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Bali Has Reopened Its Doors For Tourists

Visa Bali Info – The decision taken by the Indonesian government to reopen the door for tourists to visit Bali, is not necessarily a sudden decision.

The Indonesian government’s decision to reopen international flights on the island of Bali. This is certainly very positively welcomed by the tourism industry.

Bali International Flights Now Open

Three airlines serving international flight routes to Bali have started operating since Friday, March 4, 2022. They are Jetstar Asia, Garuda Indonesia, and Scoot, which made their first landing at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport.

With the start of the inaugural flight, these three airlines will fly regularly to and from Bali. Jetstar Asia operates three flights a week, namely on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

The re-operation of these international route flights is followed by steps to ensure that all international route passengers coming to Bali undergo every inspection process in accordance with applicable regulations.

Free of Quarantine Entering Bali

The government has started a quarantine-free trial for foreign travelers (PPLN) entering Bali. The new provisions take effect from Monday, March 7, 2022.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that the policy adjustment for handling Covid-19 was carried out taking into account the conditions and handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country which continued to improve, which was marked by the trend of national daily cases that decreased significantly, as well as the level of hospitalizations and mortality rates.

Quarantine Free Terms

  1. PPLN who come must show a paid hotel booking that has been paid for at least 4 days or show proof of domicile in Bali for Indonesian citizens;
  2. The incoming PPLN must be fully vaccinated/boostered;
  3. PPLN performs the entry PCR test and waits in the hotel room until the negative test result comes out;
  4. PPLN again conducted the PCR test on the third day at their respective hotels;
  5. PPLN has or must still have health insurance that guarantees Covid-19 according to the provisions;
  6. International events held in Bali during the trial period implemented strict health protocols in accordance with G20 standards;
  7. Application of Visa on Arrival for 23 countries: Asean countries, Australia, United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Qatar, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates;
  8. Tightening of health protocols and the use of PeduliLindung in various places; and
  9. Acceleration booster in Bali reaches 30 percent in the next week.

Continuation of Bubble Hotel in Bali After Free Quarantine is set

Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Sandiaga Uno, based on a decision from the coordination report card with the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment.

Sandiaga explained, the continuation of the bubble hotel in Bali will be determined from the results of the quarantine elimination trial on March 7, 2022 which will last for one week.

“If it is decided that it will be implemented, the bubble hotel scheme will be reviewed,” he concluded.

Prevent the Spread of Covid to Foreign Tourists

The decision to reopen the island of Bali for foreign tourists temporarily only applies to 18 countries that are considered to have a low risk level and are currently in the process of transmitting Covid-19.

The 18 countries consist of several level one and level two countries. Countries with level one status are those that have a low level of risk in transmitting Covid-19.

The countries with level two status or so-called moderate risk are countries with the number of confirmed cases between 20 and 50 per 100,000 population with a positivity rate of less than 5%.

Although Bali has established a quarantine-free system for foreign tourists, the government continues to carry out tests and tracing to keep the situation safe for tourists.

Travelers are expected to be well-informed, must continue to report themselves if they are exposed or have COVID-19 symptoms. It is very important to coordinate with the local government so that your tour remains safe and under control.

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