Latest COVID-19 Regulations Updates

Updated 26-07-2021

This is the general page about regulations updates in Indonesia and the Netherlands. 

To see the regulations updates in Indonesia, visit: Latest COVID-19 Regulations Updates in Indonesia

To see the regulations updates the Netherlands, visit: Latest COVID-19 Regulations Updates in the Netherlands

EU Entry Ban

EU Entry ban is still effective for travelers from non-EU / non-Schengen area countries (Indonesia included). They can only travel to the Netherlands if they fall into one of the exemption categories for the travel ban.  

From 1 July 2021, the Netherlands has relaxed travel restrictions. Travelers from many countries (including Indonesia) currently have access to the Netherlands if they are fully vaccinated with an approved EMA vaccine.

More Covid-19: information about visiting the Netherlands from abroad:


o            Checklist for entry here

o            Information for passengers flying to and from the Netherlands here

o            EU entry ban and exemptions here

Other useful links: Checklist here, requirements proof of vaccination here, requirements covid-test here and negative test results here.

Re-open Plan

The government of the Netherlands has decided to reopen society and took the first, cautious step of the reopening plan on 28 April. More information on the reopening plan you can find below:

Step 1: shops and outdoor seating at restaurants and cafés will partially reopen; evening curfew lifted. Read more…

Step 2: Indoor sports facilities to reopen and more scope for activities outdoors. Read more…

Step 3: nearly everything to reopen, subject to certain conditions. Read more...

Step 4: of the reopening plan from 26 June. Read more…

Update: the coronavirus infection rate in the Netherlands has increased much faster than expected since society reopened almost completely on 26 June. The government has therefore decided that extra measures are necessary this summer.

Read more

Travel to the Netherlands

The travel restrictions to the NL as from 23 January 2021 are still in force, however slightly changed.

This includes amongst other things:

  • A quarantine period of 10 days in NL. You can get tested again on day 5 after your arrival. If the result is negative you can end your self-quarantine;
  • quarantine declaration;
  • Business travelers, students, highly-skilled migrants, professionals from the cultural and creative sectors and people in long-distance romantic relationships wishing to travel to the Netherlands for a short period will fall into the exemption category.

You may find more information here (in Dutch) and here (in English).

Travel to Indonesia

On 9 February 2021, the Indonesian authorities have decided to extend the travel restrictions to enter the country.

These restrictions includes amongst other things:

  • A negative PCR test not older than 72 hours before departure from the NL for all travellers (including minors and infants);
  • Upon arrival in IND, a PCR re-test will be conducted followed up by eight days quarantine in a hotel;
  • During the hotel quarantine, two extra PCR tests will be conducted. If the results of these tests are negative, you will receive a release letter from the authorities to go home;

You may find more information here.

New regulations in regards to visa and stay permits during the new normal can be found here.

Covid-19 in Indonesia – PPKM announced

For KLM Indonesia Flight Updates, click here.

On 1 July, President Joko Widodo announced that an emergency PPKM will come into effect in Java and Bali from 3 July to 25 August 2021.

The following restrictions apply, among others:

  • 100% working from home for non-essential sectors
  • essential sectors such as energy, medical, security, logistics, transportation, food & beverage, construction and basic utilities are allowed 100% working from office with a strict health protocol
  • school activities are being held online
  • supermarkets and stores that sell daily needs are allowed to operate until 20:00 with maximum capacity of 50% for customers
  • all shopping centers and stores temporarily closed

For more information on PPKM. 

Update: No vaccine necessary for foreign travelers for domestic travel

Vaccination for domestic travel in Indonesia is no longer necessary for foreign travelers:

  • if the traveler wants to travel abroad;
  • for children under the age of 12 who travel with their parents;
  • for travelers with a medical indication.

For more information click here.

Consular services

Despite the ongoing COVID situation, the consular services of the embassy is still be maintained. In addition to MVV applications (study, highly skilled migrant and official partners of the Dutch), passport applications can be submitted, civic integration exams can be taken, statements (by post) and legalizations can be requested. All counter transactions at the embassy are by appointment.

Due to the PPKM (Restrictions on Community Activity), the Visa Application Centers (in Jakarta, Bali and Surabaya) is closed from 3 July until 20 July. For more information:

For any questions and advice, please send an email to

Stay healthy and safe!


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