Bali is open to international tourists!
Updated: Nov 12, 2021
It’s been a long wait but Bali is now open to international tourists. After a devastating surge of Covid cases in Indonesia earlier this year, the government is taking a cautious path as it reopens Bali. That said, everything is changing fast and we will keep you updated as things develop further.
Currently all countries need some kind of visa to enter Bali. The temporary visitor’s visa is known as a B211, it is a single-entry visa valid for up to 60 days. It is easiest to use a consultant to apply for the visa – we can recommend Emerhub.
The following nineteen countries can now fly directly to Bali: China, India, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Liechtenstein, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, and Norway. It is necessary for citizens of these countries to quarantine for 2 nights/3 days in Bali. There are many hotels offering quarantine packages in Bali and Jakarta.
All other eligible countries need to fly to Jakarta first, quarantine in Jakarta for 2 nights/3 days and then fly to Bali. It is possible to fly straight out of Bali when you leave.
Since 3 November it is necessary to quarantine for 4 nights/5 nights if you've had only one vaccine.
Many countries have fully opened their doors to tourists with either limited or no quarantine requirements, so we are hoping that this trend will push Bali to ease up on their regulations and quarantine requirements soon.
What do I currently need to travel to Bali?
In order to enter Bali directly you need the following:
To originate from one of the 19 countries above
Be either single or double vaccinated (quarantine requirements are different for both) and take 2 PCR tests, one before the flight and one on arrival
Proof of insurance to the value of $100 000, that includes coverage for care with regards to COVID-19
Hold a suitable VISA (Click here for more information)
Have proof of pre-paid accommodation
Complete an E-HAC (Electronic Health Alert Card) using the online PeduliLindungi Smartphone Application. (This can be found on the various app stores)
Quarantine in a designated quarantine hotel for 2 nights/3 days if you're double vaccinate and 4 nights/5 days if you have had one vaccine.
If you originate from pretty much all other countries (other than Afghanistan, Guinea, Israel, North Korea, Cameroon, Liberia, Nigeria and Somalia) you can enter Indonesia via
Jakarta, quarantine there and then fly to Bali. All the other requirements remain the same.
To read more about the Covid protocols/restrictions in Bali click here.
Is it safe to travel to Bali?
Yes. The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia is on a steady decline and the Balinese government has implemented a wide-ranging inoculation program for island residents. 80% of the population has already been fully vaccinated with the goal of 100% fully vaccinated residents by Q1 of 2022.
Over 2 000 Bali restaurants, tourism attractions and holiday rentals are now open and ready to welcome you….including us!
Book your stay for 2022 now
We understand that it is still more difficult than usual to travel to Bali, however we are confident that, given the changes in many other countries, Bali will drop the visa and quarantine protocols that are currently in place by early 2022. We have noticed a pent-up demand from many prior, and new guests, keen to either get back to Bali, or come for the first time. In addition, a number of our wonderful guests never cancelled their holidays with us over this uncertain time but rather opted to push their reservation forward to 2022. We are so excited to welcome everyone with open arms…. so if you are planning to visit us next year then we suggest that you reserve your dates now so that you don't miss out.
What happens if I book and there is another lock down?
We are aware that everything is still very fluid, so we have a very flexible cancellation policy in place. Click here to find out more.
Adventure is waiting for you
We cannot wait to share our beautiful villas with you and our staff are super keen to provide you with the best holiday experience.