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Unlock tourism opportunities with Indonesia's new visa policy

Unlock tourism opportunities with Indonesia's new visa policy

Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, in partnership with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights and the Ministry of Health, will host an international webinar on 19 November 2020 to inform and update the regional trade about the latest information regarding New Visa Policy and Travel Corridor Arrangements in Indonesia.

In a concerted effort, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights issued The Regulation of the Minister of Law and Human Rights No. 26/2020 on Visa and Stay Permit for the New Era to replace the Ministry of Law and Human Rights issued The Regulation No. 11/2020 on Temporary Restrictions for Foreigners from Entering Indonesia and a new Travel Corridor Arrangement plan.

Amidst the challenges in the new normal era, these new policies are expected to open new opportunities for tourism stakeholders in Southeast Asia and Oceania.

To educate the regional travel trade on these new policies, the ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Tourism in the New Normal Era’ webinar will take place on 19 November.

The webinar will feature the following speakers:
* Nia Niscaya, Deputy of Tourism Marketing, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/ Tourism and Creative Economy Agency 
* Achmad Yurianto, Senior Advisor to the Minister on Health Technology and Globalisation
* Jhoni Ginting, Director General of Immigration, Ministry of Law and Human Rights 
* Sidharto R Suryodipuro, Directorate General ASEAN Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia

The webinar will take place at the following timings:

  • 9:30AM (Myanmar) or 10AM (Cambodia/Laos/Thailand/West Indonesia/Vietnam)
  • 11AM (Malaysia/Singapore/Brunei/Philippines/Central Indonesia) or 12PM (Western Australia)
  • 1PM (Papua New Guinea) or 2PM (Canberra/ACT) or 4PM (New Zealand)

Click here to register for the webinar.

A second webinar on 25 November 2020 will be live from Bali and calls all Indonesian tourism businesses and organisations to get insights on how to manage changes of preferences in the Southeast Asia and Oceania markets and how the New Visa Policy impacts their audience, as important consideration for their business strategy.

New Visa Policy and CHSE Certification to Answer Challenges in the New Era

The Indonesian government, particularly the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy/Tourism and Creative Economy Agency has made numerous efforts to restore the economy while maintaining strict protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19, such as through CHSE (Cleanliness, Health, Safety, and Environmental Sustainability) certification as the new standard for tourism activities in Indonesia.

Tourism establishments who have passed the certification are entitled to use “InDOnesia CARE” label for their business to ensure that all of the protocols are implemented during traveller’s journey in Indonesia.

“We encourage Indonesian tourism industry to continue implementing CHSE protocols in order to put tourist’s convenience at the outmost goal, because today’s trend shows that these protocols are main consideration for tourists to travel to a certain destination,” say Nia Niscaya, Deputy Ministry for Marketing, Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.

The Indonesian government has been focusing on improvement of tourism infrastructure (including ICT), accessibility, health and hygiene, enhancing digital marketing campaigns overseas, as well as revising its visa-free access policy.

These efforts have started to take shape in 2019, when Indonesian tourism contributed to 4% of the GDP or US$16.9 billion, as well as to the livelihood of 12.8 million people working in this industry.

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