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Updated 9 June 2022

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

Emirates

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
DXB – DPS
9:10 – 22:20

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

Ticket price

Economy seats start from 3,405 AED, whereas Business class seats are available from 12,620 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

  • Saver: AED 2510
  • Flexi: AED 2690
  • Full flexi: AED 3360

Garuda Indonesia

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 4,006 AED, whereas Business class seats are available from 13,484 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 and a negative RT-PCR test result.
  • 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.
  • A Negative COVID-19 PCR test (2 x 24 hours) before depature to Bali
  • Vaccination proof can be uploaded as part of the eHAC requirement.
  • Travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage per person (booking on line through: https://www.jagawisata.com/COVID19/). 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).

Vaccination criteria

  • International travelers aged 0 – 17 are not required to show COVID-19 Vaccination proof
  • International travelers 18 years and above are required to be fully vaccinated.

Recovered passengers

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.

You must 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 that the person concerned is no longer actively transmitting COVID-19.

Testing requirements

All passengers must submit a negative RT PCR test taken at least 48 hours prior to arriving at Bali.

Quarantine requirements

Recently, the Bali government has scrapped the quarantine restrictions for all inbound travellers, regardless of vaccination status.

However, travellers who are positive when tested upon arrival will have to be subject to quarantine at one of the approved quarantine hotels for three days followed by the PCR test on the third day.

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

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Visa requirements

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