COVID Regulations when traveling to Bali - Indonesia (updated)

International visa-free tourism in Bali has been put on a halt since March 2020. You can still visit Bali with a valid Visit Visa - APPLY HERE ONLINE, or Diplomatic visas for official ministerial visits or higher,  or with a KITAS or KITAP.

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Want to visit Bali during the pandemic?

These are the updated Travel Regulations for Bali – Indonesia

Are there Flights to Bali?

  • Yes, but not many airlines are flying yet. Airlines still need to get ready and allow travelers to book Bali as a destination. Qatar, Emirates and Singapore Airlines show some direct flights to Bali starting from November 2021. We expect more airlines to offer flights., such as Turkish Airlines. The travel industry still needs to adjust and like the past has shown, changes can happen any day. So unless, the airlines will be convinced, that the new regulations are at least semi-permanent, they might not yet fly to Bali directly.
  • What nationalities are allowed to directly arrive in Bali? The number of selected countries that have been listed keeps growing and changing. According to the latest update it will be NATIONALS with passports from

    Bahrain, China, France, Hungary, Italy, India, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates.

    Unless you are a national of the above countries you CANNOT fly directly to Bali, and must enter Indonesia via Jakarta.

Is there a mandatory Quarantine in Bali or Jakarta?

  • The mandatory quarantine time is now reduced from 8 days to 5 days (4 nights)
  • Where do I have to do the quarantine? If you manage to book a flight directly to Bali, you can do the quarantine also now in Bali in some selected hotels in Ubud, Nusa Dua, Sanur, and Kuta (list of quarantine hotels in Bali)
  • We will publish the official and confirmed list of quarantine hotels in Bali soon
  • If you cannot fly directly to Bali, you still have to go through Jakarta and do the quarantine in Jakarta (list of quarantine hotels in Jakarta)
  • Mandatory Quarantine Package: The package will include hotel room, 2 PCR tests (can be charged separately), airport transfer to hotel, 3 meals a day, some laundry items. 
  • Upon arrival, visitors will get the first PCR at the airport (will be paid by the hotel).

Visa Requirements for Foreigners

What Documentation do I need to Travel to Bali during the Pandemic?

  • Travel insurance with Covid medical coverage minimum USD 100,000
  • Proof of full vaccination status (in English)
  • Negative Covid-19 PCR taken maximum 72 hours before departure at origin country.
  • Proof of booking and payment for mandatory quarantine accommodation - provided by the hotel after you have completed your quarantine / repatriation package booking
  • Register to PeduliLindungi App, proceed to fill your travel information on International e-HAC (Indonesia electronic health alert card app).

Situation In Bali

  • The situation is overall well under control. The government still applies a cautious approach and keeps Micro-Scale Social Restrictions (PPKM Regulations) in place, to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Expect shorter operational hours on restaurants and attractions, also health protocols enforcement
  • Wearing masks in Public is mandatory
  • You need the PeduliLindungi App when visiting venues and stores

Is it ok traveling to Bali? Is Bali Safe?

Corona Situation in Bali:

  • The government puts huge effort into the vaccination program, more than 90% of the Balinese population is vaccinated
  • Only international tourists from selected countries can fly directly to Bali. At the moment international visitors (including tourists) need a Visit Visa to enter Indonesia (apply here)
  • All citizens and visitors are asked to follow the guidelines of “SOCIAL DISTANCING” and have to wear masks also in Public
  • Food shopping and other important necessities are still possible
  • A decent amount of hotels, restaurants, bars and hotels are open
  • Some major events are back on schedule gradually
  • Tourist attractions and beaches are mostly open

CoVid-19 Symptoms

  • coughing
  • a runny nose
  • sore throat
  • fever
  • sometimes diarrhea
  • aching joints & muscles

Severe cases may experience breathing problems or develop a lung infection.
Disease symptoms can emerge up to 14 days after infection.

What to do when you are getting sick in Bali and Indonesia

If you feel that you might have been infected you should as first measure prevent other people to get in contact with you and also inform the people who have been in contact with you lately, about your condition and see, if they have also experienced similar symptoms.

Call 112 or 223333 (Bali area)

The operator will guide you through the process. Usually patients will be picked up if they need to go to hospital.

The Bali provincial government has assigned five hospitals to handle cases of corona virus infections. The Sanglah General Hospital in Denpasar, Sanjiwani General Hospital in Gianyar regency, Tabanan General Hospital, Udayana University Hospital and Bali Mandara General Hospital.

And call 119 ext 9 – local number or Mobile +62(0)81212123119, if you are in other area of Indonesia 

If, within 14 days, any of the above-mentioned disease symptoms emerge, avoid unnecessary contact with other persons and stay at home wherever possible. Get in touch with your doctor by phone or call any of the mentioned hospitals and discuss how best to proceed, before going there.