In these extraordinary times we receive a lot of questions from our guests. Please understand that we are currently not able to give you a concrete answer to every question and that some consultations with partners and hotels on site may take longer. However, we would like to assure you that we are doing our best!
The whole situation for us as a tour operator is quite tough. We had to cancel all round tours for March and April and had to refund many thousands of Euros. However, for my partner Safrol as well as the locals on site in Bukit Lawang, as in many tourist places around the world, it is even harder. Since no tourists come, almost all locals there are unemployed. Even the palm oil and rubber plantations are closed. I think it will certainly drag on into May and June – start of the main season for Sumatra.
Current entry requirements
It is again possible to enter the country with a visa on arrival. This costs 500,000 IDR and can be bought at several airports in Indonesia, amongst Medan, Jakarta or Denpasar (Bali). With this visa, you can stay in the country for 30 days and extend it once for another 30 days.
- Passport valid for at least 6 months
- Return ticket
- Vaccinated at least 2 times (except Johnson&Johnson, recovered status is not accepted)
- Children up to 12 years of age need a negative rapid test result.
- Download Peduli Lindungi App
More info at: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/world.php
All information without guarantee. The entry requirements for Indonesia can change at any time.
You want to do good?
As already mentioned, the current situation on site in Bukit Lawang is devastating, as in many tourist places. In the following, you will find projects and fundraising activities with which you can directly do good on site.
Bukit Lawang Trust Edcation Center