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Updated January 2023

A magical mix of natural landscapes, exquisite temples, and charming beaches wrapped in a rich and enticing culture, Bali is an explosion of colors that never fails to captivate visitors. 

It’s not uncommon for visitors to the island to be left speechless and in awe amidst the festivals, rituals, and the general inclination of its inhabitants in maintaining their bond to nature and attaining both spiritual and physical well-being in the process.

With the pandemic rendering the island closed off for the better part of the last two years, travellers are keen to once again return to the Island of the Gods. Those looking to visit Bali will be delighted to know that the island is now opening its borders to international visitors. 

Before booking your flight and hotel, here’s everything you should know about the current flight news and updated travel restrictions for Dubai-Bali travel.

Dubai to Bali flights

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The following are some recommendations for your Dubai to Bali flight.

*All prices are accurate at the time of writing


Flight time and duration 

Emirates offers one direct flights 2-6 days a week and multiple connecting flights a week. Flight details of the direct flight are as follows: 

Flight number:EK398
9:10 – 22:20

The duration of the direct flight is about 9 hours and 10 minutes. Connecting flights may take upto 19-29 hours. 

Ticket price

Economy seats start from 2,420 AED, whereas Business class seats are available from 9,380 AED.  

Thai Airways

Flight time and duration 

One connecting flight available all days of the week. However, the long layover periods could cost you over a day, upto 32 hours.

Ticket price

Economy seats start from AED 2,587.

Batik Air

Flight time and duration

Multiple connecting flights available all days of the week. However, the long layover periods could cost you over a day, upto 25 hours.

Ticket price 

Economy seats start from 2,101 AED.  

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Dubai – Bali pre-travel requirements

Travellers from the UAE looking to visit Bali must be in possession of the following:

  • Can show a card or certificate of receipt of COVID-19 vaccine
  • Short Visit Visa or other entry permits in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Proof of ownership of health insurance with a minimum coverage value of USD 25,000 which includes financing for handling COVID-19.
  • Proof of booking confirmation and payment (booking) for accommodation from the accommodation provider while staying in Indonesia.
  • Vaccination proof can be uploaded as part of the eHAC requirement.
  • Travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage per person (booking on line through: or check with your CHSE certified accommodation if they offer the Jaga Wisata as part of the add on service when booking your stay.
  • Download Peduli Lindungi APP.
  • Register  e-CD (Electronic Custom Declaration).

Please note now Indonesia does not look at the dates when the vaccination has been done. Just the number of vaccination is controlled.

Testing requirements

fully vaccinated

Travellers who are fully vaccinated DO NOT need to quarantine and can enter Indonesia now without PCR tests.

Fully vaccinated: 2 or more doses. (Johnson & Johnson counts as 2 doses).


Unvaccinated travellers can enter Bali / Indonesia only if they are medically exempted (comorbidity diseases or other reasons that clearly state that, for medical reasons, they can not be vaccinated).

You need a medical statement letter from a doctor explaining the medical/health conditions and reason for vaccination exemption.

You can not enter Bali-Indonesia, if you choose to be unvaccinated because of personal choice (other than medical conditions).

one dose only (only if recovered)

If you received only one dose due to recovering from Covid-19, you must have a recovery certificate explaining that you are not actively transmitting Covid-19.

You can not travel to Bali without a recovery certificate if you only received 1 dose of vaccine.

booster (recommended to travel domestically within Indonesia)

Indonesians who travel domestically (e.g. from Bali to Java or Lombok) need to be bolstered. If you intend to also travel domestically, then we strongly recommend you to take the booster dose because there is a chance that Indonesia also extends this regulation to International Travelers too. And regulations are often changed overnight.

For now, a foreigner does not (yet) need to have a booster to travel domestically in Indonesia.

Quarantine requirements

At this point, there are no more requirements to quarantine. Either you qualify to enter Indonesia based on the regulations above, or you cannot travel to Indonesia.

Some other testing and visa requirements are still in place. Please check out our Bali reopening article for information on Bali entry requirements.

Bali Travel Restrictions & Reopening – When Will Bali Borders Open For Tourism – Can I Travel To Bali?

Visa requirements

The new electronic visa on arrival

The Indonesian government has announced that foreign visitors who want to visit Indonesia must download the Electronic Visa on Arrival application. The only thing needed is for foreigners to register their visa requests on the website. They can then immediately use a credit card or debit card with the Visa, Mastercard, or JCB logo to make payments online after that.

Following payment, the officer will verify the e-VOA application, and if authorized, will send it to foreigners via the application. Additionally, when entering Indonesian territory, foreigners only need to download the authorized e-VOA and present it at the immigration checkpoint.

By luring tourists or the upper class from different countries, global talent, and billionaire business people to come and develop their investments and businesses in Indonesia, the e-VOA service is anticipated to welcome more opportunities for foreign nationals who have the potential to enter the country and support the tourism industry, increase foreign investment, and create jobs.

Obtaining the B211A tourist visa

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 colored 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 AED 10,000
  • a valid travel insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 25,000

The entire process usually takes 10 -15 working days and the cost is reported to be somewhere around the AED 650 mark.

Obtaining the Bali Visa on Arrival

UAE are included in the 42 countries subjected to the VOA policy effective from 22 March 2022 according to the Circular Letter of the Directorate General of the Immigration No. IMI-0532.GR.01.01 of 2022 regarding Visa on Arrival for Leisure Purpose to Support Sustainable Tourism in Bali during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The details of rules and regulations for VOA service policy are as follows:

  • Following this VOA service policy, international travellers with passports originating from the aforementioned countries, including UAE, can apply for VoA for Tourism after arriving only through immigration control at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali.
  • International travellers must present all requirements for a VOA for Tourism at the immigration counter, namely:
    • A passport valid for at least 6 (six) months;
    • A return ticket or a connecting ticket to continue travelling to another country; and
    • Other documents required under the provisions from the COVID-19 Task Force.
  • Stay Permits originating from VOA for Tourism are Visitor Stay Permits which are granted for a maximum period of 30 days and can be extended 1 (one) time.
  • The extension is granted for 30 days and is carried out at the nearest immigration office to the location where the international traveler lives while in Indonesia.
  • A Visitor Stay Permit from VOA for Tourism cannot be changed into another type of visa/stay permit.

The cost Bali Visa on Arrival is IDR 500,000 or AED127,92.

For more details about Bali Visa for UAE Residents, you can check out our article below:

Bali Visa for UAE Residents: Everything You Need to Know