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March 1, 2023

Tempo - March 1, 2023

Joniansyah Hardjono, Tangerang – The Soekarno-Hatta Airport customs and excise office on Tuesday managed to foil a smuggling attempt of liquid cocaine that was carried by a Brazilian na

February 13, 2023

Jakarta Globe - February 13, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Close neighbors Indonesia and Timor Leste agreed to speed up their negotiations on the remaining land border disputes, following a meeting between Presiden

February 10, 2023

Tempo - February 10, 2023

Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – Director of the Indonesian Bureau of Logistics (Buloag) Budi Waseso, admitted that he had received reports concerning rice smuggling to Timor Leste.

January 30, 2023

Jakarta Globe - January 30, 2023

Jakarta – The Indonesian government recently announced that foreigners can now apply for a visitor visa for tourism and pre-investment at molina.imigrasi.go.id.

January 18, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - January 18, 2023

Merauke, Jubi – The Merauke Class II Immigration Office continues to monitor the presence of 79 foreign nationals in Merauke Regency, South Papua Province.

January 12, 2023

Tempo - January 12, 2023

Daniel A. Fajri, Jakarta – Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi welcomed a visit by her Timor Leste counterpart Adaljiza Magno in Jakarta on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

January 4, 2023

Jakarta Post - January 4, 2023

Jakarta – Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly ordered on Wednesday the newly installed Director-General for Immigration Silmy Karim to begin work on digitizing services provided

December 29, 2022

Jakarta Globe - December 29, 2022

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia and Malaysia have already been negotiating their borders for way too long, and it is time for the two neighbors to reach a conclusion, according

December 23, 2022

Jakarta Post - December 23, 2022

Fikri Harish, Jakarta – In a bid to lure more 'high-value' foreigners to Indonesia, the government officially launched the second home visa on Wednesday.

December 21, 2022

Straits Times - December 21, 2022

Jeffrey Hutton, Ubud, Bali – When Lucy retired to Ubud from her job in administration at a health insurance company in Australia in 2011, she counted on soaking up Balinese culture, goo

December 14, 2022

Antara News - December 14, 2022

Aloysius L, Fardah, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara – The number of people crossing the border between Indonesia and Timor Leste has increased to an average of 200 people per day, according

December 13, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - December 13, 2022

After years or decades of living in Indonesia, thousands of foreign retirees have just days before they expect to find out whether they can remain in the country.

November 25, 2022

Jakarta Globe - November 25, 2022

Jakarta – The immigration office has arrested a South Korean citizen after he canceled a K-Pop concert in Jakarta two weeks ago without ticket refunds and unilaterally moved the schedul

November 21, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - November 21, 2022

Jakarta – As Indonesia takes a bigger role on the global stage, as evident most recently in its Group of 20 presidency, it is only fitting that it moves to become more open to foreigner

October 14, 2022

Tempo - October 14, 2022

Nugroho Catur Pamungkas, Jakarta – The Indonesian Immigration acting director general Widodo Ekatjahjana in an immigration-themed event on Thursday announced that his office, state mini

September 30, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - September 30, 2022

Double the validity, half the renewal hassle.

June 30, 2022

Tempo - June 30, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna Laoly in a written statement on Thursday said the country's Second Home Visa provides the opportunity for foreign nationals,

May 31, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 31, 2022

Jakarta – It is heartening to see how Indonesia is moving to easing restrictions on dual citizenship, although how far reaching and how soon this will happen, we have to wait and see.

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

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

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.

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

Tempo - February 7, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.