Updated Travel Regulations and Requirements for Bali

There are two main aspects travellers need to consider to understand which regulations apply for them. The General Travel Requirements in relation to the Covid & Vaccination Regulations, and the Visa Regulations. The following FAQ will guide you through the requirements so you can plan your trip effectively.

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Updated travel regulations and quarantine requirements for Bali & Indonesia

FAQ

Can I visit Bali now? Do I need a Visa?

Yes, international travellers can visit Indonesia and most travel restrictions have been lifted. There are still hurdles to take and details to be aware of in order to be able to travel and to enter Indonesian in relation to the COVID Pandemic. This FAQ will guide you through the process.

For information about the VISA requirements please click the button below.

Bali Visa Requirements
What are the vaccination and quarantine requirements for travelling to Bali?

1. FULLY VACCINATED

Travellers who are fully vaccinated, DO NOT need to undergo quarantine and can enter into Indonesia now without a PCR test before and upon arrival.

Two or more doses: status fully vaccinated (Johnson & Johnson counts as 2 doses)

2. ONE DOSE means: NOT FULLY VACCINATED: Quarantine

If you have only one dose you need to quarantine for 5x24h in a certified hotel (CHSE) with PCR test upon arrival and a 2nd PCR test on day 4 (you can book quarantine packages with SOME certified hotels).

3. Booster Dose (Required to travel domestically within Indonesia)

If you plan to travel domestically in Indonesia (to other islands like Java, Lombok or Raja Ampat) we strongly recommend you to take the booster dose. Those who have received booster dose are not required to show a negative PCR test.

Travellers with 1 dose of covid vaccine are  required to show negative PCR test, taken 72 hours before departure at the latest.

Travellers with 2 dose of covid vaccine are  required to show negative PCR test, taken 72 hours before departure at the latest OR negative Antigen test taken 24 hours before departure at the latest.

4. UNVACCINATED travellers

We contacted the Port Health Office in Bali regarding the regulations to get more clarity, especially about unvaccinated travelers. From what they said: "travelers entering Bali should be vaccinated to minimize the spread of covid in Bali. Ideally, travelers who have recovered from covid more than 30 days, should be eligible to take the vaccine and it is best for them to enter Indonesia vaccinated (even one-dose with 5x24 hours quarantine upon arrival).

PROOF OF VACCINATION

You must have a proof (digital/ printed) of Covid Vaccination, (the last dose must be taken 14 days before travelling to Indonesia).

DATE OF VACCINATION (Expiry)

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

Disclaimer: Regulations can change and some authorities and airlines might be stricter than others. Bali.com is not representing the government or any official authority in regards to covid-related travel regulations. We are doing our best to keep our visitors up-to-date and provide clear information. However we cannot be held responsible for any inaccurate information and changes in regulations

Vaccination Exemptions & non-vaccinated travellers

 Vaccination Exemption

1. Children - international travelers below 18 y.o

2. International travelers who have comorbidity diseases/other diseases with which it is too dangerous to take the vaccine. For this reason, travelers must provide a medical statement letter from the doctor at a hospital explaining the health conditions.

3. International travelers who travel on a diplomatic visa or want to come for an official government visit.

At this point we are still clarifying with the authorities how they handle travellers that are not vaccinated, but without medical reasons. There are some statements that it is possible, but we could not get the final confirmation from the Port Health Authorities, so we would hesitate to say that this is 100% possible - even with quarantine.

What regulations apply for children?

 

Children travelling with their parents or guardians...

  • Kids below 18years TRAVELLING WITH their parents or guardians, follow the quarantine and entry conditions that apply to their parents / guardian upon arrival. Means, if the parents would have to quarantine, the kids have to follow, even if they would be fully vaccinated themselves.
  • Children don't need to be vaccinated if they enter with a Visa on Arrival or are exempted from the visa. 
  • If Children need a B211A Visa, for the application process they need a medical statement letter stating, that they can't be vaccinated due to their age.
Do I still need a PCR test?

PCR Test BEFORE Arrival in Bali / Indonesia is not needed anymore.

HOWEVER....

If travellers are showing symptoms or show an increased temperature at the temperature check-point upon arrival...

  • Test is taken at the airport before you get to the immigration checkpoint (or harbour).
  • These travellers must go directly to their accommodation after leaving the airport and wait for the test result inside the room. They can not leave the room before the PCR test received (and negative).
  • or, travellers might have to wait for the test result at the airport

If you are tested positive

  • the regulations are a bit vague still, and depend on the severity of your symptoms:
    • with no or mild symptoms you will have to isolate in a "quarantine accommodation" (Akomodasi Karantina) appointed by the government. Until the PCR tests returns negative! For now we assume these "akomodasi karantina" are also the certified hotels (CHSE)l. We will update this page, once we have more reliable information about this.
    • If you have "medium to severe symptoms" you will have to be isolated and be taken to a government hospital.
What other documents and what else do I need to prepare to travel to Bali or Indonesia during the Pandemic?

Other MANDATORY Requirements

  • If your nationality is not part of the 9 ASEAN countries (Visa Exemption) you need at least a Visa on Arrival. If you country is not listed for Visa on Arrival, you would need to arrange a B211A Visit Visa before your arrival. Click for more information about the Visa requirements.
  • Download the PeduliLindungi App and create an account. (The registration of the International e-HAC - Indonesia electronic health alert card) is for now NOT necessary anymore). 
  • Customs declaration Form: E-CD (Electronic Custom Declaration) if you are arriving in Bali.
  • Return ticket - (is rarely checked upon arrival, but technically a requirement. If for some reason you don't have one, that is within the time-frame of your visa validity, and you are asked, the best is to explain kindly that you are aware of the visa restrictions and you will rebook your flight in time, or, if applicable, you will get a Visa extension.)
  • Passport, needs to be valid at least 6 months from day of arrival.
  • The passport needs at least one empty page.
Are there international flights to Bali?

YES. More airlines are gradually including Bali again into their schedules. Singapore Air, KLM, Qatar, Jetstar, and many more. Check with your ticket booking websites or travel agents for prices and availability.

How is the COVID situation in Bali? Do we need to wear masks?
  • The situation is overall well under control. The government still expects some health Social to be put in place and followed. 
  • Wearing masks in outside and on the roads is mandatory according to the updated regulations (SATGAS Covid 19 Task-Force).
  • You are still required to wear masks in closed rooms (shops, beaches, malls, to enter restaurants (not at the table)

Updated health protocol regulations (SATGAS 19)

The health protocol as referred to in point 5 of the document must meet the following terms and conditions:

a. Use a 3-ply cloth mask or medical mask that covers the nose, mouth and chin while indoors or when in crowds;
b. Change masks regularly every four hours, and dispose of waste masks in the places provided;
c. Washing hands regularly using water and soap or hand sanitizer, especially after touching objects touched by other people;
d. Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people and avoid crowds; and
e. It is advised not to speak one-way or two-way by telephone or in person throughout the journey using public transportation modes of land, rail, sea, river, lake, crossing, and air.

Does it make sense to travel to Bali via Jakarta?

If you can't get a flight to Bali you can still choose the option to come via Jakarta and then take a domestic flight to Bali. Airlines such as Citilink, Batik Air, Air Asia, Lion Air, and Garuda are flying to Bali very regularly. Ticket price one way 50-150USD.

Particularly if the price difference between flying to Jakarta and flying directly to Bali are very high, then this might be worth it.

What are certified hotels (CHSE)

Hotel & Accommodation:

CHSE Hotels are certified by the government to accommodate guests while following the quarantine regulations.

If you have one dose, you need to quarantine for5 days (5x24h) and this can only be handled by certified hotels. 

Bali Certified Hotels All Hotels, Resorts, Villas Rentals & BnB
Where can I get a medical insurance for Bali?

Medical Insurance covering covid-related costs 

If you need a reliable "4-weeks medical insurance" that covers also covid related expenses you can sign up below.

International Travel Insurance / Nomad Insurance starting USD42 for 4 weeks. Info, Prices & Signup 

 

The medical insurance is not a travel requirement anymore.

How much cash can I bring into Indonesia?

Don't bring more than the equivalent value of IDR 100,000,000 cash into the country (ca. AUD 10,000). 

Do I need a B211A Visit Visa?

  • Your country is NOT on the list of visa-free & VoA countries and you stay maximum 60 days.

  • You travel with "business purpose" - Business or Investment visit (meetings, product sourcing, conference). Please send us an email if you wish to travel with a business purpose to visa@bali.com.

The B211A Single entry e-VISA can be used for Tourism, Humanitarian activities, Volunteering, Family reunion, Business/ Investment Visit (not as a  working permit nor for employment)

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