Travelers visiting Bali will no more be required to remain in a mandated hotel quarantine starting next week, according to the government’s decision to repeal a high-cost quarantine requirement.
At the moment, international tourists to Bali are obliged to quarantine for at least three days at their own cost after arriving in the country. That entails reserving and paying for a room at a five-star hotel that has been authorized by the government.
Beginning on Monday, March 14, however, that condition would be completely waived for travelers who are properly vaccinated, according to Luhut Pandjaitan (the Indonesian government official in charge of the country’s COVID response), as reported by Bloomberg.
According to the new regulations, passengers will only be required to quarantine for a few hours upon arrival while awaiting the results of a PCR test performed before to departure.
If this new technique proves to be effective, strict quarantine might be phased out not just in Bali, but across the whole country of Indonesia.
What are the new regulations for traveling to Bali?
In order to visit Bali, foreign travelers must be properly immunized. For a vaccination to be effective, the recipient must have gotten at least two doses; in the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, they must have received just one dosage.
In addition, travelers must have evidence of health insurance with a coverage amount of at least US$25,000, which includes the treatment of COVID-19, while traveling.
However, even if obligatory hotel quarantine is due to be abolished, international tourists will still be asked to produce evidence of a hotel reservation (of their choosing) with at least four nights paid in advance before entering the country. They must also undergo a COVID-19 exam within 48 hours after departing in order to qualify.
They will be subjected to a second test upon arrival and will be quarantined for a few hours until their results are available, in addition to a third test on day three. The possibility to go to other regions of Indonesia if the day three test comes back negative gives passengers the opportunity to continue their journey.
After a successful trial of the revised entrance regulations, authorities plan to eliminate obligatory hotel quarantine over the whole nation by April 1, 2019.
Visa on Arrival for Bali and Indonesia is available at the airport.
Since the island of Bali opened its doors to the majority of international tourists in February, travellers have been forced to apply for a special visa before leaving the country. Indonesia’s Visa on Arrival program will be reinstated on March 14, according to sources in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Visitors from 62 different countries who are visiting for less than thirty days are eligible to participate in the program. Obtaining one of these sorts of visas costs around US$35 and may be completed at the Visa on Arrival counter located inside the airport.
Traveling to Bali is made simple with these tips.
As soon as Bali was made readily available to visitors in February, Singapore Airlines was the sole airline that offered direct flights to and from the island. However, as entrance regulations become more relaxed, more airlines are expanding their services.
Bali has already regained direct flights from Australia, thanks to the return of Indonesian carrier Garuda, and flights between Bali and seven Australian destinations will be restarted by Australia’s cheap airline, Jetstar, in April.
Several European and American cities are served by flights to Bali operated by airlines such as Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Turkish Airlines, with some of the aircraft making a stop in Singapore.
When traveling Bali, it’s crucial to keep in mind that masks are compulsory in most public places in the country.
There are certain limits in place in some areas, and not all of them are open. Despite the fact that most hospitality and tourism establishments in low-risk “green” locations like as Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, and Ubud are still open for business,