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Updated 06 May 2022

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What is the current situation like in Bali?

Following its international reopening, Bali has now welcomed both domestic and international visitors to the island.

Beaches the likes of Pantai Melasti and others are starting to amass visitors. While domestic travellers are still dominant, there have been quite a few international tourists spotted there as well.

While Indonesia has annulled the red list and allowed international travel to recommence to the Island of Bali and the Riau Islands, there is still a travel restriction in place to prevent the further spread of the virus.

Am I allowed to visit Bali now?

Yes, international travellers are currently allowed to visit Bali.

The Indonesian government now allows entry without quarantine and Visa on Arrival (VoA) for inbound travellers to Bali. This rule applies to the inbound travellers from 43 countries, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Uni Arab Emirates, and Australia. Please note that they will need to be fully vaccinated and present a negative COVID-19 test prior to their arrival.

Upon arrival, they will need to undergo another test at the airport, including a body temperature check. If they test positive, they are required to isolate in a hotel or hospital and they will need to do another test on the third day of their quarantine.

Are there airlines flying to Bali now?

A search through Wego showed that there are several domestic flight schedules operated by a few local airlines.

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The country’s national carrier, Garuda Indonesia, is among the airline resuming domestic operations. Other airlines such as Batik Air, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, and Citilink are operating multiple daily flights from cities across Indonesia.

As for international flights, Singapore Airlines has resumed daily direct flights to Bali while Garuda Indonesia has resumed the Narita – Bali route since February. Emirates also will resume daily direct flights to Bali on the 1st of March. Other international airlines that offer flights to Bali are shown below. All flights are subject to change, please do confirm with your airlines.

*All schedules are for flights in May; they are accurate at the time of writing

Singapore Airlines

Singapore to Denpasar – daily flights available 6 days a week.

Air Asia

Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar – 7 daily flights available 7 days a week.

Manila to Denpasar – 7 daily flights available 7 days a week from June.

Emirates

Dubai to Denpasar – 3 daily direct flights and several connecting flights available 7 days a week.

Jetstar

Singapore to Denpasar – daily flights available 3 days a week from late March.

Sydney to Denpasar – daily flights available 3-5 days a week from March.

Perth to Denpasar – daily flights available 7 days a week from March.

Cairns to Denpasar – daily flights available 4 days a week from March.

Adelaide to Denpasar – daily flights available 7 days a week from March.

Malaysia Air

Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar – up to three daily flights available 7 days a week from March.

Malindo Air

Kuala Lumpur to Denpasar – daily flights available 4 to 5 days a week from March.

Qantas

Sydney to Denpasar – daily flights starting from late March.

EVA Air

Taipei to Denpasar – daily flights available 7 days a week from late March.

China Airlines

Taipei to Denpasar – daily flights available 7 days a week.

Cathay Pacific

Hong Kong to Denpasar – daily flights available 7 days a week from June.

Korean Air

Seoul to Denpasar – daily flights available 7 days a week from May.

Qatar Airways

Doha to Denpasar – daily flights available 4 days a week from late March.

Virgin Australia

Melbourne to Denpasar – daily flights available 5 days a week from late March.

Thai Smile 

Bangkok to Denpasar – daily flights available 7 days a week from May to October.

Cebu Pacific 

Manila to Denpasar – flights available 2 days a week from May.

Philippine Airlines

Manila to Denpasar – flights available 5 days a week from July.

Bali travel requirements

International travellers

Travel requirements for international travellers:

  • All foreign travellers (foreign nationals) who will enter the territory of the Republic of Indonesia shall adjust their travel documents to ensure compliance with the provisions regarding the foreign travellers allowed to enter the territory of Indonesia, which include Covid-19 vaccination certificates, RT-PCR examination provisions, quarantine period, and the use of PeduliLindungi application.
  • A passport valid for at least six months beyond the date of the visit.
  • A visa if the traveller is not an Indonesian citizen or from one of the 43 countries listed above eligible for a visa-on-arrival.
  • Proof of full vaccination, including booster shot.
  • A negative Covid-19 PCR test taken at least 48 hours before departure has to be submitted on arrival in Bali.
  • Upon arrival at the entry points, travellers must undergo a COVID-19 symptom check, including a body temperature check, with the following conditions :
    • If there is no symptom of COVID-19 and body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius, travellers will not be required to undergo RT-PCR examination upon arrival
    • If there is any symptom of COVID-19 or body temperature above 37.5 degrees Celsius: travellers will be required to undergo an RT-PCR examination upon arrival.
  • If you have been confirmed positive for COVID-19 a maximum of 30 days before departure and you have been declared inactive in transmitting COVID-19, an exception is made from the obligation to show a COVID-19 vaccination card/certificate and a negative RT-PCR result before departure on condition that you agree to a PCR upon arrival and attach a doctor’s certificate or COVID-19 recovery certificate from the Government Hospital of the country of departure or the ministry that carries out government affairs in the health sector in the country of departure stating that the person concerned is no longer actively transmitting COVID-19.

Travellers who test “negative” for COVID-19 upon arrival in Bali are free to continue to destinations across Bali.

Those testing positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate at an approved quarantine hotel until they can produce a “negative” test result.

Elderly travellers suffering from co-morbidities will be hospitalized. If they test negative for COVID-19 on their third daythey may start their vacation in Bali.

To read a complete guide to entry regulations in Bali, visit the link here.

Quarantine Rules & Hotels in Bali: A Guide for Arrivals to Bali

Domestic travellers

Fully vaccinated

  • a negative antigen test issued within 24 hours
  • a QR code must be embedded in the test result and must be issued from a government-approved testing facility
  • proof of vaccination
  • the Peduli Lindungi App must be installed along with a completed eHAC

Partially vaccinated

  • a negative PCR Test issued within 72 hours
  • a QR code must be embedded in the test result and must be issued from a government-approved testing facility
  • proof of vaccination
  • the Peduli Lindungi App must be installed along with a completed eHAC

Travellers with underlying conditions who are medically unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccination must produce a formal recommendation from a physician of a state-owned hospital.

What kind of visa do I need to visit Bali?

Below are the current types of visas and stay permits allowing foreign nationals to enter Indonesia.

  • Visa on arrival (VoA)
  • Visitor visas, including but not limited to:
    • ​​211 A Visa: ​​​​This visa includes tourist, emergency, business, film, medical visit, official visit, yachters and G20 or the 144th International Parliamentary Union (IPU) meetings.
    • 211B Visa: This visa includes foreign workers on probation.
  • Limited stay visa, including but not limited to:
    • C312 Visa (work visa)
    • C313 Visa(1-year foreign investment projects in Indonesia)
    • C314 Visa (2-year foreign investment projects in Indonesia)
    • C316 Visa (educational visits)
    • C317 Visa (family reunification)​

Please note that the Visa On Arrival (VoA) is allowed now following the lifting of the quarantine restriction.

Visa on Arrival (VOA)

Recently the Indonesian government allowed all inbound travellers from 43 countries below to get Visa on Arrival (VoA):

  1. Australia
  2. The United States of America
  3. The United Kingdom
  4. Germany
  5. The Netherlands
  6. France
  7. Qatar
  8. Japan
  9. South Korea
  10. Canada
  11. Italy
  12. New Zealand
  13. Turkey
  14. United Arab Emirates
  15. Malaysia
  16. Thailand
  17. Singapore
  18. Brunei Darussalam
  19. Vietnam
  20. Laos
  21. Myanmar
  22. Cambodia
  23. Philippines
  24. South Africa
  25. Saudi Arabia
  26. Argentina
  27. Belgium
  28. Brazil
  29. Denmark
  30. Finland
  31. Hungary
  32. India
  33. Mexico
  34. Myanmar
  35. Norway
  36. Poland
  37. Seychelles
  38. Spain
  39. Sweden
  40. Switzerland
  41. Taiwan
  42. Tunisia.
  43. Vietnam

All travellers from the countries mentioned above are subject to these conditions below to acquire their Visa on Arrival (VoA):

  • Must be fully vaccinated or have received a booster
  • Have a negative PCR test result before departure
  • Proof of payment of hotel bookings for a minimum of four days in Bali
  • Have health insurance that guarantees COVID-19 treatment according to the provisions
  • Undergo another PCR test at the arrival gate of Bali
  • Travellers with negative results may explore the Island of the Gods, whereas those with positive results are required to undergo isolation at the hotel and take another PCR test on the third day
  • Negative PCR test results on the third day mean the travellers can continue their travels on the fourth day
  • Elderly overseas travellers who are tested positive and have comorbidities will be immediately hospitalized

Visa on arrival for 30 days and non-extendable will cost Rp 500.000 or USD 34,70 and it will be available to all regions in Indonesia. You can check for the details of visa prices here.

B211A visit visa (tourism visa)

While there are various types of visit visas, those looking to travel to Bali for the purpose of tourism need only to obtain the B211A visa for tourism. The B211A visa is a single visit e-visa valid for 60 days and is extendable for a maximum of four times. Each extension allows you to stay for an extra 30 days.

Please note, however, that while the B211A visa is an e-visa and can be obtained online, actually applying for the e-visa requires you to enlist the services of an Indonesian visa agent who will apply on your behalf and act as your sponsor.

Applying for the B211A visa requires the following:

  • a scanned copy of your passport
  • a coloured passport size photograph
  • proof of at least one vaccination dose
  • your bank statement in the form of a PDF file. Account balance must show at least USD 1,500
  • valid travel insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 25,000

The entire process usually takes 10 working days. The visa fee is USD 50.

 

What are the things that are open right now in Bali?

In line with the government’s level 3 community restrictions, the following applies.

The operational hours of restaurants, cafes and bars continue to be limited but can now accommodate up to 50 per cent of their total capacity. The maximum dining time allowed is 60 minutes and up to two people are allowed at a table.

Shopping malls are allowed to operate at 50 percent capacity until 10 PM.

Supermarkets, traditional markets, grocery stores, and stores selling daily needs are allowed to operate at 75 percent capacity until 10 PM.

No limitation on pharmacies and drug stores. They may be open for 24 hours.

Public facilities (public areas, public parks and other public venues closed.

Gyms may operate at 50 percent capacity

All places of worship (Mosques, Churches, Temples, Viharas, Pagodas) may operate at 75 percent capacity or a maximum of 75 people.

Most tourist destinations are open at 50 percent of their total capacity or a maximum of 50 people.

In most cases, mask-wearing is mandatory and the PeduliLindungi app is required to enter malls, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, tourism spots and others.

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