Bali Travel Restrictions for Indian Travelers – Latest Guidelines & Updates 2022
Posted on Thursday, December 30th, 2021 by Navneet Kaur
Indonesia’s beautiful coast state, which has been closed for almost 19 months, is now ready for the guest of tourists. With the relief of Bali travel restrictions, Indian tourists will also now be able to spend their holidays in Bali. Before, Indonesia was also going through the worst phase in this covid situation in South Asia. Now the situation in Indonesia has started returning to normal, after which the Government of Indonesia and the Governor of Bali, I Wayan Koster, has opened Bali to international tourists.
Officials announced that Bali will begin welcoming some international tourists from October 2021. From October 14, fully vaccinated travellers from 19 countries can enter Bali. These countries are New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Hungary and Norway.
As previously announced by the authorities, Bali will start welcoming some international tourists from October 2021. Effectively, starting October 14, fully covid vaccinated travellers from 19 countries can enter Bali.
The list of these countries is as follow:
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
As per the Governor of Bali statement, ‘According to the standards of the World Health Organization, only travellers from countries where the epidemic infection rate is 5% or less are allowed to enter the country.’
Important Note: To help prevent the spread of the new version of SARS-Cov-2, also known as B.22.214.171.1249 or Omicron, the Indonesian government implemented additional measures for international travellers entering Indonesia. In addition, foreigners arriving from Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe are not allowed to enter Indonesia under the new restrictions for 14 days.
Latest Guidelines To Follow When Arriving In Indonesia
Visitors need to follow certain rules – they will need to be fully vaccinated and are required to take two PCR tests before the flight and upon arrival. They will also have to quarantine for 7 days in a hotel at their own expense.
- Visa Requirements: As per the Indonesian travel restrictions, foreign travellers can now apply for a B211 visit visa for tourism purposes for a stay of more than 30 days.
- Covid Tracking: It is important for those entering Indonesia to download and register the Indonesia Health Alert Card – eHAC app as part of an effort to detect, control, and prevent health through points of entry into Indonesia.
- All the travellers from India will have to undertake 10 days of quarantine effective immediately on December 2, 2021, until further notice.
- All tourists may only enter Indonesia via Bali (Ngurah Rai International Airport) and or Riau Islands (Raja Haji Fisabilillah International Airport). To enter Indonesia, they are required to have the following:
- Effectively, all travellers arriving from India and other nations will have to undergo a 10-day quarantine until further notice.
- Due to Indonesia travel restrictions, all tourists can only enter Indonesia through Bali – Ngurah Rai International Airport or Riau Island – King Haji Fisabilillah International Airport. To enter Indonesia, they are required to have (i) international health insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 100,000, which covers COVID-19 related treatment and hospitalization in Indonesia (ii) hotel confirmation in Indonesia.
PCR Test Requirement (Updated): To enter Indonesia, all passengers are required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test that has been received within 72 hours of departure.
COVID-19 Vaccination Card: Effective July 6, 2021, according to the Indonesian government, all international travellers must present a COVID-19 vaccination record card in digital or hard copy upon check-in and arrival in Indonesia until further notice.
Important Points to Consider Before Travelling To Bali
- Effective October 15, 2021, the Indonesian government designated the following entry points for international travellers, (i) Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (ii) Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (iii) Sam Ratulangi International Airport
- Effective December 2, 2021, all passengers will be required to undergo a 10-day quarantine.
- All passengers are responsible for all expenses during the quarantine, including for COVID-19/PCR tests. Two PCR tests will be done during the quarantine. The first test will be held on the first day (arrival) and the second test will be conducted a day before the check-out. If you test positive, you will be referred to a designated hospital in an Indonesian hospital or health facility operated by the Indonesian government at your own expense.
Bali To Fully Reopen Its Border For Indian Travellers
Indonesia is running an extensive vaccination program in hopes of fully reopening islands like Bali soon. Bali has the highest vaccination rate in Indonesia and according to health statistics, more than 88.43% of the population in Indonesia is fully vaccinated. Indonesia, in particular, like many countries, is eager to reopen, but the government is slowly opening it up to ensure the safety of its citizens.
Indonesia’s tourism minister, Sandiaga Uno, told reporters that the reopening of Bali’s airport to international flights would serve as a trial for foreign tourists to Bali, although he did not provide a timetable for a full return of tourism. He also discussed the health protocols that have been put in place to make tourists feel safe during their travels.
Also, following the relief of Indonesia travel restrictions for Indian travellers, Bali is welcoming travellers under certain circumstances such as limited flights, mandatory to have a covid report and certificate, and hotel quarantine is required.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is Bali open to Indian tourists?
Answer: Yes, one can fly to Bali with some specific guidelines in which you have to present your COVID-19 PCR test report at the airport, it is mandatory for you to undergo a 10-day quarantine period as well as it is necessary for you to download Indonesia Health Alert Card – eHAC app.
Q: Do Indian passport holders require a tourist visa to visit Bali?
Answer: Bali visa for Indians is free for a period of up to 30 days. A visa is required only if a visitor travelling to Bali intends to stay for more than 1 month. In addition, visitors must have a valid passport for 6 months and a valid return ticket.
Q: What is the COVID situation of Indonesia right now?
Answer: According to the health ministry, Bali has the highest vaccination rate in Indonesia, with more than 82% being fully vaccinated.
Q: What is the budget for travelling from India to Indonesia?
Answer: A vacation to Bali for one week usually costs around INR 26,000 to INR 30,000 for one person. This means a trip to Bali for two people costs around INR 52,000 for one week.
Q: How many flights operate from India to Bali?
Answer: 5 flights per week.
Q: What are the things that are open right now in Bali?
Answer: Restaurants, cafes and bars in Bali have limited operating hours under Indonesian government guidelines. Shopping malls will be able to open till 10:00 pm. Children are allowed to enter under adult supervision. Apart from this, weddings, receptions and other events have been kept at 75% capacity. But all establishments will have to continue to follow stringent health and safety protocols and will be closely monitored.
Navneet Kaur is a Professional Content Writer with 5+ years of experience, she started her career as a Content Writer. Apart from having good knowledge of marketing and business, she firmly believes in dreaming big and making them come true. She lives with a passion to explore and learn about adventure, destinations, history and live events happening around. Including her travel writing skills, she has also written about places, arts and entertainment, personal experiences, nature and its beauty, etc.