Top News Indonesia does away with PCR tests, eases mask-wearing rule By Mimi Hudoyo / Posted on 18 May, 2022 14:43 Indonesia has removed pre-flight PCR or ART tests for inbound international and domestic travellers, including returning Indonesians. This comes into effect today. Masks are no longer required for vaccinated people in non-crowded outdoor spaces. However, the mask-on policy still applies on public transport. Indonesia has removed pre-flight PCR or ART tests as of May 18 President Joko Widodo said the decision was made based on the pandemic coming under control in the country. Arriving travellers will only need to undergo a health check at the airport for any Covid-19-related symptoms. The Circular Letter issued by Indonesia Covid-19 Task Force on May 18 stipulated that travellers must comply with the new health protocol: download the PeduliLindungi tracing app, show proof of their second Covid-19 vaccination obtained at least 14 days prior to departure, and have insurance covering Covid-19 medication and evacuation to referral hospitals. This policy is eligible for entry through the international airports of Jakarta, Surabaya, Bali, Batam, Bintan, Manado, Lombok, Medan, Makassar, Yogyakarta, Banda Aceh, Padang, Palembang, Solo, Banjarmasin and Balikpapan, and all international seaports.