Travelling to Bali Soon? Here’s What You Need To Know

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– UPDATED 19 MAY 2022 – 

Coming to Bali soon? Here's the latest News, Travel Regulations, Requirements & Visa Information to help make your trip as effortless as possible. 

Early 2022 has provided some wonderful news and hopeful developments for tourism in Indonesia. On the 8th of March 2022 the Indonesian Government continued with their step-by-step re-opening plan by scrapping quarantine and introducing more relaxed travel requirements – meaning coming to Bali is getting easier by the day. So time to start packing! Travel, fun, adventures and beautiful Bali memories await!

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LATEST HIGHLIGHTS - 18th MAY 2022

  • Pre-departure PCR tests are no longer needed for entry into Indonesia if fully vaccinated. 
  • 60 Countries now qualify for the VOA (Visa on Arrival) at all International airports and ports.
  • BALI IS BACK!

BALI AIPORT IS OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL ARRIVALS!

Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport has been “officially open” since October 2021 however it wasn’t until February that Bali welcomed the first international flights to the island since the pandemic began, nearly two years ago.  

Airlines Currently Flying Directly into Bali: 

  • Singapore Airlines is running direct flights from Singapore to Bali daily.
  • Qatar Airways resumed their direct flights from Qatar to Bali 
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines scheduled to operate 4 flights/week from Singapore to Denpasar.
  • Garuda is offering limited direct flights from Sydney to Bali.
  • Batik Airways resumed direct flights into Bali 
  • Jetstar Australia will resume direct flights to Bali from cities across Australia on the 14th of March. 
  • Jetstar Asia has resumed their Singapore – Bali route.  
  • Scoot / Tiger Air has resumed their Singapore – Bali route.  
  • Malaysia Airlines  direct Kuala Lumpur – Bali route has resumed 
  • Air Asia –  direct Kuala Lumpur – Bali route has resumed 
  • Turkish Airlines – direct flights from Istanbul has resumed 

NO MORE QUARANTINE FOR FULLY VACCINATED TRAVELLERS!

As of March 24th 2022:
NO QUARANTINE for those who are fully vaccinated (booster shot is not mandatory) when arriving into any airport of port across Indonesia. 

Not Fully Vaccinated? 
Please note that travellers need at least 1 dose of vaccine to enter Indonesia. Proof of covid-19 recovery is currently not recognised as an alternative to vaccines or booster shots. Non-vaccinated travellers are not able to gain a visa or entry into Indonesia at this time. Only partially vaccinated, quarantine of arrival applies. 

Flying with Children?
Children under 12 are not required to be vaccinated. They will be required to have a PCR test. 

YOUR TRAVEL TO BALI CHECKLIST

1. Before You Fly | Check list: 

  • Have Proof of Full Vaccination (digital or physical)
  • Check visa requirements for your nationality. (More details below in VISA section).
  • Proof of travel insurance with a minimum coverage of SGD $20,000 for Coronavirus-related emergencies.
  • Have at least 6 months validity on your passport (does not expire within 6 months of arrival into Indonesia.
  • Have the PeduliLindungi App downloaded on your phone. Helpful instructions HERE.  
  • Complete the Indonesian Electronic Customs Declaration and save QR code to your phone. 

2. At Bali Airport | Travellers will be required to: 

  • Show Vaccination Certificate (physical or digital). 
  • Show proof of onward/return flights booked within the visa’s validity period.
  • Either purchase a VOA, or show your pre-purchased B211 visa. Have a valid Visa – B211 or purchase a VOA at arrivals (more on these below).
  • Show Customs Declaration QR code
 
3. After the Airport: 
  • Get our there and explore! You’re free to go wherever you like! 

WHICH VISA? HERE ARE THE CURRENT OPTIONS FOR ENTRY INTO INDONESIA

1. VOA - VISA ON ARRIVAL

As of 28th of April travellers with passports from the 60 countries below will be able to purchase a VOA (Visa On Arrival) when flying into any International airport in Indonesia. Note that VOA eligibility is determined by your passport and not where you have flown in from. 

Argentina
Australia
Austria 
Belgium
Brazil
Brunei
Bulgaria 
Cambodia
Canada
China
Croatia 
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Hong Kong
India
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Laos
Latvia 
Lithuania 
Luxembourg
Malaysia

Malta
Mexico
Myanmar
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Philippines
Poland
Portugal 
Qatar
Romania 
Saudi Arabia
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Thailand
Timor Leste
Tunisia
Turkey
UAE
UK
USA
Vietnam

What is the VOA? 
The VOA stands is the “Visa on Arrival”. It has always been a great option for anyone wanting to stay longer than 30 days. No need to pre-arrange this visa – you just purchase it on arrival then skip the long custom queues. 

It is initially valid for 30 days with the with the option to extend for another 1x 30 days (60 days in total). It costs is Rp 500.000 / US $35 / AU $50 which can be paid with MasterCard, Visa or in cash at the prevailing rate of exchange. If extending for another 30 days, prices depend on the agent you use. 

Not yet eligible for a VOA? 
Nationalities not on the list can still enter Indonesia with Diplomatic, KITAS/KITAP, Dinas, B211A/B or APEC visit visas. Citizens of ASEAN countries are visa-free. ALL visa holders can enter in Bali. If you’re coming in as a tourist, read on:

2. THE B211 Tourist E-VISA

What is the B211 E-Visa? 
The B211 Visa was formally known as the “social visa”. It has evolved since then and can now also be used for tourism and travel. It is a single entry visa initially valid for 60 days with the option to extend for another 2x 60 days (180 days in total). Applications must be done with a visa agent. No need to visit an embassy, the application is all done online and the visa will be emailed to you. For a recommended and trusted agent contact us

To apply you will need:

  • A copy of your passport.
    A photo of yourself
  • Proof of full vaccination (at least 14 days before departing)
  • Proof of travel insurance with a minimum coverage of SGD $20,000 for Coronavirus-related emergencies.

3. THE 30 DAY FREE TOURIST VISA

The Free Visa on arrival (valid for maximum 30 days stay) is currently only available for citizens of ASEAN countries. There is no word of when this will change. 

For the latest info on Visa’s head to the official page Welcome Back to Bali
And remember – Regulations & requirements are continually changing due to the dynamic nature of the trial period. Be sure to check with Government websites for the latest news and official info. We will also continue to provide updates here as they become available. Alternatively subscribe to our newsletter to stay in the loop!

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