2021
Arys Aditya – Indonesia is reopening its borders further, allowing visitors from more countries to enter and imposing a shorter quarantine period.
September 16, 2021
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Indonesian citizens returning from overseas trips are required to show their vaccination status using government application called Peduli Lindungi (to care a
The Ministry of Law and Human Rights has relaxed restrictions on foreign arrivals in Indonesia, allowing for the resumption of offshore visa applications and access into the country for
August 12, 2021
An incident involving a Nigerian diplomat and immigration officers in Indonesia is triggering unease in relations between the two nations.
August 11, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Indonesian authorities have deported more than 100 Timor-Leste citizens who defied Covid-19 restrictions and illegally crossed the border to participate in a marti
August 6, 2021
Papua New Guinea and neighbouring Indonesia have been discussing potential reopening of their shared border.
August 4, 2021
Antara, Jakarta – The Home Affairs Ministry director general of politics and general government, Bahtiar, in a seminar on foreign monitoring Tuesday said the activities of foreign natio
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July 22, 2021
Joniansyah (Contributor), Jakarta – The Soekarno-Hatta International Airport as of Friday, July 23, will soon impose a beefier travel restriction and restrict foreign arrivals that fail
June 17, 2021
Indonesia has so far deported 78 tourists who had been staying in Bali this year, an official said, with Russian nationals reportedly dominating the list.
May 28, 2021
Indonesia has certainly handled its fair share of foreigners defying COVID-19 protocols all throughout the pandemic, but two UK nationals arguing that they should be allowed to skip the
April 27, 2021
The Jakarta Metro Police has arrested a traveler and two airport officials over an alleged bribe that allowed the former to skip hotel quarantine, which is mandatory for all incoming tr
April 24, 2021
Jakarta – The Indonesian government bans travel from India over Covid-19 concern starting on Saturday, following reports that a chartered flight from the country has arrived here with s
April 23, 2021
The Indonesian government is imposing a ban on all arrivals from India over the latter's deadly second COVID-19 wave and to prevent the transmission of dangerous new mutations of the co
April 1, 2021
Jeffrey Elapa in Vanimo, PNG – The West Sepik administration is not happy with the way illegal border crossers are being handled by the Indonesian and Papua New Guinean consular officia
March 11, 2021
Jayapura – Military Resort 172/PWY Commander Brig. Gen.
February 8, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia on Monday extended the closure of its borders to foreigners for another two weeks until Feb.
January 20, 2021
An American woman is being deported from Bali over suspected immigration violations after her tweets that celebrated the Indonesian resort island as a low-cost, queer-friendly place for
January 19, 2021
Fana Suparman, Jakarta – Immigration officials in Bali on Tuesday summoned American citizen Kristen Gray who has been living in the resort island for more than a year for allegedly misu
January 11, 2021
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia will extend the entry ban on foreign visitors for another 14 days. The announcement comes a few days ahead of its deadline.
December 29, 2020
International travelers packed the Soekarno-Hatta Airport yesterday, several viral social media posts have shown, which was said to be the result of last-minute policy changes to intern
December 28, 2020
Dian Septiari, Jakarta – Indonesia is closing its borders to foreign travelers from all around the world for the first two weeks of 2021, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi announced on Mon
November 23, 2020
Jakarta – Indonesia plans to resume accepting visa applications from residents of eight countries that require a calling visa for entry starting Monday following a temporary suspension