Here are the Latest Entry Requirements for Bali

Foreign nationals must apply for a visa in advance and quarantine for at least five days upon arrival.

The lakefront temple of Pura Ulun Danu Beratan in Bali. (Photo: tawatchaiprakobkit/iStock)

Indonesia’s Island of the Gods has reopened its gates to vaccinated tourists of all nationalities, though would-be vacationers have a number of hurdles to jump over before enjoying their holiday. For now, all international visitors will need to apply for a single-entry B211A e-visa with a locally based travel company acting as a guarantor.

Foreign travelers bound for Bali must hold a valid return ticket and show proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days before departure. Another prerequisite is a negative result (written in English) from a PCR test within 48 hours of the trip; children are not exempt from this testing requirement. Each person should also have health insurance with a value of no less than US$25,000, covering medical treatment for Covid-19.

Fully vaccinated individuals can expect five days’ quarantine in a designated hotel, but families with unvaccinated children will spend seven days in mandatory isolation. A confirmed and prepaid booking for the quarantine period may have to be shown at airport check-in and/or immigration. So far, 51 hotels across the island have secured government approval to host quarantining international travelers. These include Grand Hyatt Bali and The Westin in the Nusa Dua enclave; Sanur’s Griya Santrian Beach Resort & Spa; and Viceroy Bali on the outskirts of Ubud.

Prior to landing in Bali, travelers should have the PeduliLindungi contact tracing app installed on their mobile phones. International arrivals must also fill in the eHAC, an electronic health declaration accessible through PeduliLindungi, as well as an online customs declaration form. It’s understood that visitors will then need to download the newly developed Quarantine Precision App to ensure compliance to quarantine restrictions, but no information has been released on how or when it will be made available.

As for testing, overseas arrivals will undergo an on-arrival PCR test at the airport, followed by a second test on day four or six depending on the length of their quarantine period. If they test negative both times, travelers will receive a clearance letter that should be kept on hand all times, in case government officials at local attractions carry out spot checks.

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