Indonesia to resume visa-free entry policy for ASEAN citizens

By Hoang Phong    April 5, 2022 | 01:25 am PT
Indonesia to resume visa-free entry policy for ASEAN citizens
Travelers at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Tangerang on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, January 1, 2021. Photo by Reuters/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
The Indonesian government said Monday it would reinstate visa exemption for citizens of ASEAN member countries including Vietnam to boost international travel after two years of suspension.

Foreign visitors entering Indonesia will no longer be required to undergo polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests upon arrival if they pass body temperature screening, Jakarta Globe reported.

It’s currently unclear as to when exactly these new rules would go into effect.

Foreign visitors are currently required to take a PCR test on arrival in Indonesia, and isolate until a negative result is received.

Indonesian holiday island Bali last month resumed its visa on arrival program for 23 countries including Vietnam.

From March 15, Vietnam reopened inbound tourism, with foreign travelers allowed to visit the country without booking tour packages. It resumed visa exemption policy for citizens of 24 countries including ASEAN co-members the same day.

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