Indonesia reinstates visa exemption for ASEAN citizens hinh anh 1An immigration checkpoint at the international terminal of Juanda Airport in Surabaya. (Photo: Antara)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Indonesian government confirmed on April 4 that it will reinstate visa exemption for citizens from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members as the country begins to relax international travel restrictions amid a steady decline in new COVID-19 cases.

Furthermore, foreign visitors will no longer be required to undergo RT-PCR tests upon arrival as long as they pass the body temperature screening.

Requirements for foreign visitors are proof of vaccination and negative PCR test taken two days prior to arrival, so they no longer need to undergo another test in Indonesia, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Airlangga Hartarto explained after a cabinet meeting in Jakarta.

The Indonesian government has applied the visa exemption agreement among ASEAN member nations since July 2006.

International airports in Yogyakarta, Medan, Makassar, and Pekanbaru will be reopened to boost international arrivals./.