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May 21, 2022

Straits Times - May 21, 2022

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

May 20, 2022

May 18, 2022

Jakarta Globe - May 18, 2022

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Indonesian Muslim cleric Abdul Somad Batubara has been refused entry to Singapore with the country pointing to his extremist belief.

Antara News - May 18, 2022

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 Globe - 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 Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Tempo - 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

Reuters - 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

Tempo - February 7, 2022

Joniansyah (Contributor), Jakarta – The Commander of the COVID-19 Task Force at Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Col.

January 14, 2022

Jakarta Globe - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Tempo - 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

Tempo - 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

Tempo - 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

Coconuts Bali - December 30, 2021

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 - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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 Globe - December 2, 2021

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.

Channel News Asia - December 2, 2021

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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Reuters - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

The Jakarta Globe - November 17, 2021
Jakarta – Indonesia and Singapore have agreed to reopen their borders for fully vaccinated travelers starting later this month.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said she visited Singapore

November 10, 2021

The Conversation - 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

Straits Times - 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

Bloomberg News - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - September 16, 2021

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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

UCA News - 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

Radio New Zealand - August 6, 2021

Papua New Guinea and neighbouring Indonesia have been discussing potential reopening of their shared border.

August 4, 2021

Tempo - 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

July 23, 2021

July 22, 2021

Tempo - 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

Coconuts Bali - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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 Globe - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Asia Pacific Report - 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

Tabloid JUBI - March 11, 2021

Jayapura – Military Resort 172/PWY Commander Brig. Gen.

February 8, 2021

Kyodo News - February 8, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesia on Monday extended the closure of its borders to foreigners for another two weeks until Feb.

January 20, 2021

The Guardian - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Jakarta Post - 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 Post - 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

October 27, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 27, 2020

Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Ministry has launched an online visa application for foreign citizens who wish to enter Indonesia.