Are you dreaming of a tropical getaway? Look no further than Bali, the enchanting Island of the Gods. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and year-round warm climate, Bali is the perfect destination to unwind and rejuvenate. And the best part? Most of the travel restrictions have been lifted, allowing travelers to explore this paradise once again.
The Latest Bali Travel Restrictions
By June 2023, the Indonesian Government has eliminated many of the COVID-19 related travel restrictions, making it easier for tourists to visit Bali. You no longer need to provide proof of vaccination, PCR test results, the SATUSEHAT app, travel insurance covering COVID-19, or wear face masks. While these requirements have officially been dropped, it is recommended that you still adhere to them to ensure the safety and well-being of yourself and others.
Travel Requirements for Bali
Although most restrictions have been lifted, it’s important to check the entry requirements before you travel to Bali. Visit the Indonesia Directorate General of Immigration website for the most up-to-date information. You may also find helpful resources on the websites of the Indonesian Embassy in the Netherlands and the US State Department.
To enter Indonesia, make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of entry and has two blank pages for the entry stamp. It’s essential to have these documents in order to avoid any complications.
There are several visa options available for travelers to Bali:
1. Visa Exemption
Visitors from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam can enjoy visa exemption for up to 30 days. However, this exemption cannot be extended or converted into another type of stay permit.
2. Visa on Arrival (VOA)
Citizens of many countries, including Albania, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United States, and more, can obtain a VOA. The VOA is valid for 30 days and can be extended for an additional 30 days by paying an extension fee.
3. Electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA)
To avoid the hassle of getting a VOA at the airport, you can apply for an e-VOA on the official e-VOA website before your trip. This option allows you to stay in Bali for up to 60 days.
4. The B211A Tourist Visa
If you plan to stay in Indonesia for more than 60 days, you can apply for a B211A tourist visa. This visa is valid for 60 days and can be extended twice for an additional 60 days each time.
Other Travel Considerations
While a COVID-19 vaccine certificate is no longer required, it is still recommended to bring your vaccination records with you as some domestic flights and establishments may still require proof of vaccination. Additionally, having the SATUSEHAT app and travel insurance that covers COVID-19 is no longer obligatory but may prove convenient in certain situations.
Wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory, but it’s still advisable if you suspect you have COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling unwell.
For more detailed information on travel requirements to Bali, you can visit the official Ekilove website here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best time of the year to travel to Bali?
Bali’s dry season, from April to September, is the ideal time to visit. The weather is usually sunny and dry, with lower humidity. However, keep in mind that July and August are peak tourist months, which means larger crowds and higher prices.
What are some must-see attractions in Bali?
Bali offers a plethora of attractions, from captivating cultural and historical sites to breathtaking natural wonders and picturesque beaches. Some notable attractions include the Tanah Lot Temple, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Ubud, Mount Batur, Nusa Penida, Seminyak, and Bali Safari and Marine Park.
What is the best mode of transportation in Bali?
There are various transportation options in Bali, including private drivers, taxis, scooters or bicycles for rent, and public transportation. While public transport is affordable, schedules may not always be consistent.
Now that most travel restrictions in Bali have been lifted, it’s the perfect time to book your plane tickets and embark on your tropical adventure. Remember to secure adequate travel insurance to ensure peace of mind during your trip. If you plan to stay in Bali long-term, consider obtaining expat or international health insurance for comprehensive coverage.
With over 20 years of experience in insurance, Ekilove is the trusted provider for all your insurance needs. Contact us today for a quote or a free plan comparison. Let us help you make your Bali experience unforgettable!
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