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Our thanks to the Mandaya Royal Puri Hospital in Tangerang for contributing a new article on Hospitals in the Indonesian Healthcare System. March 24, 2022

Welcome to our newest sponsor, Mandaya Royal Hospital Group, offering world-class medical care from their two state-of-the-art medical facilities in Tangerang and Karawang. Visit soon and find out why these facilities are well-known for outstanding patient and family experiences. January 31, 2022


COVID-19 Information

Covid-19Bali Covid-19 Update - an authoritative, fully vetted source of information on COVID in Indonesia

Government annoucnes quarantine-free international entry policy is now in place throughout Indonesia for fully vaccinated travelers, with entry PCR tests no longer required! April 13, 2022

VOA Tourist Visa Update - from March 22th, VOA will be available for tourists flying in Bali and quarantine will be waived, as long as you are fully vaccinated (two shots) . The following countries can take advantage of the new rules, once the government completes the documentation: Australia, The United States of America, The United Kingdom, Germany, The Netherlands, France, Qatar, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Philippines. A PCR test will still be required. March 22, 2022

Register for a COVID vaccination in Jakarta see also this Expat Forum post

'WHO's COVID Dashboard for Indonesia

COVID-19 vaccinations are available through one of the government programs. The Vaksinasi Gotong Royong (VGR) program is intermittently open for new registration. Timing and amount of vaccine distribution under this program is determined by the Indonesian government. If you want to have a vaccine that is not readily available (Pfizer or Moderna), you will need to search online to find out when and where the government will be offering the specific vaccine. The locations that are offering specific vacines will have a list of requirements that you will have to meet in order to be eligible to receive the vaccine, including a letter from a doctor explaining your health condition.

Foreigners are entitled to receive the vaccination under the government programs if they are holding residency status (KITAS/KITAP) and the registration uses the citizenship number (NIK) displayed on those documents. You must present your passport and NIK displaying document. Note that not all provinces have issued a NIK for foreign residents. Many vaccination centers have been opened in order to expedite the vaccination program. The registration can be done through the official application based online platform, from a link provided by these vaccine centers or the individual can “walk in” to register. We recommend that you register through the available links and online platform, if possible as walk-in vaccinations are subject to vaccine availability. Several different brands are available, but they differ from month to month depending on availability and donations from Covax and various countries. August 31, 2021

Peduli Lindungi - official government covid tracking and vaccination proof app for entering protected spaces. To register for the app, you must have a NIK number, or it may be possible to register using your passport number. The app can be used to show you are vaccinated upon arrival in Indonesia at the airport, and before boarding any domestic flight (you'll also need a negative antigen test before boarding, even if you're vaccinated). Based on the Government's Letter, the PeduliLindung application must be used to screen all related employees/employees and visitors to shopping centers & malls, trade centers, and movie theaters. All visitors entering these "protected spaces" must have been fully vaccinated and must be able to scan the QR code upon entering to prove they have been vaccinated. September 1, 2021


Welcome to our new sponsor, Udara2Air, which provides a unique solution to clean, healthy drinking water - Pure Alkaline Drinking Water produced from the Air we Breathe. December 21, 2021

Revised Implementation procedures in Indonesian Immigration Law -- Download PP 48/2021 - published in February 2021.

Applications are currently accepted for these visas: diplomatic visas, service visas, limited stay permits and visitor visas. No tourist visas (VOA) available yet. November 29, 2021

Summary of visa types open for application and current travel restrictions - LA Consulate General website - November 8, 2021

Welcome to our new sponsor, NP Consultant Indonesia, providing legal services, business formation, and expat document services for international companies and expatriates. October 21, 2021

List of Official Holidays for 2022 has been released by the government. September 30, 2022

The government has reopened online eVisa applications from outside the country for Visit visa B211A and Limited Stay Visas (Investor Kitas - C314, Working KITAS C312, Dependant Kitas C317, Retirement Kitas C319, etc.) Kemenkumham No 34 Tahun 2021 - Indonesian | English September 25, 2021

We've celebrated our 24th anniversary on September 1, 2021. The Living in Indonesia website has now been online helping expats for 24+ years! It's been our pleasure to help literally hundreds of thousands of expats ease their transition to their new lives in Indonesia! September 8, 2021

We are continuously working on updating ALL of our community organization information pages as we know that many expats leave throughout the year and club leadership positions change. If you are a member of a expat community organization in Indonesia, can we ask your help to check the listings for the groups you belong to, to see if our contact information should be updated. If so, please write to us with the changes.

Check out the many great books on Indonesia - Fiction, Non-Fiction and Community Publications on the Recommended Publications page.

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In the light of increasing inquiries for information on expatriate communities Outside Jakarta, we continue to gather more information for visitors to this site. If you live in a city outside Jakarta, consider contacting us about expat living your town so that we can share your insights with future expatriate residents. They'll sincerely appreciate your help.

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New updates June 28, 2022