No More Sticker Visa for South Korea Visa

Starting July 01, 2020, South Korea Visa will stop using sticker visa. According KVAC (Korea Visa Application Center) in Jakarta, Indonesia, they will change sticker visa to visa grant notice which can be downloaded on Visa portal website and print it.

For more information, please visit KVAC website

Picture Source: KVAC_ID instagram

To see the grant notice, use the same method when you check the application status.

The requirement document is the same as before. You can start to apply for single-entry visa 3 months before departure date. But my suggestions is, apply 1.5-2 months before is better. Usually, some people need longer time to approve (usual time is 5 business day).

After you got the notice, print and bring the notice together with your passport. When you arrive at South Korea, the immigration will check both of them.

Usually, people like to collect visa or stamp of other countries. And the more you have them in your passport, the more you like it. But it’s getting lesser and lesser, South Korea without sticker visa and no stamp when you travel in there.

New regulation starting 8th June 2020 to fly in Indonesia

Starting 8th June 2020, all people can back to travelling using flight in Indonesia. Here’s some rules that have to pay attention:

  1. Wear mask and bring own hand sanitizer, physical distancing and always wash your hand.
  2. Identity card (original)
  3. PCR Test valid for 7 days or Rapid Test valid for 3 days, with negative result or non-reactive result. (For Denpasar Bali, Balikpapan, Lombok, Surabaya, Padang, Timika and Jayapura must use PCR Test valid 7 days)
  4. Health Statement letter from hospital for free from illness for those area that didn’t provide PCR Test or rapid test.
  5. Download PeduliLindungi application.
  6. For going abroad, you have to take PCR Test valid for 7 days.

Beside those requirements, there’s some city that needs statement letter to enter.

  1. Jakarta: https://corona.jakarta.go.id/id/izin-keluar-masuk-jakarta#11sektor
  2. Bali: https://cekdiri.baliprov.go.id/

Airasia: Indonesia Domestic and International Travel Requirements during Covid-19 Period

Credit: Airasia Official Website

INDONESIA DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

AirAsia is working closely with regulators, local governments, civil aviation and health authorities to step up all precautionary measures in the time of COVID-19 global outbreak. All guests are required to present the following documents:

DOMESTIC TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

All domestic guests are required to present the following documents before departure:

  1. Personal identification (KTP/ Passport).
    1. Health certificate in English that proves a Covid-19 negative RT-PCR result and is valid for a maximum of 7 days after its issuance by the health facility in the country of origin or non reactive Rapid Test results that is valid for 3 days or Health certificate showing no flu-like symptoms issued by a medical doctor from a hospital or public health facility for areas without PCR test/ rapid test facilities.
    2. Fill out an electronic health awareness card (e-HAC) before boarding. Please access via the e-HAC Indonesia application (Android) or http://sinkarkes.kemkes.go.id/ehac.
    3. Fill out AirAsia’s travel declaration form, please download here.
    4. Guests with flights to or from Jakarta must obtain entry permit or Surat Izin Keluar Masuk (SIKM) via https://corona.jakarta.go.id/id/izin-keluar-masuk-jakarta#11sektor
    5. Guests with Bali as end destination are required to present COVID-19 PCR results (not Rapid Test) with negative/ non reactive results to enter Bali, and complete this form https://cekdiri.baliprov.go.id/ 
    6. Required additional documents for guests who are eligible to travel (in accordance with COVID-19 Task Force Circular Letter Number 5 Year 2020):
  • Person working for the government or private institutions providing services related to COVID-19 mitigation, defense, security, social order, health, basic necessities, basic service support, or essential economic function
  1. A letter of assignment for civil servants, Indonesian National Armed Forces,  Indonesian National Police Corps signed by at least echelon 2 level officials.
  2. A Letter of assignment for employees of State/Regional-Owned Enterprises, Non-government institutions, and Business Institutions signed by the Directors/ Heads of Offices.
  3. Health certificate of either Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) showing negative result valid for 7 days or Rapid Test showing non-reactive result valid for 3 days on departure.
  4. Health certificate showing no flu-like symptoms issued by a medical doctor from a hospital or public health facility for areas without PCR test/ rapid test facilities.
  5. A letter of statement affixed with a stamp duty signed by local headman for those who do not represent government or private institutions.
  6. Self identification card (National ID Card, or other valid official IDs)
  7. Present itinerary (departure date, schedules while in the assignment area, and return date).
  • Patients who need emergency health services or people whose immediate family member (parents, husband/wife, child, sibling) is seriously ill or died
  1. Self identification card (National ID Card, or other valid official IDs);
  2. An official death certificate;
  3. Referral letter from the hospital for a patient or person with serious illness;
  4. Health certificate of either Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test showing negative result valid for 7 days or Rapid Test showing non-reactive result valid for 3 days on departure for family accompanying patient, person with serious illness, or the deceased; or
  5. Health certificate showing no flu-like symptoms issued by a medical doctor from a hospital or public health facility for areas without PCR test/ rapid test facilities.
  • Repatriation of Indonesian migrant workers, Indonesian citizens and students abroad, as well as the repatriation of people for special reasons by the government to their area of origin
  1. Self identification card (National ID Card, or other valid official IDs);
  2. Statement letter from the Indonesian Migrant Workers Protection Agency (BPPMI) or statement letter from Indonesian representative offices abroad for Indonesian migrant workers;
  3. Statement letter issued by University or School for students abroad;
  4. Health certificate of either Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test showing negative result valid for 7 days or Rapid Test showing non-reactive result valid for 3 days on departure;
  5. Abiding all regulations on repatriation procedure of Indonesian Migrant Workers, Indonesian citizens, and Indonesian students abroad, and repatriation of people for special reasons by the government to their area of origin.

FLIGHT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Your health and safety is always our top priority. To ensure that the highest standards of safety and hygiene are maintained at all times, here are some of the safety measures AirAsia is taking on the ground and in the air:

  • Wear a face mask at all times

All guests are required to bring and wear their own masks before, during and after the flight, including during check in and bag collection. Guests without a mask will be denied boarding. 

  • Temperature screening

Temperature screening will take place at different checkpoints, including boarding gates. Cabin crew will also go through temperature checks after every shift.

  • Social distancing

Social distancing will be observed with floor markers at queuing areas, including check-in counters & kiosks. And another safety precaution will be alternate check-in counters to ensure sufficient distance, and we are also working to have contactless check-in processes as well. 

  • Web or mobile check-in and early arrival at the airport

Web or mobile check-in to reduce surface and physical contact in check-in and boarding processes. In addition, please arrive early at the airport – preferably 5 hours before departure – to allow for enough time for all the necessary processes to take place. Check-in kiosks and manual check in counters are still available.

  • Cabin baggage policy

We also have a new cabin baggage policy to facilitate social distancing especially during embarkation and disembarkation. You are allowed to bring onboard only one piece of carry-on bag that does not exceed 40cm (Height) x 30cm (Width) x 10cm (Length), such as laptop bag and hand bag, not exceeding 7 kg for each guest. More details are available here.

Luggage with more than the permitted cabin baggage limits must be checked in. This will help minimise unwanted contact between you and another guest’s baggage and vice versa. AirAsia provides free baggage allowance for domestic flights up to 15kg per passenger.

  • Pre-book your hot meals online

Inflight hot meals are not available for purchase onboard. You can pre-book your meals by logging into My Bookings at least 24 hours before your flight departure time. Only limited items such as chips, nuts, chocolate, and canned or bottled water will be available for sale onboard.

  • Aircraft cleaning

All of our aircraft go through regular disinfection procedures, which have been ramped up and enhanced in light of what we’re facing right now.

The cleaning, sanitising and disinfecting products that we use to clean our aircraft are all approved by the Public Health Authority as well as the aircraft manufacturer, which is Airbus in our case. All of our aircraft use HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arresters) aircraft filtration system which filters 99.999% of dust particles and airborne contaminants such as viruses and bacteria.

See: Flying save with Airasia too in their website

NB: This requirements could change without further notice, please always cross check with the airlines before flight.

What requirements needed for travelling on / after this Pandemic Corona Virus?

It’s already May 2020, and almost June 2020 and the corona virus still didn’t show any reduction. I won’t talk about this corona virus, because I’m not a doctor, and I’m not a scientist so I don’t want to talk about false news.

Here, I want to talk about travelling on / after Pandemic Corona Virus.

As far as I knows, some country will open their domestic route soon. The economic situation is on the line in this situation and seems like Corona Virus still didn’t show any reduction. So some country decided to go with the flow while protecting people from Corona Virus. A lot of health measuring is a requirements to do all basic life.

From what I see, nowadays if you wants to travel on domestic route in Indonesia especially, you have to provide some documents and doing some screening test in the airport. Especially, when we will celebrate Eid-Al Fitr Season in 24th-25th May 2020.

Still no one allowed to go back home to celebrate, but the flight route is open for those who needed to do some business or for health care.

You have to show the statement why you want to travel, and health certificate, then arrive at Airport at least 4 hours before departure to passed the screening test by doctor.

Different airline has different requirements, but at the airport it’s all the same. You have to wear mask, bring your own hand sanitizer and wet tissue, and take care your ownself.

Here’s I want to try to inform some Indonesian Airlines requirements for travelling in Pandemic Corona Virus 2019.

Stay tuned for updates…

Transit in Denpasar I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport # Bali – Indonesia

Transit 2 hours in I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport Denpasar, there’s so many culinary option in here. And you can also shopping local product such as peanut, milk pie, etc.

Because I feel wants to eat different menu from Indonesian menu, so I decided tto eat Korean Fried Chicken.

Going back home, Sumba trip finished # Indonesia

Today we woke up late. I woke up at 09:00 and then being lazy and enjoy our room. Don’t forget to packing, because today we are going back home.

my injured knees, our driver said just take it as memory from Sumba XD

At 11:00, we go down to eat lunch. Fortunately, we go down early because the hotel’s restaurants need about 45 minutes to cook our food.

Then at 12:00 our guide come and we go to the airport. Before arrive at airport, he took us to shopping place.

The airport is bigger than the one in Tambolaka.

Waingapu Airport waiting lounge

We are fly using Nam Air from Waingapu to Yogyakarta and transit in Bali Denpasar for about 2 hours.

So our trip in Sumba is finished, but I still wants to go back when I have time. Sumba teach me how to appreciate our life and our surrounding more. We have to keep grateful for what happens in our life.

Enjoy Sumba D4 # NTT – Indonesia

This is our last day to go touring in Sumba, tomorrow we will go back home.

Our first destination is Puru Kambera Savanna near Puru Kambera Beach. On the way there, we see this tree.

This tree is one of Sakura flower kind which called Konji. And it’s a wild tree, you can found it anywhere in the village. And we are lucky to see one.

Actually, this savanna should be has so many grass but because it’s dry season in Indonesia, so there’s not much of grass in there. The weather is very hot, don’t forget to drink much water.

We only take photo for a while in here because it’s too hot. Then we continue our journey to the next destination. The road to Tanggedu Waterfal Car Park is a little bad and the driver said, it’s fortunately a dry season so the car can smoothly go to the car park. If it’s rainy season, then the driver said it will be hard to use car to go there, we have to use motorcycle.

The Tanggedu Waterfall Car park located inside a housing complex. There’s some bathroom in there so we can change and take a bath after play in the waterfall.

We have to trekking around 1 hours to go to the waterfall, and it’s very very hot. And from the housing complex, we have to passed a big gap which full of limestone sand and it’s very slippery. Some of elders ask the local help to guide them.

Don’t forget to bring face mask and scarf or hat to cover your head from the heat.

There’s a rest area near the entrance of waterfall. You can buy some coconut if you want.

This is the beautiful waterfall that I have ever seen. The water is blue tosca and very clear. And the source is very calm, which is like your own pond. Becareful when you stand at the stone because it’s slippery. You can enjoy snack or coconut in some area.

We play in the water and take some photos for about 5 hours. The guide bring our lunch box in there too.

Before we back to the hotel, we passed by Tenau Hills to enjoy last sunset in Sumba.

Then we go back to hotel for rest. Today is the last day for touring. Tomorrow, we decided to rest in the morning so we can wake up late.

Another Culinary in Sumba # NTT – Indonesia

Our dinner in Sumba day 3. This restaurant quiet famous, because there’s so many people in there.

Enjoy Sumba D3 # NTT – Indonesia

Our main destinations today is Waimarang Waterfall. On the way there, we will stop by Tanarara Hills.

Tanarara means red land. The land here is rather reddish. Tanarara is a hill covered with savanna grass which is an authentic view of Sumba Island. At one point on the hilltop in Tanarara, there is a stone tomb that has typical Sumba carvings.

Note: Beware of the sun’s heat, it could be very hot. Don’t forget to bring your hat and scarf.

I think this hills is like Cappadocia Turkey, just there’s no air baloon.

Because of the heat, we didn’t stay long. We go to the next destination, our main destination, Waimarang Waterfall.

On the way to Waterfall, there’s only a desert and it’s too hot outside. And when you see the car park, you won’t know that those are attraction place XD. It didn’t seems like it. And you won’t know if there’s a beautiful waterfall hidden in there if you didn’t ask locals. There’s only locals that sell coconut and provide bathroom (but you better not to use it).

After prepare the swim outfit, then we go trekking. To go to Waterfall, we need to walk around 30-45 minutes. Reminder, do not bring too much stuff, only bring your cameras and handphone. Put it inside waterproof bag. And use a comfortable and anti-slip shoes / sandals.

This is where I have an accident. Because we go downhill and there’s too many falling off leaves, the road is very slippery. I slip and hurt my knees. And didn’t bring any medicine, fortunately there’s someone who bring powder medicine so I use it to stop the bleeding.

It hurts, but I try to not think about it to much. Even when I arrive at the waterfall, my knee is numb and I can’t bend it. But because this is a rare event, I have to go inside the waterfall. And I didn’t regret it. It’s really beautifull.

This is where we arrive at the waterfall. This is called the 1st floor of the waterfall. There’s 2nd floor and 3rd floor in the upstair. You can go there from where the water fall. Too bad, I forgot to record when our guide went there. He is vining from the side to the falling water just like monkey. If I didn’t hurt my knee, maybe I will try to go there to see the beautiful 2nd and 3rd floor. The pond is depth, very depth, maybe around 5 metres. But the one where we go down is very swallow.

After play in the water, we go back to the car parking. It’s better if you walk using your wet clothes because there’s no place to change clothes in there. And when you arrive at the car, your clothes is dry already XD.

And we change clothes inside the car (not in the bathroom). After eat some coconut, we go to the next destination, Walakiri Beach.

This is a special beach because there’s mangrove forest in there. And the sunset is beautiful. Actually, there’s many mangrove tree in there before but knowadays, it just a little. This is the best place to enjoy sunset.

Thanks to our guide, he take a very beautiful picture of our siluet.

Then we go back to hotel to rest.

Dinner Seafood at Enjoy Aja Restaurant Sumba # NTT – Indonesia

Because Sumba is an island, so it suround by ocean. And this means, some of local’s occupation is fisherman. So eating Seafood in its source is a must. So the guide take us to the famous seafood restaurant in Sumba, Enjoy Aja. And the seafood is really delicious.