Latest Updates & Guidance for COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) _ Updated on 31 March 2020

Latest update: 31 March 2020

Summarising latest support & guidance from official source on COVID-19 in Indonesia & UK.

The information will link to the statistic of COVID-19 cases, Indonesia & UK latest news updates, also local government policy supports which could effectively reduce risks while working or living in Indonesia.


Condition in Indonesia

# Per 31 March 2020

Negative: 5,249

Positive: 1,414

Cured: 75


Click here for more details from the Indonesian Health Ministry.

Click here for more details from the Jakarta Government.

Press Release on President's Instruction on Large Scale Social Restrictions by AmCham

Press Release on President's Prioritize the Protection for Health Workers

FCO Travel Advice

Return to the UK

British nationals in Indonesia who wish to leave, should make arrangements to do so as soon as possible.

The number of international flights out of Indonesia is reducing daily, to destinations within the region and globally, so you may not be able to leave Indonesia when you had planned to. Flights and medical evacuation may not be available, or become very expensive if you do not depart soon.

The British Embassy Jakarta is issuing regular updates on Twitter and Facebook with the latest available information on flight departure options for British nationals wishing to leave Bali and other areas of Indonesia.

For flight tracker to UK, click HERE

More detail, HERE


Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents

This is advice for visa customers and applicants in the UK, visa customers outside of the UK and British nationals overseas who need to apply for a passport affected by travel restrictions associated with coronavirus. HERE


UK business information campaign and support website: On 23 March BEIS launched a coronavirus (COVID-19) business support website as part of a new business information campaign. The website outlines the full range of support measures that have been made available to UK businesses and employees, including the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and the Self-employment Income Support Scheme.


COVID-19 Business and Employers Bulletin: UK businesses and stakeholders can now sign up to BEIS’ new Business and Employer Bulletin on Coronavirus (COVID-19).


Prime Minister announces record UK aid funding towards COVID-19 vaccine: On 26 March, the Prime Minister announced an additional £210m of new UK aid funding to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, an international body researching a vaccine for COVID-19. This makes the UK the largest funder of the organisation.


Call for ventilators: The government is looking for businesses who can support in the supply of ventilators across the UK as part of our response to COVID-19. Please ask any companies offering existing ventilator equipment to email




Updates from UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson on UK lockdown (24 March 2020) :



Updates from HMA Owen Jenkins, British Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor Leste (25 March 2020):



Updates from BritCham’s Executive Director (27 March 2020):



Update from The National Disaster Management Agency:

Extends the emergency period of the corona virus outbreak in Indonesia to May 29, 2020. The extension of the Covid-19 disaster emergency period is determined based on the Decree of the Head of BNPB Number 13.A of 2020.



For foreigners who cannot return to their country due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

  1. Applicants do not need to come by the immigration office to apply
  2. There are no fines
  3. Valid only for foreigners who enter Indonesian territory after 5th February 2020
  4. The Emergency Stay Permit is free of charge

For more, click here


‘Tidak Mudik Tidak Piknik Lebaran 2020’ (Not Going Home No Picnic during Eid Al-Fitr 2020) _ updated (30/03)

To prevent further outbreak of COVID-19 in the country, RI Government is proactively discouraged Indonesian citizens to go home or picnic during the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr holiday. Government Regulations on this ‘regional quarantine’ is under discussion among ministries and government agencies


Summary of the Regulation

Press release from the President by AmCham


Tax Incentives amid Corona Virus 2020 [PMK no.23 (2020)] _ updated (30/03)

Considering the negative impact of COVID-19 to business operations in Indonesia, the Ministry of Finance decided to give tax incentives for certain taxpayers to ease their burden and support business development in the country

Key point of PMK no.23 (2020)

PMK no. 23 (2020) Indonesian version

PMK - 23 / PMK.03 / 2020 Indusctry Sector


Service Acceleration of Imported Goods for COVID-19 Management _ updated (30/03)

Noting the massive needs of medical supplies during COVID-19 crisis, Directorate General of Customs and Excise endorsed an accelerated service for certain imported goods. Details on the procedures are available on the attachment.

Details on the service Britcham's Informal Translation

Details on the service Indonesian version

Coronavirus: Chancellor unveils £350bn lifeline for economy

It includes £330bn in loans, £20bn in other aid, a business rates holiday, and grants for retailers and pubs. Help for airlines is also being considered.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak told a press conference it was an "economic emergency. Never in peacetime have we faced an economic fight like this one."

Fore more, click here


BritCham’s Indonesia Office Hours

Most of the staff will keep working remotely from 16 March – 30 April 2020.

If you would like to contact any of the staff, please find below the contact details:


Executive Director:

Marketing Manager:


Partner & sponsorship:



General Enquiries:


OPD team:






General: 119 ext 9

Jakarta: 112 / +62 813 8837 6955

Support for British Nationals in the country is available 24/7: +62 02123565200



General: 111

Scotland: call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours

Wales: 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47

Northern Ireland: 111

Notes: Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital



World Health Organization

General update from WHO: HERE

Travel Advice from WHO: HERE

World Health Organization’s warning to the Indonesian government to declare the Covid-19 outbreak in the country as a national emergency.