General Information

Health Protocol

Circular letter: No. SE/00058/PK/05/2022/64 dated 18 May 2022

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia presents its compliments to all Foreign Missions and International Organizations in Indonesia, and through this circular note intends to announce the most recent regulations as follows:

  1. Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 19 of 2022 concerning Health Protocol for International Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective since 18 May 2022; and
  2. Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force Number 18 of 2022 concerning Domestic Travel Provisions during the COVID-19 Pandemic, which is effective since 18 May 2022

The Ministry further informs about the following updates on the policies of the Republic of Indonesia to all Foreign Missions and International Organizations, as follows:


  1. All foreign travelers (foreign nationals) who will enter the territory of the Republic of Indonesia shall adjust the general travel requirements to be allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia, which includes COVID-19 vaccination certificate and the use of PeduliLindungi application.
  2. Foreign travelers are not required to show a negative RT-PCR test result in which samples were taken in the country or region of origin.
  3. All foreign travelers are allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia through entry points via:
    1. Airports: (i) Soekarno Hatta, Banten; (ii) Juanda, East Java; (iii) Ngurah Rai, Bali; (iv) Hang Nadim, Riau Islands; (v) Raja Haji Fisabilillah, Riau Islands; (vi) Sam Ratulangi, North Sulawesi; (vii) Zainuddin Abdul Madjid, West Nusa Tenggara; (viii) Kualanamu, North Sumatera; (ix) Sultan Hasanuddin, South Sulawesi; (x) Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta; (xi) Sultan Iskandar Muda, Aceh; (xii) Minangkabau, West Sumatera; (xiii) Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II, South Sumatera; (xiv) Adisumarmo, Central Java; (xv) Syamsuddin Noor, South Kalimantan; and (xvi) Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman, Sepinggan, East Kalimantan. The airports referred to in numbers (xi), (xii), (xiii), (xiv), (xv), and (xvi) above are only intended as entry points for foreign travelers involved in the Hajj program and are opened in time span 4 June-15 August 2022.
    2. Seaports: All seaports are opened as entry points through the consideration of the Directorate General of Sea Transportation, Ministry of Transportation.
    3. Cross-Border Posts: (i) Aruk, West Kalimantan; (ii) Entikong, West Kalimantan; (iii) Mota’ain, East Nusa Tenggara; (iv) Nanga Badau, West Kalimantan; (v) Motamasin, East Nusa Tenggara; (vi) Wini, East Nusa Tenggara; (vii) Skouw, Papua; and (viii) Sota, Papua.
  4. Upon arrival at the entry points, foreign travelers must undergo a COVID-19 symptom check, including a body temperature check, with the following conditions:
    1. If there is no symptom of COVID-19 and body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius: no need to undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival.
    2. If there is a symptom of COVID-19 or body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius: must undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival.
  5. The provision regarding the period of isolation (quarantine) applies for all foreign travelers with the following categories:
    1. Quarantine is no longer required for those who have received the complete dose of vaccine at least 14 days before the departure time.
    2. Quarantine period of 5 x 24 hours is required for those who have not been vaccinated or received the complete dose of vaccine.
    3. Foreign travelers under the age of 18 (eighteen) years and/or require special protection can follow the quarantine period provisions imposed on their parents or caregivers.
  6. The provision for showing COVID-19 vaccination certificate (physical or digital) is excluded for all foreign travelers with the following categories:
    1. Foreign nationals who hold diplomatic or official visas related to official/state visits of their foreign officials at the ministerial level and above and foreign nationals who enter Indonesia under the Travel Corridor Arrangement scheme, according to the principle of reciprocity;
    2. Foreign nationals who intend to travel domestically in order to go outside the territory of Indonesia, as long as they do not leave the airport area during the transit process, provided that they (i) have been authorized by the Port Health Office and (ii) show the flight ticket schedule for direct transit from the city of departure to the international airport in Indonesia;
    3. Under 18 years of age;
    4. Have finished the COVID-19 quarantine and have been declared clear from COVID-19, required to bring a COVID-19 recovery certificate from a government hospital or Ministry of Health in the country/region of origin of departure; or
    5. Have a special health condition or comorbid disease that prevents the foreign travelers from receiving the COVID-19 vaccination, as evidenced by a doctor's certificate from the government hospital of the country/region of origin of departure.
  7. The above policies are temporary and will be readjusted according to global health developments.


For all domestic travel with air, sea, and land transportation modes, using private or public vehicles, crossings, and intercity trains from and to regions throughout Indonesia, the following provisions apply:

  1. Domestic Travelers who have received the second or the third dose of vaccine (booster) are not required to show the negative results from the RT-PCR or rapid antigen test.
  2. Domestic Travelers who are still receiving the first dose of vaccine are required to show a negative result of rapid antigen test which sample is taken within 1 x 24 hours or RT-PCR taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure.
  3. Domestic Travelers with special health conditions or comorbid diseases that prevent the person concerned from receiving vaccinations are required to show a negative RT-PCR result taken within 3 x 24 hours before departure, with the addition of a doctor's certificate from the government hospital stating that the person concerned has not/unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.
  4. Domestic Travelers under the age of 6 years old are excluded from the above conditions and allowed to travel with their parents or caregivers.

Bali airport (Ngurah Rai International Airport) is your main entry point to the island. The airport is in Tuban, an approximate 15-minutes’ drive from The Stones Hotel in Kuta, the venue of IFPSM World Summit. Its runway stretches along Bali's isthmus that connects the Bukit Peninsula with Bali's mainland. It's on the island’s south where most of the main resort areas are. Bali airport's code is 'DPS' for Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali which is 13km northeast of the airport. Ngurah Rai is the world's smallest international airport, covering only 285 hectares. The airport underwent a major expansion in 2013 and it now includes a domestic terminal from where most travellers venture to eastern Indonesia. After your plane lands at Bali airport, you will head inside the arrivals terminal which houses the immigration area, where you queue and present your passport and visa. There are two immigration sections, one for Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) and the other for non VoA.

Note: please refer to 'Visas for Bali' section to the left. The process should not take longer than 15 minutes however, some delays may occur if multiple flights arrive at the same time. Once through immigration, proceed to baggage claims and have your baggage claim tag ready. Trolleys around the baggage claim area are available, as well as porter services.

Indonesian national laws govern the importation and exportation of prohibited or controlled items into or out of Indonesia, including medications.

Delegates are allowed to bring medication, strictly for personal use. However, drugs containing narcotics are prohibited from entering Indonesia. Those containing psychotropics are restricted and must be declared. In addition, delegates must present a letter from their physician and/or a copy of the original prescription stating the list of medication(s) and amount used per day to a customs officer. These documents are essential to prove the legality of prescribed medication, should there be questioning by the customs officer.

The government exempts some excisable goods purchased abroad for personal use from import duties, excise, and taxes for every adult on every arrival with a limited amount:

  1. For 18 years old or above, maximum of 200 cigarettes, 25 cigars, or 100 grams of sliced tobacco or other tobacco products, and/or;
  2. For 21 years old or above, maximum of 1 litter of alcoholic beverages.

Any excess of the excisable goods will be destroyed. Non-residents carrying more than USD 10,000 (or equivalent in other foreign currencies) or IDR 100,000,000 in cash should declare to the Customs.

Temporary licenses to carry or use firearms and communication gadgets are considered diplomatic facilities and are provided solely to the President's guards and the Minister/Governor following the Indonesian law.

The delegation may submit a request for the permit through a diplomatic note with the necessary documentation attached. The diplomatic note is sent to the Directorate General of Protocol and Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, cc: Directorate of Diplomatic Facilities, via the respective country's embassies in Indonesia.

The local currency in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). Notes come in high denominations as the amount of IDR that you will receive for your USD/GBP/Euro will be very high!

1 USD = IDR 14,737.65
1 GBP = IDR 17,806.95
1 EUR = IDR 15,466.31
(Data taken from Bank Indonesia on 15 June 2022)

1,000 | 2,000 | 5,000 | 10,000 | 20,000 | 50,000 | 100,000.
Note: you will be able to exchange USD, GBP, Euro, etc for IDR in Bali but you will not be able to use any currency other than IDR to pay for any services.

The moment you land, you’ll find several money exchanges at the International Arrivals of the Ngurah Rai International Airport, which offer fairly competitive rates and are conveniently open around the clock, however you may find better rates outside the airport. Thus, it’s good to change just a fair amount for your taxi fare or spare change on the trip to your hotel. IDR 500,000 or USD $40 should be more than enough. Then, you can either change your money at your hotel (usually at not very competitive rates), or head out to any of the authorised and recommended money changers in Bali, some of which have branches spread out throughout Bali’s popular resort areas.

Bali’s climate is tropical and generally hot, with the average air temperature in October being 25°C. The temperature in October could range from 23.6°C to 27.1°C. The average rainfall is 68 mm, with an air humidity level of around 84%. (Source:

With high temperatures and humidity levels in mind, the Conference will have a more relaxed dress code. Business suits are not compulsory, we recommend more resort-like attire!

Kuta is where it all started for Bali – and the rest, as they say, is history. Today, the area is (in)famous for its hectic pace and wild nightlife. Kuta is brash and in your face – it’s one of those places you’ll either love or hate. In recent decades the area has been transformed from a quiet fishing village into a 24/7 entertainment and party hub bursting at the seams with casual pubs and restaurants, pulsating night clubs, laidback souvenir shacks and some of the best shopping malls in Bali. The area attracts backpackers, partygoers and travellers after a hassle-free beach getaway with its well-established beachfront resorts. Beyond Kuta, there are many opportunities to see what not only the rest of the island, but also other nearby island locations, have to offer through a fantastic choice of tours available through IFPSM WS’s appointed organizer, Melali MICE. Please review the list of tours available by clicking on the links on the IFEAT website. All tours must be booked directly with Melali MICE.

  1. Electricity: 220 Volts, 50Hz. Electrical plugs are two-pronged ‘Europlug’ type.
  2. Water: Tap water is not drinkable; ice in drinks at established bars, hotels and reputable restaurants is usually safe.
  3. Emergencies: In case of emergencies, dial 110 for police and 118 for ambulance.
  4. Tipping: Tipping in Bali is considered to be a foreign concept. Although it isn’t mandatory to tip for every service you avail, the tips are nevertheless appreciated. On the other hand, it is important you understand that workers in the service industry are paid extremely low wages, with the bulk of the earnings going into the owner’s pocket. You might just make someone’s day by tipping him/her for the services offered when you’re visiting Bali. Within hotels, a tip of USD $3.5 - $7 (IDR 50,000 – 100,000) would be appropriate. In restaurants, between 2-5% of the total bill is appropriate.