Indonesia to open travel corridor with Malaysia


The Indonesian and Malaysian governments have agreed to form a Reciprocal Green Lane / Travel Corridor Arrangement (RGL / TCA), which is an agreement related to ease of travel for citizens of both countries. Not only that, Jokowi also conveyed the importance of countries in ASEAN forming the ASEAN TCA framework. Because, during difficult times facing the Covid-19 pandemic, it is imperative that ASEAN countries show solidity.

Malaysia has targeted several countries such as Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Thailand or other ASEAN countries. It is also possible to open a travel bubble with Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, which have been named as Corona safe countries by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The next requirement is that the permit holder is in accordance with the Travel Corridor Arrangement (TCA) bilateral agreement scheme and foreigners with special consideration or permission in writing from the ministry / institution.

In this regulation, all international travelers, both Indonesian citizens and foreigners, must follow various requirements ranging from complying with health protocols, showing negative results through the RT-PCR test in the country of origin whose samples are taken within a maximum period of 3 x 24 hours before departure.

Upon arrival, an RT-PCR retest for international travelers and required to undergo centralized quarantine for 5 x 24 hours. The quarantine obligation will be excluded for foreigners holding diplomatic and official visas related to official visits at ministerial level and above and foreigners with the TCA scheme.