Corona Situation in BALI

Latest Corona News & Updates for Bali, Indonesia

International tourism in Bali has been put on a halt since March 2020 by stopping the visa free regulations, that previously allowed visitors from 160 countries to come to Indonesia without a visa.

Even though the regulations can change from time to time; we will do our best to keep you updated, based on the official government news and updates from  Indonesia’s Immigration Office and Covid-19 Task Force. Beware of many hoaxes, and false news spread online via social media private account posts.

Want to enter Bali during Covid? You can apply for an e-visa via Bali.com here and get your 60 days visa (extendable). Mandatory quarantine in Jakarta is 8 days for most nationalities.

Current Corona Travel Restrictions

Current Travel Restrictions and Immigration Policies Bali – Indonesia

  • Indonesian Borders are closed for tourism. However, visitors with  Single-Entry Business Visas 211, can currently enter
  • Indonesian citizens from abroad, Holders of Diplomatic Visa, Duty Visa for Ministerial Level, KITAS and KITAP are also allowed to enter Indonesia.
  • Bali and Java are under Micro-Scale Social Restrictions to mitigate the spread of Covid-19, expect shorter operational hours on restaurants and attractions, also health protocols enforcements.
  • Additional Restrictions:

    Visitors coming from India and Indian passport holders are temporarily not allowed to enter Indonesia.

Flying Requirements TO Bali – Indonesia

  • There is NO direct flight to Bali. All foreign visitors must go through Jakarta International Airport – Soekarno Hatta
  • Travelers must be fully vaccinated and must show a negative Covid-19 PCR/ SWAB TEST document upon arrival. Test must be taken maximum 72 hours before flight at origin country.
  • Register with e-HAC Indonesia health app 
  • Visitors must undergo quarantine for 7 nights in appointed hotels, at their own cost (as of regulation from 6th July 2021)
  • On day 1 and 7 of the quarantine stay a PCR test will be conducted organised by the hotel
  • In case of positive result on PCR/ SWAB TEST, visitors will be sent to a hospital at their own cost
  • Holders of Diplomatic Visa on Ministerial Level and TCA visitors are not mandatory undergo quarantine in appointed facilities by the Indonesia government

Is it ok traveling to Bali? Is Bali Safe?

Corona Situation in Bali:

  • Situation in Bali is very much controlled. The covid numbers had been considerably low compared to other areas in the country, even worldwide
  • Most travelers have left Bali. There are no international tourists at the moment coming in, unless they have a Visit Visa (apply here)
  • All citizens and visitors are asked to follow the guidelines of “SOCIAL DISTANCING” and have to wear masks
  • Food shopping and other important necessities are still possible
  • A decent amount of restaurants, bars and hotels have opened again
  • Major events have been cancelled and the governor has instructed the Balinese to stay away from mass events (religions and non-religious).
  • Tourist attractions and beaches are mostly open

Health Risks in Bali

Once Bali is open again for tourism, the risk to get infected in Bali might be as low or high as in any other place in the world. Indonesian authorities and particularly the ones in Bali have shown that they take the situation very seriously, and did shut down quickly bars and clubs, that did not enforce the safety regulations enough, or where the guests lacked discipline.

Bali is an “outdoor place”. The majority of restaurants in Bali are semi or even full open air venues.  People are rarely indoors or in areas where there is no ventilation and fresh air. The virus is airborne and studies showed, that most mass-spreading happened in closed environments. Even during mass events and demonstrations that happened outdoor, no significant increase of infections have been reported.

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.