Are you ready for the ultimate Bali adventure? Well, it’s #ItstimeforBali! Brace yourself as we unveil the latest travel regulations imposed by the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo. These new regulations aim to make your travel dreams a reality and revitalize Indonesia’s tourism industry.
Opening Up to International Tourists
Since 14 October 2021, Bali has been gradually opening its doors to international tourists. On 3 February 2022, Garuda Indonesia Airline made history by carrying international tourists from Narita, Japan, on its inaugural commercial flight to Bali. The Indonesian Government’s decision to relax travel restrictions is a testament to its commitment to restoring the country’s tourism.
Visa On Arrival (VOA) Program
To further facilitate tourism, the government implemented a quarantine-free trial period and the Visa On Arrival (VOA) program for 23 selected countries on 7 March 2022. The list of eligible countries expanded to 42 on 22 March 2022, 43 on 6 April 2022, 60 on 28 April 2022, 72 on 30 May 2022, and 75 on 27 July 2022. As of September 23, 2022, there are currently 86 countries on the list.
Introducing Electronic Visa on Arrival (eVOA)
To streamline the entry process for foreign travelers, the government launched the Electronic Visa on Arrival (eVOA) program on 10 November 2022. This program provides a hassle-free experience for eligible travelers. As of 1 December 2022, 86 countries are eligible for the eVOA program.
No RT-PCR Test Required
Exciting news awaits! As of 18 May 2022, travelers are no longer required to take RT-PCR tests before departing from their country of origin. This update makes planning your trip to Bali even more convenient.
Enhanced Travel Facilities
The Indonesian Government has not only focused on entry requirements but has also introduced additional programs to enhance the overall travel experience. These include the Second Home Visa, Immigration on Shipping (IoS), and the recently launched Electronic Visa on Arrival (eVOA) program.
Rest assured, the Indonesian Government prioritizes the well-being of its visitors. They have made significant efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining one of the highest vaccination rates globally. As of 18 May 2022, Bali ranks among the top 3 provinces with the highest vaccination rates and holds numerous CHSE certifications for cleanliness, health, safety, and environmental sustainability.
Before embarking on your Bali adventure, it’s essential to familiarize yourself with visa requirements and general information about entering Indonesia.
Visa on Arrival and Visa Exemption Facility
According to the Circular Letter of the Directorate General of Immigration, 86 countries are eligible for the Visa on Arrival (VOA) program. Additionally, a Visa Exemption Arrangement facility is available for 9 countries. Make sure to check the details and eligibility criteria on the official Indonesia government website.
Entering with eVOA
For a seamless entry process, you can obtain more information about the eVOA program and register through the official eVOA registration page.
Upon arrival in Bali, certain protocols must be observed before you can embark on your journey. The Circular Letter of the COVID-19 Task Force outlines health protocols for international travelers during the pandemic.
All foreign travelers must provide proof of receiving two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine administered at least 14 days before departure. However, travelers who have recovered from COVID-19 or have health conditions preventing vaccination can continue their journey with the appropriate documentation.
COVID-19 Symptom Check
Upon arrival, foreign travelers undergo a COVID-19 symptom check, including a body temperature check. If there are no symptoms and body temperature is below 37.5 degrees Celsius, no RT-PCR examination is required. However, if there are symptoms or body temperature is above 37.5 degrees Celsius, an RT-PCR examination is mandatory.
To ensure everyone’s safety, strict adherence to health protocols is crucial. This includes wearing a mask, washing hands regularly, maintaining social distance, and avoiding crowded places. Remember, it’s best to minimize communication during your journey.
These protocols are subject to change based on global health developments. Stay informed and updated by visiting official government websites.
Enjoy Bali Responsibly
While indulging in the beauty of Bali, always prioritize your safety and follow all health protocols. Check out Ekilove for a one-stop service that caters to all your travel requirements in Bali. You can find a wide range of accommodations and tourism destinations that have received the CHSE certification. Be sure to explore the incredible Live on Board experiences available as well!
For the latest information on travel regulations in Bali, visit the official government website. Stay connected and follow @wonderfulindonesia on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for inspiring trip ideas and the latest news on Indonesia’s tourism.
Please note that travel regulations are subject to change. Always stay updated and confirm your itinerary with your chosen travel providers.
Disclaimer: This article was updated on January 16, 2023. Due to the dynamic nature of travel regulations, please stay updated and confirm your itinerary with your chosen travel providers.”